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RATINGS: 130   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 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31485) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is wooden, vanilla and wineous fruity. Wineous, fruity and slight wooden. Mild acidic and mixed cherry to grapes fruity. Ends slight citric.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2011 Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of gn0sis. Bottle # 134/156. Pours a cloudy and almost murky with hardly any head. Tart cherries dominate the nose - combined with some wood and Brett. Medium body, almost flat, hardly any roastiness left, tobacco accents and again tart cherries. No real bitterness. Very nice - comes out close to a Flemish Red in style. 230211

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Reddish pour with a small foamy head.. Aroma is full of cherries,wood, wine grapes and a slight tartness. Flavor is cherries, wine, oak and a nice tart finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6737) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a clear brown with an off-white head that started and remained at the edges and laced nicely. Aroma had a note of dry red wine with red fruits and some underlying dark and roasted grains. Flavor had a dry red wine note with red fruits and a bit of roasted grains lying underneath.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5587) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2010
22 oz. bottle (from notes). Pours dark brown with reddish tint and a small beige ring. The aroma is tart cherry, vinous, dark caramel malt, some roast. The flavor is very similar; tart dark cherries, vinous, red grapes, light funk, roasted malts, some woody notes. I had various bottles over the course of the year, and although it changed some, I liked experiencing those changes.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
22 oz. bottle; pours clear, dark brown with trace white head; smells really nice cherry cookies; dry malt and vanilla; stale, spoiled cherries and red wine; smells better than it tastes, but that’s about the only good thing about this one; ugh

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Thanks Josh for sharing. Pours a deep brown with a small off white head. Aromas of chocolate, pit cherries, wood and vanilla. Flavor of Merlot, cherries, light vanilla and oaky.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2613) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Wow, sour cherry awesomeness! The aroma is sour cherries on top of a smooth malt base. It looks dark brown with a ruby hue and decent head. The great smooth flavor of tart cherries on a nice sour base, Delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Thanks Josh for bringing this one. Bottle 36/156 and bottled on 11/22/09. Poured a medium to deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, cherries, and woody. Tastes of grapes, cherries, merlot, and woody.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdado6. Poured rclea reddish brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark grape and tart fruit aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy red grape flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a complex beer.


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