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Brewed by Crannog Ales
Style: Dry Stout
Sorrento, Canada

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bcBelgianbrew (79) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (945) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (3838) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2447) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
[on tap at the Alibi room] Nice sweet mocha aroma with tons of coffee. Opaque garnet/dark brown under lacy, tan, wispy top. Creamy chocolate and coffee flavour with some black malt bitterness that is surprisingly weak for such a potent aroma. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly tangy, black malt finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
from tap at St. Augustine’s. Going through the reviews I think the recipe changes/has evolved. There was nothing simple about the brew. Tastes pure. Medium dark in color, medium head, more coffee with a hint of chocolate in the middle of the taste and a nice sweet oaty finish. Very good. Try it.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
FourJ (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
Draft at Rogue Wet Bar in Vancouver. Decent coffee stout. Some carbonation. Not overly impressive, but passable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ArchieCrisis (6) - USA - SEP 12, 2010 does not count
Chocolate. That pretty much sums up this one. It’s like carbonated chocolate milk. Chocolate on the nose, chocolate on the body, chocolate on the aftertaste. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just there is zero complexity here. Poured a dark brown/black, very thin and quickly dissipating head. Drinkable and enjoyable but nothing to write home about. Ordered on tap at The Pourhouse in Vancouver.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1889) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
Growler sample. Near black in colour wtih moderate carbonation. Aromas are of semi-sweet chocolate chips, a bit of char, and a yeast derived fruit note. Still more of the chocolate chip thing going on in the mouth, along with some caramel malt, nutty pale malts, mint, and chalk. Medium to light bodied with a powder dry finish. Very much in the dry Irish style, with an amped up chocolate tone. Pretty easy drinking stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
manuchampions (1228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
Sampled at Village Taphouse in West Vancouver. Deep, cola brown with thick tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet, roasted malt, coffee. Tastes of roast, nutty malt, slightly thin in mouthfeel. Some coffee. Finish dies off quickly. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
Draught at Raven Pub, North Vancouver
Black color, creamy head. Ashes and burnt malt aroma. Quite smooth mouthfeel; strong chocolate, burnt malt and coffee flavor; dry middle and final; correct bitterness. Simple but well balanced, and luckily the burnt component is not too disturbing in the final.


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