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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The character pictured on the front of this label is Jonathan Holmberg. Jonathan has been a bartender at what now is Jackie O’s for the past 15 years. In 2004 he helped me get my foot in the door and has been a dear friend ever since. Jonathan is a true eccentric and this beer is nothing short of that. Our robust porter was placed into Cabernet barrels eight months ago. Wild yeast and Lactobacillus were added to the barrels to give the beer a tart edge and some very rustic and fruity qualities. Sixty pounds of tart cherries were added to each barrel to take this beer in a unique direction. Notes of cherries, oak, chocolate, wine, and leather all find a special spot in this brew. Cab Cherry Man is a beer that can stand up to the antiquing, joking, halloween-loving, and sweet personality that is Jonathan’s. Cheers, buddy! -Brad Clark, brewer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2010
22oz bottle (69 of 156)... Pours a dark caramel brown with a very thin quickly dissipating head... Aroma of cocoa/chocolate with cherry notes thrown into the measure. Lightly tart.... Muddled and earthy sour cherry flavors. Very light carbonation with a somewhat medium body. Not bad but somewhat non-refined. Having said that I would have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Tried at paytoplay’s house. Bottle brought by hophead84. Thanks Shane! Wow great aroma. Lots of cherry. Lightly sweet. Thick body. Light tartness. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Reddish pour. Aroma is full of cherries,wood, wine grapes and a slight tartness. Flavor is cherries, wine, oak and a nice tart finish. Odd yeast strain for my taste buds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle from hophead84 at a tasting at paytoplay’s place. Wow what a beer so vinious so interesting. Pours brownish with a tan ring. Nose is vinious, nice. Taste is weird cherry, vinous, reallly nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Poured a deep red. Nose is huge cherry and vinous characteristics. Flavor is sour and sweet cherries, unripe fruit, red wine, hints of vinegar, nice subtle wood flavors. Very dry finish. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle: Nose was distinctive with dark cherries and chocolate and a vinious, cabernet note in the finish. The cherry fumes gave off a touch of tarness, but it was mostly dark chocolate and cherries. The beer pours brown with an interesting red tint within. Head is tan and just a ring around the glass’ edge. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel..maybe a bit too thin, but still able to carry the nice vivid cherry character throughout. Oaky vinious notes are driving this from beginning to end. The alcohol is seemingly unnoticed in the flavors but certainly noticed in its warming effect. The only fault is the light body, but that might be whats making this beer work so good...so who knows. The cherries and cab barrell influence are making this a very refined experience. quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2009
courtesy of Markwise pours reddish, no head. aroma and flavor, loads of cherries / mild cherry tartness. Barrel on this one was rather enjoyable, not overdone, lingering chocolate malts, and dark fruits; currants. Cabernet adds a nice warming abv and grape like mouthfeel that blends perfectly with the barrel. Another tasty treat by Jackie-O

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Sample during Jackie O’s 4th Anniversary Extravaganza. This was definitely one of my favorite beers of the weekend and one of two that I actually considered buying at the bottle sale. I think Brad loooooves brewing with berries! LOL. This one was great. Loads of roasted nuts, cherries, somc hints of vanilla sweetness ad even a tad sour. I enjoyed this beer immensely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1740) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle 26/156. Thanks, George. Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is cherries, funk, and red wine. Flavor is cherries, red wine, and a little wood. Low carbonation and rather subtle flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Black pour with a tan head. Some roasted notes, cherries in the nose. Flavor, cherry, some oak, chocolate and roast, some tartness on the finish. Pretty good.

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