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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Red Wax Dipped 2015 Vintage Bomber (9.9% ABV). Dark brownish black appearance with a healthy layer of mocha foam. Aroma is a mix of charred malt, burnt toffee, dark chocolate and toasted oak. Taste blends molasses, roasted malt and espresso with a bit of bourbon, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla bean. Moutfeel is thick and creamy with low carbonation and more char and bourbon in the finish. Overall, a nice enhancement over the base beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Poured a dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma was of light char, smoke, dark fruits and mild barrel. Flavor similar, lacking barrel, but a really nice Smokey chewy tobacco flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1375) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle. Colour...murky and basically black, with a thick tan head. Nose...oaky, boozy and teeming with dark chocolate, Tootsie Roll and notes of cold coffee. Palate...a bit thinner than I expected but the flavour profile has quite a range. The front of the palate is quite tight and hot with booze and oaky tannins. Midway through, the chocolate comes on and has quite a malty note as well. The back palate and finish are dry, tightly wound, and earthy with hints of cocoa powder and youthful Bourbon. This is one hot stout and, much like a dark red wine, it will need time in the cellar to show its true self.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2015
bought at Belmont Station .. shared with my new neighbor Jason .. black.. very mild foam . bourbon, tar, ink, charred wood, and light bourbon wood mouth is quite light .. char and light slats of whiskey after taste .. nothing intense or deep, but solid enough- did the job .. . . that tiny dog ate your hamburger..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Batch 288, 9.9% abv. Pours very dark brown, with a nice tan head. Aroma is richly of bourbon and sweet malts. Taste is sweet and smooth, notes of wood, whiskey and malts. A very nice BB imperial. Thumbs up!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1953) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Red wax-dipped bomber. Aroma is strong in bourbon; also, dark fruit, raisins, wood, brown sugar, vanilla. Pours opaque black with a thick tan head with great retention; laces a little. Taste is woody, a little tart, alcoholic, licorice, dark fruit. Body is a little thinner than expected. A little too woody and boozy for my tastes. Still, not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WABeerFiend (324) - - APR 27, 2015
9.9% ABV this year. Poured from a bomber into a chalice on 04.24.15. A: Cocoa, chalk, dark berry, and slight bourbon. A: 2 finger tan head that stays. Midnight black body with no red in the glass. T: Cocoa, milk, and milk chocolate dominate. Very light vanilla on the back end, dark berry, a slight barrel woodiness, and raisin are subtle. P: Creamy smooth. Thin mouthfeel, but fluffy. O: This is a very subtle BBA stout with soft notes. They drift up instead of being in your face. The beer grew on me as the bourbon flavor became stronger. I probably wouldn’t buy it again at the price ($15), though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle from Mongers. Pours a ruddy black color with a small beige head. A big sweet nose, vanilla and oak. Huge sweet bourbon, vanilla, toffee, burnt toffee, dark fruit, berries, chocolate. Hot bourbon. Light astringent oak and heavy whiskey. Damn good. This is aged in Willett barrels according to the bottle. Awesome beer.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SureFaust (10) - Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Came to me straight from the Taproom in Astoria. Deep dark body with a nice two finger tan head, notes of light wood, and coffee come to the nose. The body is perfect, not too heavy not too thin. Taste is of sweet vanilla and toffee notes. The light bourbon barrel taste lingers in the end drawing you back for more. The notes from the bottle were more appealing to me than the tap.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1295) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
An awesome bourbon barrel stout. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, cinnamon and some licorice. Taste is creamy, with some vanilla and cocoa. The bourbon comes in at the finish. The stout and bourbon are a bit separate, not integrated like some other examples. Paired with a lamb burger, the beer is smoothed out, with a bit more bourbon coming out.


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