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RATINGS: 142   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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3.8
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle shared by Beerman6686 at RBSG. Pours deep brown with a thin beige head. Tart cherry aroma with some light roasted malts and light oaky notes. the flavor has tart cherry, sweet malt, light roast, oak, and some vinious notes. Good stuff.

3.8
douglas88 (9178) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
22 ounce bottle at GABF 2012. Pours a almost totally black color with a small white head, A big nose of tobacco and roast, some odd barrel notes. A sweet mix of fruit and tobacco, leather, wood, earthy at times and roast. Interesting.

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Yet another very cool brew courtesy of markwise. Pours mahogany with thin tan head. The aroma has at first a thin pulse of roasty malts and molasses and then moving into modest red wine grape tartness as well as mild notes of oak. The taste is smooth to start with some roasty malts moving toward sour red wine and then some modest tartness too. It stays modestly tart into the finish and becomes somewhat refreshing.

3.2
SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
sample from the newer creepier label .. . pours a ruby brown .. light head, light lacing .. . some cherry, jam, twisted yeast, and stupid flowers . . very quick finish with an empty finish .. needs more girth .. . . driving through an entire group of cyclists isn’t a tragedy, its justice!

3.7
nimbleprop (8377) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2012
22oz bottle pours a watery, fully translucent black with ruddy edges and some creamy, fading head. Nose is big, vinous, red grapes, red wine vinegar, cherries. Flavor is sweet, tart, cherries, some nice chocolate roastiness, some balsamic, red grape. Sour but not abrasive, acidic finish.

3.7
Plovmand (8304) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. The aroma is acid, cherries, light chocolate and some hard roasted malt. The flavour is quite acidic, cherries, sweet malt and chocolate. Quite vinous.

3.7
JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Sample at Jackie O’s during the bottle release on 8/18/12. Darkest brown pour with no head. Aroma of sour cherry, funk, chocolate and roast. Very tart cherry flavor with a bit of chocolate in the finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/29/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle #106 sample at the HSC Sour tasting on 6/19/10. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Tart cherry nose with red wine, chocolate and caramel. Flavor is cherry vinaigrette, red wine, chocolate and caramel with a tart cherry finish.

3.8
drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2012
22 ounce thanks to ogglethorp. Bottle 171 of 384. Big sour/cherry taste. Little carbonation. Some vinegar and puckering. Really nice.

3.5
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle 50/156 thanks to a trade with St.Fun. Pours with a brown body and a minimal head, but the body stains the glass. Aroma of cabernet wine, oak, spiciness, fudge/chocolate, earthy, light sourness, nutshells and vanilla. Taste is sour, wet wood, a bit thin, vanilla, raspberry and cinnamon. Thin body, yet a creamy mouthfeel. Tannic.

3.6
BuckeyeBoy (7663) - 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.


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