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RATINGS: 141   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 Os 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 Jonathans. 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4538) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is a dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is of brett and cherries. Taste is initially sour but quickly moves on to a chocolate covered cherry taste with a nice sour finish and a touch of barrel in the background. Heavy beer but I could easily have had a couple pints of this and been very happy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4192) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
This is a rather light brown ale with a bit of red. just a little bit of carbonate. Whoa, loads of cherry aroma with a tart lacto bite. Lots of cherry, a bit of sour raspberry, wood, good bitterness, some nice maltiness here with some really nice finish. Really refreshing. the color had me thinking this was going to be pretty malty. instead, really special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4123) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Real dark red-brown body. Thin tan head. No real retention, just the lightest hints of lacing. S: Dark cherries, red wine, oak. You can tell its going to be tart and sweet. T: Yup. The nose was right. Sweet cherry flavors are pronounced from start to finish. The barrel aged treatment is apparent. Vinous with a nice underlying oaky current. Tart, but not overwhelming. M: Full-medium bodied. A little undercarbonated. Nice lingering tartness, that is not distracting. O: An interesting beer for sure. Not the most profound offering, but thoroughly deserving if you are looking for a vinous-cherry brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4108) - Arlington, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Jackie Os rare barrel aged blah blah, Im getting tired of these beers. That said, sometimes theyre 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 Os needs to slow their roll a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2010
Thanks to Brad at Jackie Os and Schroppfy for sharing the growler!
Light sepia, thin cream head. Nose is a harmonious blend wine-rounded porter (mainly wood and light chocolate). Flavor is sweeter thanks to the heavy cherry presence and lack of roast bitterness, still lightly tart but with more chocolate malt, particularly in the fudge finish. Very chewy body. This worked really well as one beer, I think the wine barrel edged the roast off a bit, and several people agreed that this reminded them of KRE. Id agree, certainly that it is more a dessert beer, less complex, and yet less harsh than Captain Lawrences SFTO Wine.

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 - Im calling it a Baltic oud bruin. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3915) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3796) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Large shared bottle poured red-brown. Quite dark with a bubbly weak head. The aroma has a nice cherry note but the cherry component is much diminished in tasting. Light-moderate tartness with a light bitterness in the finish. Slightly boozy.


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