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

Echigo StoutEchigo Stout
BA SCORE
54.4%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 147 ratings
Echigo StoutEchigo Stout
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 06-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,400
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
147
Liked:
80
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
12.26%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 75
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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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Norseman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dunlap926
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dokupe
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of tommyguz
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of zenithberwyn
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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Photo of sneaks2210
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of wizo
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Gatordaddy
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%

Photo of Liondiscs
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TokyoCO
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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Photo of Gregg_Kawakami
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Echigo Stout from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
Beer rating: 54.4% out of 100 with 147 ratings
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