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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


KajII's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012
16oz Can. The pour was a muddy pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) khaki colored rocky head that slowly receded, down to a thin film with a medium collar and produced good sticky streaky lacing. The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt, pine hops and a leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and possessed a moderate alcohol odor. The taste was quite roasty and rather malty with a bold bitter chocolate presence early on, becoming quite a bit hoppier with a nice roasted coffee note and a bit of alcohol towards the finish. The flavor lingered for a very long time proceeding the swallow, with a bitter hoppy taste left behind to settle in on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was full in body with a dry, creamy texture and a mild carbonation. Overall this was a nice hoppy Stout that had a nice thick creaminess to it. This is definitely a brew that a hophead would truly enjoy, in fact it’s kind of like (but not) a thick Black IPA...


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lizardking3 (57) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a beautiful black, with creamy brown head. Smells boozy and of roasted chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is creamy and taste is good, but a little too boozy.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Frahmo (267) - Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014
pitch black pour with a brown head from the can. This thing was awful, super bitter with a thick cloying flavor I couldn’t place. Never again on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (603) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Can - pours pitch black with thick tan head. Nose of strong coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is of intense dark chocolate, covered in chocolate, sprinkled with roasted espresso beans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
Dark brown/black with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, and taste is the same, with a bitter chocolate edge. $3/16oz can

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (122) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Can from 99 bottles. Pours black. Scent its chocolate and black cherry. Taste is hoppy, dark chocolate. Kind of sweet after. Good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
pours black with a small tan head that goes away quickly, and good lacing. smell is faint, cocoa and malt. taste is of chocolate, malt, and some coffee. ends thick.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1687) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
16 oz can. Pours black with full tan head. Aromas of dry black coffee, vanilla, and heavily roasted malts. Flavors are similar. Dry, alcohol finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
napdynmite (54) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
The can is funny but that’s pretty much where my fondness ends. It’s heavily overcarbonated and despite my best efforts filled the glass with foam. Flavors are leather, cough drops, woody, licorice. Alcohol-heavy almost to the point of medicinal. Can’t say I’ll seek it out.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Can. This one was overly carbonated for me, as the tan head that poured out took up 2/3 of the glass, and I had to suck it down to keep from spilling. Nose is very roasty and dry, and reminds me a lot of a dry stout. Taste is very dark and quite bitter, with some of the roasting coming through as well. Very dark and a little overwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2182) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
12/16/2013. From can. Pours black with a tan head. Nice lacing. Aromas are dark roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate. Not as bitter or robust as other stouts, but good balance. Nice stout.


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