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RATINGS: 131   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Bottle #134/156 ]. Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, oxidide, oak, cherry notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, cherry stone, cherry tart, dry, roasted notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - lively. [20110223]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33547) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
Bottled. A brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and chocolate. The flavor is acidic with notes of malt, cherries, and fruit, leading to a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25075) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22213) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red brown coloured with a small off-white ehad. Fruity aroma of caramel, cherries, oak and vanilla. Fruity flavour of caramel, cherries, oak and vanilla with acidic notes. Tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16807) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14014) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, cherry, light sourich, burned notes, sour and sweet cherries, nice woode, light body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
A: The pour is a dark mahogany color with plenty of red highlights and a thin tan colored head. S: A definite cherry aroma to this. Plenty of sweet, dark cherries with just enough tartness to let you know it’s there. There’s a nice oak and vinous nature to the aroma. T: A very nice sweet cherry flavor along with some sweet and mildly roasted malts. Like the nose, the tartness is not incredibly strong, but it does provide a nice depth. There is a flavor which I can only describe as cherry skins as well, and along with the oak, gives the beer some nice tannic dryness. M: The body is quite full, especially if you consider this a "wild ale". The carbonation is low to moderate and there’s a slight warmth without the beer being "hot". D: This was a very good beer and one that I feel incredibly fortunate to have tried. Very interesting blend of sweet and tart and well balanced overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a reddish-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cherry, vinous, oak, nuts, and chocolate. Flavor of oak, chocolate, cherry, vinous, caramel, and light roasted malt with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11856) - 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.

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