Black Wych | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wychwood.co.uk

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
BLACK WYCH A Dark Mysterious Spellbinding Porter
BLACK WYCH spellbinding porter ,
The Black Wych has cast her spell , start with a measure of
alluring rich dark malt & allow the bitterness to creep in.
This silkily smooth porter is a force to be reckoned with.

Brewed primarily for export.

Added by the42ndtourist on 10-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
192
Reviews:
103
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Photo of staubot
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very Dark mild red highlights, big redish creamy head with solid retention. Taste of Cooked malts, caramel and dark roast coffee

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Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wychwood Brewery 'Black Wych' @ 5.0% , served from a 500 ml bottle purchased for $3
A-pour is cola brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with a medium size tan head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-dark malt
T-creamy smooth & rich tasting , slight bitter finish
MF-ok carbonation , medium body , tad watery mouthfeel
Ov-ok beer & English Porter
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served cool from 500ml bottle into pint mug.

L) Almost black, opaque with barely translucent brown bits at the edges. Thin light tan bubbly head.

S) Alcohol, dark roasted malt and hints of ginger or some other spice. Lots going on.

T) Bitter burnt malt, no hop influence. A strangely watery taste follows.

F) Again a hotchpotch, seems to start off with real bitterness and followed quickly by a watery cleanliness. Light carbonation and only a slight bitter aftertaste.

O) Not very keen on this one.

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Photo of Kiro
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
2.87/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lipa
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slongie
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tpop1005
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Niceroad77
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Good head on pouring but lacking on the retention.
Smell: Lots of chocolate, toffee, banana and vanilla. Sweet.
Taste: Chocolate, vanilla and coffee. A little sweet but this is a porter after all, not a stout...
Feel: Feels light. Too light for my liking. Some carbonation.

Overall: Very decent. Nothing exceptional but interesting mix of aromas and flavours.

Might buy again.

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Photo of djsnowman06
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Svingjo
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black with a thick tan head that disappears fairly quickly. The nose leads with licorice, coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. The taste reveals a lot of the same with maybe a bit more dark roasted coffee. The is a bit of sweet roasted malt as well but the whole thing leaves very quickly leaving a slight bitterness on the tongue. The mouthfeel is on the watery side with a fairly active carbonation. Not a bad little Porter but I feel it could use a bit more body to balance the beer a bit better.

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Photo of PorterPro125
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 500 mL

A- Pours a Deep Black that casts a bit of Ruby around the edges when in the glass. Beautiful 2 finger tan head with decent retention. Good amount of lacing on the glass.

S- Coffee, Dark Chocolate, slight caramel tinge (a note I've never really found in a stout).

T- Roasty, Smokey Malt with coffee/dark chocolate. Finish is a crisp hop bite.

F- Lighter Body than expected but still a good Medium Body. Low-Moderate Carbonation.

O- Great Roasty Stout with a unique caramel note.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black colour with a brown foamy head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, toffee & malt. Taste of burnt roasted malts, coming through quite sweet, with a bit of chocolate and coffee mixed in, it has a mild carbonation. Aftertaste is of a bitter roasted flavour. A drinkable stout if a little on the ordinary side.

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Photo of RickyS
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tumbler glass. The beer is dark ruby, not quite impenetrable black, and features a thin head that tends to dissipate quickly. The smell is nothing I was expecting. Very few of the characteristic stout aromas are there. And only in a mild version. I think I get some coffee and dark chocolate but is actually difficult to tell. And , well this is strange, this beer smells a bit like apples and carries a slightly acidic smell. This is also reflected in the taste which is really nothing special: coffee, malts, again this apple acidic aroma and a hint of hops. Leaves the mouth a tad dry with an unpleasant sensation of wet cardboard at the end. Not really exciting. Mouthfeel is watery and not exciting, although the carbonation is spot on for the style. What can I say? Nope.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flashback #395

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Photo of Dzu
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black with a thin tan head. Sweetish aroma with chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Taste is similar with a little liquorice. Not bad.

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Photo of Iaido
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vinivini
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaF
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anze
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieKu
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Black Wych from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
3.68 out of 5 based on 192 ratings.
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