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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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vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Light cherry and tart fruit aromas, some roasted tones. Nice tart cherry, other funky tones, sour and tartness.

3.1
AirForceHops (7310) - 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.

4.1
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2010
22 oz bottle from pantanap. Thanks, Kan! Pours a dark brown, very dark, a small bubbly offhwhite head that clings to the corners. Aromas are sour cherries, sweet maraschino is smaller, a touch of sweet caramel malts, a touch of red wine tannin and vanilla. Initial is different, dark chocolate cherries, decent with red wine tannins provide mild bitterness, oak and faint vanilla. Some decent dark complexity. This is heavy cherry, some light dark chocolate, oak is plentiful with good red wine tannin. Very very good.

3.8
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly sweet dark caramel and vinous cherry nose. Starts with mild sweetness quickly giving way to a tart, puckering cherry and oak flavor before a drier, slightly warming finish. Pretty well-balanced with good complexity.

3.9
JStax (6897) - 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.

3.3
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Clear ruby brown color/ no head. Big sour cherry, tart red wine, wet wood tannin aromas. medium bodied with light co2. Lightly sour cherry flavors with caramel, spicy red wine, and mild chocolate--not bad

3
ClarkVV (6757) - 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.

3.6
Beerman6686 (6607) - 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

3.9
blutt59 (6565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, pours the color of port wine, some white foam with bubbles, aromas of wine, earthy , flavors of young pinot, sour, leather, earthy fruit, chalky on finish

3.6
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Chitown RB gathering Jan 2010: bottle #69 shared by Kan, thanks

Deep brownish hue with reddish highlights with minimal head or lace. The aroma has a big sour fruit (red grapes and cherries) and oak vapour along with some walnut and chocolate, continuous lactic acid. The taste has a sour fruity overtone with some sweet malt background. Wine barrel tannic finish. The mouth feel is soft and refreshing. This will be nice with some more age methinks


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