Back Hand Of God Stout
Crannóg Ales

Back Hand Of God StoutBack Hand Of God Stout
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Style:
Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #4
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,239
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 8.94%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
66
From:
Crannóg Ales
 
British Columbia, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  37
Gots
  12
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Back Hand Of God StoutBack Hand Of God Stout
Notes: 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
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 66
Reviews by Hornet2003:
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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap...Alibi Room, Vancouver BC-March 1, 2009

I got this in a round of 4 taster sized glasses. Take the appearance figure with a grain of salt since I didn't have a normal scale to view it at.

Appearance: Poured a nice dark ruby red-black colour that laced on the glass with long lasting white head.

Smell: Pretty normal, but with a bit of chocolate and coffee poking through on the second sniff.

Taste: Oh wow. Great stuff. Incredible bitter sweet chocolate flavour in this one. Slight coffee tones as well.

Mouthfeel: Quite creamy, little carbonation as wood be expected from an Irish Stout. Creamy and velvety. Quite a smooth sipper.

Drinkability: I could drink lots of this if only it were less expensive on tap, or available in bottles at the local BCLDB.

Overall: Great chocolaty stout worthy of a visit if you can find it on tap. I love the fact that it is all organic as well. More organic beers should live up to the standard that Crannog has set.

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Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
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3.62/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Such a classic. Almost taste the land where this farm to table organic brewery operates. L - oily dark with off white head, A- chocolate, some dark fruit, brown sugarT - dark roast coffee, chocolate, biscuit, wood. F - gritty, earthy, dry, astringent. O - again such a classic

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Back Hand Of God Stout from Crannóg Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 66 ratings