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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (383) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
A: Oaky. A bit of sweetness and a hint of cherry. A: Pours a very dark redish brown. Head has a hint of black red color. T: Tastes oaky. Cherry note is very subtle. Sourness is good. P: Solid body on the palate. Sourness is great. carbonation is good. Overall this isn’t the best showing of a cherry sour but it’s pretty solid. The oak note comes through more than the cherry note which is the opposite of what I’m looking for. The medium-heavy body also seems a little weird. Not a bad beer: worth checking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (228) - seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2015
2014 version. Cherries light chocolate, prunes and some cola flavors are arranged in a way that really melds this together. Not much burbon flavor on this, but this is a great thing. There is an underlying champagne yeast or carbonation that makes this a little hard to discribe. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle. Looks like a coke. Smells woody, bourbony, vanilla-y, and dried fruity. Tart then bourbon-y.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown black with a khaki tight film. Aroma heavy roasted malt tart funky subtle cherry and soft vanilla. Taste is tart roasted malt cherries and hints of oak and vanilla. Palate is full rich and drying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Nice pour from dave. Tart but not overly tart, nice amount of sweetness from the cherry, light vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste is cherry skin, vanilla and sourness. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4070) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2015
500ml bottle thanks to Chris. Pours out dark brown with a maroon highlights topped with a sand head. Nose is sour cherries tartness roast malts chocolate. Taste is cherries vanilla barrel roast malts chocolate. Wow this has to be one of my favorite sour stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msgriffi (20) - - SEP 19, 2015
Strong sour backed by cherries, and that carries the beer. Smooth malt and very dark, but all sour cherries backed by a slightly woody malt and touch of roasted grain deep sweetness. Good, but a one and done kind of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chewies (1) - Raleigh, USA - SEP 11, 2015 does not count
Definitely a sipping beer. Taste is bitter but good. Overall a very good different style beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1523) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle gifted by sonnycheeba and snoworsummer. Thanks! The pour is interesting. Dark dark opaque with quickly dissipating toffee colored head. Aroma is super tart with some fruity notes with some dark maltiness. Taste is really nice, the berries are rampant with hints of chocolate and tart. Interesting mix.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown and sits black with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The fruity aroma is a luxuriant mélange of dark berries, dark chocolate, fudge and vanilla. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is sour, bourbony and fruity – there are buckets of cherries here. No big-time, alcohol booziness accompanies the tasty bourbon component. Nice, snappy, tart finish. Big thanks to newcigarz for supplying this world-class beer!

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