Cab Cherry Man | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Cab Cherry ManCab Cherry Man
BA SCORE
4.09/5
158 Ratings
Cab Cherry ManCab Cherry Man
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Cab Cherryman // 9-10% ABV
Cabernet barrel aged porter w/ cherries, brettanomyces & lacto"

Added by beveritt on 12-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,240
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
158
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of oline73
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the Jackie O's release event this weekend. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a reddish dark brown with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: This one had a mild smell overall> Some red wine and mild vinegar with roasty malt.

Taste: A lot more sour than the smell indicates. There is a strong red wine presence with some cherry in there as well. Sweet malt with a creamy quality to it, the finish is quite sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really good dark sour beer. I thought the balance would have been helped a bit if it was sweeter, but I liked it and would have another.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Stigs
5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ej285701
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of joefuzz
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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Photo of craytonic
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: red-brown mahogany pour with a thin off-white head

Smell: Sweet dark cherries with a touch of sour and vinous grapes, oak, no real funk.

Taste: A bit sweet, seems like an attempt at a dark sour beer / wine combo that didn't quite work out, slightly muddled. Oak, dark cherries, tannins.

Mouthfeel: very full, abc at 10% is high for an American WIld Ale. It is a bit hot.

Overall: Lost abbey can do this sort of blend better, perhaps it will improve in future batches. Right now I am not particularly impressed.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#133/384

A - Dark brown body, red light through edges, lingering tan head.

S - light tartness, wood, cherry...really beautiful. Some balancing sweet notes.

T - A light cherry tartness on the front combines nicely with roasted malts and followed quickly by a stronger sour flavor which is actually complemented by the alcohol. A great combo.

M - Smooth, medium-full bodied, a touch drying.

O - A really good beer. Very nice things, very well combined, nice subtleties and nuances that are all very complementary. A brilliantly crafted beer.

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Photo of kirok1999
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a garnet/almost black with nice head and some great lace and legs.
Smells tart and tangy, the cherries come through up front followed by the brett and wine. Very complex and the smells play well together.
Taste is as tart as the smell. The brett lends it a funk that competes with the cherries and cab for your attention. There is a lingering bitter finish and the alcohol is well hidden.
Overall a nice brew for the style. I wasn't crazy about it but my buddies loved it and I pulled some of their comments into this review.

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Photo of Verecund
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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Photo of flannelman808
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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Photo of Ryan011235
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Jackie O's snifter on 7/2/11

Bottled 2011, 59/384

Dark brown on the pour; near black n the glass. 1/3rd inch head disappears over time. A few spots of lace are left.

A bit vinous, notes of cherry, some chocolate and hint of coffee. A bit of funky wood aroma. Dried wood as it warms. Tart cherry flavor is pervasive. Darker flavors, some subtle - dry cocoa. Similarly vinous. Hardly puckering but it has a nice kick. Medium-full body. Low carbonation. All things considering, the finish is fairly clean.

Pretty good. I enjoy it more as it warms up.

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Photo of afksports
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In 2012 when the world ends, bottle counts won't matter. Until then, Cab Cherry Man from Jackie O's brewery in Athens, Ohio counts as good and rare. This review come while sipping on bottle 87 out of 384 from the early 2011 release.

It's dark, broody, and troublesome. There's hardly any head, and hardly any lace bubbles to hang around the glass. Just a feint edging to sit atop it's deep brown to purple black hues. The smell of Cab Cherry Man, however, is quite pleasant. Without question the souring yeast Brett come through. And not like Brett George of the Royals. More like Brett the guy who's always lie sour grapes. Just as you absorb the red wine character though, the porter and cherries hit you. Coffee, chocolate, and cherry juice all form a tag team and start a great rotation of smells.

The taste follows it, and despite the weak feel in the mouth, all the elements of the nose leak into the taste in strong fashion. The finish is quite clean due to the brett, and the sour tartness is not too sour to bear.

In fact, this brew is both refreshing to drink and refreshingly crisp. Where I would suggest improvement is the mouthfeel. At 9% anb, one feels like a proper squire should have defense the household. But truthfully, Tyrion didn't know where Sansa went. That, and the cherry gets too juicy and the woman says it taste like ass. It's a fine line.

Oh goodness, it's hidden very well isn't it?

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Cab Cherry Man from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 158 ratings
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