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RATINGS: 128   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Malty body with chocolate and caramel malt tones. A modest warming with a large sweet cherry tone and some light oak. A mild tartness with a vinous and oak warming. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2010
Thanks to Brad at Jackie O’s and Schroppfy for sharing the growler!
Light sepia, thin cream head. Nose is a harmonious blend wine-rounded porter (mainly wood and light chocolate). Flavor is sweeter thanks to the heavy cherry presence and lack of roast bitterness, still lightly tart but with more chocolate malt, particularly in the fudge finish. Very chewy body. This worked really well as one beer, I think the wine barrel edged the roast off a bit, and several people agreed that this reminded them of KRE. I’d agree, certainly that it is more a dessert beer, less complex, and yet less harsh than Captain Lawrence’s SFTO Wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2010
This was really nice. Big, sweet (in red candy sort of way) and tart cherry with some nice roastiness from the porter. I love this pairing, and the couple beers I have had like this always seem to like me. Thanks for sharing Jason.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bomber from StFun - thanks, Josh!!! Very quirky and distinctive beer here. Nice deep brown pour, with some crisp carbonation. Crazy cherry in the nose, full bodied and ripe. Soft toasted malts are in there, no doubt, but the nose gives the sense that this is halfway to an oud bruin or some brett-spiked porter (the latter quality perhaps coming from the cab barrel). Smooth but not overly slick mouthfeel, the hints of dark fruit and tartness suggest a nice Baltic porter too - I’m calling it a Baltic oud bruin. Nice!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: tart cherry aroma backed by sweet chocolate
Flavor: tart cherry flavor, dry dark chocolate, just a hint of fruity sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2010
22oz bottle courtesy of Juiceisloose at RBWG. Pour is very dark brown. Nose has some lactic cherry notes with nice roasty and chocolate aromas. Flavor hits up front with a bit of lactic sour cherry tartness. Chewy roasted malts in the middle with low bitterness. Very smooth and creamy. The bacteria adds alot to this. Great beer but I wish I had some to sit on, as I think this will be much better in a year. Its not quite 100% meshed yet but the potential is definitely there. Well made beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
RBWG 2010. Pours brownish red color with off white head. Aromas of sour cherries and chocolate. Flavors of sour cherries, chocolate, roasted malts, oand oak with some vinous notes. Medium body with body with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
22oz bomber thanks to JCB! Pours a deep amber with not much of a head nor lace- okay because it’s barrel aged! Very sweet nose with oxidized fruit, dark chocolate, cherries. Taste is a bit like a sour cherry porter. Still, it comes off a bit medicinal. Really interesting.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Thanks to JCB & StFun for sharing this one! Dark brown pour with garnet hues. Aroma is chocolate & cherries. Flavor is tart and vibrant. Silky mouth-feel. Chocolate, cherries, hazelnut, and oaky tannins

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
RBWG@RLRL-22oz bottle– pours an off white ring for a head and brown color. Aroma is tart fruit, medium malt. Taste is tart fruit-cherry, medium malt, yeast.


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