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Cab Cherry Man - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 115
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beveritt on 12-10-2009

"Cab Cherryman // 9-10% ABV
Cabernet barrel aged porter w/ cherries, brettanomyces & lacto"
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Ratings: 140 | Reviews: 59
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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My brother traded for this one. Thanks bro. And thanks to the trader. Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark black. No head or signs of carb. Hopefully it's not flat. Slight legs.

Aroma has a nice funk and lacto sourness. You can smell some of the porter characteristics too. Bit of the cherry. Bit of the cab

Tastes the same. But it's missing some flavor or something. Needs to be more well rounded. You get the sourness and the funk at first but then some of that porter roastyness and chocolate comes through. Nice and sour in the finish.

Mouthfeel is super dry but very low carb. Needs alot more carb IMO. Just tickles the tongue a bit.

Overall it's ok. It's worth a try but not what he gave up to get it. Good thing we got something else in the trade too.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz bottle into a wine glass.
Review #300...

A- Pours a murky, sediment laced, ruddy brown. Minimal tan head, which fades quickly into a tiny smattering of bubbles.

S- Vinous with cherries and a touch of oak

T- Tart cherries, with a moderate vinous-oaken touch. Just enough sweetness to moderate the sour edge a bit.

M- Carbonation is slightly low. Medium feel, and goes down smoothly.

D- Good...interesting aroma and flavor, and slightly easier drinking than I anticipated from a barrel aged sour...

Future outlook: While it is true that this isn't exactly my favorite style of beer, I'm more than happy to try anything new that Jackie O's puts out, and equally happy to revisit anything that I've already tried of theirs.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

04/02/11- Had this one on-tap at Jackie O's "one funky afternoon."
A: Dark golden brown with a very thin caramel collar.
S: Cherry coconut, sweet syrup, dry cabernet, cocoa powder, brown sugar, apple core with raisins.
T: Cherry syrup, vanilla and coconut finish, cocoa, smokey coffee is faint, OK.
M: Thinner but foamy.
O: Pretty good. Kind of sweeter than I'd expect with more cherry, but still a solid one.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown with medium opacity, pours with just a little head and not so much retention to speak of.

S: stewed cherries and chocolate.

T: Milk chocolate developing into a sour cherry tartness. Wine barrel is there as an afterthought. Fairly balanced between sweet and tart flavors but in the end it finishes on the tart side of things.

M: Sticky

O: All and all I find it good but underwhelming.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 20/384 sent by mr.normyk...thanks again

Pours a very dark redish brown with a small mocha looking head. Smells of bing cherries and a good amount of funk and a hint of oak. A lot of huge red wine-ish taste up front with a smooth cherry and hunny aftertaste. Mouthfeel is pretty heavy and carbonation is pretty low but with wild ales I guess there is really no guidelines. Overall pretty decent beer but something seems slightly off with it. My guests thought it was the best one of the night.

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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very, very dark brown that's almost completely black.  A tiny head forms briefly and then recedes to almost nothing at all, with the thinnest ring I've ever seen.  Long legs, but no lacing. 

S: Lactic sourness up front with some cherries and a bit of funk.  Smells a little like cherry cola.  Cherries are a little more subtle than I was expecting, but they are still there a bit

T: Cherries are a little more prominent in the taste, but not overwhelming in the least.  Lactic sourness sets in and becomes pretty darn tart.  Again, not overwhelming at all, but there's a nice bit on the tongue.  A subtle earthiness is evident toward the back end.  Booze is completely hidden but there is a tiny bit of soy sauce. 

M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.  Very smooth on the palate.  Slightly drying toward the finish. 

D: Very drinkable, especially considering the amount of booze.  Really tasty and goes down quite easily.  Nice treat and would love to try again. 

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.39/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011. #13/384. Split with the lady on August 17, 2011.

Dark brown, bordering on black with a tanned head that recedes to a thin collar about the glass. A single ring of lacing remains as the beer is consumed.

Nicely balanced nose. Heavy oak; cabernet; tart, black cherries; sweet chocolate; some red wine vinegar.

Sweet and sour cherries mixed with cocoa. Lots of prototypical strong dark sour elements: there's some lactic sourness and vinegar, oak, and slightly spicy cabernet vinousness. The brett and oak combine to show their dry, woody face a little too much, especially on the mid and late palate. Ends with a reprise of the tart cherry.

Medium bodied with medium-low carbonation. It hides its alcohol well, in the least.

Overall, this is an okay sour. Too much oak, too much brett, not enough pronounced fruitiness. All in all, I've been fairly disappointed with this set of releases from Jackie O's. Imaginative, but to my palate they don't stand out in the American wild category.

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Cab Cherry Man from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.