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Cadillac Mountain Stout - Bar Harbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,056 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,056
Reviews: 661
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 205
Gots: 97 | FT: 9
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.

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Photo of DrDogbeer
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz bottle to a shaker pint.

Pours a deep black with a thin tan head.

Some nice, but faint, aromas of chocolate and some coffee. Maybe a bit of alcohol too.

Tastes of some sweet chocolate at first, then mellows as it warms. I get some coffee as well, then the coffee flavor takes over.

Very nice stout- very drinkable and enjoyable.

DrDogbeer, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of fdrich29
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mom and Dad brought this 1 Pint 6 Fl Oz. bottle back from the brewery for me on one of their recent vacations to Bar Harbor.

Cadillac Mtn. Stout World Beer Championship 1995 Platinum Medal World Chanmpion Dry Stout. Very cool.

Not a whole lot of head here, mostly large bubbles that disappeared pretty quickly, leaving no trace of lace.

Smells wonderfully of roasted malt and chocolate.

Nice chocolate flavor, this is a very nice stout.

Quite smooth mouthfeel. Little bit of crispness at the end and a mild bitterness.

Very easy to drink and a very tasty stout. It was 90 degrees today, but with the AC running, and if I close my eyes, it's perfect stout-drinking weather.

There's been talk in the forums of late saying this beer has changed, but since I never had the chance to try the original recipe I have nothing to compare it to. I think it's a well-crafted stout.

fdrich29, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of russpowell
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
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

russpowell, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of CrellMoset
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from ryscott. Thanks! Shared one bottle with a few friends at a tasting last week. Poured into a tasting glass.

Appearance: Brown-bodied - a deep, deep brown - with a very attractive, rocky off-white head that fades fairly quickly but leaves some nice lacing in its wake.

Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, smoke. It's milky, but not too sweet. A few dark fruity esters too, unique.

Taste: Ahhh, coffee. Delicious. I have "lots of coffee" written twice in my notes, so it's gotta mean something. There's some smoke, and a few toasted astringencies, but they're not harsh or bitter - everything melds rather smoothly. Slight milky creaminess, as well. A fine-tasting brew.

Mouthfeel: By and large very even and creamy, thick, nice.

Drinkability: A great coffee-esque stout, lots of complex and full flavors, low in alcohol, not harsh at all - quite an attitude with this one. Highly recommended, and probably my new favorite stout.

CrellMoset, Jul 22, 2008
Photo of Proteus93
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by CrellMoset on a 'tasting night' along with dkachur. Thanks!

A: A deep brownish black, with slightly red hues... quite nice. A mediocre, light khaki head.

S: A slight smoky, bittersweet chocolate-espresso aromas. Slightly burnt grain malts.

T + M: Somewhat creamy and easy going... little carbonation again... could use more. A slightly fruity flavour with a chocolatey taste. Espresso notes, and a smoky roasted malt.

D: Not too shabby, nice feeling. I'd happily seek it out, try it again, enjoy it with friends. a Pretty decent beer.

Proteus93, Jul 22, 2008
Photo of TATTORSO
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this as a regional extra from JoeyBeerBelly...
The reinvented 12 oz. offering in a reinvented glass...Samuel Adams uber glass.

An even, steady pour produced a 1 finger beige head that dissipated quickly leaving an oily ring around the edge of the glass. No recognizable lacing... an oily film was noted on the glass. Muddy brown...like strong, black coffee with a drop of cream in it. No light passes through this brew.

Smell is very nice...coffee, chocolate & creamy malt with the faintest hint of earthy smoke & ripe, dark fruit.

The taste underlines the smell. Coffee, buttery caramel & chocolate. Rummed raisins, prunes or dates are more noticeable in the mouth. A mild alcohol sting with a not too sharp, smokey finish. The ABV is well concealed & blended.
Clean, crisp, dry hops round it all out at the end. Mild bitters....with an appealing finish.

The mouth is creamy, slick & syrupy. Well balanced & smooth bodied with fairly good carbonation that's not distracting or over the top. Oily sweet resin on the lips.

A pleasing nightcap.Easy & enjoyable drinking.

An unexpected treat...I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it. Thanks Joe!

TATTORSO, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of joepais
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yes this was a bomber and I will be sad to see them go
Poured into a sniffer, Tan two finger head that turns to a great lacing in top of a rich black body

Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, espresso and light amount of alcohol enter my nose

The flavors on this brew are wicked good yes I'm from Maine. Chocolate coffee and booze what more can a Yankee ask for
Smooth comes to mind when thinking about the mouthfeel, rich and thick as well.

You can easily finish a bomber by yourself, especially on a cold New England night but it is much more fun to share. Buy the bombers while you can. Now for the 12 oz well "If it ant broke don't fix it "is all I can say and they tried to fix it. (Different yeast not bottled conditioned as well as different water) It goes against everything that is down east in me to see what they have done to this brew. Ok enough ranting maybe the flatlander that bought this company will get the hint when the sales go south, although that is where he is from

joepais, Jul 19, 2008
Photo of jwc215
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Wasatch for sharing this one!

Pours pitch black with a thick brown head that descends to a thin, sliowly vanishing cover. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted coffee and chocolate. Dark fruitiness - prunes and figs with earthy notes intermingle nicely with a touch of toffee. Complex and very inviting.

The taste is of roasted coffee and chocolate with some toffee. There is an intermingling of citric resiny and dark fruitiness. Bitterish and slighlty smoky notes balance and round out sweetness beautifully.

It has a rich, smooth, velvety full body.

This is complex - nice underlying fruity and resiny tones backing up the dark maltiness. Alcohol covered reasonably well. Despite its richness it is very drinkable. Disappears too quickly because it is so smooth!

Thanks again for sharing this treat, John!

jwc215, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of Bitterbill
4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I got this bottle in a trade with Vermonthiker. Thanks Tom!

This pours a pitch black with a 2 finger head of tannish foam. I see some great lacing and the foam does shrink rather quickly but there's still a fine broken layer near the end of my session.

The smell is first and foremost of roasted malt followed by coffee, a touch, nah, a good amount of dark chocolate and I can sense some hop presence lurking in the background.

The taste is...ahhh. Very very tasty. Big roasted malt followed almost immediately by some dark chocolate, some coffee, some sweet/milk chocolate maybe caramel malt? that gave this Stout an overall sweetish but not too sweet overall flavour, some toffee, some dark fruit when I swish it in my mouth, a slight tartness in the background that I'm guessing comes from the hops. Wow. This baby is complex to the max but...it's so smooth and easy drinking(it's off the charts in my book) that it's scary. I love a good dry Stout and, though this definitely has some sweet notes to it, this one is pleasing me muchly.

It's just shy of a full mouthfeel, the carbonation is on the light side but fits it to a tee, and it finishes with *that* dry, roasted malty goodness. What a brew! I can see why it is so highly regarded and sought after. I'm so happy I got a chance to try it so another thank you is in order to Tom!!

Bitterbill, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the newer 12 oz bottle I'm reviewing with the supposedly changed recipe. Not having had the old version in the bomber I can't really make any comparison here. In any case, regardless how this may compare to the old one, it is still a tasty brew to be sure. Pours black with a nice initial tan head that fades to a ring. Nice aromas as well that meld spicy hop notes and rich, roasty, creamy notes. Surprisingly big citrusy, piney bitterness followed by roasted flavors of chocolate, coffee, and some cream. The taste is similar. really nicely integrated hops and roast and sweet cream that are all blended seamlessly together. Very nice. Relatively thick and creamy in the mouth, this is a bit more substantial feeling than many stouts at this abv level. Very nice beer, and I'm glad I brought some back from Maine.

Georgiabeer, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of Damian
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 FL OZ bottle purchased at the Bar Harbor Brewing Company, Bar Harbor, ME

Poured a near pitch black with brown edges when held to the light. The tight, creamy, one-finger, coffee-colored head slowly faded to a resilient cap of clingy foam. Small drops of lacing clung to the sides of the glass.

The aroma was rich and robust. Coffee (dark, French roast coffee) was instantly recognizable, along with semi-sweet chocolate. Some bourbon and brown sugar came through as well. A dry, oaty, graininess lingered in the background.

The taste was similar to the aroma. Dark roasted malts, black coffee and some dry oats appeared up front. Smooth and creamy with a bit of char. Dark chocolate notes came through mid-palate. The big, lingering finish was dry, roasty and a touch hoppy. Overall, a nicely balanced mix of semi-sweet and bitter.

The mouthfeel was slick, creamy and smooth with a mild carbonation. Possibly a bit thin, depending on how you decide to classify this stout. (Is this an American stout or, as the brewery defines it, a "dry stout"?)

Drinkability was quite good. I cannot remember the last time I had a 6.7% ABV stout that hid its alcohol prowess so well.

This is an incredibly smooth and flavorful stout. There is no doubt in my mind that "the beer that beat Guinness" (as the brewery nicknamed it) could beat just about every other American and Irish dry stout out there as well.

I tried a 12 FL OZ bottle side by side with a 1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle. The 1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle is the bottle conditioned (original) version now sold only at the Bar Harbor Brewing Company, Bar Harbor, ME.

Below are my tasting notes from the 1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle:

appearance: 4
The original is lighter in color (dark mahogany opposed to black/brown) and more transparent than the contract brewed version.

smell: 4.5
The original is quite intense and unusual for the style. Fruity, sweet and boozy. The contract brewed version however is more roasty and chocolatey.

taste: 3.5
The original is quite fruity and mellow, while the contract brewed version is more roasty and chocolatey. Also, the finish is much less dry (and weaker) in the original version. Overall, the contract brewed version is much more complex and true to the style.

mouthfeel: 3.5
The original is much more carbonated (over carbonated) and not as smooth as the contract brewed version.

drinkability: 3.5
The original is not as flavorful or enjoyable as the contract brewed version.

Simply put, the contract brewed version is (surprisingly) a much better all-around beer than the original.

Damian, Jun 24, 2008
Photo of johnnnniee
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is from a 12oz bottle contract brewed by D L Geary

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights when held to the light. Fluffy mocha head that laces the class on the way down. The nose is deep chocolate and coffee, nice deep roasty maltiness. Some fig and dried cherries in there too. Taste is creamy, velvety, chocolaty goodness. Slight alcohol bite and a little ash in the middle. Leaves a bitter roasted coffee in the aftertaste. Thick body with a silky mouthfeel and a medium dry finish. Just an excellent brew. I've had this several times and I just keep coming back for more.

johnnnniee, Jun 23, 2008
Photo of thickerfreakness
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dmeadows for the chance to try this one. This is the pre-contract brewed bomber.

Pours pitch black with a light brown head that lasts for a while with a little bit of lacing.

Smells of toasted and roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee.

Taste is much of the same with just a really rich blending of the chocolate, slight coffee, and roasty, toasty malts. Really solid regular stout.

Pleasant medium- full body with nice amount of carbonation. Sort of tingles on the palate.

A very drinkable and delicious regular stout. A nice change from all the imperial stouts with just as much flavor.

thickerfreakness, Jun 22, 2008
Photo of Slatetank
4.58/5  rDev +9%
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

Slatetank, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of sholland119
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a deep mahogany with a thin tan head.

S-Moderate coffee and roasted malts. Nice.

T-A little sweet in front, finishes with a nice blend of nicely roasted coffee and licorice. Excellent complexity for the style.

M-Nice residual bitterness, good carbonation.

D-Very, very good for a mild American stout.

Lives up to its rep as a delicious mild stout. Good flavors, good mouthfeel. Excellent for the style.

HV

sholland119, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of indiapaleale
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle (6/15/08)
Pours inky black, a bit syrupy with about a finger's worth of coffee colored foam on top. The head lasts for a bit before slowly disintegrating leaving about a quarter-inch ring around the glass with some oily foam left in the middle.

Smell is very rich, tons of dark sweet maltiness, lots of coffee and caramel. A few more whiffs bring out some chocolate soft serve smells. All in all a very tasty smelling beer.

Taste is very roasty and sweet. There is a creamy texture on the tongue which gives way to some bitterness and dryness. There is an aftertaste with this one that was also present in the new bottle of the Thunderhole Ale. I really can't explain it, but its a sharp almost metallic taste that stays in your mouth for quite a long time. It doesn't ruin the taste of this beer and its still a very good stout.

Once again though, a new beer with an old name. Some of the old qualities are there but the taste and appearance are a little bit different and with beer that can make quite a big difference.

Bomber (3/15/08):

It pours a perfectly dark, pretty much black color. The head is nice, fluffy and coffee colored. Its smells like dark roasted malt, a little sweet with slight hints of vanilla. The contrast of the very dark stout and that light colored head is one of the greatest things about a good example of the style. The head on this one doesn't good away quickly which I'll say can be contributed to it being a well brewed beer.

It tastes very rich with a smooth finish. Lots of malt sweetness with a dry finish. Once you drink a bit of this beer, you'll understand what all the talk is about. This is the best stout in Maine. I need to get up to Bar Harbor and visit its birthplace.

According to the Bar Harbor Brewing Co. website, this is "The Beer that Beat Guinness!" Well, I don't want to bash Guinness since it was my gateway beer that let to my beer nerdiness, but this beer does more than beat it, Cadillac Mountain Stout destroys Guinness.

indiapaleale, Jun 16, 2008
Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Big frothy head that is a delicious light brown color and lingers. Beer is a deep almost opaque amber.

Smell- Fruity carameled raisons, lots of dark and spicy roasted notes, a truly complex nose. Undertones of ripe fruit.

Taste- Exceedingly smooth, one of the smoothest stouts out there. Dark and full bodied, not terribly fruity or spicy but with some hoppy bitterness on the aftertaste. A bit chocolaty but dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Nicely covers entire palate with a pleasant chompiness.

Drinkability- An overall tasty, well balanced and hefty stout, a truly great one to sip on.

Bowdoinbeerboy, Jun 12, 2008
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahogany brown in color. Very nice, frothy, head and very good retention. Smell is roasted malts. Not a whole lot going on in the taste. This is a very reserved stout. Not a single dominant flavor is going to rule. It's very smooth, creamy on the mouthfeel. Very good there. Not a whole lot of flavor coming through. Well made, just not that complex.

FtownThrowDown, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big THANKS to johnnnniee for including this as an extra / off my wants / in a great trade, Thanks John!

Sampled from a 12oz stubby bottle served in a tulip glass.

L - black liquid with a creamy tan head that remained as a layer, leaving some lacing.

S - I thought it smelled like mocha coffee chip ice cream. w/e, it was very good smelling.

T - a burst of coffee, chocolate and sweet malt flavors all wrapped up together with just the right touch of bitterness on the finish.

F - smooth and creamy, terrific mouthfeel.

D - an absolute pleasure to drink.

Thought: Why Drive a Chevy when you could Drink a Cadillac?*

*Note - Don't Drink and Drive!

7/11/08 - I had a 22oz non-contract brewed bottle of this brew, again thanks to johnnnniee and I did a side by side with a 12oz contract brewed.
I didn't find any huge differences and will seek out more of either/both versions.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of gford217
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber courtesy of MrRetardedMonkey poured into a snifter.

A: Pours pitch black with a one inch tan head that showed great retention and a bit of lacing.

S: Smell is dominated by roasted coffee with a strong presence of sweet roasted malts and dark chocolate. There are also some dark fruits in the nose, but very subtle along with some vanilla.

T: Taste follows the smell pretty consistently with a strong sweet malt blast up front with fresh roasted coffee and dark chocolate in the mix as well.

M: Mouthfeel is luxuriant for a stout - creamy and smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation. Exceptional mouthfeel.

D: This is one of the best standard stouts I have ever tasted and can hold a candle with some of the best impy stouts I;ve had. Get your hands on this if you can.

gford217, May 26, 2008
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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Bar Harbor Brewing company was recently sold and is now being brewed by the DL Geary Brewing of Portland, Maine. The stout is still good, but seems to be no longer bottle conditioned. All in all, it's not quite the same stuff and is now sold in six packs in 12oz bottles.

bewley, May 21, 2008
Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not sure who it was, but someone was nice enough to bring a bottle of this to the recent BA gathering in Spring House, Pa. (the drafting room pub) last week.

The beer pours a solid dark brownish black color with good head retention and lacing. The beer smells fairly impressive, with brown sugar, coffee and a hint of chocolate. The nose is not particularly complex, but it does smell very good. On the palate I like this beer very much indeed. The beer has some soft flavors of coffee and brown sugar, with possibly a hint of cherry as well. The beer is moderately sweet tasting, but not at all heavy or tiring. This has to be one of the most drinkable stouts I've ever tasted, and my is it ever smooth and long on the finish. Abv. is very well disguised, but you can tell from the mouthfeel that the alcohol is not huge.

Obvioulsy, this is an excellent beer. However, what really strikes me is how incredibly flavorful and delicious it is, despite a relatively low abv. Granted, this beer was blown away by the big boys at this tasting (the Abyss and Dark Lord), but for a 6.7% stout, it's nothing short of remarkable. A very fine effort from Bar Harbor Brewing.

John_M, May 16, 2008
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

for the record this is out of one of the new 12 oz. bottles.

pours a deep dark opaque brown with moderate head that falls to a film.
the aroma has a grainy coffee/mild chocolate smell up front. crusty bread mingles with those aromas with a bit of warmth. it has a very clean smell. just a touch of floral hops.
the taste has a nice roasted malt flavor with clean sweet coffee touched with chocolate. the hops are more prominent in the flavor with the same floral hoppage bringing up the back with a moderate bitterness. the finish is just a little earthy. it has a taste remeniscent of ringwood yeast. i heard that it might be brewed with that strain now, and you can taste it a bit. dry, clean and nicely balanced.
moderate carbonation with a body just just a little too thin.
very good drinkability, it's awell crafted and taste recipe no matter who brewed it.

kmo1030, May 14, 2008
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

largadeer, May 08, 2008
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4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to purplehops! You are too generous.

Cadillac Mtn. is the darkest of browns, not quite an obvious black. A small, tan head with a few large sized bubbles remains for the long haul.

Inviting aroma. Mostly roasted malt and coffee. Very light milk chocolate in the background.

Wonderfully balanced between a light sweetness and a roasty bitterness. Plenty of coffee. A good swish throughout the mouth reveals the subtle piney hops. Excellent.

Mouthfeel is a highlight. Ridiculously smooth. And somehow, even a small sip seems to fill my mouth with the brew. Also, it's not thick or thin but right in between.

One of the easiest drinking beers I've come across.

Hard to find much wrong with this one. What an enjoyable beer. Even with the high reviews it's received, I did not expect to like it as much as I did. Superb!

wolffman17, Apr 20, 2008
Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,056 ratings.