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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Thanks to goryshkewych for this one. Pours a porter brown with an off-white head. Nose is citrus/ pineapple brett, tart cherries, vinegar, and some chocolate. Flavor is bretty up front, into the mid giving way to some tart cherries, and a bit of chocolate. Finish lingers with brett and a bit of chocolate trying to break through. Body is light to medium and complex. This one gets more complex as it warms. The brett seems to dominate more when the beer is colder. Once it warms up some, more nuances emerge. Another great one, Brad!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
This poured a dark ruby red color with a small off white head. Aroma was brett, light funkiness, and a good amount of sour and sweet cherries. Flavorw was very tart upfront, followed by a nice sweet dark cherry finish. Notes of cab and the barrel are there just a bit as well

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bomber from StFun - thanks, Josh!!! Very quirky and distinctive beer here. Nice deep brown pour, with some crisp carbonation. Crazy cherry in the nose, full bodied and ripe. Soft toasted malts are in there, no doubt, but the nose gives the sense that this is halfway to an oud bruin or some brett-spiked porter (the latter quality perhaps coming from the cab barrel). Smooth but not overly slick mouthfeel, the hints of dark fruit and tartness suggest a nice Baltic porter too - I’m calling it a Baltic oud bruin. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2010
This was really nice. Big, sweet (in red candy sort of way) and tart cherry with some nice roastiness from the porter. I love this pairing, and the couple beers I have had like this always seem to like me. Thanks for sharing Jason.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
bottle shared by Kan! pours murky brown-reddish with no head. nose of cherry, vinegar, caramel, vinous. flavors are sour cherry, sweet caramel, oak, and vanilla. really tasty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3831) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman113vr. The smell is wine-like, wood, fruits, cherry, and toffee. The look is cloudy, has no beige head, and ruby in color. The taste is fruits, dark fruits, cherry, wood, wine, and toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3824) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2012
22 ounce thanks to ogglethorp. Bottle 171 of 384. Big sour/cherry taste. Little carbonation. Some vinegar and puckering. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Very dark brown color. Lighter brown on the edges. Sharp smell of sweet oak, tart elements and black cherries. Light tan bubbles on the top. Tart taste upfront that tingles a bit on the finish. Some tingly tart that finishes into a light bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Thanks to Thorpe again... a muddy brown with lots of read, a light tan head ok head and lacing... the aroma is awesome, right away you get tons of the cabernet, very vinous, red wine, grapes, cherries, and funk, awesome... the taste is equally nice, dry cherries, oak, cab, red wine, funky but tannic... this is great, get this

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Jackie O’s rare barrel aged blah blah, I’m getting tired of these beers. That said, sometimes they’re good. This one? Pretty good. 22oz bottle shared at a tasting. Very dark brown in color, near jet black, with a small tan head on top. The aroma is good and complex, with your standard imperial stout notes - on the chocolatey side more than the roasty - with oakiness and dark fruits. The flavor is very complex and I like it a lot. Smooth dark/milk chocolate, mild roast, oak, vanilla, red wine, and sweet and tart cherries. Lots going on with this one. Fuller on the body and silky-smooth on the mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation. This is pretty legit, but in the big scheme of things, Jackie O’s needs to slow their roll a bit.


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