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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (830) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2012
pours black like oil, thin tan head. Aroma is lots of juicy orange/floral notes from hops, lighter dry oat and burnt notes. Syrupy, medium-thick body, smooth. moderate, even toasted oats and burnt coffee with a heavy hand of hops and nice moderate-to-heavy clean bitterness. Yummy, decent warm, still not a heavy drinker, probably better cooled to fridge temp.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Roast and bitter chocolate nose as well as solid cascade happiness. Nice aroma. Pours dark brown almost black. Thin head. Roasty dry light underlying chocolate sweetness. Nice c hop presence throughout. Lingering roast and hop. Almost black ipa-ish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color. Roasty and aged aroma with leather and soya sauce. Flavors of grassy roasty malts, raisins, nuts, leather and alderwood smoke. Full body. A lot going on in this beer, perhaps in expense of clarity of the flavor profile.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1938) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2012
16 oz can from Lifesource S.Salem. $2.99 Black,black as can be beer with a very nice tan head..big and frothy. Roasty,toasty malts,some demerara rum,dark chocolate nice aromas Toasty,fruity ,creamy ,rum laden stout,sweet candy sugar intertwines..slight resiny hop at the end. Nice thick satiny palate on this one Nice staout on the verge of Imperial territory

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1559) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Shared by motortoddhead. Deep brown, almost black with off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, toasted malt, vanilla and licorice. Flavor starts with caramel and brown sugar with licorice and vanilla and ends with an ultra-smooth dry roast. Thinner on the palate, but very drinkable. Mild residual roast. Unique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (981) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Can served in a snifter. 8.8% ABV. Dense dark brown in color with a short tan head. Good retention and lacing. Roasty, earth/peat, coffee aroma with some sweetness. Mid sweet flavor. Medium-full body, good carbonation, st-thicky texture, and sweet roasty dry finish. I don’t get Terminator... I do likey.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1751) - 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 (11260) - 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 (15844) - , 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 (11649) - 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.


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