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Wicked Weed Black Angel Cherry Sour

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2015
On tap at APEX. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A big woody, cherry and bourbon nose. Tartness throughout, sweet and sour dark cherry, vanilla, light roast. Very flavorful. Works pretty well. Light lactic flavors, more roast and vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Black with a good pale head. Aroma is sour cherry, dates, fig. Medium bodied, tart on the palate with a dry fruity finish. Taste is sour cherries, fig, sour plum.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1337) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
On tap at Funkatorium. Great sour cherry aroma. Solid sour cherry taste, vanilla and bourbon hints. Really very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11555) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Draft. Poured black color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Medium to heavy complex fruit and sour yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour & sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1411) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle : Pour is cola brown , with a one fingered, yet fairly robust layered fine bubble khaki colored head into this glass. Well. This seems to be one of more revered wicked weed bottles - we’ll see how it goes. The nose is intial feint dark fruit, vanilla and earthen oak spice. The nose reveals more cherry flesh with roasty notes rounding it out. The flavor profile is initial sweet tart, with a fairly nice malt balancing act here - Cherry pie... I wouldn’t quite say that here but there is a nice bready malt presence. Cherry juice, plum is certainly here, and the barrel presence seems to work fairly well. I have to say one thing - the barrel / sweet / cherry tart / roast malt are well attuned to one another in this one, with some leather and oaked spice presence rounding things out - its one of the better mild mannered dark sour brews Ive had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1150) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours dark brown to black with a decent sized mocha-khaki cap that settles, leaving a foamy ring of lacing. Nose involves coffee-roasted notes, dark berry, vinous-ness, oak, light vanilla notes, some funkiness, and cherry. LIghtly sweet, quite tart, somewhat bitter. Light to medium bodied, tannic, fair action, with a bracingly drying tart and funky finish. Very cool to try and makes me want to go back to Asheville very soon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4272) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Dark black pour with a burnished copper tint. Two fingers of khaki tan head show with a foamy top. Sticks around for a bit. Nose shows dark fruit and cherry skins with a touch of cocoa and acidity. Cocoa nibs and wood in the flavor with a moderate acidity on the finish. Tart cherry skins and chocolate with a light body and very soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (669) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours a dark, almost black brown with a tiny, off white head. Aroma is sour with lots of dark berries, blackberry, raspberry, blueberries, vanilla and some oak. Taste is very sour, fruity with berryjuice. Bitter, dry wood with vanilla, bourbon and hints of some sweetness. Almost roasty at some point. Crazy oaky! Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1538) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Thanks matt skilli Pours black with little etching on the surface. Some turbidity. Smells real nice with some oak, bourbon, coffee, cherry, fruit leather. Flavor is nice and tart, but so well balanced with the oak and bitterness and cherry. Dry and thin with low carb. This is a good sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (787) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle - sudsy black pour. Nose of dark malt, fruit and light smoke. Taste follows the nose. Cherry comes through but so does a little smokey peatiness. Likely from the barrel. Good but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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