Black Angel Cherry Sour | Wicked Weed Brewing

Black Angel Cherry SourBlack Angel Cherry Sour
BA SCORE
4.2/5
956 Ratings
Black Angel Cherry SourBlack Angel Cherry Sour
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cherry pie! Cherry pie! Cherry pie! This light and fruity ale is black in color, though your palate would never know it. Black Angel is fermented on the Wicked Wild yeast and then moved into stripped down Four Roses bourbon barrels and aged on tart cherries, sweet cherries, and Italian plums. The white oak and roast malt add notes of vanilla and graham cracker that, when blended with the tart sweetness of the fruit, bring out a robust cherry pie flavor.

Added by wedge on 04-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,157
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
956
pDev:
8.33%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
296
Trade:
45
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Raziel313
2.87/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes too much like vinegar and over the top acidity. Needs more balance

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3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a sour/Wilde ale fan

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Pour is virtually black with a fizzy tan head that dissipates immediately. Strong porter nose, chocolate, vanilla, roasted, almost burnt malt, and very light cherry notes. Flavor is similar, gets fairly sweet, malts are rich and lightly roasted, cherry flavors come in and lots of sugar sweetness. Fuller body, very creamy but a bit slick, high carb.

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.23/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Label says Bottled in 2014.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random patterns of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.

S- Very sour aroma with some dark fruit struggling to make it's way through all the lactic acid presence and strong oak smell.

T- Flavor is astringent with so much sourness and barrel character it drowns out whatever cherry flavor is there. As the palate acclimates, things become more manageable and the tart cherry comes through but is almost all tartness with nearly no sweetness to complement. Metallic aftertaste.

M- Has that tongue-numbing sourness to it that can be good in the right context but, unfortunately, this isn't it for my taste. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- For people who love sour bombs, this is great for them. Unfortunately, I look for a bit more character and sweetness in my sours and this one lacks both in my opinion.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.3/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.36/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.4/5  rDev -19%

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3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with some edge transparency. Small off-white head. Medium collar. Wispy surface.

Smell - Roasted malt. Some vinegar. Oak. Orange citrus, which is weird. A hint of vanilla.

Taste - More cherry. Acetic sourness. Caramel and vanilla. Roasted malt. Bitter coffee malt. Minimal bourbon.

Mouthfeel - Moderate sourness. Balanced roast and sourness and doesn't get too acetic.

Overall - Pretty tasty. Doesn't blend the flavors all that well, but that's my biggest complaint.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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Black Angel Cherry Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 956 ratings
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