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Wychwood Black Wych 4.5%

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Formerly brewed at Wychwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Stout
Witney, England

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered. And cask.
Ingredients: Marris Otter pale malt, Black malt, Crystal malt, Oats; Progress and Target hops.
"Black Wych was first brewed long before Jeremy Moss arrived as brewer at Wychwood. It is a 4.5 % abv brew of Maris Otter Black malt, a bit of Crystal and some oats. Hops are mainly Progress with a dash of Target, all of them copper hops with no late additions."


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
Appearance: Black and subtle red color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and a bit herbal hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet with a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, roasted, herbal hoppy and mild coffee.
Overall impression: Decent stout!
Personal stats: Bottle from a local grocery store in London, England.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (312) - - MAR 11, 2014
Subtle aroma. Can't see through it. Very dark black. Nice head. Very flowery taste. Mild but bitter and lingering aftertaste. Wouldn't rush back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (3712) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Cask @ Baum. This 4.5% version is nearly, but not black with an off-white head. It has a burnt roasted aroma and taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
A brown/blackish coloured stout that looks awesome. The head was thin, tight, but disappeared quickly. The aroma was Roasted malt, some yeast, and a little coffee. The flavour profile was strong on the roasted malt, and little bit of cocoa bitterness. Not a bad beer, but not a memorable beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
Bouteille 500ml achetée à la LCBO vers noël 2005 (donc j’imagine que c’est cette version plutôt que celle avec les nouveaux houblons à 5%). De couleur noire-brune et quasi-opaque. Nez de malt rôti aux notes brûlées, léger de chocolat noir et de café avec des traces de caramel. Moyennement ronde en bouche. Faibles notes de réglisse noire lors de l’entrée en bouche rapidement suivi d’un goût de malt rôti (faibles traces brûlées), léger de chocolat noir avec des traces de pain grillé et de caramel puis en finale des notes de café viennent s’ajouter avec des notes de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, légèrement amer de rôti avec des notes de café, de chocolat noir et de houblon herbeux.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2257) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
Originally rated September 2004. Wychwood’s Black Wych Stout poured a very dark colour with ruby highlights. It had a creamy tan head and foamy lacing. The nose was malty with hints of caramel. The taste was slightly on the molasse side, creamy bitter with a dry finish. The mouthfeel was medium, which meant that this brew is not as filling as other stouts I’ve tried. Could drink many of these.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4369) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Bottle: Small light brown to beige foamy head. Almost black beer. Smell some light roasted ingredients, coffee, spices and malts. Taste is pretty watery, hope this is just a wrong batch or something. Coffee and water is in the mix with a hint of spices and hop/malt. Did expect more of this one, probably because of the great label. Hope to get a better one in the future and do a rerate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cirrhosis (1200) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Very black body with a large tan crown, walls of lacing left behind with every sip. Very mild aroma with mild burn chocolate campfire smoke and some coffee. Ckalky bitter mild taste, some chocolate, some ash the ash really lingers in the after taste. I can even detect hints of sweet vanilla. Taste overall is light and crisp making this a very easy drinking stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
Does Wychwood not have amongst the best/coolest labels and bottles going today? I particularly like this one, with the embossed broom-riding witches. I also note the cleavage on the label’s witch. Nice touch! This one poured a modest,light brown head and a very dark colour; it was damned near black. The aroma was chiefly coffee, and quite enjoyable. Taste was better than the mouthfeel, being again mostly coffee.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
[Sampled in 2004.] Black as the night and aromanotes of coffeechocs. Flavor is similar, but a bit watery in the end. Could be the bottle and I better rerate thisone another day.


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