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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The character pictured on the front of this label is Jonathan Holmberg. Jonathan has been a bartender at what now is Jackie Oís 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 Jonathanís. Cheers, buddy! -Brad Clark, brewer


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3162) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by cparles, thanks! Dark brown with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma of dark cherries, light roasted malt, chocolate, wood and mild Cabernet notes. It was mild at first, but it became a little more complex as it warmed. Taste is slightly sweet with tart cherries, roasted malt, vinous notes, oak and light chocolate. Alcohol is really well hidden. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly winey mouthfeel. A tad watery too. Not very complex (components of this beer doesnít merge well to create layers of complexity) beer considering itís a 10% abv dark Sour Ale, but not bad at all either. Drinkable for the style and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by caterwaul. Bottle 30/312, 2012 vintage. Very dark brown color. Thin light brown head. Leaves nice arcs and dots of lace. Awesome cabernet dark grape, chocolate aroma, light wood. Very nice light to moderate tart taste, not overly sour, but pleasantly so. Light sweet taste. Bigger body. Nice chewiness to the texture. Light carbonation. Lightly sticky texture. Awesome, delicious complex barrel-aged imperial porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6116) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
sample from the newer creepier label .. . pours a ruby brown .. light head, light lacing .. . some cherry, jam, twisted yeast, and stupid flowers . . very quick finish with an empty finish .. needs more girth .. . . driving through an entire group of cyclists isnít a tragedy, its justice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8220) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
So a really funky and weird idea. It came out more of a fruit beer than anythign for me, the porter dosníe dominate the huge barrel and cherry notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5656) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Roasted malts, tangy somewhat vinegar notes, cherry, oak barrel, jammy wine. Pours almost black with a tan head. Flavors of roasted malts, tangy barrel, jammy wine, cherries, tangy vinegar. Lingering medium roast coaty tangy mouthfeel. Interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6775) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish brown with white head, aroma brought notes of oak, cabernet grapes, some slight red raisin, dark fruits, rich caramel and toffee, some sour fruit notes with a hint of lactic acid, with a ever so slight hint of acetic acid. Taste was a mix of slight tart fruit with lots of cabernet grapes, hints of caramel, toffee, some acetic and lactic acids, finishing with an oaky dry finish. Wish there was more cherry, it got kind of lost.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5210) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma consists of tart cherry, vinegar, vinous notes, and a hint of chocolate. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a minimal tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with some light chocolate and caramel. The finish has tart cherry, lemon, and light vinegar. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2137) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of smoke, roasty malts, and dark fruit. Tastes roasty yet fruity. Nice balance. Interesting beer. Not my favorite but still good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6501) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
22 ounce bottle at GABF 2012. Pours a almost totally black color with a small white head, A big nose of tobacco and roast, some odd barrel notes. A sweet mix of fruit and tobacco, leather, wood, earthy at times and roast. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Approximately 4 ounce sample at the Jackie Oís Public House in Athens, Ohio. The pour is hazed brown black ruby with not much of a tan head. The aroma is big Cabernet wine, light malt sweet and roast behind that. The taste is big Cab character, sour cherries, and followed by the light roast of the porter. The palate is medium bodied, still, oily, dry wine booze and cherry character finish. Nice,though a bit heavy handed on the wine character. Creative, well executed.


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