Cavatica Stout - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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86
very good

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Reviews: 56
Hads: 217
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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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.
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Photo of CaptainTripps
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a growler.

A: I wouldn't call it black but maybe a very dark brown. Can see reddish-dark brown hues on the edges. The pour came with about half a fingers worth of "soft" mocha head. Good amounts of lacing down the glass.

S: Slight roastedness to it, with hints of semi-sweet dark chocolate. Slight bitterness coming off paired with some alcohol.

T: One mellow beer. No flavor is really peeking out and hitting you. Everything flows very nicely together bringing together one complex brew. Roasted malts with maybe a hop bitterness on the back end. Dark chocolate and alcohol.

M: Almost milk chocolate, but I was hoping for it to be maybe a little bit more "thicker." Alcohol could tone down a little bit as well.

O: Great mellow beer for a rainy day in Oregon. Will be coming back to it. Can't beat 64oz for 10 bucks. (839 characters)

Photo of czechsaaz
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I also had a pint at the brewery and decided to take some home.

Mildly roasty aroma with lots of fruity yeast character. Hops aren't really there which is all right for stout.

Deep black with no light getting through when held up to a bulb. Started out with a half inch layer of nice milk chocolate colored foam but faded to just a small ring around the glass. (The pint at the brewery had a long lasting solid head.)

Big chocolate taste. Sweet malt and roast chocolate malt combineto make a nice flavor profile with just enough bittering hops so it isn't sugary. It could maybe stand somemore drying from roast malt or hops but it's a good drinking sweet stout.

Full bodied with light creamy carb that reminds meof cask or nitro pour.

REally a nice beer. Easy drinking for a beer this big. Deceptively "sessionable." (823 characters)

Photo of Docer
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had just a sampler of this on-tap at the brewpub yesterday in Astoria.. served in a snifter (to a friend).

- Rich dark complex brew... fuzzy mocha head.. lots of lacing..

- Grains, oats, sweet with light chocolate... bitterness.... earthy.. and more oats.

- Rich and smooth oats, grains, barley, chocolate malts... it's all there and in perfect harmony. The way a stout should be. Bitterness from hops without adding too much citrus or floral notes. Big fan of stouts that don't do that like this one. True Irish style.

- Slightly chalky, but surprisingly medium bodied and smooth. Just a bit chewy and dry.

- Overall this is a killer stout, and one that I will certainly have to get a bigger glass of when I go there. (723 characters)

Photo of olmatty
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-Pours a cloudy, brown, black beer with excellent lacing and a two finger tan head with reasonable retention.

Smell- Sweet roasted malts, some hop biterness and yeast.

Taste- Roasty malts, immediately followed by building sweetness of molasses. The base pale malt plays a huge role here. Notes of espresso coffee and some cocoa, even a touch of dried dark fruits. Very complex and unique.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied, moderately carbonated with a great aftertaste.

Drinkability- Full bodied and delicious. Not heavy for the style and therefore very drinkable. Very surprising that the ABV is nearly nine percent. (634 characters)

Photo of cjhofelt
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Because they serve their beers in canning jars which they fill to the lip, there's not any room for the head. Appearance suffers because of that. Otherwise, it's a common enough looking stout.

The smell was good, malty with a whiff of alcohol as the beer warms.

Very tasty. Malty sweetness with some raisin notes. A bit of warm alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel wasn't either too thin or too syrupy. Pretty creamy.

This is a pretty drinkable stout. You probably shouldn't drink too much if you plan on driving, though (528 characters)

Photo of RedDiamond
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My server suggested this stout ranged upwards of 8% ABV. That seemed unlikely to my tastes, but Cavatica is certainly a hearty brew. It is opaque with a gentle roasted aroma and a taste that touches upon roasted barley, molasses, and a rooted woodiness akin to ginseng. It ultimately tips to the sweet side though I wouldn’t guess it’s a milk stout.

Apparently the name refers to a deep, dark place such as an abyss. It’s also Charlotte’s last name from Charlotte’s Web. Either way, the suggested reference to darkness compliments the beer, which achieves vigor, balance and a healthy show of lace. Try it with the oysters poboy. (639 characters)

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Cavatica Stout from Fort George Brewery + Public House
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.