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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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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   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 donít know... almost too drinkable? Complex wasnít necessarily a word Iíd use to describe it, but I canít complain about it either. I could drink a ton of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (148) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6357) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (901) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Tap @ Wicked Weed Funkatorium - pours deep dark red, with no head. Heavy on the cherries and funk. Iím not getting much of the bourbon or any oak notes. This one plays up the sourness more than some of the others they have produced. Finishes a bit dry. Very drinkable!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enwiebe (160) - - DEC 21, 2014
12/21/14. Draft at the funkatorium. Light cherry nose belies the super tart cherry mouth. Classic sour the huge fruit. Just a touch of the bourbon rounding it out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5655) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle courtesy of emacgee. Pours a deep brown body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is RR Consecration - dark sour cherries, light balsamic and light oak. Mouthfeel is tart and sour with sour cherries, oak, vinegar and sweet fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Dark brown, head is tan with small bubbles. Aroma confuses me a little. Itís not big, and whatís there is hard to put a finger on. Fruit. A little roasted grain. Taste is very sour. Thatís mostly what I noticed on a first sip, but after a few it doesnít seem overwhelming. Also present is a cherry sweetness, and some funky, peppery notes. And definitely chocolate. Smooth, sour, chocolate. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1003) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a tan lacing. The aroma is vinegar, cherries, chocolate and oak. Vinious. Tart and funky. Thanks secret Santa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (927) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2014
500ml bottle pours dark brown almost black with a finger of head. Nose is musty dark fruit, grape, touch of spice, ashy cocoa dust and earthy cherry, dirt, fruit. Taste is similar with earthy ashy roast cocoa and tart mixed berries, dirt, dusty wood funk, cola, basement. Finish is tart dark grain funk, cherry, berry, vinous grape, leather, wood. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from westmeister-thanks, man! Shared with my buddy with Asheville ties in recognition of his graduating from architecture program at CU Denver. Dark brown with light magenta tones at the edges. Nose of Luxardo cherries, light barrel, dark malts. Taste is light oak, lightly tart, soured dark malts, and Luxardo cherries again. Nice beer, well balanced, not a sour bomb.

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