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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: Stout
Witney, England

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
"Spell Binding Stout"
Ingredients: Pale malt, Black crystal malt, Oats; Target hops. (Was initially made with Progress hops at 4.5% - this changed in 2006).
"Black Wych is a beguiling traditional English dark stout, silky smooth, soft and seductive. A heady brew, which entices you to lose your senses and fall for the charms of The Black Wych."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (887) - SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a opaque dark brown beer flavour is roasted malts and burnt coffee some slight carmel sweetness on the finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3549) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2014
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - opaque dark brown, good tan head, liquorice and chocolate aroma, no lacing, earthy, chocolate malty flavour, sweet, high carbonation, oily feel

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (544) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
The witch is back and looking sexy. I don’t recall her ever leaving but I wanted to come in strong with the intro. Very wonderful looking beer, all but completely opaque with a small hint of dark ruby mingling in the darkness. Beige is the head that leaves fine lacing. Smells a bit of the forest, dank, leathery and earthy as well as roasty malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is the same, leaves a bitter and dry finish. The mouthfeel suffers a bit, not the usual slightly oily, thicker body I look for in a fine Porter. All the same, she’s a spellbinder and I’d drink this any day you’d buy it for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is liquorice and chocolate, taste is sweet, chocolate, dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zodiac (55) - - SEP 28, 2014
Black beer w nice aroma and great appearance. It tastes nice as well, however maybe a bit too weak in mouth feel and alcohol to get the best of it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2667) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle from local Yamaya store. Dark roast malt nose, sourish aspect, chocolate, light prune. Dark translucent brown, thin head. Dark sugary malt, berries, tiny bit of licorice, and some dark fruit in mid and final. Thin body. Some good flavors, but a touch thin for a porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1185) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 14, 2014
BOTTLE 50 CL. Look: almost black with faint red highlights, big beige creamy head with good retention. Aroma: licorice, sweet chocolate, blond malt and spicy herbal hops. Taste: light sweetness on a mostly dry body with spicy herbal hop bitterness. Not much roast or fruit. Quite a hoppy stout (which was labelled as a porter).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (635) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle 0.5l. Clear dark brown with medium brownish head. Heavy coffee aroma, vanilla, sweetish, milk chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, dark fruits, medium bitterness. Light carbonation. Light body. Dry bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2229) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle bb off licence. Black ok tan head. Aroma coffee choc roasted malts taste same some smoke decent bitterness. Medium body. Decent. The black wych is a right sort as well!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
w_adwersarz (332) - Cracow, POLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Czarne klarowne, z lekkimi rubinowo brązowymi prześwitami. Piana dość ładna, lecz szybko się rozpadła. Aromaty palonych słodów, kawy, kwaskowe od kawy. Wytrawne, ze średnim wysyceniem, czekoladowe z kawowa goryczką.


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