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Cadillac Mountain Stout | Bar Harbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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1,238 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:
#1,276
Reviews:
691
Ratings:
1,238
pDev:
9.33%
Bros Score:
4.43
 
 
Wants:
288
Gots:
143
Trade:
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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

Photo of mklisz
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papposilenus
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Onesixtwo
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of STK1984
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of therubicon
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of runondirt
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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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3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 mthomp081
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williahd
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerThursdays
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robc3366
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlang2012
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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 Brian29
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,238 ratings
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