“Black Angel Cherry Sour is our flagship sour. This sour black ale is brewed with over one pound of sweet and tart cherries per barrel. It is then aged with souring bacteria in bourbon barrels. This sour is always a blend of our best tasting barrels all of which originate from our very first batch, vintage 2012.”
Final Rating: 4.23/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 500mL bottle into a Wicked Weed tulip glass. Acquired in a trade.
Pours deep, dark cherry colored, almost muddy clay brown with a small off white head with no retention and thin lacing.
On the nose is tart lactic, cherry aromas, some chocolate, char, vanilla, barrel, leather.
On the tongue tart lactic, leather, some cherry and fruitskins, some chocolate, coffee, followed by a dryness, red wine, and vanilla caramel notes. Mouthfeel is medium body with low carbonation.
Overall unique, I don’t think I’ve ever had a bourbon barrel aged dark sour, but it was good nonetheless, recommendable.