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


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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (1566) - CROATIA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours black with brownish head. Malty aroma, bit roasted. Roasted malts, hint of caramel, bit metallic, sweetish. With dry bitter malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Bottle - pitch black with a big fizzy light brown head. Aroma of blackcurrant, roasted malts, a little smoke, chocolate and coffee. Taste of toasted malts, soil, earth, leather, nuts and a light bitter finish. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Not a Bad Attempt by wychwood at stout, as usual an eye catching design, like a pitch black potion, it has a typical stout nose, a little soft but smoky coffee, pours a typical stout liquor, black with a good strong head. In the mouth it feels oddly light for it’s style and ever so slightly sticky and instantly sweet, but not unpleasant, in the taste it is to be expected, strong, malty and lots of Iron, but to a lesser extent, with a slight over burn’t coffee flavour that lingers. It’s finish is rather dry but long enough lasting, this is a good entry level stout for the amateur Stout/porter enthusiast, heavier than most beers in the non stout range, but still very drinkable, if a little too shallow and sweet for the seasoned Guinness drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (5278) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2015
From a pint bottle thanks to Chris. Pours a clear cola with a thick tan head. Mild malty nose. Flavors of leather and tobacco. Bitter roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
klm1 (694) - - APR 9, 2015
Black brown colour with firm ligth brown head. Aroma of floral washing powder!? Flavour is extremely watery with little malty, roasted barley notes. An average stout.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: Morrisons (Bristol). Rich and dark with burnt wood overtones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (305) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2015
500ml bottle poured into tulip glass. Very dark with gassy, beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Tastes of darkness although it is a bit thin. Allow to warm up in the glass though and Black Wych comes alive. Licorice and dark, dark fruits to the fore. Slightly bitter finish. Not the best porter I’ve tasted but pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wozap (490) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Kolor czarny z refleksami, piana beżowa. Zpach palony, czekoladowy, kawa i trochę chmielu, w smaku to samo. Bardzo przyjemne piwo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (538) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bouteille - Couleur noir, mousse beige presque brune qui diminue assez vite mais qui reste quand même longtemps - Au nez des arôme de torréfaction, de malt rôti et de café - En bouche des arômes de café, de malt rôti et de chocolat noir amère, des notes de houblon terreux - Corp léger, bonne amertume, carbonation légère, soyeuse en bouche, final sur le malt rôti - Rien d’exceptionnel mais bien équilibrée, bonne bière anglaise

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elvintzat (1) - - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
strong roasted aroma, a mouthful of coffee and a lingering bitterness. very nice finish.

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