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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 Oís 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 Jonathanís. Cheers, buddy! -Brad Clark, brewer

Note: Cab Cherry Man may be labeled as Cherry Man on the draft menu, but all recent batches have been barrel aged and ratings belong here.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle 48/384. Shared with Dosbeerigos for his 29th Bday. Had a pleasant sour aroma, hints of cherries etc, but the flavor didnít really match up all the much. It tasted like a stout that got infected, somewhat like Black Tot. I guess I just wanted a little bit more sourness in this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2442) - 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..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2414) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steve Hackley on September 25. Thanks Steve! This was poured from a 22 oz bottle. The pour is a light black with heavy brown influences coming through and a thinner light tan head that offers a couple wispy legs of lace as it recedes. The aroma is something else. There is a strong cherry up front. Itís a combination of sweet and sour cherries. I like it. There is a decent funkiness thatís going on behind them. Iíve heard people refer that this smells like a sour brown, and theyíre kind of right. There is a wet oak present, and some light cocoa and roast. It is not quite as good as a sour stout, but itís somewhere in the middle. The flavor is a bit different. There is a nice tartness up front, followed up by a pretty hefty roasty chocolate malt. There is a little barrel in it, but for the most part, the Cabernet seems to vanish. This is pretty welcome with some of the wine-barreled beers Iíve had. The mouth feel is decently thick with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly boozy cherry finish. The alcohol does poke through on the back end. This thing is pretty good for a beer Iíve never even heard of.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured dark brown with an off white head. aroma was cherry and brown sugar. flavor was tart cherry, raison, and prune. medium body with no carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2252) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bomber shared by ClarkVV. Batch A3 bottle 404 dated 8/15. Thanks Clark! Poured about an ounce in about 2oz of Caravaggio and that tasted pretty damn good. Letís see what itís like on its own. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, cherry lifesaver. Flavor is chocolate, tart cherry. Tastes better in the Caravaggio.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Another bottle from BOLTZ Ė thanks Jason! Pours clear dark amber with a thin tan head. The nose is funk, wine and fruit. The taste is sour black cherries, wine, light wood and some funk in the background. Medium bodied. Tasty.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Black pour with a tan head. Some roasted notes, cherries in the nose. Flavor, cherry, some oak, chocolate and roast, some tartness on the finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1976) - 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 donít quite know what Iím reacting, but recently, Iíve had a few barrel-aged beers that seem to have really thinned out in the barrel.


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