Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


Add Distribution Data
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 Os 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 Jonathans. Cheers, buddy! -Brad Clark, brewer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2327) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle Hugh thanks to Jstax..2012 Vintage bottle#131/312...Pour is dark black with a small tan head..Nose is cherry pie, chocolate, funk, spice, dry, Grape skin..Taste is nice chocoalte, roast, spice, cherry, funk, grape skin, earth..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Glass shoved in my face. Great beer. What the hell? Jesus ok uhh more characters

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3145) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Cellared 2011 bomber shared, and poured to snifters displaying a darkest brown color, with ruby highlighting, little to no head & lacing, but a bit of leggy coating on the glass. The nose was controlled yeasty funk, dark red wine, chocolate, cherry, and a touch of underlying roastiness. The taste had more of a lingering sour nature to it, with cherry, barrel/tanniny astringency, and dryness to the finish. Held up quite well, although much of the Porter profile faded, and the alcohol mellowed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4234) - 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 doesnt merge well to create layers of complexity) beer considering its a 10% abv dark Sour Ale, but not bad at all either. Drinkable for the style and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9100) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....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 isnt a tragedy, its justice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (10015) - 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 dosne dominate the huge barrel and cherry notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5830) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6021) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Courtesy of northernbrews

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. Its medium bodied with mild carbonation.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 14

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50