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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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.

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4.2
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
22oz bottle courtesy moejuck. Darkest rust/ruby/brown with just a few tan bubbles. Sweet and tart cherries- juice, flesh, and skins- some barrel funk, and subtle notes of roasty malt in the aroma. Smells great. Flavor adds a ton of vinous dark fruit, earthy cocoa, oxidation, tannic oak, and hints of vanilla. Medium body, smoother than balanced. The low carbonation works very well with the tart and tannic nature of this brew. Dry, sour, tannic finish. Great brew.

3.9
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Growler courtesy of markwise. Pours a reddish brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of overripe cherries, red wine, light vinegar notes, hints of chocolate and toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with some sour overripe cherries, tart red wine, hints of chocolate, light floral esters. Medium body with a pleasing malty and tart finish.

4.2
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Thanks to Shane (hophead84) and Javier for both bringing this bottle to Woodshop 5.0. Pours a medium cola brown with a reddish tint and a small off white head, some spotty lacing. Great nose of sweet and sour cherries with some roasted malts in the background. Lightly acidic on the palate with nice cherry flavors and a long semi sweet finish, great stuff!

4.2
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting. This beer hit my palate perfectly. Really nicely done.

3.8
drewbeerme (3920) - 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
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Hazy brown pour. Aroma is sour, cherry, funk. Flavor is sour, dirt, slight chocolate, funk.

3.7
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured dark brown with an off white head. aroma was cherry and brown sugar. flavor was tart cherry, raison, and prune. medium body with no carbonation.

3.9
TheEpeeist (3709) - 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.

3.7
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Pours a deep, dark brown with beige head. Aroma is tart with some cherry and faint brett. Flavor of cherry pie and light brett. Mouth feel is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a very tasty beer!

3.8
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Thanks to BMan1113VR for providing this bottle. Bottle 50 of 156. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma is dark fruit with some coffee and roasted malt. Tons of cherry flavor with some roasted malt in the aftertaste. Some vanilla and oak notes as well. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.


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