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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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 59
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtreid
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber, poured into my CCB tulip.

A: Dark brown, pretty much opaque. the pour created a nice finger and a half of tan head that faded and left spotty lace.

A: Very complex aroma consisting of cherrys, oak, red wine, and chocolate. The hop charctaristics are almost non existant. But the the sourness will be prevelant in the taste.

T: Sour cherries mixed with chocolate. I get a nice blend of the oak barrels and the sweet chocolate. Notes of vanilla, caramel, and more dried fruit with a distinct lactic sourness. Finishes dry, sour, and slightly sweet.

M: Full body, perfect amount of carbonation.

O: This is one fantastic brew. I ususally am not one for dark sours, but I will make an exception in this case. The sweet sourness is a pleasure, and the base porter is something I could have many of on it's own. Well worth seeking out. Skal.

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Photo of beveritt
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a wine glass. How cool is it to sit at home and pour Brad's beers from a bottle? Label is the barrel-aged one from recent bottling. Jackie O's written at top with two barrels flanked by leaves underneath. Bottled 11/22/2009. Bottle 98/156. I don't know a lot about this one, but it is listed as "Barrel Aged Cabernet Cherryman" on the website. No description.

Appearance: Pours with minimal head,just some flecks of light tan foam. This settles quickly, leaving what looks like a dark glass of wine. Medium brown in color with strong tint of red.

Smell: Strong sour cherry overtones with hints of dark candy sugar.

Taste: Nice, pleasant tartness upfront, followed by sour cherries and a slight sweetness in the middle. Slight vinous quality, though faint enough that I might just be influenced by the description. Finishes dry and mouth puckering.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level, good level to deliver the tartness without being too biting. Body is good.

Drinkability: Still learning about thee world of sours, but so far I have liked the sour level of beers I find at Jackie O's. Enough to be interesting and compliment the fruit flavors without tearing up my mouth or stomach. I would definitely have this one again, but with the number so f beers Brad is making, i seldom seem to get the same thing twice when I am down there.

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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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of brew3crew
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at jackie o's

A-brown with a little marron head around it.
S-basically get wine and that's about it
T-very sour and tastes more like a wine than a beer
M-medium body, sweet and smooth
O-pretty good. Can really taste the rare. Another winner from this great brewery

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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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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 Lunch
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Mr. Jackie O himself, Thorpe429.

Bottle 354 of 384 from 2011.

I've never been terribly impressed by Jackie O's, but this is a pretty nice beer. Poured into a Jester King snifter. A very dark brown/red with a tuft of an off-white head. A bit murky.

Smell is almost wine like with a dose of oak. Dark fruit with some tartness from cherries I would think. Taste a little sour, but not as much as I thought it would be. A little bit of tartness in the finish which is nice. I'm not sure what it is about this brewery, but their beers are just so goddamn thin. Carbonation is fine.

Pretty decent beer that I would try again.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DoctorDog
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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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