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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Canned and at 8.8%: A black and foamy number. The nose is plum and molasses with a hint of sherry vinousness. In the mouth it is puffy, strong and not a little smoky. It definitely has a smoked ham edge to it, even down to a tinge of metal. It’s good and heady. Not overly complex but still definitely a sipper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11612) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of licorice, ink and fruit with a touch of bouron. Sweetish and slightly fruity flavour with lots of hard roasted character of ink, ash and charcoal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4th August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Opaque black beer, tan head. Surprisingly light palate, semi dry. Rich dark malt but not roasty or bitter. Licorice well balanced with the dark malt. Some fruit underneath - subtle. Dry finish with a touch of coffee. Tasty and drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13535) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 3. Pours rich brown with a bubbly, beige head. Fantastic. Rich mocha character. Thick chocolate in the flavor. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Mild warming finish. Slight boozy oak, mocha, dry roasted malts. Super.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38082) - 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 (2708) - 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 (10259) - 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 (14486) - 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 (22073) - 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.


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