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."

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2006
Hints of coffee and sweet dark bread in the aroma as well as taste. Very dark in color. Quite bitter and suprisingly thin and waterlike. No viscosity which is odd, since it is a stout. To be honest, neihter very bad nor very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Bottle 14/05/2001 Dark coloured and strong in alcohol. Malt flavours present.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle - Pours out opaque black with a thin tan head. Smells roasted malt licorice and a slight hop almost skunk aroma. Thin quite sweet stout rather one dimentional but not a bad sesion stout if you can handle the sweetness. Needs a a little bittering hops to round out the finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2006
Øl købt i Føtex for 15 kr. Stout ??? - Den mangler kraft og er mere a la tysk schwarz beer. Øllen er mørkebrun, og har et brunt sæbeagtigt skum, der relativt hurtigt forsvinder. Nå man dufter til den første gang dufter den som en flad Hof. Smagen er dog som en hof der er brændt på. Kulsyren er også som en hof. Ikke en øl, som jeg vil drikke igen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (15492) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle. Weak aroma with a hint of liquorice. Almost black colour, small stable head. The flavour is roasted, perhaps roast barley. Weak liquorice flavour. High carbonation. Quite boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1855) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2006
18 Dec 05 - Sweetish roasted malt and some hop aroma. Clear dark brown colour, reasonable head and lacing. Roasted malt flavours but lacks a broader complexity. Up front bitterness that is a bit thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2006
Dark with avergae tan head. Aroma was thin of malts, some oats and light coffee. Some hops kick in at the very end but except for this the flavour is thin without a lot of malt backbone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2006
Great appearance in both bottle and glass. The nose is quite absent however but for a faint aroma of roasted malt and some slightly coffee flavour. The taste is better at least in the sense that it does demonstrate some good stout qualities but for mine this falls short in mouthfeel and ABV. The promised broom full of hops also fails to sweep me off my feet. Perhaps as my ratebeeriness grows I find I prefer higher ABV beers in styles that should be assrtive and strong. The Pommie penchant for low alcohol is sometimes a negative as is this one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldseed (6) - CANADA - DEC 31, 2005 does not count
Like Guinness Draught without the full foamy head or palate. Serviceable stout flavour, a small tad of the chocolatey/coffee aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Choos (753) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2005
Aroma: olive, carbon and some hop. Apperance: black with red highlights clear, tan small head, patchy sud lacing. Flavour: carbon, sweet malt, hint of nut and notceable hop bitterness. Palate: bitter/carbon finish and thin. Jokingly my girlfriend has written "god damn HOT label!!!" on my tasting notes since it was visuallly so impressive (despite the clear bottle.)

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