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Cavatica Stout - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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BA SCORE
87
very good

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a tallboy can into a nonic pint glass. 9/29/14 canning date.

A- Exceptional looking beer. Massive foamy, chewy and sudsy head with a color like the interior of a malt ball. With the pitch black body, there's the exterior to the aforementioned malt ball. 4.75

S- Chocolate, vanilla, toffee and faded tropical hop aroma. Heavy doses of dark malt and hops give this aroma I associate with Cascadian Dark Ale/Black IPAs. It's nice but more heavy on hops than I'd expect from a stout. 4

T- Bitter dark chocolate and abundant hop flavor. The hops are diverse, adding citrus, pine and resinous spice. There are light notes of caramel but really, I don't find the flavors here as true to a stout as they are to what one would expect from a Cascadian. 3.5

M- Again, the mouthfeel is more IPA-like due to a lighter than expected body, thinner feel and a bit of bubbly carbonation that accentuates the spice of the hops. 3.5

As stouts go, this doesn't hit the spot for me. As a Black IPA, this is a decent version. But it seems this beer is confused as to what it's supposed to be. I can't imagine how it would be fresher, as it seems to me it would only be heavier on the hops and more CDA-like. Hmm... Anyway, still good enough to enjoy and it drinks pleasantly enough for a nearly 9% beer.

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3.3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Now this is a solid drinking man's or woman's stout and it pours as black as the night. Robust flavor that hits the palette just right, its evident this beer is made with quality ingredients and I'm a fan. This stout doesn't try and dazzle you with exotic flavors or powerful chocolates or coffees, it is an extremely well-balanced, full bodied stout that wants to come right at you and I really like that. I had a 16 ounce can that had a bit more carbonation than I like which leads to a finish thats not quite as smooth as I would prefer, but that's about the only knock I have on it. At 8.8% ABV this brew can definitely sneak up on you if you aren't careful. Fort George Brewery in Oregon got it right with this beer. I have had this beer a number of times and needless to say I'll be drinking it again in the future. If you are a classic stout fan you should enjoy this beer.

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Cold 16oz can into tulip

Appearance - A pour through light reveals a deep, dark brown with a bit of clarity: otherwise, black as night in the glass. About 1 finger tan head recedes fast, but a persistent foam cap leaves lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Dark, toasty and roasty malts, earthy and a bit of sweet cocoa, slightly vinous and fruity

Feel/Taste - Really creamy and smooth fully body, carb is light and gentle on the palate. Up front, lots of smooth, roasty bittersweet chocolate maltiness and a bit of charred grain coat the tongue. A complex tinge of estery, vinous, sweet dark fruits and grassy/citrus hops reveals itself towards the finish, then finally finishes off-dry with roasty but light lingering bitterness, a faint alcohol warmth in the throat.

Overall - Stouts aren't a favorite of mine, but I know enough to know this is a damn good one. Big, complex, roasty flavors coat the tongue... This brew begs to be sipped and savored. It's a stout sure to please any stout lover.

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Opaque black body with an off white head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring around the glass. The smell is of roast and coffee. Background bitter chocolate and faint sweetness. The taste is like how it smells. Light roast, coffee, background bitter chocolate, and sweetness. The sweetness is dominant. This stout is smooth all-around and the mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is medium-light, and everything blends well together. With this amount of roast, I would expect a bitter aftertaste.

This is a solid stout.

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Cavatica Stout from Fort George Brewery + Public House
87 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.