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RATINGS: 129   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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Hazy brown pour. Aroma is sour, cherry, funk. Flavor is sour, dirt, slight chocolate, funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1380) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
A-pours a dark black color with a tan colored head. S-notes of wood, sweet cherries, very juicy red wines aromas, light dark malts, hints of chocolate, light creaminess, hint of medicinal and some lactic notes. T-lots of dark sweet cherries, juicy red zinfendale, light tartness, notes of wood, milk chocolate and malt starts to come in with creamy vanilla, lactic acid, with a touch of medicinal. M-medium creamy body, very smooth and soft with a nicely carbonated finish. D-nice balance and very interesting. dark cherries and balanced make it like a chocolate covered cherry with a nice balance. very enjoyable, one of the best beers Iíve had from Jackie Oís.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1305) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Another rare growler from markwise. A: pours an amberish shade of brown with a rather small off white head. No retention or lace. S: Nice sweet cherry juice with hints of tartness. Light roasted chocolate malt and oak. T: Sweet and tart cherries. Some sweet juice and some under cherries as well. Notes of red wine,vinegar, roasted malt and light oak. M: Medium in body light on the carbonation. D: Damn good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to pantanap at Chicago RB tasting. Pour is deep , dark brown with small off-white head. This beer has a notable wine character with hints of cherry and caramel malt. Also a faint funkiness and a lightly metallic note in the finish. Solid stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1189) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Autographed by Johnathan. A -pours almost opaque black brown with very little light tan head. S - well it smells like a sour brown. aromas of sour cherries, cherry lozenges, wet musty oak, nice cab notes, tobacco, leather, tart red berries, chalky chocolate. subtle and fairly complex aromas. nice. M - lacto tartness right up front. Some lemon tartness as well. medium light body wih no real carb. thinner palate and dry end. T - The tastes donít quite meat up with the nose. basalmic vinegar, tobacco-y leather red berry cab, musty wet oak, tart red berries and lemon juice. very light almost buttery notes as well. The porter is almost non resistant. very quiet dark malts, chocolate and coal. vegetal malts. O - nice dark sour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1124) - 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 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1079) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2014
22oz bottle pours a dark brown with zero head cherry and oak aroma. Sour cherry red wine and wood taste.

   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 Oís.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a deep brown to slight red hints. Aroma is porter and coffee some slight cherry note and sour aromas. Taste is coffee and hints of chocolates with and cherry acid. Overall it works fairly well .

   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.

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