Cadillac Mountain Stout | Bar Harbor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
1,221 Ratings
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,221
Reviews:
686
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
Wants:
284
Gots:
142
For Trade:
6
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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 Tim725
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Akeah
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 PJCarnell
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nstygles
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrJuengling
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jackduff13
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SDH021
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Obriain
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Biggiekrock627
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Mikexw
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 1,221 ratings.
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