Cavatica Stout | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House
Oregon, United States
fortgeorgebrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

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.

Added by RedDiamond on 07-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
282
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.8/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Brittian
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ThomasG
4.72/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

extremely flavorful, great looking, a personal favorite

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Photo of NWer
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

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4.56/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ckornmannn
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a can , many times. Never had a bad one. Dense black color . Molasses, tobacco on the nose. Taste follows, but we'll hopped. Not many imperial stouts are this good. It's a favorite of mine.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NOLTERN
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fort George Cavatica Stout, 8.8% abv

A: dark with a bit of off white head that completely vanishes after a while
S: malty, maybe I’m imagining a coffee aspect
T: caramelly sweet dark malt, vanilla, alcohol.
M: silky, creamy, with almost tannin like after feeling on the tongue
O: a very sugary sweet and highly alcoholic stout that is good for drinking slowly on this way too hot day.

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4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cavatica Stout from Fort George Brewery + Public House
3.9 out of 5 based on 282 ratings.
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