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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.


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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3019) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Probably the most complex beer I’ve had all year courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks man. Aroma was nice. Sour cherry and vinegar. Great preamble. Pour was a nice deep dark black with thin light tan film for a head. Taste was delicious. Looking at a black beer like this I wouldn’t expect it to be sour, but it was nicely sour with the vinegar and sour cherry dominating the sip. As it warmed it got more sour, biting on the top sides of the mouth. The finish reveals the light vanilla and bourbon notes. They come up from nowhere and make this beer so interestingly different. Nice strong carbonation. Love it

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1214) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2015
7.2% ABV bottle into snifter glass, opaque dark brown color with tan lacing. Aroma notes of cherries, dark fruit, vanilla, oak and sour tartness. Taste adds light roast, tart dark cherries, tad cocoa, yeast funk and light earthiness. Light-medium body, low carbonation, soft with lingering oak tart finish. Very fun sipper, glad I have a few bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9651) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Sample at the brewpub. Dark brown color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, figs and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of tart cherries, oaky vanilla and malt. The finish is moderately sour with a cherry aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
On draft at the brewpub it is. Dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is brandies cherries. The taste is strong sour taste that unfortunately I have not acquired a taste for so this is a biased tasting

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
On draft at Wicked Weed. Pours black with a tan head. Funky aroma with some bandaid. Flavors of tart cherries and plums. Tart but mellow finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nasmith003 (164) - Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Sour cherry aroma with an opaque reddish mahogany color. Balanced taste aand palate with a clean finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (456) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2672) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Black pour. Sizable tan head. Some lacing. Huge roasted note in the nose. Tart roasted sour cherry note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5816) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5475) - 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.


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