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Brewed by Crannog Ales
Style: Dry Stout
Sorrento, Canada

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RATINGS: 51   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14350) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Tap @ Alibi Room, Vancouver. Dark pour, decent head, nice lacing. Solid roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Pretty basic dry Irish stout but a solid beer

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
On tap at the Raven in Deep Cove. The glass was too cold for proper tasting, but the head was thin and non existant fairly quickly. Flavour is a tad thin and fizzy kind of boring nutty flavour and watery finish. Not a strong stout but passable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 On tap at the Alibi Room - pours black with a thin head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Palate is similar, with a smooth creamy mouthful and little bitterness. Very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (628) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2009
On tap at the Alibi Room, served in a lager glass. A very nice, well balanced dry stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
Draft at the Alibi Room. Pours black with a thin pale tan head. Nose is chocolatey roast malt, coffee, toast. palate is more of the same. An exceedingly well-rounded and well balanced stout. Very nicely made with no sharp edges. A surprising Canadian effort.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
Drought at The Railway Club.
Black beer with a tan head. Sweet and chocolaty aroma that came off a little plain. Medium thin feel with soft carbonation. Chocolaty with a slight bitterness and roasty, smokey flavour. Pretty good beer overall. Good name.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (4954) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2008
Tap @ Alibi Room. Dark color, short head. Aroma is malty, bit sweet, some chocolat. Same goes for taste. Decent stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Taster - North American Organic Brewers Festival - Portland, OR
Aroma – Deep huge Chocolate and dark malt aroma.
Appearance – Dark Brown in color, thin head and clear.
Flavor – Nice well balanced chocolate and dark malts the hosp even had a slight flavor add.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, Good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – A very good stout. I liked the flavor this beer was not too much and it really held up in the heat of the day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
Very strong roast greets the nose with nutty underlying malt character. Dark brown body is topped by a low but lasting off white head that lasts well. Very dry and drinkable flavour has a strong raosted bitterness and some light nutty and cocoa character. Medium light body with creamy texture and moderate to strong carbonation that really awakens the palate. Sampled on tap at the Alibi room with Sammy.


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