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Brewed by Crannog Ales
Style: Dry Stout
Sorrento, Canada

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
Alibi Room with Tigglmtl, and so a surprisingly good stout that is underated. Great roast coffee aroma. Creamy medium mouthfeel taste, very fresh (and the all the difference) and roasty coffee. Lacey. Above average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5638) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 Black hole, low creamy brown head. Roast, coffee, light chocolate and nut notes. Lightbodied, somewhat watery mouthfeel. Light metallic aftertaste. Re-rate: 6 4 8 3 15 Dark ruby brown, creamy head Light choc nose Nicely balanced choc, chewy malt, resiny, light burned and a note, Can’t put my finger on it, slightly wool Burned caramel and chocolate aftertaste

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
Pours a dark brown with no head to speak of and a faint, earthy chocolaty aroma with slight roasted notes. Watery, earthy brown malt taste, hint of roastiness, thin body, somewhat disappointing. Odd bit of trivia: Lush uses this beer in a shampoo. Go figgur! Sampled at the GCBF.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2007
@GCBF-on tap-pours a thin tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-dark coffee. Taste is dark malt-dark coffee, some chocolate, bitter. 2.5

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
strong coffee, roasty aroma. Pours dark black (gasp!). Lightly malted stout. Dry coffee/chocolate finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
Dark brown with a white head. Mocha and chocolate aromas caramel as well. Roasted malt taste with a long bitter finish, lightly sweet. The palate is a bit thin. A so so stout. GCBF.

3.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
donpasquale (5) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007 does not count
Crannog’s innocent looking stout has something which isn’t innocent at all: drinkability. Heavy, silky Italian coffee flavour, with a fine almost...chocolate-like nose. 5.2% placket, relaxed drink...innocence and mayhem at once.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2007
Dark body with minimal head. Lots of coffee on the nose. Dry and slightly bitter with a dark choclate taste. Decent flavouring but a touch thin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Strong espresso flavors and a similar nose. Smokey. Tasty, inviting and more- it is one of the best BC stouts. So creamy. The body is quaffable and thus it makes a good session stout. The deep roast never becomes overwhelming. Long lingering aftertaste. A very good beer and one of Crannog’s best.


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