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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: tart cherry aroma backed by sweet chocolate
Flavor: tart cherry flavor, dry dark chocolate, just a hint of fruity sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
bottle at papsř hazy dark red-amber, bubbly head. aroma of cherries, sour cherries, roasted malts, dark chocolate. The fruity cherries dominate. flavor is cherries, marzipan, wood, roasted grains. Pretty weird taste, sweet fruity stout?.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10527) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdado6. Poured rclea reddish brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark grape and tart fruit aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy red grape flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a complex beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Reddish pour. Aroma is full of cherries,wood, wine grapes and a slight tartness. Flavor is cherries, wine, oak and a nice tart finish. Odd yeast strain for my taste buds.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Growler … This beer rocks!… Murky, dark brown/almost black beer with a small, fat-bubbled, khaki head. The aroma offers sour cherries and funk along with back-seat components of chocolate, wood and toasted nuts. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The tart, nutty flavor also displays cherries, wood and a vinous note. Tangy, dry finish. Growler of this world class beer courtesy of darkguardian!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Thanks Josh for bringing this one. Bottle 36/156 and bottled on 11/22/09. Poured a medium to deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, cherries, and woody. Tastes of grapes, cherries, merlot, and woody.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
22oz bomber thanks to JCB! Pours a deep amber with not much of a head nor lace- okay because it’s barrel aged! Very sweet nose with oxidized fruit, dark chocolate, cherries. Taste is a bit like a sour cherry porter. Still, it comes off a bit medicinal. Really interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2011
2011 bottle 83 of 384 with many thanks to Beerman6686! Pours dark almost black with off white/light tan head. Vinous notes with dark cherries, oak, chocolate covered cherries and soured caramel. Taste is essentially the same. Nice velvety texture. Initially very vinous with a nice sour cherry body. The chocolate/caramel porter comes out more in the finish. Sprinkles of oak and vanilla throughout. Well balanced.


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