Formerly brewed at Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Stout
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 184   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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swiseman (510) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
very impressed with this one. dark stout with a very sweet initial taste that quickly changes to the more common bitterness. aftertaste does not overpower; light enough to have more than one during the same sitting

thedm (6187) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized dark tan bubbles that left a nice lacing and a dark brown body with some carbonation rising up the side of the glass. It has very nice malty aroma and an initially mild coffee flavor but finishes with a slight bite, but still very nice all around.It was jJust a bit mild for a great stout.

hotstuff (5160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2003
This stout poured a thin head, but it did not last very long. It did have excellent lacing. I do not enjoy the traditional strong coffee tasting stouts, but this stout was mild which was much to my liking. In fact, I told my bf, thedm, that given the chance I would definitely drink this one again!!

MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
Does Wychwood not have amongst the best/coolest labels and bottles going today? I particularly like this one, with the embossed broom-riding witches. I also note the cleavage on the label’s witch. Nice touch! This one poured a modest,light brown head and a very dark colour; it was damned near black. The aroma was chiefly coffee, and quite enjoyable. Taste was better than the mouthfeel, being again mostly coffee.

Metalchopz (3395) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
Originally rated September 2004. Wychwood’s Black Wych Stout poured a very dark colour with ruby highlights. It had a creamy tan head and foamy lacing. The nose was malty with hints of caramel. The taste was slightly on the molasse side, creamy bitter with a dry finish. The mouthfeel was medium, which meant that this brew is not as filling as other stouts I’ve tried. Could drink many of these.

bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2005
Bottle. The colour is black with a tint of wine red. The head is beige and two fingers high.

The smell is soft with notes of dry, roasted malt, coffee and some vanilla.

The carbonation is creamy with small bubbles that tickled my tongue.

The taste is somewhat sweet with roasted, velvety malts. There are some fruity hops and a full-bodied taste. The long aftertaste is creamy with some delicate bitterness, coffee and toffee.

MarkoNm (2750) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 7, 2014
From the past. Poured a deep black color, topped with a decent tan head. Roasted aroma, some notes of chocolate and coffee. Roasty taste, some sweet notes and caramel, coffee and some bitterness. Very nice.

Ungstrup (37680) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2003
A deep red beer with an OK head. The aroma is malty sweet. The flavor is primarily sweet with a slightly bitterness to end it - a beer with a great balance. Though it's not a stout - it's a great beer.

rauchbier (3891) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2002
Bottle. Black with flashes of red. Moderate shortlived beige head and moderate condition. Typical stout but a little on the thin side, roast coffee and chocolate aromas, roasted barley flavour and a dry chocolate powderlike finish with a little roastiness.

Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2003
Nose has pleasant roasted bitterness, like coffee or chicory, and a bit of tang. Whiff of sweet or bittersweet chocolate. Dark black clear with lacing but small cocoa colored head. Light carb and thich watery (almost oily) body. Taste is a muted roasted sweetness followed by a tangy bitter finish. After is a little bitter and smoky. Somewhat dry. A decent stout.

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