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

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BA SCORE
83
good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

dokupe, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

buzzy, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of tommyguz
3.25/5  rDev -11%

tommyguz, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev +9.6%

zenithberwyn, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.98/5  rDev +9%
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

LampertLand, Dec 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

sneaks2210, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

hayesjw, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of wizo
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

wizo, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Gatordaddy, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

Georgiabeer, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

jason_nwx, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

harpus, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Liondiscs
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Liondiscs, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and cookie dough aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but smells a bit better in terms of stout characteristics.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

OBeerMeGreatOne, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of TokyoCO
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Large head that took a while to calm down. Very dark black, a tiny bit of light in the bottom.

S: Sweet, milk chocolate, carmel, slight dark chocolate as well.

T: Starts nice and sweet, milk chocolate is present. Middle is slightly smoky. The smoky sweetness quickly turns to burnt chocolate and dark chocolate, with a slight coffee taste in the finish.

M: Quite creamy, no sign of the alcohol.

O: A solid stout. The overall smoothness and burnt chocolate finish stand out in this one.

TokyoCO, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Gregg_Kawakami, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

chanokokoro, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

SNA_A_PLUS, May 20, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at some wholefoods-type store in central Hong Kong, muled back to Australia for sharing.

Pours a deep, dark reddish-brown colour. Head is beige, nice and frothy when poured, sinks to a thinnish film but leaves a decent sheet of lacing behind. Fairly decent, could be darker.

Smells a little bit roasty, quite sweet but largely dry, with hints of espresso, molasses and licorice. Slight grainy, almost adjuncty sweetness floats over the top, which is unfortunate; the roasty notes that are there should be more prominent.

Taste is unfortunately sweet, and a bit segmented and detached. Lots of flavours coming through individually without a good coherence. Sweet grain, carob, espresso and char, with some vanilla notes and aniseed and black pepper. Put in a logical order, these flavours may have played out to great effect, but it's confused, and finishes very astringently while the predominant flavour is that carob.

Not a lot of body to it; goes down with a smoothness but I really want more substance.

From the brewery that brought me Echigo Pilsener and rice lager, this is an improvement, but for a 6+% stout it's disappointing.

laituegonflable, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Hardcore, Apr 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

BeerOps, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a dark red-brown, and clear (I know because it let enough light through to show me). The head was a half-finger of light brown foam; it might have been thicker if the waitress had been a little bit more aggressive with the pouring.

S: Heavily-toasted grain is the strongest aroma. I think I detect some tamarind or another fruit in the background as well.

T: Tangy burnt malts and sweet molasses are the first and foremost flavors. The taste becomes a little acrid with some late bitterness, but it doesn't linger long on the tongue. The flavors are enjoyable, but not complex.

M: Crisp, refreshing, and decently carbonated, but not as thick as I'd expect from a stout.

O: Is there such a thing as a "light imperial stout?" Although the flavors where there, the intensity was much closer to a middle-of-the-road porter. That's not to say it was bad -- it paired nicely with sushi without stealing the attention from the food. I'd order it again, but only at a Japanese restaurant; there are many better stouts to drink as stand-alones.

TappaKeggaBrew, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 14, 2013
Echigo Stout from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
83 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.