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RATINGS: 131   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 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3773) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3726) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3638) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3625) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle 80 of 156 thanks to JohnGalt1 Pours out a dark mahogany brown topped with a small head. Aroma was of cherries, wine, and chocolate. Taste was more of the cherries, chocolate, light tart and funk. Thanks again Toby for sharing all the Jackie-Os brews you have received.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3540) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thin froth. Nose is red wine, vanilla, hints of chocolate and sour cherry. Medium light with a tang and a tingle. Smooths as it warms. Taste is woody cherry, chocolate and caramel. Lingering cherry preserves and cabernet. Overall on the sour side with delightful sweet nuances.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3497) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3475) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Approximately 4 ounce sample at the Jackie Os Public House in Athens, Ohio. The pour is hazed brown black ruby with not much of a tan head. The aroma is big Cabernet wine, light malt sweet and roast behind that. The taste is big Cab character, sour cherries, and followed by the light roast of the porter. The palate is medium bodied, still, oily, dry wine booze and cherry character finish. Nice,though a bit heavy handed on the wine character. Creative, well executed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2010
22oz bottle (69 of 156)... Pours a dark caramel brown with a very thin quickly dissipating head... Aroma of cocoa/chocolate with cherry notes thrown into the measure. Lightly tart.... Muddled and earthy sour cherry flavors. Very light carbonation with a somewhat medium body. Not bad but somewhat non-refined. Having said that I would have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle from hophead84 at a tasting at paytoplays place. Wow what a beer so vinious so interesting. Pours brownish with a tan ring. Nose is vinious, nice. Taste is weird cherry, vinous, reallly nice.


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