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Cadillac Mountain Stout - Bar Harbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,035 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,035
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 205
Gots: 93 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Bar Harbor Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied stout with focused chocolate flavors and plenty of hops and malt, Cadillac Mtn. Stout was selected World Champion Dry Stout 1995 and the best hard-to-find beer in America by Men’s Journal.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Mikeluzzjr, Yesterday at 03:45 PM
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, VT.

Pours an incredibly dark black, with a very small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like chocolate, some dry smoke, really dry roasted malt, and a bit of espresso beans.

The taste is similar. This goes down really easy, big dark bitter chocolate flavors, with some additional dry ashy smoke flavors, very strongly roasted malt, and espresso-like bitterness. As it warms up, near the end of the glass, there's this kind of inexplicable aroma and taste of soy sauce. It's not too off-putting.

The mouthfeel on this one is great, creamy, slightly fluffy, and dry. The body is of medium thickness, with a moderate amount of carbonation..

I've been looking for this one for a while, a personal white whale for me. It's not really rare at all, so I guess I could say it's more like my white porpoise or something.

GreesyFizeek, Friday at 09:57 PM
Photo of CraftFan5
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

CraftFan5, Friday at 09:43 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

bszern, Thursday at 11:51 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Jofroi, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Dave_Treat, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Tarps68, Sep 05, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%

DonBowman, Sep 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

wshinevar, Sep 03, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -7.1%

brianmandell, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dwoolley1, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

GFD400, Aug 23, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -9.5%

frosted33, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of argock
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into an oversized wineglass. No freshness date. Purchased at Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT).

A: Black with a short cap of light beige head which leaves no lacing. (3.5)

S: Huge chocolate and coffee aromas greet with some prune and fig dark fruit capped with a nice roasted malt character. Inviting to say the least. (4.25)

T: Comes off as sweet but has a rounded flavor that balances the roast, coffee, chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit notes beautifully. The chocolate notes span from milk chocolate (mostly in the nose) to dark chocolate (enhanced by the roastiness that grows in this beer) and are the most powerful. Espresso hits next and adds to the bittersweet impression of this beer. The medium caramel is leveled with the prune and sweet fig dark fruit flavors. The roast component comes in last and increases with warming to provide yet another impression of bitterness to counter the sweet fruit and caramel notes. No ashy or acrid flavors and bitterness is medium. (4.5)

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit too much carbonation, which leaves a more roasted, bitter impression, more than it needs to be. After off-gassing, the feel is creamier and smoother. (3.75)

O: I have been looking or this beer since the yellow narrow Ratebeer ticker book came out years ago, and this beer certainly exceeded my expectations -- I can see how it might be considered an "imperial" dry stout -- it packs a ton of aroma and flavor into a 6.7% beer. Unique in execution and worth looking for.

argock, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

WoostaBia, Aug 19, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -4.5%

1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

It is a black pour. There is not a lot of head, maybe an inch of chocolate milk colored foam that dissipates rather quickly.

Rich chocolate aromas emanate from the glass along with roasted malt.

The taste is also loaded with chocolate, but the dry finish quickly whisks it from my palate. I am left with a roasted nut aftertaste.

It has a fairly full mouthfeel.

This is a very enjoyable dry stout. The chocolate is the key to this one. The roasted nut finish is a nice follow.

buschbeer, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

clay23, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

chippo33, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Fettpopps, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

MaximumYuks, Aug 12, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +1%

prokopt2, Aug 12, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Stout! Pours black as thick coffee with a dark tan head. Smells of coffee and burnt toast.
Similar flavors of char and chocolate in the malt, but has some assertive hops to balance. Thick mouthfeel but not cloying. Leaves the palate when asked to move on. One is enough, but a nice beer overall.

TAMU99, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

tkdchampxi, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Kramerbarthomer, Aug 04, 2014
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Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,035 ratings.