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 #5,203
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 8.94%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
66
From:
Crannóg Ales
 
British Columbia, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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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 wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pint at Checkers in Vernon 25/1/12

A dark cola with a dark thin film that had no room due to a top filled pint, some polka dot lacing where the head had a chance

EDIT went back for a jug and when I poured it myself I got a thick mocha head and could see 6 distinct rings after each sip and still had foam at the bottom

S soft caramel and chocolate milk with a little dark roast coffee and nutty chocolate, smells a little faint however but what's there I like
EDIT second time around we ordered a jug half an hour before drinking it and much stronger smell after it warmed

T quite an improvement over the smell with some char, espresso and darker chocolate, flavours much more bold then the nose but still has all I smell just a darker roast and much stronger

M medium bodied and quite silky, just enough bubbles and a coffee after taste lingers faintly for a while

O solid beer for sure with great flavours for a lighter stout, I had a couple pints and was far from being board

I didn't expect to see this on tap at Checkers of all places but I jumped on it for sure. This was on my BC trip list but I didn't think it would be so easy too find. I was going to go to the brewery to get a growler of this and... now that I think of it I still might so I can try it at a higher temp as I don't think the ice cold serving did it any justice. a re-rate perhaps?

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