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

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
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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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-14-2013 23:05:13 | More by RedneckBeerz
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-30-2013 07:41:45 | More by schopenhauerale
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JDV

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle in trade with miketd. Thanks!
Pours a dark brown black color with a light tan head. Smell is lightly roasty, and very mild, and thin. Taste is lightly roasty with a slight char, but watery. Very easy drinking and mild, but not particularly great. Just too thin for a stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 20:22:03 | More by JDV
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one with some delicious sushi at Sushi Gari 46, 4/14/11

A-Pours a clear medium brown with dark ruby highlights, a thin tan head and no lacing.

S-Sweet roasted malt, nice caramel notes and a nice export stout-style aroma.

T-Sweet malt, good roast character, caramel, good balance of sweetness and bitter hoppy finish.

M-Medium bodied with crisp carbonation.

O-A really nice unexpected surprise, and a tasty addition to the meal.

HV

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 20:02:14 | More by sholland119
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-12-2012 18:11:46 | More by bonbini26
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charlzm

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 05/24/08, purchased from Hi-Times Costa Mesa, CA on 04/21/08.

Poured into a Triple Petrus snifter a very clear dark brown with fig colored highlights. Almost no head, but a steady march of little bubbles crawl up the sides of the glass.

Aroma is sweet with roasted grain and dark fruit notes.

Thick and smooth. A sharp bitter spike right off the bat. Some subtle roasted and smoked flavors. A touch of chocolate. Some subdued dark fruits. Carbonation noticeable on tongue.

Fairly easy drinker; doesn't whack you over the head with its 7% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2008 17:25:55 | More by charlzm
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shigg85

Japan

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a bottle of this from Tanakaya in Mejiro, Tokyo. Poured it into a Baird pint glass. Had a nice dark hue to it with a caramel head that left a cute lacing around the glass. Wonderful scents of caramel, nuts, and hops coming off the top of this, making it a pleasure to drink for all the senses. The taste was spot-on for a dinner of beef or as a dessert beer. However, the mouthfeel was a bit off for me for two reasons: a bit too thin for a stout, and it is a very carbonated beer resulting in excess gas. Overall, this is a tasty beer, but if I were to buy an Echigo brew again, I might prefer their rauch over this stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 10:26:35 | More by shigg85
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours near opaque with tan head.

Nose is full of cocoa, whopper's candy nougat, and coffee.

Palate is chocolately rich, dry though, leaning more Irish stout than oatmeal stout for my tastes. No real flaws stand out.

Worth seeking to try. I would drink it regularly if it wasn't so pricey compared to domestic craft comparables that are more affordable.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 04:00:14 | More by yemenmocha
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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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sneaks2210

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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

California

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tall-neck 330mL bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Very dark, near-bistre body, yet actully transparent when held to a very strong light. Faint rufous highlights, neither brown nor red. Light tan soapy head which recedes to a heavy collar and fine slick fed by a continuous stream of micro-bubbles.

Roast malt, light-roast coffee, chicory, brown bread, and a touch of rye in the nose.

Moderately sweet, grainy, toasty palate entry with a bit of cheap coffee and cocoa as well. No real hops though there is a faint bitterness. Richly malty, well roasted but not burnt. Clean finish.

Spritzy and not-quite-light-bodied mouthfeel.

Simple but well crafted. More of a Foreign Export Stout (or even a dark lager) flavor-wise, but it works on those terms.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 07:06:23 | More by augustgarage
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 mL bottle tried 24 Nov 2011. Served in the 0.4 L Ulmer Munster snifter.

Very small tan head. Medium carbonation. Very dark brown in color with ruby highlights. Light aroma of molasses and ethanol. Starts with burnt dark malts. Some molasses. Bold but not particularly strong flavors. Medium body, warming ethanol. Molasses and burnt sugar dominate. Slightly acrid aftertaste.

Fairly average, on the lighter side for an imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 16:40:18 | More by htomsirveaux
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-31-2013 02:05:27 | More by BeerOps
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a clear black with a red tint when held to the light, a very thin beige head, and some lacing.

smell is of malt, some cocoa, weak coffee, a touch of nuts, and a little vanilla.

taste is thin, cocoa, sour malt, a touch metallic, and a little coffee, ends a little dry.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 01:24:54 | More by froghop
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-07-2012 04:28:15 | More by Stoffel
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Naerhu

Japan

4.7/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is apparently the standard by which all craft beer stouts in Japan are judged, and believe me this is an amazing beer.

Big fluffy tan head on a jet black body.
Chocolate and cola aroma.
Crazy complexity, burnt caramel, with super citrus and floral hoppyness. A dry european youth hostel coffee flavor (y'know, with the little grains in it).
Creamy long lasting bitterness.
The alcohol is seemless and perfectly balanced.

Serving type: can

04-05-2004 10:39:13 | More by Naerhu
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Deep, dark, cola amber-black with a thick, quivering, gaseous cappuccino-colored head. Gorgeous.

Smell: Dark chocolate, anise, coffee, cola, loads of prunes, and a few drops each of vanilla extract, maple syrup, and soy sauce.

Taste: Very well balanced. Malty honey-like sweetness is nicely countered by a nice burnt edge, herbal/estery hop bitterness, and a grand finale of rich, bitter dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin bodied for the style, but the excellent carbonation inflates it into a soft, cushiony, mouth-fillingly chewy mass. Finish is quite clean despite the malts' viscosity.

Drinkability: This stout is simply good fun to drink by itself, and it's also very versatile with cheese. It worked wonders with my three-year cheddar, Dutch goat cheese, and of course, gruyere.

Serving type: can

10-15-2006 14:11:40 | More by soulgrowl
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-10-2013 21:04:20 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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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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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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July2Nov

Hawaii

2.23/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Nice deep cola color. Head could have been
a bit larger, and
and foamier. As it was, the head was too carbonated
and the 1/2 inch of foam quickly dissipated to
minimal lace.

S: A bit sweet (hints of caramel and toffee).
Deep-roasted nutty smell. slight syrupy hint at the
end. Overall, very nice.

T&M: Smooth and very light tasting for a stout.
Way mild for a 7% abv. Pretty much non-descript as
far as taste goes. Chalk taste throughout with a
carbonated nutty feel at the end. Not impressed as
much as i thought i would have, by the smell of it.

D: Had high hopes for this one, but alas, it certainly
didn't live up to my expectations. Well, you live and
learn. if your in a desperate pinch to drink, then
try it out for yourself and see if it's right for
you. as for this reviewer, i'd rather drink some sake
to get a taste for Japan.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 03:38:56 | More by July2Nov
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance is a very dark brown with minimal head and lace. Smell has roasted a nuttiness in the malt with a light chocolate note. Taste has again the roasted nuttiness with a twang and maybe a light burnt coffee note. Mouthfeel is a little light for a stout, but not bad. Overall it's actually better than I expected from this Japanese stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2010 02:49:56 | More by Bookseeb
Echigo Stout from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
83 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.