RATINGS: 142   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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djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is cherry skin, oak, funk. Thin mouth, tart cherry, oak, leather, funky, very good.

baraciisch (3232) - California, USA - APR 4, 2016
Dark brown with reddish tint... Aroma of red wine barrel, dark cherries, brown malts... Flavor is amazingly complex, sour cherries, red wine, Cabernet grapes... Cabernet oak on finish... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
650 ml bottle, thanks to ClarkVV on this one! Date of 08/ 15. Deep brown / almost black pour, almost no head. Aroma is just faint cherry, mild lactic acid.

Flavor is more lactic acid note underneath a mild cherry sourness. Light vinegar.... Ummm no.

ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 8/15 bottle, drunk 11/28/15. Thanks to JStax.
Unclear violet-tinged ruby with a dark beige head that recedes to ring.
Meaty cherries, tart and with plentiful vanilla. Chocolate intrudes with a heavy creaminess and light acetic character. Not much beer character. Pretty fruit dominated.
Thin, acetic and acidic flavor is very lacking in any maltiness. Ultra dry and were it given to a tight carbonation and creamy consistency, i could deal with all of this naked acidity. Grainy, astringent, heavily acidic and just not anything id care to ever drink.

WillRunForBeer (2652) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bomber shared by ClarkVV. Batch A3 bottle 404 dated 8/15. Thanks Clark! Poured about an ounce in about 2oz of Caravaggio and that tasted pretty damn good. Let’s see what it’s like on its own. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, cherry lifesaver. Flavor is chocolate, tart cherry. Tastes better in the Caravaggio.

Chalumeaux (1554) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks ClarkVV dark brown with and thin head. Aromas of funk cherry and red wine and oak. Taste is nice and tart wine up front with cherry in the end.

Heather_B (256) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
I like this! Very cherry forward in both aroma and taste. Dark brown pour with light tan head. The sour cherry balances well with chocolate notes.

AdamChandler (5051) - 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.

DrunkSanta410 (938) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Thanks Brad! Pours a very dark brown almost black. Little head. Flashes and gone. Aroma is a bit funky, fruity cherry, faint cocoa, faint red wine and oak. Smells great. Taste is a bit tart, funky, leathery with red wine up front, finishes with nice subtle chocolate cherry flavors. Interesting! Medium body, medium to highly carbonated. Cool beer!

koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steve Hackley on September 25. Thanks Steve! This was poured from a 22 oz bottle. The pour is a light black with heavy brown influences coming through and a thinner light tan head that offers a couple wispy legs of lace as it recedes. The aroma is something else. There is a strong cherry up front. It’s a combination of sweet and sour cherries. I like it. There is a decent funkiness that’s going on behind them. I’ve heard people refer that this smells like a sour brown, and they’re kind of right. There is a wet oak present, and some light cocoa and roast. It is not quite as good as a sour stout, but it’s somewhere in the middle. The flavor is a bit different. There is a nice tartness up front, followed up by a pretty hefty roasty chocolate malt. There is a little barrel in it, but for the most part, the Cabernet seems to vanish. This is pretty welcome with some of the wine-barreled beers I’ve had. The mouth feel is decently thick with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly boozy cherry finish. The alcohol does poke through on the back end. This thing is pretty good for a beer I’ve never even heard of.

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