Brewed by Crannog Ales
Style: Dry Stout
Sorrento, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Lean in body and powerful in flavour, Back Hand of God Stout (formerly known as "Black Wolfhound") has won three consumers’ choice awards. This dry stout is easy to drink, rich and inviting. It is extraordinarily smooth and mildly hopped with a distinct coffee/chocolate presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MyHops (1) - - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
Found this in Salmon Arm years ago, fell in love. Can find it in very few places, but sure to please when found! Rich but clean taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Part of the sampler tray at the bitter tasting room in Vancouver. Very distinct chocolate flavor. Moderate hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cjacques (1) - - DEC 5, 2012 does not count
Great dark stout. Hard to find but when you do hunker down you are sure to have a few.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 On tap at GCBF. Pours black with medium head. Aromas of chocolate powder, espresso, with a bit of plastic. Flavors of dry sweet chocolate and black coffee. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap @ Waterfront Wines in Kelowna. Inky brown-black with no head at all. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, cigar box, very lovely. Flavour is coffee dominated, but balanced nicely with dry roast. Finish has a light acidity. Very drinkable, flavourful, balanced stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2012
Tap @ Malone’s. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, notes of coffee and hops. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUN 24, 2012
(On tap at Christie’s) No head, even less than the typical headless stouts, quite roasty and the coffee notes are at the forefront here. It just is. No nuts for me, no chocolate for me, just coffeeish stout flavour. Mouthfeel was quite nice, not too watery. Thank goodness because watery stouts suck.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bcBelgianbrew (115) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
On tap at an Irish pub. Almost flat. No carbonation, server said that was normal. Guinness like appearance. Not bitter, not sweet. More carbonation would enhance mouthfeel. Disappointing. Too light around. Light flavour, feel, aroma. Needs more bitter, hops, and malt. I was expecting more... those darned expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
Sample at The VCBW 2012 Sisters of he Tap event. Black with a small pale head. Aroma is burnt straw, licorice, vanilla, hint of coffee. Medium Bodied, slight smoky with a roasty finish. Taste is coffee, toast, dark chocolate and a hint of licorice. Goes really well with a little dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5742) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
Pint on tap at a brewpub on Main Street in Vancouver poured black in color with a finger of beige head that left some light lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts and chocolate and a trace of coffee. Taste is roasted malty bitterness and malty sweetness with some chocolate and coffee and a mild hoppy bitterness. Well balanced beer with mild carbonation and a medium body. A pretty nice stout which is relatively easy to drink.

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