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 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5224) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LagerandAle (1) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007 does not count
Certified organic Stout, mild finish, chocolate and coffee flavours tend to vary with batches but always drinkable. One of the few session stouts out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (5101) - 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.

   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.

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