Black Wych Ale

Wychwood Brewery

England

I didn't have a full bottle, just a few sips from my brother's glass. He pussed out and didn't finish it, so he invited me to kill it (unfortunately, it had gotten piss-warm by that point, so I wasn't any more interested in finishing it then he was. Note to Erik: Dude, if you pay $3.50 or more for 1 bottle of beer, you need to finish the damn thing. There are thirsty alcoholics in Keansburg NJ, you shouldn't waste beer). Anyway, the few sips I had were good. This is very dark, like Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout, and I did detect an oaty flavor, but what stood out was the distinct coffee-like flavor of the dark malts used in this ale. Not too much of a hop presence, but I think only because it wouldn't be able to stand up to the malt. I'd like to give this a try again.

Reviewed: April 05, 2003

Rating: 7/10

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