RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 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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chibuck (3521) - 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

cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
A-pours a dark black color with a tan colored head.

S-notes of wood, sweet cherries, very juicy red wines aromas, light dark malts, hints of chocolate, light creaminess, hint of medicinal and some lactic notes.

T-lots of dark sweet cherries, juicy red zinfendale, light tartness, notes of wood, milk chocolate and malt starts to come in with creamy vanilla, lactic acid, with a touch of medicinal.

M-medium creamy body, very smooth and soft with a nicely carbonated finish.

D-nice balance and very interesting. dark cherries and balanced make it like a chocolate covered cherry with a nice balance. very enjoyable, one of the best beers I’ve had from Jackie O’s.

Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at the Jackie O’s One Funky Afternoon event. Served in a tulip. This was my favorite of the event.

Pours a reddish-brown color with a thin tan head and a bit of lacing. Nose: Damn, this is going to be a good one. Great cherry and wine combo hits at the front with a mild tannic character. I can tell this is going to be dry and sour. A bit of light roast is left underneath. Barrel shines through as well, particularly as it warms up. The flavor is masterfully blended with a nice complexity consisting of oak, tannin, acid, cherries, roast, and a bit of red wine. Feel is light to medium with a tart, dry finish. Bit of funk comes through in the end. The barrel character is really apparent in this one. Absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait to get into my bottles of this.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 04-08-2011

jtclockwork (17343) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2011
2011 bottle 83 of 384 with many thanks to Beerman6686! Pours dark almost black with off white/light tan head. Vinous notes with dark cherries, oak, chocolate covered cherries and soured caramel. Taste is essentially the same. Nice velvety texture. Initially very vinous with a nice sour cherry body. The chocolate/caramel porter comes out more in the finish. Sprinkles of oak and vanilla throughout. Well balanced.

Beerman6686 (6611) - 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

JStax (7225) - 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.

hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
bottle 84/156 at dak’s 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-

Ungstrup (38582) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
Bottled. A brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and chocolate. The flavor is acidic with notes of malt, cherries, and fruit, leading to a tart finish.

fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Bottle #134/156 ]. Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, oxidide, oak, cherry notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, cherry stone, cherry tart, dry, roasted notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - lively. [20110223]

Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, cherry, light sourich, burned notes, sour and sweet cherries, nice woode, light body. Nice.

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