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Cavatica Stout - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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BA SCORE
87
very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-15-2007

The Latin root of Cavatica is cave, crevice, abyss or a dark place. Just like a stout should be.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 198 | Reviews: 54
Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allenson21
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewGoria
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zoober911
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LouZ
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black pour from draft with two fingers of mocha-colored head with staying power. Nice lacing as well. Solid but not overpowering aroma of coffee and chocolate with taste to match. Full bodied with perfect carbonation. A great drinking stout that does not come across as strong as it is.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThomasG
4.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

extremely flavorful, great looking, a personal favorite

Photo of Hoppyalein
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GilGarp
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can scared 9/26/2014. Served slightly chilled into an imperial pint glass.

Cavatica is a nearly black stout with thin tan colored head. It's head settles quickly and leaves little lacing beind.

Aroma is pleasantly roasty with a little milk chocolate and latte-like character.

Flavor is fairly neutral for a stout without all the intense hoppiness or booziness that many others display. Well rounded roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate all come together nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied and appropriately carbonated for the style. Balanced and very drinkable given how strong it is.

Overall an excellent straight up stout.

Photo of Harvest06
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpalestino
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Beardo
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Laklimell
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Cavatica Stout from Fort George Brewery + Public House
87 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.