Review: Cavatica Stout, Fort George Brewery


Cavatica Stout

Stats:
  • Style:  Stout
  • Bitterness:  Not specified
  • ABV:  8.8%
  • Malts:  Organic 2-Row malted barley, Munich Malt, Black Barley
  • Hops:  Cascade
  • Sampled:  16 oz. can

Description:  "An immense, bold, black as night, American stout beauty; Cavatica is no dry Irish anything, one sip and you’ll 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. This is Fort George’s house stout that has gained a reputation for being mighty and contagious among the locals." — Fort George Brewery


Random thoughts:  Cavatica Stout is named after Charlotte A. Cavatica, heroine from the childrens' classic Charlotte's Web. Like the book, this beer is also educational. The can features images and descriptions of five beer loving spiders. I’m drinking this as part of my series on Fort George's 16 oz. canned beers. I’ve been waiting for some cold, rainy weather to drink this beer. It’s late October and that time has arrived! 

The tasting:  Near black in color with a tan head that dissipates very slowly leaving nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted and smoky malt, molasses, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, vanilla, and bittersweet chocolate. The 8.8% alcohol, while not hot,  is definitely noticeable on the first sip. However, as I worked my way through all 16 ounces, it seemed to mellow considerably. Funny how that works! Hop bitterness is light. Cavatica Stout is medium bodied,  moderately carbonated, and has a creamy mouth feel. It finishes with roasted malt and warming alcohol. 

Rating:  4 star.  Really good!  I want this again!  Stouts are great beers for fall and winter. At about $3  for a 16 oz. can, Cavatica Stout is a value!  Pick one of these up, and keep yourself warm during the cold, dreary months to come.

Have you tasted Fort George's Cavatica Stout?  What's your favorite Fort George beer?


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