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RATINGS: 124   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Was afraid they only served this on Fridays, but lo and behold there it was on a Saturday afternoon. I suppose that makes up for them not actually having Dark Age tapped at 3pm on the Thursday before. Oh well. Surprisingly dark, nearly black pour with a solid little beige head. Nose of cherry skins, oak, vanilla, cocoa, and other dark malt notes. Taste shows all those dark malts balanced nicely with acetic notes and cherries. Really good, but I don’t know... almost too drinkable? Complex wasn’t necessarily a word I’d use to describe it, but I can’t complain about it either. I could drink a ton of it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours like a stout; deep brown with a tan head. Sour cherry aroma and taste...just ok. Notes: Denver Rare Beer Tasting ’13

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beers4Abigail (5) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
Dark brown in color with low carbonation. Medium bodied. Aroma of bourbon, tobacco, plums, and light espresso. Deep, dark tart fruit flavors with roasted notes due to the bourbon wood aging. Leaves that sour numbness on your tongue with sour cherry strength.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Location: Draft at the Wicked Weed Funkatorium, 1/2/15

Aroma: Sour dark malts, some vanilla and bourbon notes, and a light fruit character
Appearance: The pour is black, without much head or lace on it
Flavor: It has a dark malt and sour flavor, light bourbon, light fruitiness
Palate: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, but not unpleasantly so
Overall Impression: I can see why this is as popular as it is, it does what it is trying to do nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (564) - - JAN 4, 2015
500 ml is 2014 vintage, thanks for grabbing this, Kyle. Pours a hazy translucent dark reddish brown with a rapidly fading light khaki head. Aroma is oak, sour Brett and dark cherries. Flavor is same with medium body, active carbonation and dark fruit Brett finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2729) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks Dave. Dark brown body with a thin beige cap. Aromas of dark fruit, lactic funk, cherries, oak, plums, leather. Currants and raisins with brettanomyces and lacto. Tart, fruity finish. Dried fruit leather with cherry notes. Mild sweetness. Complex and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
shared bottle by a friend, poured a dark brown colour with a tanned head. sour cherry hit your nose up front, cherrie pie indeed!, oak, funk, tart cherrie, raspberries, some roasted notes, i can’t taste any of the bourbon barrel that they say... some acid, some plum, more of a fruity tart finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2211) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from trade. Poured into a snifter after a long day after Christmas. Aroma is crazy cherry. Like really strong cherry, but not artificial. Pour is deep purple to brown. Small head dies quickly. Taste is immediate cherry and only lightly tart. Malt seems a touch thin and flat, one dimensional. Just kind of cherry water tasting. Not bad I guess.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (160) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Really delicious sour. Good for someone who is not a sour fan that is looking to branch into the world of sours. Notes of cherry plumb and a good amount of sour funk. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6433) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a thin head. Tart and mildly acidic base, with some light tart cherry sweetness, soft and dry funky yeasty notes, and a light acidic finish. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft at funkatorium. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Solid cherry notes on the nose. Fairly dry on the tongue. Big black cherry notes as well. Finished with lots of tartness. Not bad.


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