Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Beer Review: Cadillac Mountain Stout

Reviewing the Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor Brewing Company. This is one of many great beers from a mystery box sent from BeerAdvocate user Centennial. Thanks again!
Score: 91

2011 vintage bottle poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pours an opaque black coffee color with brown highlights at the top of the glass. One finger of super creamy mocha-tan head slowly settles into a thick ring around the glass. Above average lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Lots of strong, roasted coffee and earthy coffee grind aromas. Then some roasted milk chocolate at first. Some smokey charcoal too. 4/5

Taste: Strong black coffee upfront, and bitter burnt coffee towards the finish. Dry, bitter and unsweetened chocolate on the mid-palate and in the finish. A light charcoal flavor on the mid-palate too. Hints of prune as the beer layers. A bitter front and finish bookend a slightly sweet middle. Chocolate flavors increase as the beer warms. A little hoppy in the finish. Good linger. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Full-medium bodied, light-medium carbonation with a creamy/smooth mouthfeel. Finishes very dry and bitter. 4/5

Overall: A very solid non-imperial stout that is worth tracking down to try.

Recommendation: Highly recommend for beer geeks and casual beer drinkers who enjoy coffee flavors.

Pairings: Espresso-and-chocolate flavored cake.

Cost: $4.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle. No details on the cost of 12 oz bottles.

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