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Cavatica Stout | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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3.91/5
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293 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:
#7,445
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
293
pDev:
10.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Lingenbrau
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
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 +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeRose
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
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 +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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 -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brittian
4.74/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of snohojimbo
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fizzician
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckornmannn
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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 +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -7.2%
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 -4.1%
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%
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 -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncherf
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cavatica Stout from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 293 ratings
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