Cadillac Mountain Stout | Bar Harbor Brewing Company

Cadillac Mountain StoutCadillac Mountain Stout
BA SCORE
90.1%
Liked This Beer
4.18 w/ 1,232 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
Ranking:
#1,250
Reviews:
689
Ratings:
1,232
Liked:
1,110
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
9.33%
Alströms:
4.43
 
 
Wants:
288
Gots:
142
Trade:
6
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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

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

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 Budlum
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatsgoody
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yodeltoe
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of REEK
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lightman
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of I3eer
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 Rizzy17
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shellynix
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A must try for stout fans

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Photo of swalter
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 1,232 ratings
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