Black Angel Cherry Sour | Wicked Weed Brewing

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92
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948 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
Ratings:
948
Reviews:
91
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.74%
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
296
For Trade:
47
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Ratings: 948 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of elvisdoc
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SoxFan
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lebriarjr
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGawinski
4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cp45
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ljc973
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattXT
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. Dark, slightly hazy cola brown color with a one-finger tan head that retreated quickly into a wispy cap. The nose showed oak up front, followed by bourbon, tart cherries, some vanilla, and a subtle musty funk. The palate had the same players for the most part, but in reverse order. My mouth was popped with a crisp cherry tartness before the settling oak and funky notes appeared. Very well-balanced with oak and bourbon in supporting roles but very prominent. Dry, funky finish.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dodo2step
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- dark chocolate color with a massive 3 finger foam head that dissipates quickly. tan carbonated head.

S- sour cherries and oak with hints of the bourbon.

F- tart cherry with hints of bourbon that round it out.

M- sour sour sour cherry. Like a tart cherry pie. medium bodied that is decent.

O- good beer a lil too sour for me but good all the same

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Photo of Blholmes86
3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gavage
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a brown color with some reddish tint to it. 1/4" head falls quickly to some spotty surface covering.

Smell: loads of cherries and some woodiness with a bit of sourness too.

Taste: tart cherries and plums are up front with some milder wood and vanilla tones. Just enough sour / tartness to make it interesting.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late.

Overall: a great flavored beer that is a slow sipper but satisfying.

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Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black Angel Cherry Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 948 ratings.
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