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


on tap

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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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."

Demise's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, - OCT 30, 2009
Pours black with ruby edging and a tan head. Strong chocolate aromas, with dark malt and a touch of coffee. Tastes incredibly dark and rich - dark roasted malt, a little burnt, rich coffee flavours and a hint of dark chocolate. A bitter finish, a little fizzy on the palate but very smooth otherwise. Nice, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (2791) - ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle. Black beer, small-ish tan head. Nose is roast, metal, cocoa dust, dark chocolate. Flavor is dry and roasty, dark chocolate, citric hoppy bitterness in the finish along with burned notes. Lingering hoppy roastiness with some mild acidity. Pretty drinkable, not overly interesting, but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (4726) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2016
50cl bottle from Maksimarket, Tartu. Very dark brown with a modest, beige head. Malty and medium roasty aroma with notes of dark fruits, hints of chocolate and caramel. Medium sweet with mild, but fairly pleasant flavours and a light bitterness. Easy to drink and fairly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (329) - SPAIN - AUG 10, 2016
Big frothy tan head with good retention. Clear dark mahogany colour. Aroma is dried dark fruit, spicy, salty, chocolate hints and toasted malt. Taste is medium roasted malt bitter, coffee, some hoppyness, some fruity acidity and slightly milky. Acid-bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anzoanzo77 (58) - SLOVENIA - AUG 9, 2016
Very nice aroma of coffee and chocolate. A bit too dry finish with medium bitterness. I like it mostly because of aroma

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MasDen (45) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - JUL 31, 2016
Very dark color like a tar. Burnt malt, crust of dark bread in the taste. Middle body with rich taste. Middle bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6140) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2016
500ml bottle. Very dark brown, almost black color. Medium size, tan head, stays. Roast, bit of coffee, caramel and malty in aroma. Roast, nettles, faint coffee and some spicy hops in taste. Spicy hops and roast in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Medium bitterness. Feels macroish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Raisins, roasted malts and molasses combine in this flavorful but somewhat anemic example.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the brown-hued black.
-This lacks body for a Stout.
-The mild bitterness could be more generous to balance out the malt character.
-These malts contribute enjoyable, non-linear flavors.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (980) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle at Stika, Budapest. Black and clear with brown tints and a brown head. Roasted bitter tarry aroma with chocolate and coffee, dark fruit and slight nail polish. Taste is slight sweet and bitter roasted with caramel and coffee, fudge and vanilla, broken twigs, dark berries. Pretty bitter ashy finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily to dry texture. Nice old school british porter. Fairly ashy bitter though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiroMcSky (222) - Neudamm, POLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Butelka 50 cl,kupione w Hiszpanii.Kolor czarny,piana bezowa niezla a wysyceni male.W smaku karmel,kawa,czekolada,palone.Calkiem przyzwoite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (7970) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle from Meny (Amager), Copenhagen - black pour with beige head. Medium roasted and medium sweet malty, some chocolate, caramel, some burnt malty notes, smooth easy going stout.

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