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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.

Abv varies from 6.3% to 6.7%.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3893) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2005
2005 bomber from Downeast Beverage shared with Muzzlehatch on 5/22/2005 at the "Crappy Maine beers plust two random Belgians and a Cider" tasting. Dark chocolate brown, light fuscia hints on the edges when held to the light. Tons of sediment in the bottle, highly unfiltered. Tan head is initially medium-sized but recedes rather quickly to cover then nothing. Coating is left behind by the viscous liquid. Aroma of sweet prunes covered in chocolate, fresh roasted barley and plenty of java notes. Bit of vinousness, with more fat sweet malt sugars. Flavor is a mix of moderate roastiness and sweet chocolate to start, and being quite flavorful if perhaps somewhat overhyped, the beer could really go either way from the first notes that hit the palate. Fortunately, a substantial, thick, chewy malt providing a full body and unfiltered, chewy mouthfeel allow the flavors to seemlessly roll together in the mouth and some notes of soy and smoke, raisins and molasses all jump in to the mix. Quite rich and drinkable it is, and even more so for a style which can, at times, be watery and very cookie-cutter-like. Bit of thinning on the end, but it is minor. Some vinousness and bits of oily roast linger, giving way to the bittersweet baker’s chocolate seen throughout. High score from me because it is relative to style. This is still no Allagash, IMHO.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours black with a big, creamy, lacy, brown head. Smells malty. Big thick malt without alot of the burnt or chocolate aromas you get from most stouts. Taste is huge and smoky. The taste definitely display a big burnt malt flavor with light chocolate undertones. this beer is smooth like black velvet. Big full body with a dry bitter finish. Nicely done. Very complex brew and did I mention tasty? Reminds me that I need to keep more of this on hand...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Reddish brown, really flat and creamy, nose of coffee and chocolate, chalky. Flat but tasty, creamy, coating my mouth with nice cocoa flavor and finishes nice and dry/

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Pours a dark brown almost black. Has a small tan head. Flavor is wonderful. Has a coffee and chocolate flavor. Aroma is the same and malty. MMMMMMM!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8813) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Thanks to cmaruschak for the trade. I can say with pretty good certainty that this is the best Dry Stout I have had. If Guinness tasted like this I probably never would have branched out to new beers. Pours virtually black with a thick and foamy beige head. Thin lacing. Nice aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted nuts. Rich and smooth body with a flavorful blend of coffee, cocoa, malt and hops. The finish is bittersweet chocolate and hops. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2005
I’m glad I picked this beer up. Very dark color, not a very thick head, but not thin either. Almost a molasses flavor, some toffee, coffee too. I happened to pick up this one in a 22oz.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3718) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Dark with a loosely formed off-white head. Somewhat lactic aroma on a roasted base. Good basic flavor components of roasted qualities, chocolate, and some blueberries. Mild oily palate, not overly carbonated. Good decent all-around stout, though not exceptional in any dimension. Thanks Sanjay for bringing beers from Maine! (2004 Christmas Party, my #10, group?s #6)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2572) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Bottle. Black color with a light brown head. The aroma has a good strong roasted malts. Some sweet malts and coffee in the flavor. Christmas Party 2004 ranked 8/15 (mine) and 6/15 (group).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Bottle. Black beer with a big beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, brown sugar - smells wonderful. Full body tastes slightly roasty, nutty, some chocolate. I’ll agree with the not harsh but grainy comment. Very easy to drink, but with a big body. Nice balance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (964) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Many thanks are due for these bombers obtained in a generous personal exchange with ViveLaChouffe, who vouched for them by saying that he picked them up at the Brewery in June 2004. The beer poured an impressively inky black with slight brown highlights at the edges. The head was thick and rich, and appropriately colored like the foam on top of an freshly made espresso. The aroma was roasty and sweet. I could detect cocoa, coffee, toffee, and vanilla. The taste was robust, yet smooth. There were flavors of chocolate, caramel, vanilla ice cream, and coffee with hazelnuts, but none was overpowering the others. The aftertaste was dry and a bit grainy, but not harsh. Silky smooth and soothing, this is a very English feeling Dry Stout, and lacks the aggressive hop bite of the modern American versions. I should have no problems finishing the remaining three bombers in the upcoming weeks.


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