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Back Hand Of God Stout - Crannóg Ales

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Back Hand Of God Stout
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 25
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crannóg Ales visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lean in body and powerful in flavour, Back Hand of God Stout has won many 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.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 03-01-2004)
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-31-2013 21:26:33 | More by cbnz
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

03-21-2014 15:12:02 | More by Caudalie
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StJamesGate

New York

3.65/5  rDev -11.6%

On draft at Tap & Barrel, Vancouver.

Chocolate-amber with beige film that trails.
Tobacco, smoke, cherry and meat on the nose - more brown than stout.
Red berry, root beer, barky tang and chicory bite to end.
Cola finish and brown sugar linger.
Med, chewy, round.

Almost not a stout - lots of sugar, no roast, doesn't clean up after itself. Too sweet, no coffee, no chocolate and did I mention too sweet? Pinkie toe of God, maybe.

10-23-2013 04:24:55 | More by StJamesGate
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -10.4%

Big thanks to wordemupg for this rarity.

Poured from a growler and shared a little with my wife.

Appearance: Pours a real thick black body that unfortunately has no head though i can coax a tiny bit of foam.

Smell: Heady and strong with some charred wood and chocolate.

Taste: Nice mix of wood, chocolate and coffee. Very roasted and good.

Mouthfeel: Obviously the lack of carbonation hinders it a bit but it does have a slick smoothness, some moderate bitterness and very easy to drink.

Overall: Despite its lack of carbonation, a true testament to the brew's quality as the flavors and aroma still shine through.

09-14-2012 11:19:27 | More by papat444
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Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-23-2014 22:10:26 | More by Ericbeech_87
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-26-2013 01:28:54 | More by 604growler
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Sokool

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-19-2013 01:37:04 | More by Sokool
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Doppelmax

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%

I tried this stout at a wine bar/restaurant in Oliver, BC It was served way to cold. I had to wait 20 minutes and hold my hands around the glass to get it up to the proper temp.
It seemed a bit light for a stout, more like a dark porter. The head vanished very quickly with no trace of lace on the glass.
The aroma was pleasant with a strong roast malt nose as I expected.
I was pleasantly surprised that the flavor developed into a well balanced taste after my pint warmed up.
Decent body and the carbonation seemed right on.
I would have had another if I would have had enough time to let it warm up.

01-24-2007 03:42:50 | More by Doppelmax
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

On tap at Christie's Carriage House. Arrived with no head, dark dark black pint.

Smell is light. Served WAY too cold! Warms to roasting malts, light hints of hops.

Taste is a nice mixture of roasting malts, espresso, slight hints of hops in the finish. Light body but I tell myself that this is the style. Very drinkable. Great taste for the light ABV - one of the few good all organic beers out there. Delicious.

05-10-2009 05:43:15 | More by ritzkiss
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mfaulk

California

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

Strong chocolate dominates smell and taste at first, but once acclimated some nuttiness and roast malt comes through. Chocolate seemed excessive during the first half of the pint. I didn't get much by way of coffee.

Smell is uneventful but reasonable: chocolate, with maybe some fruit. No hop aroma.

Great mouthfeel: Silky texture. Enough body to be satisfying without being too heavy. Carbonation seems to deliver the right amount of creaminess. Well-balanced dry finish.

12-12-2010 01:27:41 | More by mfaulk
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%

On tap at Rogue in Vancouver.

A: 1/4" mocha coloured head over black liquid.

S: Coffee, toasted malt and chocolate malt.

T: Bitter toasted malt and dark chocolate up front which transitions to a finish that tastes like caramel malt and coffee.

M: Thin viscosity and medium carbonation.

O: A drinkable stout that could benefit most from a better mouthfeel.

09-29-2011 23:01:03 | More by DaftCaskBC
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-18-2013 06:26:15 | More by 1stOffender
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

On tap at Kingfisher's in Maple Ridge.

Appearance. Pours a deep, deep brown with a half a finger of light tan head.

Smell. Light notes of sweet chocolate and roasty coffee.

Taste. Roasty coffee and toasty malt, a little chocolate. Not much for sweetness.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body with light carbonation.

Overall. A pleasant and lighter tasting stout. Tasted good but was left wanting a little more of that taste. An imperial version would probably be fantastic ...but that's neither here nor there.

04-17-2011 20:11:54 | More by Rutager
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benbou17

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-05-2011 03:30:41 | More by benbou17
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-17-2012 07:36:06 | More by LampertLand
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-09-2012 03:23:22 | More by bumchilly25
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-29-2014 04:32:38 | More by jrenihan
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-16-2011 04:45:17 | More by fizzyted
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-27-2013 05:41:45 | More by yancot
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-09-2012 15:48:00 | More by zduerr
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francisweizen

Alaska

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-01-2013 16:57:35 | More by francisweizen
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w00ddy

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-03-2012 13:24:11 | More by w00ddy
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Hoptoria

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-28-2014 22:12:43 | More by Hoptoria
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

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 on black. Above average carbonation.Oh, and hopped up.

02-24-2008 20:14:05 | More by Sammy
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atigerlife

Hawaii

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours black with a light brown head. Dissipates rather quickly.

Aroma of coffee and dark malts.

Taste of coffee, dark malts and some light dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly cleansing.

Overall, a very drinkable beer. Enjoyable and sessionable.

09-01-2013 02:44:56 | More by atigerlife
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Back Hand Of God Stout from Crannóg Ales
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