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Cab Cherry Man - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 112
Gots: 14 | 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:
"Cab Cherryman // 9-10% ABV
Cabernet barrel aged porter w/ cherries, brettanomyces & lacto"

(Beer added by: beveritt on 12-10-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dtx00, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of DoctorDog
3.98/5  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.

DoctorDog, Jun 21, 2010
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5/5  rDev +22%

mgbickel, Dec 05, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

madtowndmb1, Jun 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

Lukafer, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ej285701, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of ne0m00re
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

ne0m00re, Apr 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

bmoney, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of flannelman808
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

flannelman808, Aug 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

pest, Nov 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

justforrazors, May 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

boatshoes, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

1Adam12, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Desaparecido, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

CarolinaKevin, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

danoeltico, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

daveytheformer, Apr 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

CharlieMurphy, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of joefuzz
3.28/5  rDev -20%
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.

joefuzz, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of Mississipping
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
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. 

Mississipping, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

schwaeh, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Verecund
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Verecund, Aug 18, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with minimal carbonation. Nice viscosity and sticky cling to the glass. Smells of funky cherries and graham cracker. Taste has nice acidic bite but after a few sips melds right into the rich chocolate and tart cherriy flavors. Mouthfeel is vinous and full bodied, yum. Delightful beer that gets better and better until the last drop.

Tripphop, Apr 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kuemmelbrau, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of joshuaseresse
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by keefD at our recent La Crosse sour tasting, thanks Keith! Split into some snifters with a few people:

A - Dark brown, plum color at the sides. Redish hues and that nice purple highlights. Light carbonation with a few bubbles on the outside.

S - Great cabernet notes. Red wine dominates, followed by sour cherries, cranberries, plums, purple grapes and a nice funk.

T - Red wine, cherries and sour funk. Plums, acidity, cranberries and oak. Bits of vanilla scattered throughout.

M - A pretty sour, drying feeling with some tartness mixed in. The carbonation is not too bad.

O - Really an interesting sour to try. Most of the featured brews we had at our tasting were more light in color and flavor, while I guess this one could be considered the dark sour of the party. Really great and worth trying again.

joshuaseresse, May 16, 2011
Cab Cherry Man from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.