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

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Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
Stout - Irish Dry
Ranked #77
Ranked #24,735
3.67 | pDev: 11.72%
Apr 10, 2022
Jun 28, 2003
Echigo StoutEchigo Stout
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4.37 by Beecham from California on Apr 10, 2022
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3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Greywulfken from New York

Dark brown pour turns black in the glass, with a dark tan foam head a coupla fingers high... Bittersweet and somewhat dry, darkly roasted coffee and malts, hint of char... Sweetness is mild, bitterness is moderate; soft feel, smoothly carbonated... I could see buying it if it's what's on the shelves over there - nothing to quest after, but a good enough stout - identified as an " authentic Irish stout" on their website... Enjoyable and worth the try - assuming you dig stouts, or are looking for a tick lol...

Feb 02, 2022
3.93 by Gukkor from Texas on Nov 10, 2021
3.32 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Aug 13, 2021
3.63 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2021
3.54 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2021
3.26 by ronniebruner from Arizona on Jan 17, 2021
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3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

Echigo Stout pours into my glass jet black with a dense, cream colored head.
Taking a sniff, Echigo’s aroma is sweeter than I expected. Echigo’s aroma is also more subdued than I expected, given that it’s a stronger than average stout. It starts off with the sweetness I’ve seen in milk stouts. From there, I find hints of deep malt and the obligatory roasted grains. The aromas are very pleasant, just not as assertive as you would expect from a strong stout.
Echigo Stout is full bodied, lush, and smooth. Malt flavors come forward in a way similar to dried fruits somewhere between raisins and dates. Up front smoothness gives a brief illusion of sweetness before moving into darker, maltier flavors. Towards the finish there’s a hint of roasted grains, giving a finish similar to what you’d find in a dark roast coffee. Roasted coffee moves into a brief, dry finish.
It’s fine, but nothing in this stout really stands out in any way. The aroma isn’t as robust as I would expect in a stout, let alone a stout over 6% abv. The mouthfeel is smooth, the finish is roasted but there isn’t an overall balance to the beer’s flavor. Interesting example of the style, but there is some room for improvement in my opinion.

Dec 17, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HattedClassic from Virginia

The beer pours a nice brown and creamy head that looks pretty good. The beer itself is a very nice dark chocolate brown that looks like it's black. It's nothing earth shattering but looks solid.

The smell is decent. It has a mix of roasted barley and light cocoa note with a nutty note that dominates the smell.

The taste is decent. It has a more roasted malt note and moderate bitter hop note as well. There is a light chocolate and nut in the finish alongside a chocolate.

The feel is good. It has a medium body that is a bit thin and has a dry finish. There is a light but tingling carbonation to it.

Overall, pretty good. It has a good flavor for an imported beer that I would probably get again.

Sep 18, 2020
3.75 by mrcraft from California on Oct 26, 2019
3.84 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Sep 10, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

330 ml bottle, no dating that I noticed on the label or bottle. Served in a Spiegelau stout glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, caramel, dark bread, coffee, cocoa and nuts. For the most part I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some molasses and dark fruit (raisin, dates, blackberry) flavors in there too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. Drinks easy enough. I think it's a good overall stout, and it sure doesn't seem like a 7% one to me. Wish I would have bought more than just one bottle, definitely worth a try!

May 26, 2019
3.77 by Walnut from Missouri on Dec 27, 2018
3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Dec 13, 2018
3.49 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Aug 29, 2018
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Ninjakillzu from Washington

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is black with a tan finger head. Aromas consist of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, carmalized sugar, and a hint of dark fruit. Flavors are the same. There is a long lingering robust aftertaste. The feel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Aug 02, 2018
3.75 by DOCRW from Washington on Jul 21, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

350 ml can in Kyoto at a temperature of about 57F.

Pours essentially black with a tall, thick, beige head that has excellent retention.
Medium-light strength for style with mild bitterness.
Feel: Super creamy smooth feel in the full but not thick body.
Overall: excellent! Markedly better than the over-rated Minoh Stout I had the same day.

May 21, 2018
3.75 by kdivers from New Hampshire on Mar 09, 2018
3.75 by nearengine from Arizona on Feb 14, 2018
3.66 by Keene from Washington on Feb 01, 2018
3.53 by BAsbill from California on Jan 21, 2018
3.22 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 15, 2017
3.69 by shelby415 from Oregon on Dec 04, 2017
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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours dark brown with a brown head. It has a thick head that is light brown with moderate retention.

Smell: It has a sweet rich malty chocolate aroma to begin with. There is a bit of roast in the background. In addition, there is a very low fruit note.

Taste: There is a balance in the flavor that is more towards the roasted malt with the chocolate in the background. There are low notes of fruit. The finish is a balance between the dry roast and a hint of sweetness.

Feel: It has a moderate body with moderately low carbonation that is a bit silky.

Overall, this is a showcase of roast and chocolate with a tinge of sweetness throughout the taste.

Nov 04, 2017
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3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by flyingpig from Scotland

350ml Can from Liquor Mountain, Kyoto (¥246):
An okay Japanese stout that featured some pleasant roasted malts & some interesting smoked flavours in the early going, although the latter was fleeting. The beer was balanced but basic with some coffee & chocolate coming through at times too, definitely worth a try if you're in Japan but I'm not entirely sure it's one I'd put on the 1001 beers list.

Oct 16, 2017
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Bought a 11.2oz bottle from Marukai $3.59
Smell of chocolate
Dark black color
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Chocolate, smokey coffee flavors
Overall a good stout. I would drink again

Oct 05, 2017
3.87 by HermitDan from New Jersey on Sep 19, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

It pours jet black with a tan head. The aroma is metallic but also with some coffee and burnt bread. The taste is rich, with more coffee, some dark chocolate and some burnt notes.

Sep 17, 2017
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3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Brolo75 from California

330 ml bottle poured into pint glass

A: Pour dark brown light comes through around the edges when held up, nice creamy full tan colored head, good retention and lacing, looks thin.

A: Light roasted coffee and malts, sweet sugar note, toasted toffee and caramel note as well, light chocolate.

T: Follows the nose with the same notes of coffee, sugar, light cream, chocolate, caramel, slight oxidation in the finish, moderate amount of bitterness, finish has slight sweetness.

M: Light bodied, not as smooth as I was expecting, was expecting something smooth and creamy, not there.

O: Probably won't pick this up again, has all the right notes but needs more aroma and flavor. I also picked up some oxidation in the finish not sure how old the bottle is but it just arrived in my local bottle shop this week.

Sep 10, 2017
3.5 by pin from Australia on Jul 19, 2017
3.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Jul 17, 2017
3.72 by bb-magic from Florida on Jul 01, 2017
4 by paulish from New York on Jun 24, 2017
3.25 by mpenske from California on Apr 23, 2017
3.53 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Feb 20, 2017
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4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by josanguapo from Spain

From Wasabi. In Teku glass. After dinner. 2006 batch. 5 days after BB date. Very smooth, with lots of chocolate and slight coffee notes. Like a sessionable imperial stout.

Feb 18, 2017
4.03 by chiefbender from Georgia on Jan 26, 2017
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3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass with a thin light khaki head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, chocolate, hints of coffee and alcohol. Flavor follows, with slightly sweet dark toasted malt, cocoa, light notes of coffee and vanilla. Medium bodied with mild creaminess. A nice, smooth continental style stout with really pleasant chocolate component and light coffee. Not dramatic, but well integrated and a good representative of the style.

Oct 21, 2016
3.75 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Aug 26, 2016
Echigo Stout from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
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