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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
Japan
echigo-beer.jp

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UncleJimbo on 06-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
73
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of chiefbender
4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScioRevo
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

In my beer vocabulary "drinkable" but lacking in "depth." There is nothing remarkable or noteworthy, but like others have said, more a porter than a stout. Nice roasted maltiness, no chocolate, licorice or coffee that I can detect. Would go well with sushi, I think. No conflicting flavors, but enough body flavor to contrast with the sushi without overwhelming it or, in the case of lagers, just washing it down.

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Photo of dertyd
2.85/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JackieKu
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle. Best before 2016-03-02.

A: Dark brown. Poured 2.5 fingers high of head.
S: Moderate roasted aroma.
T: Moderate chocolate. Moderate roasted flavor. Dry. Moderate bitterness.
M: Medium body. Creamy.
O: In my standard this is a (well made) porter. There are not much roasted coffee characters. In fact, I think it is similar to Fuller's London Porter, with slightly higher alcohol content.

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Photo of brettski66
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TruePerception
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Echigo's Stout. 7% ABV

A: Black in the glass, with dark golden brown in the dimple. 3 fingers of dark tan head. Some slight lacing.

S: Smells over hopped. Also, something I can't quite put my finger on. I wanna think it's some kind of mold? Maybe they used rice and koji in the beer? It's hard to detect the typical stout scents around it.

T/MF: Oh, that's weird. More of the moldy flavor. It's like it's floating on top of a light roastiness. I really do think they incorporated some sake into this, because the odd flavor does remind me of that bland alcohol flavor in almost all sakes I've tried. It's fairly soft, but with a lighter body.

While I appreciate them doing something different, I don't think it works at all.

Poured from a 330mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2015-10-17
330ml bottle brought back from NY by @mr-jj. Served in a pair of Georgetown samplers.

Pours black with a small head and medium carbonation. Smell is rich and chocolatey, some yeast and sweetness.

Taste is interesting, some doppelbock-like sweetness, strong chocolate richness, and a nice roasty character.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin and a little watery. Overall, this is a tasty beer. Not bad at all.

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Photo of mac31
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(Malty) entry opens with red/dark fruits, slightly grape-like even. Tootsie roll chocolate sweetness. Soft hints of dark chocolate. Slightly creamy at the 3/4 palate. Soft, mild bitterness that increases as the beer warms. Hops are woody, earthy, soil with very soft hop spiciness present. Pleasant hoppiness lingers on palate. Body is very thin for a stout. Carbonation is soft. 7% is hidden well. Very drinkable. A standard American stout, good non-the-less. Pricey at the local sushi joint, though.

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Photo of s4s
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mr_Lumi
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stratusjeans
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Liked this beer write a bit. The biggest problems are that I got absolutely no head when I poured and the mouthfeel is truly lacking.

The color is a beautiful dark copper black, but again no head. The smell and taste both had a hint of bourbon though I don't think this is barrel aged. This hint is why I looked it so much. The mouthfeel is slightly syrupy up front but fades immediately. I really wish it stuck around longer.

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Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, smoke, chocolate, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of Nine_Tails
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emincems
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of silverking
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of retry4z
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.71 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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