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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: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   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."


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29847) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2003
A deep red beer with an OK head. The aroma is malty sweet. The flavor is primarily sweet with a slightly bitterness to end it - a beer with a great balance. Though it's not a stout - it's a great beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (21507) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown/black, no head. Very thin for being a stout. Smoky/roasted aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malt in taste with hints of licorace. Mostly roast in the aftertaste.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
Pale brown-black colour. Neutral smell, neutral flavour, light bodied. Leaves me unimpressed

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2004
Black color; thin creamy head. Reasonable aroma, roasted malt and a touch of liquorice. The taste besides the roasted malt and liquorice/caramel is not really surprising, and the final just strong. Above the average Stout, with no emotions.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (14128) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (13798) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle. Weak aroma with a hint of liquorice. Almost black colour, small stable head. The flavour is roasted, perhaps roast barley. Weak liquorice flavour. High carbonation. Quite boring.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2005
Bottled (BB 05/2005)
Dark ruby color with small creamy brown head. fresh hoppy "menthol-nose". Mouthfeel starts hoppy then turns roasted with hints of licorice. Palate is quite watery. Light roasted aftertaste. Ok as a session beer but not much more.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2001
Light, transparent brown colour; touch of coffeeish chocolate, but only a touch; thinnish, slightly gritty body; finishes in an instant. Bad example.


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