Brewed by Wychwood (Marston's)
Style: Porter
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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."

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sumo234 (101) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - DEC 25, 2016
0,5l bottle. Dark ruby, almost black color with nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and light chocholate. . Taste of smoked, roasted malt, medium bitterness. A little too bitter aftertaste for me.

excessmind (64) - BULGARIA - DEC 20, 2016
500ml bottle, in spite of the lack of any memorable aroma, my initial impression was very good, nice black colour, no foam, just a bit of bubbles, taste is a little sweet and creamy but quickly fades to a bitter one. A little too bitter for my taste.

Lagerboy (2239) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
500 ml bottle as: Black Wych ( A Dark Mysterious Spellbinding Porter) 5.0%. Inky black, fading tan foam. Aroma of dark roasted malt. Taste is a bit harsh, dark roast, with some bittersweet dark chocolate. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. DNFL (Definitley Not For Lagerboys)

tombyars (1790) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2016
500ml bottle from Morrison’s Stevenston, sampled on the 20th November 2016. Poured into chalice glass. Black ruby in colour with a buff head. Malty aroma with notes of treacle toffee. Thin creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with treacle toffee coming through, Very dry dusty bitter bite to the hoppy aftertaste which rather takes away from the malt component. Finish is malty with sweet molasses present in the mouth, along with dry black malt right at the end. A decent session stout.

VamboladeTolly (2184) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with small brownish head. Aroma: milk chocolate, roasted, hay, some sourness, metallic, bad cold coffee. Taste: bitter, roasted, dark chocolate, some sourness, metallic. Thin plus body. watery. Ok.

Rex_Remes (284) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - NOV 28, 2016
(500ml bottle, Beijing) AROMA: Light nose of dark chocolate, some herbs/grass, APPEARANCE: Deep and dark, coffee colored, oily head that is part fine foam and part bubbles, lingering dirty/clingy foam. TASTE: black coffee, burnt toast, fair amount of dry grain/hay/malt, quite bitter on the backend with a bit of medicinal cough syrup. PALATE: solid amount of body with a surprising spritzy middle, dry finish. OVERALL: Not a bad beer but just an average porter. Strenghts are they way it looks in the glass and the upfront coffee/chocolate flavors. Weakness would be its overly fizzy middle that takes away from the smoothness. Worth trying and discussing with friends.

Nkosi (5) - - NOV 17, 2016 does not count
Superb, everything you want from a dark beer just writing about it makes me want to go out and buy more

Swaroga (2224) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 6, 2016
50cl bottle. Black with light brown toffie head. The beer has a medium intensive aroma of chocolate, roasted grains and some dairy and metallic, mineral aromas. The taste isn’t overwhelming but well rounded and easy to drink. I would prefer more depth tho.

Lore (2990) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 6, 2016
deep dark brown colour, huge, dense and stable beige head; aroma of milk chocolate, slightly burnt plum jam, some raisins and toasted rye bread;taste is the same; a bit watery, which is fully acceptable for a simple stout; easily drinkable and really enjoyable

martjoobolut (5347) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle (from tallinna kaubamaja). Pours black with beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt, metallic notes. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, cardboard, malt. Finish is cardboard-roast-dry butter. Overall: bad.

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