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Wychwood Black Wych 4.5%

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


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Ruby-bown color I can see through, thin watery, with a weak roasty flavor, not even worth a try.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2002
Nice beer but not much of a stout. A shame because this brewery produces some excellent beers. The stout is lacking in texture, smoothness and body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radiomgb (2580) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2002
Almost like a dark brown colour, light coffee flavours, fairly watery, light for a stout, not very creamy. Leaves you looking around for something else to have.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GregClow (3039) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2002
I gotta agree with pretty much all of the opinions posted so far. It’s thin and watery, lacking the chewiness that I expect from a stout. A touch of coffee and chocolate in the flavour, but it disappears quickly, and has no aftertaste to speak of. A disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2002
Poor head retention. Nothing special in this stout. I was originally excited, but it didn’t impress me that much.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2002
rather thin. found it to have a funny aroma. not the best stout I’ve had by a long shot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2002
Slight coffee aroma, deep garnet, slim head. Weak coffee flavour, good bitterness, malt after taste. Dry, creamy and smooth. Seems more like a nut brown ale than a stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6869) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 28, 2002
Mahogany color that reminds me my old furniture’s (ahh):). There is some aroma that I detected (slightly sweet something). Small head. Mouth fell watery. Light for a stout. Flavor of green leaf with roasted coffee that is easily drinkable but for pros might be disappointing. Label might suggest that is intended for new members of beer world.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2002
Nice black color, but apparent even on inspection that this would disappoint. Virtually no aroma--or at least, not enough to survive the half-senile old man chain-smoking next to me in the pub, despite the fact that I got my nose so close to the beer that I ended up snorting it into my right nostril. If anything, a faint smokiness like a piece of charcoal you discover in your BBQ grill the next spring after having left it on the patio since the previous September. Oddly large bubbles retained on the glass. Sweet flavor, but without any support through the finish. (cask at Hobgoblin pub, Oxford; a Wychwood pub)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Undergrad Boozers99 (40) - ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2002
This stout seems to have gotten a bad name, it is an interesting drink and needs to be persevered with lots going on in the flavour not a bad mix of malt and hops. Nice bitter taste.

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