Black Angel (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged American Dark Wild Ale aged on Tart Cherries 7.2% ABV OG: 1.056 Bottled On: 7.31.15 From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “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 … Continue reading Black Angel (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

When the Light Gose Out (Stillwater Artisnal Ales & Siren Craft Ales)

When the Light Gose Out (Stillwater Artisnal Brewers & Siren Craft Ales) Style: Brett Black Gose w/Hibiscus 4.5% ABV From: Finchampstead, England Brewery’s Note: “In collaboration with Stillwater Artisinal Ales, we wanted to approach a classic german brew sour beer with salt and add our own artistic flair. This beer is a black beer with no roasty notes extra sourness and fruity notes from hibiscus and pulled … Continue reading When the Light Gose Out (Stillwater Artisnal Ales & Siren Craft Ales)

My Blueberry Nightmare (Birrificio Del Ducato)

Style: Sour Stout aged in Whiskey barrels with blueberries and hot chili 9.4% ABV Batch #3 Brewery’s Note: “A special one time creation that truly lives up to its name. The base is a Stout brewed with hot chili peppers that has been aged for almost 2 years with blueberries & pediococcus./It is opaque black in color with just a touch of carbonation. Quite acidic … Continue reading My Blueberry Nightmare (Birrificio Del Ducato)

Civil Disobedience 12 (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Style: Dark American Wild Ale Blend ???% ABV Brewery Notes: “Keeping with the theme of black beers landing on 4 in the series, this single French Oak barrel blend of black beers from the last 3 years includes Daybreak, Buckwheat Rye Porter, Everett, George and other minute, fragmented components. Inoculated in the barrel with various strains of yeast and souring bacteria.” The beer pours a … Continue reading Civil Disobedience 12 (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Tart of Darkness (The Bruery)

Style: Sour Stout 7% ABV Brewer’s Note: “We brewed a stout – no, not Black Tuesday, this one is low in abv if you can believe it! But we then decided to put it into the barrels that previously housed Black Tuesday and various other strong ales and added our special blend of souring bacterias and wild yeasts.  The result is a perfectly tart yet … Continue reading Tart of Darkness (The Bruery)

Cuvée de Tetreault (Trillium Brewing Company)

Style: American Wild Quad Stout 11% ABV From: Boston, MA Brewer’s Note: “Cuvee is a bit of a hybrid, in that the base recipe is a sort of a cross between a Belgian Quad and Imperial Porter. Dark candi syrup and black currants add a depth of character and back up the malt and fermentation character.” The beer was then aged on both American and French Oak” … Continue reading Cuvée de Tetreault (Trillium Brewing Company)

Darkness Prevails (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

Style: Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Wild Belgian Stout 8.0% ABV 36 IBU’s OG: 1.072 Malts: Pale, Munich, CaraMunich, Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley, Unmalted Wheat & Oats, Candi Syrup Hops: Nugget, EKG, Aurora, Sterling Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Brettanomyces Batch 1 January 8, 2013 From: Everett, MA The beer’s label is little simple and boring, but it does have some nice elements.  I love the Idle Hands logo; it is awesome … Continue reading Darkness Prevails (Idle Hands Craft Ales)