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Cab Cherry Man - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 111
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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Photo of FosterJM
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1274th Review on BA
Bottle to 4oz Snifter
22oz

Bottle #2/384

Shared by MrHirschybar

Shared with JazzPatel, GuruDel & MrHirschybar

App- A mix of reds and browns and a bit creamy in the glass. A nice puffy dark brown head formed and then was gone.

Smell-Overwhelming brett and cherry. I get the idea of this one but needs to be tamed a little bit more. The porter notes in terms of some roast and malt are non-existent.

Taste- I like what they did here. The cherry is explosive with a bit of musty funk behind the middle. A bit of sour comes in but not much. Was a nice beer. A bit too sweet for me though. I could only do a small pour of this

Mouth- A light body on this one with a weird cherry funk aftertaste. A pretty prickly cherry carbonation as well.

Drink- I'm still having mixed feelings on this one of whether I really enjoyed this. It had good flavors but just cant put my finger on what it is. I would like to try it again but doubt I will get the chance.

FosterJM, May 11, 2012
Photo of daveytheformer
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

daveytheformer, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of scottfrie
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 344/384. A huge thank you to HosP for sending me this a while back.

A: Pours a very dark ruby brown with a thin dark brown head that faded into a thin collar.
S: I get rich flavors of cherry skins, lactos, and a hint of medicinal band aids.
T: Black cherry and lactos follows the nose with notes of vinous oak barrel, caramel and grainy malts. Not super complex but good drinking. I get some cherry pit tannins as well.
M: Fuller body, tingly bubbly carbonation, and a greasy but smooth mouth with a bit of gritty tannins.
O: Very easy to drink and flavorful all around. Thanks again, Mark.

scottfrie, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cavery for sharing this one at the post Bruery Reserve Society party bottle share!

Bottle # 150/384.

Pours an opaque crimson with a red-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour cherries, red wine, and some tart and funky aromas. Taste is also of sour cherries and some tart and dry red wine flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some interesting wine aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Phelps
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by whiterascal, poured into a tulip. This is a robust porter placed into cabernet barrels for eight months, with wild yeast, Lactobacillus and tart cherries added while it aged. Bottle 179 of 384.

Deep purple, impenetrable except at the edges, where it gives up some deep orange. There’s only the hint of a head, light tan, that fizzles away within seconds.

Hmm. Cocoa is noticeable first, then sharper dark chocolate. Oak and tart cherries are next, followed by the lacto. A good amount of chocolate — glad to see the porter below hasn’t been completely covered up.

The aroma’s perfectly mirrored in the flavor. Dark and milk chocolate crumbles, acidic dark cherries, a little lactobacillus funk and tartness. The finish is interestingly dry, and a big tart/bitter blast wipes the sides of the tongue.

Smooth medium body with just a hint of tingly carbonation. Alcohol is unnoticeable, but that biting, acidic bitterness isn’t.

Better in idea than execution. I bet I would’ve enjoyed this more with sweeter cherries. As it is, the tart guys meld with bitter roast and just make it too astringent.

Phelps, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -2.4%

bsuedekum, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#91/384

22oz bomber, secret santa 2011

appearance: served in an unbranded snifter, pours a rather lifeless dark brown body - very much a porter at heart, a bubbly brown cap forms somewhat spontaneously

smell: lots of tartness on the nose, wood, bacteria, roast, cherry

taste: the base beer has been pulled in a number of different directions here - tart cherries, bacteria and yeast, oak, vanilla, and yeah even some chocolate roast from the porter in there somewhere

mouthfeel: tart, and dry finishing

overall: cool stuff - taste the rareness

dirtylou, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Pencible, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

danoeltico, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/14/12 notes. Thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing this one; thanks Mike.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour lacto and cherries, roasted malts, light brett, chocolate, toasted malts, and light oak.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, toasted malts, sour fruits, brett, lacto. Taste is a little less sour than the nose, but nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and easy to drink.

o - Overall an interesting and nice beer, though not my favorite porter or wild ale. Some nice sourness in the nose, but not as much in the taste. Would try again.

mdfb79, Jan 20, 2012
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
Photo of TheBeerologist
4/5  rDev -2.4%

TheBeerologist, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

1Adam12, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

schwaeh, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/22/2009, bottle 3/156.

Pours a dark black cherry color with a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a very thing ring. Not much in the way of lacing.

Sweet, vinous dark fruit aroma with tons of cherry and subtle barrel character. Slightly tart smelling with faint oak countering the wine and sweet cherries. Underneath there's a touch of roasted malt but the nose of this beer is dominated by the sweeter fruit notes.

Medium bodied with a lightly puckering, tart mouthfeel that's balanced by sweet, vinous fruit and subtle roasted malt. Nice barrel character with some dry oak that compliments the tart cherries and a nice cabernet presence that gives off some nice vinous dark fruit notes. Hints of grape and dark berries compliment the sweet and tart cherries. There's also a bit more of a malt presence than the nose suggests with some chocolate, toast and caramel. More dry and tart than sour with an excellently masked ABV that makes it deceptively drinkable. Well balanced and pretty flavorful. One of the better beers I've had so far from Jackie O's.

corby112, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jh1982, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

aasher, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

recall1242, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

bmoney, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

djrn2, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

spycow, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

beerwolf77, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

CharlieMurphy, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

boatshoes, Dec 06, 2011
Cab Cherry Man from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.