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:
191
Reviews:
103
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
31
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0
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Photo of -DF-
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drazen33
4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of utyata
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CurtisD
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HurrahBeer
2.89/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pour - Very dark with a sizable head and a great deal of carbonation.
Smell - Bit of a dark roast, toffee aroma.
Taste - An earthy finish, a bit on the watery side. Roasted malts present, as is a slight bitterness.
Feel - Not much left to be desired. Not much really lingers on the tongue.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of henkmudi
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Almost black with mild red highlights, big redish creamy head with solid retention. Coffee and roasted malt, sweet taste , medium carbonation, bitter honey and sweet cherry. Watery light body with low to medium carbonation. Chocolate and licorice, favorite winter porter. Very good overall.

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Photo of ssantic
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of vinicole
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mick303
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

A bottle from the lcbo, good lacing and a pleasant roasty spicy aroma, a bit vegetal. Taste is smooth, with a gentle bitterness with a really nice English hop profile, long drying finish. Pleasant drinkability, good balanced porter.

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Photo of -steve-
4/5  rDev +8.7%

This one pours as a very attractive beer. Plenty of brown foam with satisfying light roast malts flavours. Feels great swirling around the mouth. Beautiful Wychwood additional. Will look for this one again.

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Photo of bsvi
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Subliminal64
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of CRObighit2
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jenno10
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of nullbort
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of andrenaline
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of patre_tim
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle served cool into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for $3.50 CDN.

Appearance - opaque impressive black coloured beer. Topped by a finger of tan foam, which leaves a nice ring of lacing as it recedes, albeit slowly.

Smell - caramel, toffee, some orchard fruits maybe pears and plums with a hint of currants. Nose isn't huge but is inviting. A weird metallic smell kinda gets in the way of an otherwise very good aroma.

Taste - yummy and mysterious, some toffee, black licroice with orchard fruits again being pears and plums. Caramel at first then bitterness kicks in from licroice and something hard to put my finger on.

Mouthfeel - smooth and silky, well carbonated but subtle and leaves an oily feel in the mouth. Medium finish.

Overall - a pretty damn good stout, with great feel and certainly a mysterious quality as advertised. It's a bit of a strange brew with black licorice, orchard fruits and a toffee base somehow mixed together but yet worthy. This is one of the best I've had from Wychwood.

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Photo of Artemikhin
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Black Wych from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
3.68 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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