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RATINGS: 124   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (799) - 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...


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (865) - 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 (3491) - 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 (1102) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1181) - New York, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Can, 05/02/2015. Thick black pour, thick medium tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, medium roast and coffee, vanilla sweetness. Taste is chocolate, roast blending with hop bitterness to balance some of the sweetness, some astringency with espresso in the finish. Medium full body, fairly smooth. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
WABeerFiend (304) - - APR 24, 2015
Poured from a 16 oz can into a large chalice on 01.27.15. A: Cocoa, chalk, and milk chocolate. A: 3 finger tan head that stays. Midnight black body. T: Cocoa dominates. Milk chocolate, slight roastiness on the back end, and slight vanilla are subtle. P: Creamy smooth with bubbles on the back end. Thin mouthfeel. O: This is a very subtle, easy drinking stout. The balance and the mouthfeel are the shining parts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2726) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Canned (8.8%) from Safeway. Pitch black in color upon pouring. Nose is fairly roasty with a bit of sweetness. Good roasty character up front. Leading into a bit of coffee flavors. Quite smooth and easy to drink. Mild hop character. Not the most flavorful impy around, but it is extremely easy to drink for its strength. A little warming as well. Maybe a touch of booze in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5360) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Can. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is chocolate and roast. Thin mouth, light roast, sweet chocolate, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (778) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2015
From can into snifter thanks 5000! Black with medium to small light brown head soapy residue left and some head around edges. Nose has a big hit of chocolate with cocoa, roasted malts. Very smooth body soft carbonation, medium dryness in the finish, some burnt sugar, slight bitterness. Finish becomes sweeter as the beer warms with a long finish of malted barley. Well rounded stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Thin chocolate nose, some dark fruit. Black, creamy tan head. Chocolate, berries, and long hop tracks. Medium-thin body. Creamy, smooth, with deep bittering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Sample @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Deep brown pour with a small head. Aroma’s fairly faint and nondescript. Some ash and cocoa. Taste of dark roasted coffee. Chocolate éclair sweetness. Ash. Medium body, moderate carbonation.


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