Fort George Bourbon Barrel Cavatica Stout
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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What could make our Cavatica Stout even better? Bourbon! We let our house stout sit in Four Roses Bourbon Barrels for several months. There in the dark, bourbon-enriched barrels, the beer soaked up as much bourbon quality as it could before we sent it off to the bright tank. With an up-front bourbon taste backed by our dark, malty stout, the Bourbon Barrel Cavatica is a deliciously potent brew that demands a taste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1457) - Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On draught at Roscoe’s, aged in Maker’s barrels. Love this stout even more with the added kick of barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1084) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Poured from tap to glass. Dark hue with creamy brown head that settled to a ring. Aroma is toffee, wood, vanilla, caramel, cola, coffee, ethanol. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with an astringent following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Squizzle (161) - Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On tap at Fort George and Hop &Grape. A lot to be said for environment for it tasted better at the brewery. A nice comfortable stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Tap at APEX, Portland - 06/11/12. Mid black with a thin tan head that soon clears. Nose comprises wood tones, chocolate, roast malt, bourbon and dark sweet sugars. Taste follows nose with more bourbon, wood, chocolate, molasses, leather. Medium to full in body with light carbonation leading to a boozey bourbon inspired finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Draught. Barrel is in the aroma. Rather like Wild Turkey Bourbon. Full bodied with much roast, some vanillin and cocoa and coffee. Full finish, I’m glad I tried this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sarah_james (1) - Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2012 does not count
I tried this beer as part of a Fort George stout flight at the Belmont-Station in Portland, Oregon. Smooth and velvety in flavor, with the bourbon kicking in during the finish. A solid stout, not smoky and no gimmicky flavors (other than the bourbon, but I don’t think that’s a gimmick!). Lovely beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at Apex with mcberko, pours a solid black with a red tint and a small creamy head. Aroma of bourbon, roast and chocolate. Flavour of bourbon, vanilla, roasty chocolate, licorice and nougat - like an alcoholic "double decker" chocolate bar. Palate is dominant on the bourbon, rich, roasty, and malty. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7475) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Apex in Portland, split with Matts_Property, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon and chalk. Flavour brings out the bourbon strongly, followed by vanilla and some booze. This is a bourbon bomb. Not much of the original stout left. Solid, but the bourbon is overburdening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8813) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Sample at the brewpub, part of Stout Month. Pours black with a thin off-white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and malt. Full, smooth body with flavors of oaky bourbon, dark malt and vanilla. Mild dark fruit notes as well. The finish is bourbon and malt with a dark fruit aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3349) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2009
On tap at Fort George, a cool place in the hometown of the Goonies. I normally do not like the barrel aged version of a beer less than the original, but that was the case here. Did not find the barrel aging to add much, and it wasn’t too pronounced in the flavor. A bit more fruitiness. Just ok for me.

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