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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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An immense, bold, black as night, american stout beauty; Cavatica is no dry Irish anything. Made in the tradition of terminator, except stronger, one sip and you will surely take notice of what you’re drinking. The name honors this brewer’s affinity with arachnia. Be forewarned, this beer will stain your clothes.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark black colour with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, dakr berries, dried raisin, cask wood, smoke, peat. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110804]

2.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
Cask at GBBF London august 2011. Black with a beige head. Coffee, chocolate, licorice aroma. Hoppy, grassy,licorice, chocolate flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10040) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2011
GraviCask (GBBF2011, Thursday)
Black, tan head - a real looker. Super rich bacony aroma, I love that in a stout. Sweet mashy body. Strangely there’s smoked fish in the retronasals, but it’s not out of place. Covers the alcohol very well. Very roasty finish, which carries more smoked fish - so it wasn’t an aberration.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14338) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours black with no head. Oily and roasted nose. Thick and fat liquorice. Sticky. Dry end. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of chocolate with alcohol and fruits like cherries. The taste of roasted malts with some chocolate, fruits and hints of alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet with bitter and alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (21811) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, wood and some chocolaty notes. Flavour is the same with some slight notes of vegetables and some mild roasted and toffeeish notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33792) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and breadish. Sweet caramelish, toffee and light breadish. Mostly sweet and dense caramelish finish - almost sticky.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Tap @ GBBF. Pours black with a small tanned head. Aroma is ashy, sour, smokey, sweetish and fruity. Velvety, sweet, fruity, malty, pungeant, caramel, coffee and perry flavor. Finishes balanced bitter and roasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black beer, beige head. Licorice and chocolate aroma, soot, cocoa, rather hoppy. Hoppy smoky flavor, grassy, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, tar notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2258) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. A black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee, some sweetness. Decent stout.


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