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

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3.67/5
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152 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#31,727
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
152
pDev:
11.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 78
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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TonyGutz
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Auraan
3.78/5  rDev +3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Flight317
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of LampertLand
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
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

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Georgiabeer
2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
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.

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Photo of jason_nwx
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Echigo Stout from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 152 ratings
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