BAR HARBOR CADILLAC MTN. STOUT

Resplendent velvety smooth dry stout with roasted chocolate sweetening, syrupy Scotch salience, and chewy molasses density allows creme caramel, vanilla, marshmallow, and cocoa nuances to dot cookie dough midst. Recessive coffee-espresso and parched fig-prune-raisin souring neatly counter chocolate-y motif as roasted nuttiness, mossy earthiness, and pumpernickel tinge hang at the fringe.

(BAR HARBOR) BROTHER ADAM’S BRAGGET HONEY ALE

Prestigious 12% alcohol wildflower-honeyed barleywine-styled ale lifts large floral bouquet above creamy butterscotch mantle, perfectly balancing sugary malt sweetness against less audacious peppery hop sheath whilst floating into cake-like pastry insistence. Tender port-sherry notes bring dessert wine warmth to vanilla wafer/ Graham cracker spell as wintry herbal mint effervescence whisks cheeks.

BAR HARBOR BLUEBERRY ALE

Sweetly compact blueberry pie theme enlivens embittered fruited hop fizz and brisk mineral water flow of great medium-bodied amber ale. Wheat wafer wisp wallows inside raspy huckleberry-banana-lemon thicket and precarious herbal clove-mint innuendo. Preferred over souring Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat as tart dessert sipper. On tap, massive blueberry-seeded tartness overrides arid hop acridity to honeyed wheat bottom.

BANGKOK PILSNER

Moderately creamy, fluffy white-headed pilsner with musty aroma (closer to paint thinner) imbibing candied malt sweetness to roasted barley spine. Heavy dry-hopped carbolics nearly extinguish rye-breaded grain-smoked nut singe and complacent citric tang. Though soapier, its skunked yeast pungency compares favorably to Dutch brews.

BAMBERGER MAHR’S WEISSE BOCK

Fine frothy-headed bock leaves lavish Brussels lace and heavy carbolic fizz atop buttery wheat-dried citric-hopped effervescence. Soothing prune-raisin-cherry tartness underscores medium-bodied fare. Just a tad less busy, bold, and filling than most German bocks while in need of more pronounced adjuncts at port-like finish to put it over the top.