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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2240) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown black with a khaki tight film. Aroma heavy roasted malt tart funky subtle cherry and soft vanilla. Taste is tart roasted malt cherries and hints of oak and vanilla. Palate is full rich and drying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Nice pour from dave. Tart but not overly tart, nice amount of sweetness from the cherry, light vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1004) - Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste is cherry skin, vanilla and sourness. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4055) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2015
500ml bottle thanks to Chris. Pours out dark brown with a maroon highlights topped with a sand head. Nose is sour cherries tartness roast malts chocolate. Taste is cherries vanilla barrel roast malts chocolate. Wow this has to be one of my favorite sour stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msgriffi (19) - - SEP 19, 2015
Strong sour backed by cherries, and that carries the beer. Smooth malt and very dark, but all sour cherries backed by a slightly woody malt and touch of roasted grain deep sweetness. Good, but a one and done kind of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chewies (1) - Raleigh, USA - SEP 11, 2015 does not count
Definitely a sipping beer. Taste is bitter but good. Overall a very good different style beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1514) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle gifted by sonnycheeba and snoworsummer. Thanks! The pour is interesting. Dark dark opaque with quickly dissipating toffee colored head. Aroma is super tart with some fruity notes with some dark maltiness. Taste is really nice, the berries are rampant with hints of chocolate and tart. Interesting mix.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown and sits black with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The fruity aroma is a luxuriant mélange of dark berries, dark chocolate, fudge and vanilla. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is sour, bourbony and fruity – there are buckets of cherries here. No big-time, alcohol booziness accompanies the tasty bourbon component. Nice, snappy, tart finish. Big thanks to newcigarz for supplying this world-class beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3699) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Draft at the Funkatorium. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like sour cherries, fermenting blackberries, booze, raisin, earthy malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, fermenting blackberry, cherry, and earthy malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4481) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Tap at Funkatorium. Pours opaque black. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, cherries, and faint caramel. Flavor is rich and sweet with plenty of cherry, vanilla, and oak; light tartness, faint bourbon, and a dry oaky finish. Light/medium body.

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