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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2424) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429, who has generously shared many Jackie O’s brews of late. Thanks Mike! Bottle 354 / 384 2011 vintage The beer is a dark brown (reddish tints) color, with a small, thin head that leaves but a touch of lacing on the glass. The aroma and taste are consistent with one another: barrels, a tannic presence, wine, cherries. The flavor is decent, with an acetic finish. The feel is medium bodied with a solid carbonation level. Overall, a decent and interesting brew and one that I would be happy to have again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-13-2011

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
15th February 2010
Very dark red beer, light passes through - just! Lovely nose of quality red wine and dark cherry. Light palate, fairly dry. Tangy beer - bordering sour. Man this is good! The red wine dominates, tangy, fruity and with peppery blackcurrant. The base porter peeps through with a mild fresh dark malt. Seamlessly integrated is sweet and sour cherry. Finishes a little tart with more cherry and red wine. The most wine like beer I’ve had and head and shoulders above the other wine barrel beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bomber from StFun: 113 out of 300 and some odd number... Label looks a little different.. pink 70’s trippy jesus looking dude on it. Color, threw me off, dark, almost a light stout color with a little head full of lively little bubbles. Nice nose on this! Light cherries, some black cherries notes... Taste is very toned down, (in a good way) not the sourness that I was expecting but still very tasty. Well balanced with some other dark fruits and some Cab notes. Light body for porter base. Overall: A unique sour, that I enjoyed. Thanks Josh!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2012
22oz bottle pours a watery, fully translucent black with ruddy edges and some creamy, fading head. Nose is big, vinous, red grapes, red wine vinegar, cherries. Flavor is sweet, tart, cherries, some nice chocolate roastiness, some balsamic, red grape. Sour but not abrasive, acidic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2174) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle shared at Huny day. Brown pour with no head. The body is really thin on this one. Cherry nose. Sort of like a sour bruin with more cherry notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small beige head atop cola-dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some vinous, light roast, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, bittersweet chocolate, light vinous. Medium body, some stickiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly sweet dark caramel and vinous cherry nose. Starts with mild sweetness quickly giving way to a tart, puckering cherry and oak flavor before a drier, slightly warming finish. Pretty well-balanced with good complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, Cabernet and oak, toast and nutty malt with light spicy hops. Flavor is tart cherry and Cabernet, toast malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3854) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2012
22 ounce thanks to ogglethorp. Bottle 171 of 384. Big sour/cherry taste. Little carbonation. Some vinegar and puckering. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2012
2009 and 2011 vintages tried side-by-side. 2009: bottle 51/156, 2011: 229/384. Both poured a dark, murky brown with a reddish hue; the 2011 was deeper and redder and the 2009 was cloudier and browner. Aroma of cherries, grapes, oak, brown sugar, and toasted malts; the berries and cabernet really comes through stronger in the 2011 but the 2009 shows more complexity. Flavor of tart cherries, grapes, and plums, along with toast and oak. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a tart mouthfeel. The 2009 is more tart and the 2011 is more vinous. Slight edge to the 2009, but both were very good.


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