Cavatica Stout | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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3.9/5
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304 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
Ranking:
#8,883
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
304
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
40
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Ratings: 304 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of Cwarwick812
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.09/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells strangely yeasty, with ash, smoke, coffee, and nuttiness.

Something is definitely not right with this one. It's strangely yeast, and the carbonation kind of dominates and thins the beer out. There's lots of roasty character, almost too much, as it becomes a dark sort of ashy smoke character. This gets decent reviews, but I just can't get behind it.

This is thin bodied, and not that drinkable, with a higher than expected level of carbonation.

I don't really love this one.

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Photo of chill-i-am
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JCBrewing
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque with a nice tan head. Head lingers with some sticking to sides of glass. Taste is sweet with just enough bitterness. I love stouts that leave me licking my lips to get the last bit of taste; Cavatica does that. Makes me want more.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gandres
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:03 PM
Can 16 ounce poured to tulip glass
Sight: Black big brown head that slowly disappears
Smell: Nose: not much aroma, malty drink:malty, nutty aroma
Taste: medium bitterness, some sweetness
Mouthfeel: very good, lively carbonation bringing a creamy sensation
Overall: very good beer ok to repeat, look for

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Photo of Rihup
2.19/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I know I sound like a beer snob but I’m very sensitive to when breweries add gypsum to beer. Both the beers I had were un enjoyable because of this

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of constantine_272
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a tulip glass. brewed on 1/25

A: Not much of a head just a mocha wisp. The body is a deep coal color.

S: Smells like burnt hops and a little like ink. There is some nice toasty malts there but there is a lot of hops lingering.

T: Lots of burnt malts and hoppy resinous. Nice light licorice faint a little bit of roasted burnt chocolate.

M: A little thin, almost no carbonation.

O: This an aggresively hoppy stout. I think it's quite good, if you want a sweet chocolatly beer this is not it. This beer drinks almost like a black IPA, but it's hops aren't as distinct.

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Photo of jhartley
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cavatica pours like a real stout... clean and pitch black with a rocky and foamy dark tan head. It sticks to the glass exceptionally from first sip to last drop.

It smells of burst toast, brown sugar, licorice, and charred wood.

The flavor follows in the best of ways. Sweet bread and burnt sugar perfectly complimented by toasted grain, coffee, and dark chocolate. There is a wonderful nuttiness to it that is perpetual.

Creamy, roasty, smooth, and rich feelings are finished with a perfectly bitter end. The alcohol is warm and present but totally appropriate.

This is an outstanding imperial stout without the frills of adjuncts. A real down and dirty stout. One you could drink regularly during the bitter cold months of winter and never get burned out on. A classic so to speak. Cheers!

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

Photo of Shortbox81
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours dark brown to black, looks a little thick and oily. Tan foam, so it looks like a proper stout.

Smells roasted, a little chocolate and coffee, sweet like molasses. Licorice.

It has a lot that I like and one thing I dont. Like the roast and breadiness, the bitterness is coffee like. Pretty good stout until the licorice shows up. I lIke licorice. But for some reason, licorice notes in a beer just don't seem right to my taste buds. The licorice isn't really strong, but now that I know it is there...I think it plays with my mind. This also tastes quite boozy for a 9 percent brew. And it is still sweet.

The alcohol is a little hot, there is a substantial and almost harsh bitterness, and for me the licorice adds a tingle along with the alcohol. It is sweet and sticky, lip-smacking.

Overall, like it don't love it.

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Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Body is the deep brown of fresh wood coals

Flavors are cherries, chocolate and days o work plug tobacco. The carbonation is medium light and quite smooth overall.

Very good.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark appearance with tan head that dedicates quickly. Nutty molasses aroma. Thaddeus is also a pleasant mild molasses without any alcohol aftertaste.

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger off white foamy head that dissipated prettt quickly. Light lacing was soapy around the glass. The smell had a really nice roasted coffee bean with a light smoky sweet vanilla. The taste was roasty, smooth creamy vanilla with bitter coffee. It came across really nice. On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy on the body. Sipper- definitely. The carbonation was there and good for the style and for me. But the roasty, smooth vanilla with coffee rolling across my tongue is really nice. Overall, this was a really good imperial stout.

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

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

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Cavatica Stout from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 304 ratings