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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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Bottle 84/156 acquired via trade with alexsdad06...thanks again Brad!!! Chestnut/crimson pour produced an eggshell head. Aroma is bright cherry juice, cocoa, vanilla, and oak. Flavor is similar with some roasted malt, caramel, and toffee finding their way. Quite thin, unfortunately, which takes away from the beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (854) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a deep dark purple, almost looks like really dark wine. Tart / sweet aroma of cherries, wine, wood, malt, sugar. Taste is tart and crisp, of sour cherries, wine, malt, yeast, wood, and a hint of sugar. Lingering tartness that ends a bit watery. Interesting and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Sample at the HSC Sour Beer Tasting on 06/19/2010: Thanks to JaBier for sharing bottle #106/156. The beer is a dark brown color with some hints of red. Thin light beige head that recedes quickly, and spotty lacing. Aroma of vinous fruit, dark malt and chocolate. Rich body with flavors of black cherry, roasted malt, vanilla and cedar. The finish is malty with a lingering cherry aftertaste. Good all around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2010
22oz bomber, bottle #59/156, courtesy of alexsdad. thanks, brad! pours a very dark, cola-brown with definite notes of dark red around the edges and a thin, bubbly, beige head leaving spotty rings of lace. aroma is great with big notes of cherries, the tart and sweet varieties, dusty red wine, barrel funk, and light oak with notes of dark chocolate coming through as it warms. flavor is very nice as well with tart cherries, red grape skins, wine, and light berries up front backed by sweeter notes of oak, roast, and dry cocoa. palate is unfortunately a little thin, especially for a "robust" porter with light carbonation and a dry, chalky, finish. overall, an unique, tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Interesting beer but it suffers from a thin feel. The beer has a good aroma - cherries, wine, chocolate, roast. Feel was oddly watery and it really washed out the flavor. I don’t quite know what I’m reacting, but recently, I’ve had a few barrel-aged beers that seem to have really thinned out in the barrel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2010
bottle at RBWG, pours brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is sour cherry and port wine. Flavor is very roasty with cherry juice and a wood note that is akin to coconut skins. Interesting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Bottled 11/22/2009...#80/156...thanks JohnGalt1!!! - Pours dk and clear brown with a tiny ring of beige head...aroma is chemically cherry, lt roast and some cocoa...flavour is similar, although incredibly thin, sour, old fruit, cocoa, lightly sour finish...this one was a bit of a disappointment...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bomber from the brewery during the Anniversary party. This one pours a really dark crimson red color topped by a small, beige colored head of foam. The aroma shows plenty of tart, vinous cherries, carbernet grapes, some dark cocoa, roast and hints of vanilla and toasted oak. The flavor follows and is focused around the tart, juicy cherries and vinous grapes followed by some roasted cocoa, vanilla, and earthy wood. The barrel adds just the right amount of acetic character to balance out the roast. Medium bodied, slightly dry with balanced carbonation that leads to a crisp, tart cherry finish. I really like the sourness in this one. Probably my favorite of the bottled stuff thus far from Jackie O’s.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle shared by JCB. Cheers, Jason. I really dug this beer. Pours dark brown with decent beige head. Nose is big-time cherries. Nice and real and not too sweet or cloying. Dark roasted malts here, but the cherry is still there, and still tart. Somewhere in the land of sour porter/oud bruin. Good mouthfeel; slightly chalky. Loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours reddish black with small head. Aroma and flavor very Flemish In nature. Smells like chocolate covered dark cherry funk with light herbal qualities. Flavor of sour cherries, cabarnet, vinegar, must, and light chocolate. Flavor is very similar to a Flemish or lambic as well. Quite interesting


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