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


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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"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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nisse666 (3791) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2009
Omdöme: Flaska 8 grader UTS: svart, fint krona med trevliga gardiner D: vörtlimpa, kaffe, choklad S: mediumkropp, tyvärr lite för slapp för min smak, svagt kaffe, lite malt sirap och sedan någon krydda som jag inte kan få pejl på. ES: påtaglig men lite enkel eftersmak PS1: Köp en Guinness i stället den häxa kan fara till blåkulla PS2: Systemb. plocka in något annat istället!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
pours dark brown, with a smooth brown head. aroma of roasted malts, faint licorice, faint dark fruits, faint coffee . aroma is very mild and very weak. appears to be complex though. flavor is roasted malts primarily, some notes of dark fruits, some coffee, some sugary sweetness like milk caramel. flavor is a bit stronger than aroma, but still a bit mild or weak. in some strange way this one reminds me of guinness reg. to flavor. Nice session beer i’m sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2009
50cl bottle, dark brown with fanciful light blue label. Pitch-black, impenetrable colour, small creamy beige head. Faint aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate. Low carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel, but a bit thinner than some other stouts. Roasted malts dominate the taste, with some dark chocolate on the side. Rather more bitter than some. Dark chocolate and coffee finish. Chocolat-y after taste, nevertheless. To me, this stout strikes me as a bit lighter-bodied, not as full and creamy. But the taste is very much all right. Sessionable stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle. Black with beige head. Roasted malt, dried fruit. Medium to heavy body. Dry, roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewC (317) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle: Rich black beer with plenty of body. Big head of artificial carbonation. Roasted malt, sweet plum notes. Rich, roasted and really very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle 500ml. Flavoursome stout. The aroma is dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Black colour with a thin white head. Flavour is long lasting and bitter, with dry finish. Medium to full bodied, creamy. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2009
A clean and sessionable pasteurised bottled stout. No obvious flaws but there’s not enough here to warrant a return visit. Black with a cappuccino head. Nice aroma - licorice root, cocoa powder, a whiff of dark rum. Reasonable heft to the body but thins in the swallow. Soft chocolate pudding flavours with a mild and notably alcoholic finish for a 5% abv stout. Marred by pasteurised boiled sugar notes. ( 500ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 26/8/09 )

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2009
Pours black/brown with a nice brown head. Aroma is quite sweet, a slightly burnt malt, and a bit of plum. Flavour is quite burnt, good amount of coffee and a hint of chocolate. Quite astringent, dry finish. It’s nice but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1019) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2009
Black and murky head. Tannins and charcoal predominate. A little on the synthetic side but still quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUN 27, 2009
Black colour, Nice big bottle and have very good head. Coffee, spicy aromas at first. Bitterness at the back. Nice medium bodied. Nice stout.

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