Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout

Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout

Rated 3.638 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Bar Harbor Brewing Company

Bar Harbor, ME, United States

Style:  Dry Stout

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Earning 97 out of 100 points, this locally brewed stout won the rare platinum medal at the World Beer Championships in Chicago in December 1995. Beating such world class favorites as Guinness, Sierra Nevada, Shipyard's Bluefin and Murphy's Irish Stout, Bar Harbor Brewing's Cadillac Mtn. Stout was the surprise of the competition. Cadillac Mtn. Stout has come in first every year since 1995 and in 1999 was chosen one of the top 10 beers in America. Cadillac has earned the highest scores of any Maine microbrew so far, according to the Beverage Testing Institute. Perfect with Caesar Salad, Pizza, Curry and Maine Lobster.

ID: 10047 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank1563
Overall Percentile97.1
Style Rank11 of 350
Style Percentile96.9
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.830
Weighted Score3.638
Standard Deviation0.581

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  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    22oz bottle: Pours an opaque black ale with a large sticky brown cap. Aroma is complex: Cocoa,coffee, figs, metal, charred husk, light sweetness and fusel alcohol. Rich silky mouth feel, Big flavors in front feature the roasty-coffee-cocoa-fig profile, midway this develops more complexity. Long viscous finish with a charred-metallic bite at the end. World class big stout. The key here is complexity....sip slowly and enjoy

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 4.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Bottle courtesy of Wickedpete: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice foamy head with good retention and some nice lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with some great black chocolate element. Taste is also dominated by some great roasted notes with some black chocolates notes with what appears to be some lactose. Full creamy body is probably one of the best that I have tasted in ages with a great level of carbonation for the style. I was really impressed by this one and definitely one of the best for this style.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    NorCal tasting June '07 - Thanks to Brian for bringing this. This was an odd beer to put my finger on. It looks really nice with a good nose, but outside of that I sort of wonder what happened. Aroma was a bit metallic, a heavy dose of chocolate malts made me thinking I was in for a treat. Appearance was standard. Deep black, khaki head, beautiful beer. But as soon as it hit my mouth I could tell something was wrong. Overly thin, nearly watery in its consistency. Tasted like fake chocolate, something like Hershey's might throw together. Lightly hopped. It was average drinking, and unless they changed the recipe I don't see how this won a medal.

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 3.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    07.08.05 RBSG Dark brown, not quite black, lofty tan head. Plain and dry, some raisin. Some sweet caramel is a surprise. Very nice, not nearly as dry or bitter as expected/hoped.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 4.1 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    Pitch black with a huge, noisy dark tan head. You would have thought with the fizziness of the head that it would have faded quickly, but the fizz subsides eventually and the head sticks around for a while longer. The nose is chocolate, roasty malt, prunes. The flavor is dominated by bitter hops but underneath that are toffee, wood and a hint of milk chocolate. The flavor would be better if they lowered the hops/burnt bitterness and raised the malt profile and complexity but this is still an excellent beer. The mouthfeel is prickly from the high carbonation.

  • HERBJONES 522 reviews
    rated 3.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    Wow! After trying this and not being that impressed I come here and find I’ll being going against the grain. Was a totally average beer imo. Dark brown pour with a decent tan head. Nose was roasted malt as usual. Body was a little thin for my tastes. Good full flavored beer but nothing is jumping out and making a statement. I think lackluster may be a little strong but nothing to write home about isnt.

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 4.6 18 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Yummy, and just an excellent all-around Stout.

    Picked this up during my most recent business trip to the Portland ME area in May, and saved it for the 4th Of July (figured it was an All-American holiday, so might as well drink an All-American winner of a beer, eh?).

    Toffey-tan appearence in the rocky head of foam -- tons of nice lacing, too. All this atop a typically dark-as-your-blackened-soul black body.

    Nicely roasted grain-like aroma -- with hints of some old-school hops. Very much in line with what a Stout should be, IMO -- quite inviting.

    But of course, with all beers, it's the taste that truly makes-or-breaks this beer. And something this nice surely passes with flying colors. Appealing interplay of the roasted grainy malt-bill with the more smoother bitter notes in the front and middle -- with the resulting finish in the backend something to behold. Hints of premium coffee -- which is a welcome add-on to the flavor profile, considering that no actual coffee was used to brew this.

    An excellent Stout, that can easily turn even this particular hophead into a die-hard Stout lover -- yeah, it's that tasty.... :)

    Highly recommended.

  • EYEDRINKALE 939 reviews
    rated 4.3 19 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Rich, dark brown color with a healthy tan head. Aromas are rich of vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is silky smooth, nutty with chocolate and mellow bitterness. Roasted cappucino flavors mingle with light bitter hops and dried fruits. Perfectly balanced.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 4.2 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Brew # 01501... Poured a dark black with just a little red around the edges, light khaki head, and some sparce lacing on the glass. Lots of chocolate in the aroma. Brownies, fudge, and dark fruits. Chocolate and roast coffee taste. Sweet, possibly even some alcohol noticed here? Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. I prefer dry stouts to be a little lighter in alcohol, but that is not knocking this one. Very well balanced for what it is, and very fulfilling. Big props to the parents for bringing this back from their vacation for me!

  • JAICE 961 reviews
    rated 3.3 20 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Black with a muddy head. Basic chocolate aroma. A very waxy chocolate vibe to the body and to tell the truth its nothing special. I truly dont dig the wax in it.

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