Cavatica Stout | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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281 Ratings
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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:
281
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 281 |  Reviews: 74
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 snohojimbo
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fizzician
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opaque black with light brown to creamy head, some lacing. Mild chocolatey aroma. Fairly light body for a stout, with nice chocolate and bread flavors, some sourness, and a hint of coffee. Very nice, if not particularly memorable.

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Photo of jcole524
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of rarigney
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can from ABV.

Jet black with a dense, dark brown head, this looks great. The nose opens with a blend of hops (pine, earth, a little mint) and a strong imperial stout base - dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, a little licorice, some cream, a hint of molasses. Well-rounded, there's a touch of fruit as well. The palate opens with a pleasant bitterness, earthy and herbal with a touch of pine. This is followed by flavors of mildly sweetened dark chocolate, cream, a little bit of Vietnamese coffee. A definite licorice note is present. Creamy and bittersweet on the finish, this beer is medium in body and softly carbonated yielding a soft and supple beer. Quite excellent.

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Photo of stevoj
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at PreFunk. An extra dose of hops almost takes this into black IPA territory. Smooth and slick, slippery, oily. Small been he head, aroma is mostly roast grains and burnt toast. Taste kicks in with some hops bite, more roastiness.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can shared at August THT. Very dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Notes of roasted malts, dark cherries, chocolate. Medium body, low carbonation and a roasty bitter finish.

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Photo of BenHesk12
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Huge thick foamy head and very dark body. Mild barley stout aroma. Body as thick as a milkshake and the flavor matches the aroma here. Simple and enjoyable, $3 bucks for a 16oz can and good beer to cozy up with during the darker times of the year.

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Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncherf
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattinHouston
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good tasting coffee like / imperial stout brew. Not sure why they don't offer it outside the NW US. They really should. Tasty and in the imperial stout class a 4/5 which I think deserves to be tried. Got it on vacation in Portland OR but sad I can't get it once a week back home. Very thick dark syrupy almost but yet pleasant to the coffee lovers that also love beer.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark color, compelling.
Nose is ok, to type, roasted malt.
Flavor is interesting but not great, hints of sweetness with hoppy bitterness that's rather unusual for a stout.
Mouthfeel is pretty good, not over carbonated.
Finish is OK, but not my thing.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elvisdoc
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, hint of oatmeal, slight pine, hint of alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight bitterness. Tastes of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, hint of oatmeal, slight pine, hint of alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, body, and complexity.

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

Photo of Braz
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Beergarden in Eugene Oregon.
Opaque black body with a good tan head that leaves some patterned sticky lacing.
More bitter than sweet. Hints of espresso, bitter chocolate, and burnt sugar.

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Photo of kkarimi
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Cavatica Stout from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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