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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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 (800) - 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...


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2188) - Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2016
16 oz can pours pitch black with a red hue when held up to the light. Tan head leaves a small layer of film on the top. Roasty nose, some chocolate. No glaring off-flavors, just a bit bland. Mouthfeel is a bit chalky. Doesn’t hide the alcohol very well. Pleasant enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6023) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of smoke, herbal hops and dark chocolate. Flavor similar, not very bog in bpdy, but easy to drink and a good smokey character that I like.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1963) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 12, 2016
Can thanks to Lectvay. Pours inky black with normal sized foamy tan head, roasted malt aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter burnt malt and coffee bean taste, faint alcohol undertones, medium bitter finish. Very well balanced for a high ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1180) - - SEP 28, 2015
16oz can. Rich roasted malt aroma with nice notes of dark chocolate and some coffee. Pours black as night with a thin light brown head with poor retention but decent lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt with a good dark chocolate sweetness as well as a good, chewy mouthfeel and full body. Finishes smooth with a tiny bit of coffee sneaking into the flavor at the very end. Excellent stout!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1561) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle to plastic :( Malt, bread, caramel. Light brown, light tan head. Malt, pepper, nuts, sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
runaway (76) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Chocolate roasty hint of cinnamon, tan head. hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Split 16 oz can.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (691) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Brewed in February 2015, 8.8% abv. Pours very dark, with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is rich and complex, with malts, coffee, and chocolate. A very nice brew, all in all. Thumbs up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (993) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
On tap at brewery. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium bodied, chocolate, smooth, bitter coffee. Nice stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2015
16 oz can. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is chocolate, hay, cinnamon stick and coffee. Medium body, a touch chalky, with a roasty tang. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, black coffee and grapefruit peel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1440) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 7, 2015
16oz can pours dark brown black with medium offwhite head. Nose is dark fruit, ash, charred cocoa, coffee, berry. Taste is thin bodied, big ashy charred dark chocolate, bitter roast, dark fruit. Finishes bitter with burnt coffee, baker’s chocolate, dark fruit. Doesn’t really meld for me.


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