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Cadillac Mountain Stout - Bar Harbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,005 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,005
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 197
Gots: 85 | FT: 7
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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illpass78

Maine

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a near-black with very minimal tan head. No lacing. Looks dense.

Aroma: Smells of black coffee, toasted nuts, some dark fruits, raisins, and a good amount of dark chocolate. Nice bold, complex aromas.

Taste: Taste follows the nose, with dark chocolate and dark fruits leading the way. Alcohol isn't very noticeable. Some pretty good bitterness up front and on the finish. It gets slightly less bitter as it warms. Pretty classic dry stout flavors.

Mouthfeel: This is a big, thick stout. It's a sipper for me.

Overall: This beer has earned its reputation as a sought-after craft stout. Do yourself a favor and find it if you haven't. Bold flavors, good density, terrific aromas. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 02:00:48 | More by illpass78
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_RL_

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-28-2014 04:59:20 | More by _RL_
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-27-2014 03:26:26 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-25-2014 18:34:03 | More by Boone757
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

05-25-2014 04:49:02 | More by nrs207
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

05-22-2014 16:55:17 | More by NJBeer265
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-07-2014 01:35:14 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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ari32

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

05-02-2014 19:59:09 | More by ari32
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-01-2014 21:57:04 | More by MikeWard
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

04-29-2014 17:56:47 | More by ramrod666
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-29-2014 17:39:57 | More by Belittle
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-28-2014 21:12:09 | More by Axnjxn
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-24-2014 03:09:03 | More by erialbill
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-20-2014 13:15:20 | More by markgugs
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -28.6%

04-19-2014 01:35:25 | More by BGsWo22
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-18-2014 23:17:41 | More by PatGreer
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-18-2014 20:07:36 | More by csurowiec
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: not much head on pour, feel down fast... dark brown liquid... no lace

S: roasted barley kernels, fresh ground coffee, bit of a fresh-baked, cake-ish malt... certainly some pungent, earthy, piney, mildly citrus hopping filling it out.... very inviting! like a coffee hard candy with a herbal angle

T: naked, bitter, slightly acrid roasted barley with aggressive, punchy hops... actually, this is quite bitter-hoppy, quite dark lightly-charred roasty, with a tiny pinch of salty-sweetish dark cocoa in the background, maybe some toasted nut... roasty flavor matched with ripping hop bitterness lingers long on the palate

M: lightly prickly up front on first contact, solid medium-light-bodied base... not quite viscous - actually, there's an obvious soft, rounded, unfermentables core, but the bitter, biting elements provide a loud buzz, static scrub, but balanced... rather dry in the finish

O: pretty darn good... American sensibilities, for sure... I'd love to have this on tap either around town here or at the brewery... probably won't seek out another bottle though

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 07:24:04 | More by Bouleboubier
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WesMantooth

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-16-2014 00:26:04 | More by WesMantooth
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chooch5

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -52.4%

04-13-2014 05:55:49 | More by chooch5
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-10-2014 17:25:14 | More by sirsteve42
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-06-2014 00:11:47 | More by LoudRed
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datalager

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Last August my family and I took a Maritime cruise to Nova Scotia, which included a full day stop in Bar Harbor. While there my wife and I made the effort to visit the Bar Harbor Brewing Company, in a quaint semi-touristy location off the edge of the town green. Very nice people there. After sampling a few brews I walked away with a six pack of Cadillac Mountain, which was clearly the stand out among several other good brews. Needless to say I was able to sneak the purchase back on the ship and finally able to enjoy some proper beer while on board.

Just recently I was fortunate to procure two bottles of this excellent ale. Last night I cracked one open and needed only one whiff to remind me why I fell for this beer last summer. It really is just an outstanding representation of the style. Sweet enough with those chocolate and malt notes, but not cloying. There is plenty of bitter hop balance to remove that "too sweet" finish that seems to be the trend of stouts lately.

The pour is typical black, with a hint of brown at the edges, and a soft pale brown fluff on top. Smells are clean and decisive, which enables the cocoa to come through along side fresh yeast and hop notes. Flavors are wonderfully rich, a touch bitey up front, smooth and sweet through the swallow, and moderately dry in the finish.

Overall this really is an outstanding beer. My experience puts this near the top of perfectly balanced darks, and certainly one of the better stouts that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 11:43:12 | More by datalager
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Black with clear ruby highlights when seen through light. Finger thick tan head receded to thin surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Sweet dark malt.

t; Dark black coffeelike malt flavor with considerable hop bite. Bitterness lingers in the mouth. , although it mellows out later. Roasty aftertaste at first.

m: Light to moderate.

o: A good stout, but the lingering bitterness at first detracts from the experience, and it seems a bit light on mouthfeel for a superior stout. On the plus side, the relatively low ABV allows a full glass will not put you under, and it's pretty easy drinking, especially later. It's also possible the aging on this particular bottle (it was purchased in early July 2013) did not benefit the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 03:00:22 | More by scotorum
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MA08

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-31-2014 14:13:57 | More by MA08
Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.