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Cadillac Mountain Stout - Bar Harbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

671 Reviews
THE BROS
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world-class

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Reviews: 671
Hads: 1,150
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 247
Gots: 120 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002

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.
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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An easy drinking stout, but nothing spectacular. Medium to light mouthfeel, mildly creamy. Some grain and carefuly roasted so that not burned. Lightly chocolate. Nicely understated carbonation. More malted sweet than bitter, mild spice. Thanks Viggio for the fresh bottle from Maine. (283 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very dark brownish red in color and is nearly jet black. It poured with a finger high dense tan head that slowly faded away, eventually leaving wispy patterns of bubbles on the surface, a thick collar around the edge and lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate strong aromas of chocolate malts in the nose as well as some notes of coffee beans and hints of burnt malts.
T: The taste has flavors of chocolate malts and bittersweet chocolate along with hints of coffee beans.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. A bit of dryness is noticeable in the finish.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and goes down easily. It would make for a good selection if you want a really nice tasting stout but don’t want something that’s really heavy and needs to be slowly sipped. For this reason, it makes for a good stout to have during the summer. (954 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received as an extra in a trade with bmanning.

A: Pours black with a fairly-substantial brown head that eventually recedes into some decent lacing.

S: Lots of roasted coffee, malt, and chocolate. A few dark fruits make their way in alongside some faint hop presence, but the coffee/chocolate balance is what really makes this one shine.

T: Coffee and chocolate dominate again. The roasted characteristics of each blend together very well, creating the best-tasting American Stout that I have had the chance of having.

M: Quite creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation.

D: Very high. Fairly-low alcohol to complexity ratio, so this is definitely one I could sip all day. (677 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights and a modest tan head that laces nicely

Smell: Bittersweet chocolate, with hints of molasses, mocha and vanilla

Taste: Lots of bittersweet chocolate up front, with a developing citrus bitterness by mid-palate, which also offers hints of mocha and vanilla; after the swallow, the chocolate re-emerges and winds up dominating the citrus flavor

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability; Really nice; not often you come across a stout with this much flavor and this low an ABV

Thanks, mikeale, for the opportunity (600 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's crazy for me to finally have the opportunity to review this most illusive beer. Full of anticipation, I pop the top and here it goes!

The pour delivers a dark and valumptuous cascade into the chalice. The beer fills the glass with a dark brown and basically opaque appearance. A billowing brown foamstance rises to the top of the glass and finally settles into a one-inch topping. The session doesn't give any great marks on lacing or legging.

Strong aromas of roasty, toasty, smokiness with rich dark malts, subtle fruitiness and a candied scent that makes me think Hershey Kisses.

All that is confirmed in the taste. An equally strong flavor of smoked chocolate morsels take the foreground while toasty and mellow roastiness give the beer its definate Stout profile. Subtle fruits in buried deep in the background take on berries and apples, all of the bittersweet chocolate covered character. The sweetness of the beer begins to defy the Dry Stout indications found on the label, taking on a sweeter, creamier flavored Oatmeal Stout. All of these flavors take on a muc stronger taste and intensity than expected from a 7% beer.

Though very well malted and attenuated, this beer is heavy and sweet for a Dry Stout. But beers of this character and quality completely defy styles. Rich, creamy, and fully textured- the beer coats the mouth with a sweet, campfire chocolate roundness. Yet, the beer finishes creamy and dry with an evaporative quality that makes it remarkably easy to drink.

An incredible beer that is certainly worth the wait. Consistent brew throughout. Could be a serious American Stout if the hops made a greater impact. Could be an Oatmeal Stout. Could even be a Russian Imperial if heavier gravity.... better yet, leave the beer alone! Now, I just hope it's not six years before my next bottle! A complete joy to drink.

Thanks Adamdc (1,865 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Wickedpete: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice foamy head with good retention and some nice lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with some great black chocolate element. Taste is also dominated by some great roasted notes with some black chocolates notes with what appears to be some lactose. Full creamy body is probably one of the best that I have tasted in ages with a great level of carbonation for the style. I was really impressed by this one and definitely one of the best for this style. (528 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark cola brown, almost completely opaque, with a tan-colored head that retains nicely.

Smell: Coffee with cream. Cereal grains and milk chocolate. Mild but enjoyable.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sweet and creamy with light roasty bitterness. A huge chocolate flavor appears mid-sip and rides through to the finish. Smoke and earthy hops appear in the finish, though it's quite clean and mild overall. Body is about medium-to-full, fuller than average for the style, and incredibly smooth.

Drinkability: Delicious and quaffable, though it does get filling.

Notes: A big thanks to deltatauhobbit for this one. It definitely lived up to the hype for me; one of the better stouts I've had to date. (701 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"It is said, that at some times of the year, the sun touches the slopes of Cadillac Mountain before any other place in the United States."

-Acadia National Park website


The sun is, however, unable to penetrate the murky depths of Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout. Glossy sable with red-bronze highlights peeking through the bottom edge of the glass. The head is on the large side due to what appears to be, at the moment at least, a generous amount of carbonation. The loud 'pffft' should have been a tipoff, but I still had to give the cap a well-timed slurp to prevent overflow. The foam is toasted tan in color and is airier than I like on my stouts. It's the sort of unsticky head that is unlikely to leave much lace... and doesn't.

The nose is a good one. There's nothing here that's surprising or that really stands out, just a mouth-wateringly good American stout aroma. It smells of vanilla-laced bittersweet chocolate, like a thick, chewy brownie swimming in melted vanilla bean ice cream. No molasses, anise, smoke or any of the other scents commonly attributed to the Double or Imperial stout styles. It's simple, but in a good way.

There's more flavor complexity on the palate than aroma complexity in the nose. Either that or my tastebuds are more refined than my olfactory lobe. Unfortunately, it isn't the stoutest stout going (more on that below). It's still overwhelmingly chocolate-like. Coffee with cream elbows its way into the flavor profile as well and may even become 'numero uno' as the beer approaches room temperature. Vanilla is still present, but not abundantly so.

There's a near perfect mix of flavor sensations (sweet, bitter and sour). That will be a good thing for some and not such a good thing for others. Since I like balance in my (non-subtyped) stouts, I'm fine with it. As is usually the case, bitterness reigns late in the mouthful and after the swallow. I can't decide if the hoppiness is citric or floral. It's both really, probably favoring the former.

As I'd feared, the initially vigorous amount of carbonation hasn't settled down nearly enough. That, coupled with a body that is at least as much porter as it is stout, results in a mouthfeel that can only be described as disappointing. Breaking news: the bubbles are finally calming themselves and the body is firming up just enough by the time I enter the bottom half of the bottle to earn a tentative thumbs up.

Cadillac Mountain Stout isn't the world-beater that I expected, but it is a very good version of a 'just plain ol' stout, a style that is too often ignored. Assuming a little better quality control with regard to carbonation, I can see how it earned the accolades that are so proudly displayed on the label. I'd like to thank MuddyFeet for sending the bomber my way. (2,802 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Poured a deep dark brown, nearly opague with a nice tight tan head, very quick fade to a nice film with a good bit of lace. Lots of audible carbonation when poured was definatly noticeable.

S - Very nice robust caramel smell mixed with aromas of coffee and hints of roasted nuts and a touch of chocolate. Overall not bad.

M & T - First impression was really just the perfect carbonation, great frothy and fluffy mouthfeel and just all around benefit to the palate. Lots of caramel flavors and again a bit of a smoked hint at the back. Small flavors of roasted nuits, chocolate and hints at black coffee. Very nice, but the mouthfeel was absolutly pefect. Light, balanced, a drinkers stout.

D - Overall I would say excellent. The smoothest, easiest drinking stout I have ever had,, This was really a pleasure to drink I can certainly see why this is an award winner, perfect balance and drinkabilty. Really nice and a great brew. (942 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a nonic a deep dark brown with hints of ruby hue a large blooming mocha colore head atop that settles slowlty into a creamy-like mass.Deep bitter chocolate notes with a great floral aroma coming thru that was unexpected but very nice you dont see that much in the style but made for a pleasant suprise underlying coffee tones come thru as well.Light to medium bodied but oh so smooth it was gone before I knew it,quite dry but not bitter firm unsweetened chocolate and dark roast coffee tones intertwined with a hint of charred fruit that really lends itself to the drier aspects of the beer.Defifnetly one of the better dry stouts to come my way if not the best,just flavorful I will look forward to getting more of this. (734 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received as an extra at least 2 years ago. Sitting in cellar until now.
Thanks to whoever included it - you know who you are.

A: Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Black with a thin mocha head which fades to the rim leaving some splotches of lace.

N: Rich, dark chocolate, roasty grains along with some wood.

T: Roasted malts, dark chocolate with slight char. Mildly sweet and earthy. On warming the plum and raisin notes come out.

M: Full body and moderate carbonation. Slight bitterness on finish.

O: Decent and basic. Perhaps I should have had it sooner. (565 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to shellebrownies for sending me a few of these in our trade.

A: The pour is a dark brown color with a thin tan head and some noticeable carbonation.

S: The aroma is primarily of roasted malt with some nice notes of coffee, chocolate, and perhaps even some charcoal.

T: The roasted character really comes through in the flavor as well, along with some more coffee and a slight bitterness.

M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

D: This was a nice beer and one that I've wanted to try for quite some time. I'm lucky to have some more sitting at home. (623 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tumbler.

I'm doing this too often, but I can't for the life of me remember who sent me this beer. Whoever you are, let me know so I can give credit to whom it is due.

VDubb drinks faster than me. I can't wait for some of our future tastings (LZ Crew, what!)... This brew pours a dense onyx topped by a small outcropping of wan foam. The nose comprises large amounts of roasted malts, blackened pretzels, molasses, brown sugar, and a couple puffs o' smoke. The taste is very similar, with the roast kicked up a notch, some coffee and dark chocolate added, and the char upped a bit as well. The body is a very heavy medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a nearly chewy feel. Overall, a very nice stout, one i wish was actually available around these parts. (776 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with a finger of tan mocha colored head. Retains nicely into a creamy layer that leaves nice lacing and a brown, viscous coating down the sides of the glass. The aroma is roasty malts, chocolate sweetness, citrus tones, and a pleasant smelling hop bitterness in the back.

The taste is Wow! This thing is packed with flavor! A perfect blend of roasted malt bitterness and deep chocolate sweetness, zippy coffee notes, and a flush of citrus and hop bitterness in the backend. The mouthfeel has a full, creamy body that still retains a smooth feel for easy drinking.

This has to be one of the best tasting Stouts I've ever had. It's flavor profile just pops in the mouth and I can't believe how quaffable this was when I realized that it is almost 7%. Definitley try to seek out a bottle of this if you can. Top notch for the style! (906 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An opaque black body allows only a thin edge of mahogany to show at the base of the glass. It's topped by a foamy dark tan head that holds with great tenacity, keeping a thin but creamy head throughout the pint. Unfortunately, its lacing is not as good as it's retention and only spotty lace remains. The body is medium/full with a lightly gassy carbonation that softens to become much more creamy as it warms. The nose expresses a berry-like fruitiness, some bittersweet chocolate, soft sweet cocoa, and a light touch of roastiness; all of which are carried over and expounded on in a luxuriously rich and malty flavor that displays bitterness/fruitiness/toffee upfront, followed by bittersweet chocolate and cocoa (and even a touch of coconut) as it crosses the palate before it's firm bitterness and coffee-like roasty edge dry out the long finish. It's exceptionally well-balanced and keeps the palate in sway between the rich sweet malts and firm bitterness, never allowing either side to become cloying. Nicely done, highly enjoyable, and well worth seeking out. (1,068 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to both rheisler and TonyReaves for this gem, before it finally made it to MA. Now I finally got around to reviewing it.

A: Thick semi rich dark 1 finger head that slowly fades. The beer is pure flawless and lawless jet black color.

N: I could smell it clearly on the pour. Loaded with roasted malts, some coffee accompanying that. That follows with some black patent malt, dark rich malty aromas with hints of caramelization, caramel, and touch of creamy chocolate.

T: Starts with lots of roasted malt bitterness actually. Not super bitter or heavy, but a clear roasted charred earthy malt bitterness. WIth that is the roasted malt flavor, not as much as the nose. A definite charred flavor. Some sweetness with caramelization, caramel malts, and dark rich malts. Perhaps some oatmeal with lots of smooth luscious darkness. It's almost juicy. A touch of coffee with all that roast. Then comes more rich chocolate, and some creamy chocolate. The strong roasty malt flavor adds a touch of acidity and spiciness. Plus a hint of eathy hops.

M: Smooth and semi luscious, lower but decent carbonation.

F: Pretty dry, with just a touch of lingering sweet maltiness. With that is a long lingering roasted flavor, with a little more coffee and chocolate milk. Tons of bitterness and earthy charred malt flavors, with some tangy spicy acidic bitterness. Touch of sticky sweetness as well. With how drinkable it is and lower abv, I could put tons of these back no problem, the charred astringent earthy bitterness takes away from it a little. (1,544 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from purplehops courtesy of Birthday Club 2, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of chocolate, dark malts and a decent amount of hops for a stout.

T: The taste is very malty and creamy with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and faint touches of dark fruit and smokiness. There’s a decent hops presence for the style and I was a little surprised find what seemed to be a bit of an alcohol burn for a beer under 7.00% ABV. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling for a style that normally is, good kick, very good representation of style, I found this to be a very enjoyable beer even though I don’t usually get too excited about very many stouts. I could certainly knock back a couple of bombers of this beer on the right evening. (1,079 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Totally black with a very nice foamy head in the glass. Just a little golden brown around the edges. Nice lacing and a spritzy carbonation on the tongue. Medium body.

Seriously burnt flavors with an undertone of wine. Starts out hot and tart, but seems to have a deeper sourish note from the charred barley. Much richer than you would expect for the medium alcohol content. Suave but with a woody, grainy edge. Lots of malt in every shade with just a hint of sweetness.

A pleasant and powerfully flavored stout, but your taste buds will have to judge as to the world class potential. Quite drinkable, but very bitter and intense. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Monde Market in Philadelphia. (693 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I picked this up at Capone's in Norristown in late october '07 and just got around to pulling this out of the bottom drawer of the fridge where it has been stored since then. Poured at 45degrees from the 22oz bomber bottled at the original brewery into my Guinness tulip.

A - Extremely dark brown w/ a big 3 finger cap of tan. The lace is minimal and the bead is pin sized

S - A dry toasted and slightly burnt malt aroma. There is cocoa and sublte plum and blackberry w/ a tinge of sour w/ vanllia custard notes and subtle black pepper w/ fudge-like odors. The ale esters really give a nice mineral tinge under the char notes of the malt in the nose. The aroma is delightful w/ a mix of milk chocolate and biscuit w/ subtle herbal spice notes from the hops for good measure

M - Very rich and full on the tongue, creamy and toasty w/ gentle spice. There is a perfect amount of carbonation w/ an english mineral texture and mild sweetness w/ a hint of warming alcohol and a nice dry finish

T - Spectacular! The creamy vanilla and chocolate combo w/ a toastiness under the brisk pine spice of the hops is a masterful blend without letting any one flavor outdo the other. Rich, creamy, smooth subtle roasteed malt flavors w/ subtle yeasty fruitiness falls right in line w/ the mineral and spice notes. A major malt masterpiece here as the fullness is really noticed for an only 6.7% ale. This has the flavor of fine chocolate and does not fail to give some attention to the hops. Almost like a dessert to my taste, rich and 'chock' full of good dry stout flavors w/ a velvety edge.

D - Drinkability is top notch, I could sip this one for a few hours at least. The quaffability is high w/ a smoothness most can't come near. Very clean and represents the style so well. I would like to try the contract version for comparison, but the '95 platinum medal winner is very easy on the tastebuds and was downed too quickly. I would certainly like to enjoy this dark gem in the future - it went well with my sausage and potatoes (2,025 characters)

Photo of Jason
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Foamy multi-sized bubbles hold strong to form a rocky head, so stickage is seen also. Stout black in colour, what else would you expect.

Raw mineraly, steely, faint yeast, burnt raisin, woody charcoal and roasted grain aroma.

Viscous crispness though a full body and creamy mouth feel. Soft burnt grain and charcoal flavours burst upon the palate with woody and earthy tones. Big-layered sweetness that is not cloying in any way, more of a flowing and creamy residual dextrin sweetness. The roasted character gives off a brownie like flavour. Hints of mild black currant and burnt raisins come from the fruity character of the yeast. Speaking of yeast there is a fresh earthiness from this brew being bottle conditioned. Finishes sweet with mild roasted flavours that push on forever.

A saucy stout and a fat one at that, full flavoured and quite complex. A very exciting ale to sip and savour as you venture through the 22 ounces. (940 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is coming out of a 22 ounce bomber produced at the original brewery. Scores will reflect this beer.

Pours a pitch black with a thin tan head off a slightly cautious pour. Roasted malty and molasses nose. Flavor is just magnificent. So smooth. Mellow, but full of dark chocolate. Slight sweet tone. Mature roasted edge. Like I said: smooth. Feel is very smooth on liquid and the carbonation is a bit lower. A damn fine stout. Superb.

(review of same beer from new brewery to follow shortly)

Thanks to grandq for sharing his with me some time back and thanks to brewandbbq for the hookup with another bottle.

And here is the 12 ounce bottle from the new brewery.

Pours pitch black with a tan head. Nose is a bit bright and berry-ish. Flavor is thick, yes. Roasted and bright just like the nose is. I think I can see how the aging can make a difference. Though I'm imagining that this is for sure a modified recipe. Nice enough, but no mass of complexities. Feel is slick on liquid and low on carbonation. Overall I prefer the original version. The question is: is it an issue of aging the beer, or does this new recipe lack? Honestly I can't really say right now. 4s across the board on this one. (1,205 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this with umfskibum, cheers Josh!

Pours mahogany with 3+ fingers of mocha head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Roasty malt &chocolate, plus a slight iron scent

T: Chocolate, roasty malt, & some dryness up front. Coffee & dry cocoa powder, a touch of charred grain plus leafy hops dominate as this warms. Finishes dry & roasty

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation & good balance

Drinks pretty easy, not a great stout, but pretty damn solid. A bit baffled as to its high ratings, but I might be outta of sync on this one. Worth seeking out (550 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Served in a nonic, completely opaque dark brown-black, and no head whatsoever, aside from a tiny ringlet that petered out in a minute or so. Nose is full of roast: coffee, dark chocolate. More of the same in the taste, with dark malts, dark chocolate, and coffee roast dominate players, and maybe a touch of sweet dried fruits in the background. Slightly bitter in the finish. Medium body, pretty smooth, and decently drinkable overall, but nothing really distinctively amazing going on here. (530 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Believe it or not I found one of my white whales in Pittsburgh, at a Giant Eagle. I would have never thought a beer like this would show up at any grocery store...I've been looking for it for about 10 years now. Pours a pitch black color with a billowing tan toffee colored head, fine even lacing is packed in my imperial pint glass. Aroma has milk chocolate tones, mild coffee roast bitterness, and some dark roasted malts with a hint of soft oatmeal. Creamy, dark, herbal hops a few components that come together perfectly. Complex fruity notes arise as it warms, dark chocolate roasts, and hints of coffee beans add a nice roasted malt quality...again a bit subdued in today's age of chocolate, coffee, oatmeal stouts aged on maple syrup and oak barrels. This is no frills amazing stout, get some find it trade with me whatever it takes to get down with this caliber of straight forward God's honestly good beer out there. Flavor has a nice charred malt flavor going with depth and complexity of mild fruitiness and a touch of acidity. Mouthfeel is velvet smooth texture with even ample carbonation a great beeron the palate that lives up to all expectations. It think this was 11.99 a six pack in the Burgh, but it was well worth it I'm in love with this brewery especially this beer. (1,288 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Mild, but thick, beige head. No light passes through even at the edges. The color is nearly black.

Black patent malt presence with a soured milk aroma.

Here is a dry stout. Tastes very close to the traditional Guiness. Unlike the smell, there is no hint of milk to the beer. Very bitter from the black patent malt (and, perhaps, roasted unmalted barley). Burnt toast flavors. The only detraction is thinner body and high level of carbonation. Great aftertaste of black coffee and burnt sugar (still not sweet). (512 characters)

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Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.