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Cavatica Stout - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Cavatica StoutCavatica Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Latin root of Cavatica is cave, crevice, abyss or a dark place. Just like a stout should be.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-15-2007)
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caninedevotion

Oregon

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-30-2011 20:36:10 | More by caninedevotion
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SlakkJaw

Washington

5/5  rDev +29.9%

10-20-2012 22:18:01 | More by SlakkJaw
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

11-24-2013 06:44:24 | More by Sir_Goatman
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NWer

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured very dark with abundant chocolate foam. Chocolate notes up front aroma and taste. Wow factor kicked in. Enjoyable. Very tasty. To be savored.
Only picked up one can when I picked up some Vortex on impulse. Will definitely fill my stash next time I visit Oregon. Haven't seen it around here anywhere.
A shame. This beer is begging to get out more.

Serving type: can

03-08-2012 21:25:37 | More by NWer
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-10-2013 20:01:42 | More by jason_nwx
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jeffeljefe

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-23-2013 04:00:19 | More by jeffeljefe
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bernat1971

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-15-2013 06:54:00 | More by bernat1971
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-19-2012 00:10:28 | More by gleemonger
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Holy_Hop_Head

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-17-2012 16:02:21 | More by Holy_Hop_Head
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ImperialStout

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-09-2014 01:50:16 | More by ImperialStout
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-12-2013 22:00:06 | More by bbeane
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NOLTERN

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer both on tap and in a can. This time is the latter. I pour it from the can into an imperial pint style glass.

The appearance is outstanding. This is a deep, dark black colour with a toffee hued tan head. The head dissipates slowly and leaves a beautiful consistant ring throughout the experience.

The smell is layered and complex. I am struck with decadent chocolate, roasted malt and floral cascade hops. The taste is even greater than the smell sensory-wise, as the chocolate descends deeper and darker; the roast is more prevalent and I also detect fruit notes as well. The mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, rich and silky, and the alcohol is warm and almost entirely undetected until the glass remains half full. At this point, I am compelled to reach for the second can, for the night remains young.

Overall, this Imperial Stout is a beautiful representation of the style, and I have enjoyed it thoroughly. Bravo Fort George, Bravo.

Serving type: can

11-22-2013 05:44:54 | More by NOLTERN
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Impfan

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice black body with off-white head, creamy, roasty, hoppy, coffee-ish, and a nice balance of chocolate with a nice dry (but not overly so) finish. Not as austere as Old Rasputin, and firmer in character than Ten Fidy, it's just unpretentious and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 19:25:24 | More by Impfan
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brought this back to Denver from my trek to Oregon/Washington. Kept it about 2 months before cracking it open

Darn! Great looking beer. Perfect! Dark dark reddish brown, almost black. Somewhat hazy, if you can make it out. Looks rich. Beautiful tan, creamy, rocky head. Nice lacing. Don't get much better, my friend

Aroma is great, too. Coffee, mocha, chocolate, chocolate milk. Some faint hints of sweet fruits

Great tasting beer. Nothing over the top, but it's close. Smooth chocolate and caramel coffee blended together. Hints of roastiness and toast. Dark fruit sweetness, but it's not much. Not as dry and tannin-y as a lot of Imp Stouts, but this makes it easy drinking. And that can be a good or bad thing.
For 8%, this is very drinkable. Great beer.

Serving type: can

10-06-2012 19:30:05 | More by Mebuzzard
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can (dated 12/02 on the bottom), cracked & glugged to a teardrop glass, pre- and post-dinner.

Interesting label, ominously black and full of taxonomic facts regarding different forms of 'Cavatica' (spiders)... including the rare 'Cavaticus astorius' and 'Cavatica fortus Georgium'. A good couple minutes of reading here.

A: Black, pure black. Well, almost. Held to light, you get a lighter version of ebony. Each pour greets you with a healthy finger of tawny head, a little fizzy and slow to die. Lace is in speckles and fractured ribbons.

S: A dark chocolate nose, with a strange vanilla/caramel. An intoxicating cocoa powder, sort of musty and rooty, even a bit metallic and meaty-sweet, but altogether intriguing.

T: Lots of dark cocoa and a grainy/burnt finish.Coffee grounds and crushed spices that dance on the tongue, play nicely. Mint and vanilla, tangy wood and muddy fruit. Ashy bitterness, too. Licorice and fennel hints are a little odd, but are sordidly delicious. For my palate, this is a near-perfect stout - never one I can quite grasp, changing from sip to sip.

M: Creamy feel, medium/heavy body. About as velvety as I can recall any recent Imperial Stout. A thinly veiled mouthfeel that progressively coats; smooth is an understatement. A bit of dryness and brassiness in the finish, but i like those things in a stout.

O: OK, I don't just like this beer, I LOVE it. Take your OB Ten Fidy and shove it, because THIS is my lead beer for canned imperial stouts. Hell, it's among the best imperial stouts I've had, regardless of presentation, barrel-aging, whatever, as far as 'drinkability'. Every time I go to the grocery I want to pick up a single or two of this (reasonably priced at $2.99 for 16 oz)... and frequently I do. Oh so worthy.

Serving type: can

01-10-2012 01:26:13 | More by msubulldog25
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Utah

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Cavatica Stout from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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