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Wychwood Black Wych 4.5%

Formerly brewed at Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Stout
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 185   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (4455) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
Bottle, at home (031031). Black with reddish head. Aroma moderate malty (burnt, licorice) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (12940) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Dark clear brownb ale with a thick light oka head. Light sweet chocolate aroma with vanilla notes. Watery stout with diluted chocolate and some light bittering hops. Rather boring. LCBO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark brown, close to black, with a reddish hue and a small, brownish head. Dark, malty roasted notes with a solid dose of bitterness. Presumably brewed with some oats. Not the most impressive stout. 100405

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 not much aroma, just a little malt and fruit. tastes better: roasted malt, some bitterness and some fruit, a little grassy. finishes more bitter and grassy. thin bodied. not so good(no coffee: well only a bit in the finishing part, no chocolate, a pity), a bland stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2005
Black body with a off-white head. Has aroma from fruits and some roasted malt. The taste is little bitter and has som coffee taste. Some malt. A boring stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Habanero (4105) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
Beige medium head. Pit black. Fruity aroma. Roasted flavour with notes of blackberry. Watery palate Tiny aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a baige head. Dark fruits, light roasted aroma and a thin light roasted fruity taste. Light body and a boring finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. OK this is it. No more Wychwood beers for me. Don’t care about the ratings anymore. I had one pint of the Prince Albert on cask that was fine, but otherwise, a waste of my drinking capacity. No more. This one has a thin beige head. Dead choc/coffee malt aroma. Some sourness in mouth with bitter choc kicking in. Lacks depth, character and taste. Thanks Wychwood for the variety, but no thanks

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2005
Very dark with a brown small creamy head. Roasted, light sweet aroma. The taste is bitter roasted malt. Quite a good ber but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with an off white head. Roasted aroma with notes of anise and liquorice. Roasted flavour. Watery body. Boring.

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