Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Stout
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 359   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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   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (1123) - Kiel, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2017
Hätte ja gedacht, das ist ein Porter, vielleicht sogar ein Baltic. Denn schlank, obwohl mit öliger Textur gesegnet, geht’s stabil hoppy zu Werke, das Gute. Pflaumentwister mit Edelbiercharme. Röst, Kaffee und Schoko küssen die Säurewirbel der britischen Insel. Elegant & Good. 0,5l Bottle im STRONGBOWs zu Kiel genossen. Ca. 5 Kröten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sumo234 (73) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
excessmind (7) - BULGARIA - DEC 20, 2016 does not count
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (2056) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1640) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1732) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rex_Remes (158) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (2154) - Gdańsk, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (2382) - 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

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