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 #5
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,200
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 biboergosum:
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4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at 13 Monks in Westbank after visiting a few area wineries...

This beer arrives in a nice tall pint glass, from which I had to pick off some flecks of ice around the rim, the glass obviously having been recently removed from the freezer. I wasn't really in a hurry, so 10 minutes later, when the waitress asked why I hadn't tried my beer yet, I mentioned the preferred serving method, and she apologized, also adding that she could 'microwave it for me'... I think she was joking...

This pint appears black, with some cola highlights at the base, and one finger of thin creamy beige head, which eventually leaves a spider web of lace around the glass. It smells of roasted malt, creamy grain, and earthy hops. The taste is soft roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, cream (upon saying this to my gf, she tried it, and said "hell yeah, that's creamy!), an echo of coffee, and earthy hops. The carbonation is quite mild, the body full, smooth, silky, and creamy, and it finishes off-dry, some caramel cream and dry chocolate persisting.

A stellar dry stout, smooth and creamy, nicely balanced and drinkable - definitely the best I've tried from Canada.

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