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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3344) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bomber bottled on 11/22/2009 and consumed in January 2010. Courtesy juiceisloose. Pours a clear garnet to crimson color with a tiny beige head. Micro-spots of lacing are scattered about the glass. The nose is (predictably) quite vinous, showing peppery wood and juicy, jammy cherry. An acetic tartness works well with the grapey cabernet notes, while hints of leather, vanilla, toasted oak, and mineral earth offer further wine-like tendencies. Dry cocoa bring in just a hint of welcomed, balancing roastiness. Flavors largely follow suit, again based in vinous cherry and grape notes, backed up by drying cocoa and a trace of dried caramel. The buggy barrel influence is nicely assimilated in a brew of this nature, imparting just a bit of needed acetic character. Medium bodied, semi dry, and fizzy on the tongue, the palate is appropriately crisp and a little leathery. Good brew. Unlike some of the other Jackie-O bottle releases, this one actually benefits from the bugs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle with a big thanks to pantanap for sharing this at the chicagoland ratebeer gathering. Pours a somewhat murky brown with a small beige head. Notes of sour cherries, chocolate, red wine, wood. Very much reminded me of consecration, but this was slighly less acidic and not quite as clean. A nice beer though which Im quite happy to have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3320) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
RBWG 2010. Pours brownish red color with off white head. Aromas of sour cherries and chocolate. Flavors of sour cherries, chocolate, roasted malts, oand oak with some vinous notes. Medium body with body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
bottle 84/156 at daks on 7/29/10. dark woody/cherry brown. lots of cinnamon-y cherries in the aroma... followed by roast, mustiness/damp, vinous, wood and a touch of sourness. the flavor is dominated by sweet and tart cherries with secondary roles played by chocolate, roast, slight bitterness, wood and some herbaceous qualities. the tartness really keeps the body from becoming enjoyable. 7/4/6/3/14-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3152) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2014
thanks for trade with Tmoney99 --- Cloudy dark ruby with no head, no lace. Looks like wine. Taste is tart cherry wine with some wood and leather (like the bottle says). No change through the palate and finish. 2012 bottle, so it has aged a bit. Interesting, but youll have to prove to me that it is a beer and not a dry wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3138) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Cellared 2011 bomber shared, and poured to snifters displaying a darkest brown color, with ruby highlighting, little to no head & lacing, but a bit of leggy coating on the glass. The nose was controlled yeasty funk, dark red wine, chocolate, cherry, and a touch of underlying roastiness. The taste had more of a lingering sour nature to it, with cherry, barrel/tanniny astringency, and dryness to the finish. Held up quite well, although much of the Porter profile faded, and the alcohol mellowed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of cherries, almonds, wood, chocolate, pumpernickel, bread and apple skin. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemons, apples, cherries, almonds and wood. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3089) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429, who has generously shared many Jackie Os brews of late. Thanks Mike! Bottle 354 / 384 2011 vintage The beer is a dark brown (reddish tints) color, with a small, thin head that leaves but a touch of lacing on the glass. The aroma and taste are consistent with one another: barrels, a tannic presence, wine, cherries. The flavor is decent, with an acetic finish. The feel is medium bodied with a solid carbonation level. Overall, a decent and interesting brew and one that I would be happy to have again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-13-2011

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