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Echigo Stout - Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-28-2003)
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bkilpatr

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass. 03/08/09.

Pours a dark black with hints of brown around the edges. A one finger brown head quickly disappeared leaving nearly nothing behind. Aroma is of chocolate and roasted malt. Kinda basic in the the smell.

Taste starts with sweet milk chocolate and finishes with ever-so-slightly bitter roasted malt. Tastes like a milk stout. Seems strange, but it also has an odd fishy-like taste in there. Not unpleasant, just different. Feel is medium-bodied with ample carbonation. A bit thin and watery though. Drinkability is decent. It goes down smoothly, but the taste holds it back.

Overall, a decent stout. I'm not sure why this is listed as an "American double/Imperial stout", tastes more like a milk/sweet stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2009 05:30:08 | More by bkilpatr
More User Reviews:
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-12-2014 12:36:33 | More by BigCheese
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TonyGutz

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured smoothly with very little head.
aroma had hints of caramel, malts and coffee. the taste on the tongue was very bubbly , but not over bearing. Definitely not a typical stout feel almost like a pilsner feel. The flavor was pleasant, not overpowering or over bitter but eventually smoothed out at the end.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 22:28:04 | More by TonyGutz
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kuishinbo_tantei

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-06-2014 04:13:44 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
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mrjez

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-30-2014 09:45:19 | More by mrjez
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Auraan

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a rich black with a thin tan cap of head that quickly receded. Not the best looking stout around, more head would be nice, though the chilled glass it was served to me in may be partly to blame. Scents of roast malt, black coffee, hints of dark chocolate and a very faint metallic aroma. A nice, traditional stout aroma. Taste begins with a large roast malt presence, mingled with dark cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate with a slight sweetness underlying the roasted and bitter flavors. Roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate dominate the middle of the sip. Finish is heavy on roasted malt flavors, with some black coffee present as well. Aftertaste is rich roast malt. A good, solid stout flavor profile that hits the style notes quite nicely. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a smooth, semi-dry feel. Quite drinkable and very nice. Overall this is a pretty good stout, fitting into the higher ABV classic stout or perhaps the export stout niche quite nicely. A good surprise from Japan.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 06:02:41 | More by Auraan
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-14-2014 20:19:34 | More by djrn2
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Flight317

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-10-2014 07:37:31 | More by Flight317
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-30-2014 05:38:51 | More by SocalKicks
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Norseman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-15-2014 12:48:51 | More by Norseman
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-14-2014 19:52:33 | More by ckollias
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dunlap926

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-07-2014 23:21:15 | More by dunlap926
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dokupe

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-27-2014 03:54:12 | More by dokupe
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-26-2014 01:17:48 | More by buzzy
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-22-2013 17:12:13 | More by tommyguz
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zenithberwyn

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-15-2013 08:45:23 | More by zenithberwyn
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Echigo 'Stout' @ 7.0% , served from a 330 ml bottle purchased for $5.25

A-pour is almost black from bottle to glass with some ruby red peeking out along the glass edge , with a small tan head that is quickly dissapating leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint

S-sweet & boozey , hint of smoke

T-smokey , not that big of an imperial stout , more 'RIS' perhaps , lots of chocolate in a slight bitter finish

MF-ok/good carbonation , full bodied ,

Ov-ok beer , decent imperial stout

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 03:44:22 | More by LampertLand
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sneaks2210

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

11-23-2013 19:24:30 | More by sneaks2210
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hayesjw

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-17-2013 01:50:19 | More by hayesjw
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-16-2013 16:19:24 | More by wizo
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18%

11-02-2013 02:49:34 | More by Gatordaddy
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

2.68/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

A bottle I purchased recently at the Buford Highway Farmers Market. Japan has long been known for their take on stouts, and I was looking forward to trying another example. At first look (and taste) this had all the makings of a very nice stout. Poured quite black with a decent head, but no gusher. Smelled nicely roasty with bitter chocolate and coffee notes. The initial taste had more of that quite nice bitter chocolate, a nice creaminess, a hint of coffee and licorice, some nice roasty notes....and then it went wrong. Mid-palate you get smoke and then at the finish band-aid. This beer, to my taste is infected, or conversely, badly made and contains off flavors that greatly detract from the experience. As far as I could tell, it didn't have a freshness date (although there is a code on the bottle that might be, but if so, I couldn't interpret what it was trying to tell me), and the taste wasn't old....it was of infection. Disappointing, especially as this wasn't cheap. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 20:59:22 | More by Georgiabeer
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3/5  rDev -18%

09-24-2013 15:30:20 | More by jason_nwx
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-29-2013 18:29:50 | More by GraduatedCashew
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harpus

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

07-15-2013 19:55:02 | More by harpus
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Echigo Stout from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
83 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.