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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34334) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25327) - 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.

   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 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (23430) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
Pale brown-black colour. Neutral smell, neutral flavour, light bodied. Leaves me unimpressed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2004
Black, nice head. Aroma is roasted and from tar and cocoa. Flavor brings licorice and cocoa. Not as good as many other stouts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (17278) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (15651) - 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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