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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markysvette (3) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013 does not count
One of the best Stouts I've ever tried. Outstanding Color, aroma, fullness of flavor and very satisfying. A true BC Gem. MB -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cjacques (1) - - DEC 5, 2012 does not count
Great dark stout. Hard to find but when you do hunker down you are sure to have a few.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5221) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MyHops (1) - - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
Found this in Salmon Arm years ago, fell in love. Can find it in very few places, but sure to please when found! Rich but clean taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2003
Light yet earthy aroma. Nice black and tan head. Roasty and well balanced. Good body, malty with medium carbonation. This is a well-rounded organic stout at Vancouver's organic best, The Naam. Yummy. I want to die here with a dragon bowl in one hand and a Crannog Ale in the other.

   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 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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
En fût à la brasserie. D’abord, je suis étonné que cette bière reçoit des scores tellement bas. C’est une de les meilleurs stout que j’ai jamais bu. Peut-être j’ai eu de la chance et que j’ai tombé sur un lot spéciale. L’arôme est comme un stout impériale. Plein du malt torréfié, avec du chocolat et café. L’arôme est tellement forte et complexe que je dirais que c’est même épais. En bouche il y a plein du corps, mais ce n’est pas lourde comme un stout impériale. D’abord il y a du chocolat et café, un peu sucré, puis un amertume léger qui l’équilibre juste assez pour que ça soit buvable. Les saveurs sont très prononcés et complémentaire. Si j’ai un avis ça sera que une finition un peu plus amer l’équilibrera mieux la palate un peu sucré.

   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.

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