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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (451) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Poured from a bottle, a dark cola type color. Aroma of dark fruit, oak, vanilla, cherry, that sour aroma too...love it. Taste is phenomenal: sour cherries,balanced funk...so good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2577) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Black pour. Sizable tan head. Some lacing. Huge roasted note in the nose. Tart roasted sour cherry note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5601) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey for the Wicked Weed DC Debut event. Poured a black color with a small tan head. Aroma was light barrel, bourbon notes. Cherry, roast. Chocolate cherry cordial. Light funk notes on the finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5159) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Plum, some black currant. Some bretta citrus. Pours dark maroon with good head and lacing. Tangy finish. Average carbonation. Tap at Churchkey thanks to genDV138.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (3209) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey for the Wicked Weed DC Debut event. Black with light tan head. Light bourbon and roast on the nose. Tastes of dark fruit, tart and vinegary notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Omgrich and shared with the Shape crew. Bottled 2014, 500ml. Brune, col beige. Arôme est fruité noir, rétro apportant un caractère levure aigrelet tirant presque sur un cidre. Retrouve un Bourbon bien, presque trop, présent pour le nez. Palais de barrique qui est bien là donnant pas mal des notes de Bourbon. Retrouve un suret fruité de griotte, cerise noire. Fini est sec et se présente plus en fin de bouche. Le out fonctionne bien même si le côté Bourbon semble parfois reprendre un peu le dessus au détriment du fruité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7177) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1648) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1433) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11804) - 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.

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