RateBeer
overall
97
83
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


MrBrightside53's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBrightside53 (29) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a dark brown with beautiful sour cherry notes in the nose with an ever so subtle bourbon scent. The sour cherries and plums come through in the flavor. A beautiful sour!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
13th August 2014
Tasting at Jack’s RAH Annexe! Thanks to Jack. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and crisp. Light fresh fruit battles seltzer and tang. Dry finish. It’s okay.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Funk, full tart cherries, other tart fruit aromas. Full fruit, tart cherries, sour brune tones. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown. No head. Bourbon vanilla aroma. Some cherry. Sweet up front. Sour tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Draft at the source, RBWG Asheville. Aroma of burnt cherry tarts. Taste is softly sour cherries and plums. Tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
knickskicks (729) - - AUG 30, 2014
Brown pour, nose is tart cherries. Taste is muddled tart cherries, chocolate, coffee. Bitter and tart finish. Light mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2014
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of cherries, dark malts, tartness, light oak and bourbon and vanilla notes, some light sweetness, and more dark fruits. Flavor the same with a very unique blend of everything. Average texture. A very interesting beer, but might have too much going on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, big thanks to Jack’O’Leen, 13/08/14. Light black with a tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is red berry fruits, tangy dark fruit vibes, fruit loaf, dark toffee notes, lightly citric tinged straw. Taste comprises dark red berry fruit, tangy cherry skins, spice, brown bread, dark caramel, dank wood vibes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent dark sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Jack. Pours clear, rich brown with a frothy tan head. The nose has toasty brown bread, cherries, other dried fruits, a bit of wood, earth. Light-medium sweet flavor, a little oily, with burnt leaves and earth, old fruits, wood, grainy bread. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly drying on the finish, mildly tannic, dried berries, some funk, sweat, mild acetic bite. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle big thanks to Jack. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is juicy, jammy, cherry, candy, wood, vanilla, sticky and treacle. The taste is crisp, tart, tangy, acidic, cherry, green apple, wood, lemon sherbet and lactic, with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Nice balance. Rather drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a black body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, cherries, yogurt, and charred wood. Flavor of cherry, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, and wood.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50