Cadillac Mountain Stout | Bar Harbor Brewing Company

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4.18/5
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Cadillac Mountain StoutCadillac Mountain Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bar Harbor Brewing Company
Maine, United States
barharborbrewing.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

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 STATS
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#2,760
Reviews:
692
Ratings:
1,245
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
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Reviews: 692 | Ratings: 1,245
Photo of Holderness
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now brewed by Atlantic Brewing Company since the owners of Bar Harbor Brewing retired

L -- Murky deep brown body with a two-finger light tan head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and lacing
S -- Milk chocolate, nougat, barley malt, molasses, touch of spice
T -- Nutty coffee, cacao powder, brown sugar, maple sap, well roasted malt, herbal hoppiness. Really nice, smooth, low bitterness finish
F -- Easy drinking and semi-fluffy. Hint of sweetness throughout. Medium- mouthfeel, medium carb. Just a little watery around the edges
O -- One of the best Euro-style stouts I've had, and at a great price. Really easy drinking stuff

85/100

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Photo of mikeg67
2.68/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, brown head, lively carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, bread crust, dark fruit and brown sugar. Body is full and crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, brown sugar, dark fruit and sour. Finish is long and sour. Something was wrong with this brew.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Completely black,just above average carbonation. Great aroma,coffee,chocolate,and malts. Taste was the same,very flavorful,everything a stout should be. A thick heavy mouthfeel with an odd stinging bite that's hard to describe. Overall an excellent stout that I would definitely try again

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Photo of cmurphy7
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

had out of the bottle and it is truly an interesting stout. it is lighter than most. clean taste with a sweetness in the finish. very clean aftertaste and the mouth feel is also a bit unique. there is a bit of a sting or bite that is actually quite nice. this beer definitely exceeded my expectations.

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Photo of feuematt
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A brew that is dominated by coffee and chocolate malts...this is a decent stout but there is nothing that separates this from thousands of others that taste exactly the same.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a dark brown and leaves a foamy off white head. Minimal lacing occurs and spider webs apart. The smell is roasty between coffee and chocolate notes. The taste.takes those flavorings to make it sweet. The palate is about a medium to heavy with nothing harsh on the tongue, slightly sof and creamy. Id say its fairly drinkable. Overall, this is a good standard American stout that I would gladly come back to.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black color with a finger of khaki head. The head has little retention, leaving nothing in the way of lacing before settling into a thin, bubbly halo.

The aroma is all roasted malts with a hint of vanilla cola and black licorice. Odd but pleasant.

The flavor brings notes of roasted pecans and almonds, followed by tootsie rolls and licorice. Finishes with a faint touch of hops. I should hate this but I don't. It's pretty good, actually.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. No alcohol presence.

Overall, a pretty good and very interesting stout. It's a bit too sweet, but never cloying, and it has a nice creamy body, like your mom.

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Photo of MikeyBadnews
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn, wasn't planning on writing a review but this warrants it...

Looks great, pitch black, cappuccino foam froth with bitch black.

Smells like Diet Pepsi?

Taste... SWEET! Coffee, Chocolate, Cola... damn that's fun, what a balance.

Short but sweet review... good stuff

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Photo of MacMalt
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle undated. Poured into stout glass. It pours a dark mahogany with faint ruby/cola hues when held to the light, and a thick, fluffy, beige head and lacing. It's a very attractive pour. It smells of roasted malt, burnt coffee, cocoa, and anise. The taste is similar to the nose, starting with burnt coffee grounds and baker's chocolate, nuts, a slight taste of licorice. The flavors work well together and deliver a nice overall taste. There is a slight bitterness at the finish. Although labelled and described as a stout, the feel is fairly light - almost like a porter. It is moderately carbonated and the 6.7% ABV is extremely manageable. Overall, this is a very well crafted Irish Dry Stout that delivers great taste. The only think it's missing is a little more viscosity and some dark fruit. I was impressed that it has a 93 rating but after drinking it, I concur. It is very good.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid Irish stout that doesn't shy from flavors. Roasty malts, some coffee and cola along with mild chocolate flavors shine through. Decent mouthfeel. Overall a good basic stout.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz

Pours opaque black, tan head retains at about an 8th of an inch for a while, eventually dissipates to a film.

Smells of coffee, cocoa, licorice, some burnt woody notes, and a dry oaken finish.

Tastes of cocoa, licorice, raisin, roasted coffee, molasses, and a burnt wooden finish.

Fuller body with little texture from carbonation.

A rich, syrupy stout, moreso than you'd expect from the ABV. Flavor is pungently sweet by stout standards, with a welcome ashen finish to balance it out. Overall this is a little more cloying than I like in a stout, but objectively it's an excellent accomplishment. Very good balance of flavors, great pour, nice aroma. The body could stand to have a little more texture to it, but is fuller than many at this strength which is nice.

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Photo of justme
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed on draft at the Dive in Worcester. This was one wonderful taste in beer. Very smooth, nothing in excess. One well balanced drink. Usual for a stout but well worth the trouble.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This stout pours a pitch black color with a somewhat thin foamy tan head. The smell is quite pleasant with elements of roasted malt and some sweetness of bittersweet chocolate. Much like the scent, the flavor is fairly robust with bold roasted malts taking the forefront. Bittersweet chocolate adds a bit of sweetness and a subtle smokiness is also present. The flavor is pretty rich. The body is heavy, but only slightly above average for a stout, and the finish is somewhat creamy and somewhat dry. This is a good stout. It’s not very complex and I don’t think it’s as amazing as some people rate it, but the flavors are all really clean and it is clearly well made.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark black with a small light tan head, decent retention.

Aroma of roasted malt (its great), faint chocolate and cocoa notes.

Taste: roasted, molasses, a hint of chocolate and licorice, almost balsamic vinegar-like.

Feel: mouthfeel is on the thin side, dry

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Photo of Sconnolly1
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass.
L: Pitch black with a finger-and-a-half high light brown head.
S: Mostly coffee with a hint of yeast
T: Excellent. Black coffee, followed by chocolate, and finished with a hint of cola (think Coke without any sweetener).
F: Like a well-brewed black coffee. Not too carbonated, goes down very easily. Not too watery, but nowhere near motor oil consistency.
O: Absolutely my favorite beer to drink. Goes well alone or with food. If only more places carried it.

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Photo of Johnct
2.81/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Most disappointing beer of 2015. I would honestly much rather have a Guinness. There's no smell to this beer and the taste is harsh. Not many good things to say about it.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a tan head. Smells like cola and dark chocolate roasted malts. Tastes like dark roasted malts, some char, licorice, and light cola. Feels medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a good stout.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Service: Bottle
Best before: Dec-24-2015


A:
Pours an impenetrable black with a little half finger of fizzy brown head that drops to an even film to a ring. Little retention; a couple spots of lacing. (3.25)

S:
Nutty and slightly toasty. Dirty old wood in a shop, leather, toasted nuts, hard water, chocolate. (4.25)

T:
Wow. Smooth, sweet, mocha cherry wave through your mouth; dark fruits, some weak coffee, roast nuts. (4.5)

M:
Thinnish with light carbonation and a medium-light body, slowly, roasted finish. (4)

O:
Really tasty dry stout.
This is an okay looking beer that seems to be pretty much a textbook example of the style otherwise. The aroma is the first thing to really pop out. Lots of dark, roasted aromas from the malt. The flavor follows along and the beer as a whole is pretty toasted-tasting with some semi-sweet chocolate, leather and dried dark fruits. It feels a little substantial/creamy and is a definite easy drinker. The only really fault I feel it has is that it is pretty sweet, but it never got too cloying for me, it just verges on being 'sweet' and then kind of fades away in your mouth.
Great beer. I would definitely have it again if I cam across it. (4.25)

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a solid irish dry stout, should come to mind when you speak of the best in style conversations.

Black liquid, brown head. Aroma was chocolatey for an irish dry stout, but not over the top, not to style stuff dumbasses would say.

More of that chcoolate and chocolate malt comes out in the taste. Thought this was a great example of a chewy stout that isn't high in alcohol. Reminiscient of Obsidian Stout in that they both have substantial malt, chewiness, relatively cheap and not over the top alcohol. Would definitely check this out if I could get it out here, thanks to jsilva for throwing this down.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been around CadMtStout since Suzie and Todd started the brewery many a year ago (they sold it a few years back) and even after selling it's still an award winning beer as their reciepes have been well treated. Smooth, very nice feel, not an overpowering smell.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a black color with a one a finger white to off white foamy head. It dissipates at a nice pace and some stringy lacing graced the glass nicely.
The smell had a dry roasty coffee bean in front of some dry roasted chocolate malt. Light smoke runs in underneath.
The taste was roasty with the smokiness coming in for the balance. Bitterness slides in underneath.
The mouthfeel was about a medium in body. As sessionable as an Irish dry stout can be, well, these aren't the most refreshing of beers, actually they're not at all but anyways the roasty edge and bitterness really hit my tongue nicely.
Overall, this was a really nice Irish dry stout that I wouldn't mind having again.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great stout that finishes extra dry. Pours coal black with a thin khaki head. Moderate amount of carbonation that mellows as it warms. Aroma of wood, barley, baker's chocolate and grains. Taste follows suit with heavy barley and oats; leads to a snappy, very dry finish. Way more more bitter than sweet. I'm more of a fan of stouts that present a sweet/bitter balance and aren't as dry, but this was very good.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Near black with slight light penetration along the edges. 1/2 finger of creamy tan head dissipates quickly.

Nose
Roasted barley, licorice, caramel, and raisin.

Taste
Raisin, roasted barley, and caramel. Molasses, black licorice, and milk duds. Finishes with hints of earth.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, sweet, and slightly sticky.

Overall
Very sweet with lots of dark fruit. A very nice Dry Stout.

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Photo of kemoarps
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful just-shy-of-black. Beautiful but thin dark brown head.

Nose presents chocolate and plum. A touch of coffee and some surprising alcohol given it's ABV.
Ashy bitter with notes of dark fruits and chocolate and a touch of coffee. Doesn't push any corners but really solid. Well done take on a style that too often underwhelms. Maybe a bit thin/overly carbonated, but on the balance I'm a fan

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I will start with Amazing! First Bar Harbor Brewing offering I've ever had. One of the best and most unique Stouts I have ever had. Pours almost completely black with some red highlights. Creamy tan head with light lacing that fades quickly. Upfront tastes of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Fades to plum, raisin and toffee with roasted malts and smokey notes. Just a bit of hops with a dry easy finish. Very complex yet extremely easy to drink. A new addition to my top ten beers. I highly recommend that you give it a try if you can find it. Picked up a six pack at Giant Eagle Market District in Pittsburgh.

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