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Wicked Weed Black Angel Cherry Sour

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Cherry Pie! Cherry Pie! Cherry Pie! At 6.6% abv this light and fruity ale is black in color, although your palate would never know it. Black Angel is fermented on the Wicked Wild yeast and then moved into stripped down Four Roses 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 this robust cherry pie flavor that is unmistakable. This sour is a beautiful marriage of fruit and beer that always leaves you wishing the glass was full.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10608) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Dark amber/brown pour with a tan head. Sweet black cherry and plum on the nose. Some bourbon, vanilla, and caramel malts. Some balsamic vinegar, blackberry, and leather. Nice sourness to the flavor. Good cherry, plum, and blackberry. Aged balsamic vinegar and some sweet vanilla. Kind of jammy. Good lemon zest on the finish. A bit of spiced cherry pie filling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1398) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Black pour with a tan head and some reddish brown hue at the edges. Nose is Cherry, raspberry, oak, tannin, and a hint of bourbon. Nice sourness to this. Acetic, but the rest of the flavor really holds up to it. Lots of cherry in the taste. Oak. Vinegar. Nice maltiness to it as well. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
im not a sour fan, but im trying. this is basically really tart cherry juice. pretty cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Tasted during RBSG. 500ml bottle. Black color. Thin khaki off-white head. Bits of lace. Light chocolate, great black berry, light spice, moderate sour taste, moderate sweet, light bit of nice warmth. Light big of vanilla. Medium to bigger body. Super soft, smooth, lighter carbonation. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Imported from untappd iphone. comes as close to my memory as possible. Not a bad beer. have a few more and we’ll see what some time does to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Cherries, a touch of chocolate(?!), managed sourness. Interesting, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5484) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(500ml bottle) clear deep ruby brown, wispy tan bubbles. Nose of moss, cherry, weird stout notes, roasty. Taste of vinegar, cherry, caramel, lightly roasty. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Offering shared at RateBeer Grand Tasting 2014 (St. Louis, MO). Pours a deeper blackish brown hue, deeper hues in the body with gentle brownish glow on the edges. Frothy tannish ring laces ok. Aromas are a bit biscuity, touches of roast and sour raspberries, a faint cherry, touches of lactic acidity. Mellow funk, cobwebs and touches of gentle biscuit. Initial is a decent sour kick, red fruit and raspberry with touches of roast, a bit biscuity and toasty. More acidic jabs into the backend, raspberry, a touch of vinegar with balsamic and roasty/toasty mix. Some biscuit, faint vanillin and tannic elements meet that lingering acidity. The wild element comes to roost as we finish up but was vague up front. Some firmer sourness in jabs as I get more into this one. Raspberries, a bit toasty with oak, some funk. Nice. One of the better offerings I’ve had from WW so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1576) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle shared at Proof. Black pour with a small beige ring of a head. Big sour cherry on the nose, vanilla, hint of spice, lactic acid and tart citrus. Flavor is sour and dark fruit, oak, lactic acid and citrus. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daniel719 (115) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at wob. Smell of cherries and bourbon. Dark with a little red haze. Taste is very tart. Bourbon and cherries at the back end. Very drinkable. Its pretty damn good.

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