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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4608) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2007
Tap at Barley Station in Salmon Arm. Very dark brown with red highlights when held to the light. Rich malty nose more coffee than chocolate. Delicious malty chocolate coffee balanced light stout. Very tasty like a light chocolate pudding. A sessional as Oakes pointed out.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Chris411 (18) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
[2006 GCBF] Looks good when poured, and has a cool name. Unfortunately tastes much much too sour and not like a stout at all. Very tangy mouthfeel and unjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
(Draught) Sampled at the Raven in Deep Cove. Dissipating, foamy almond head with a deep brown coloured body. Nut brown malt with very slight coffee aroma. Flavour is a tad thin and fizzy - a tart oiliness across the tongue transmits a boring nutty flavour and watery finish. A bland stout.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2006
Jet black with burgundy highlites and thin tan head. Stale tobbacco and slightly antiseptic nose. Mild bitter coffee taste with lingering bitter finish. Aroma improves slightly as it warms up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
Near black, with only slight dark brown highlights. Chocolatey aroma with almonds, light roast. The flavour is semi-sweet chocolate, the body relatively full with hints of cream, nuts, coffee. The finish is mild and chocolatey. A pleasant, light, session stout.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
On tap at the Wolf and Hound. Pitch black and completely opaque with a thin tan head. Very nice coffee and chocolate aroma. Flavour also shows prominent coffee/espresso with much fainter chocolate. There is a cola-like character, along with some sourness and some nuttiness as well. The body was a bit thin but still quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 This stout looks and smells like it will pack a punch but it's a little on the thin side and a little too charcoalish for my tastes. Still a decent beer but it should be better.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (3123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2004
Starts off great with hints of coffee and caramel in the nose, but finishes somewhat watery.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Void of any robustness this is predominantly bitter espresso. That and a fairly tinny finish leave the mouthfeel much less than desirable. The beer I had was not surely not what others experienced thusfar. Any pleasant earthiness, toastiness, or warmth was entirely masked by a sour espresso that did not quit.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3334) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2003
Black, with a creamy tan head.Toasty chocolate nose.Roasted malt, and chocolate taste, lasting dry malt and roasted finish. A bit on the thin side


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