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Brewed by Echigo Beer Company
Style: Stout
Nishikanbara-gun, Niigata-ken, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Echigo Beer is rich and premium beer. The finest quality barley malt is blended with roasted malt and hops to ensure an exceptional stout of rich full bodied flavour.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6172) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Well, I’m not going to over-analyze this but I will say that I was expecting a shitty brew and was pleasantly surprised. This a not bad stout, a tad sweet, but nicely roasty and creamy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Clear black pour with thin tan head. Nose is Faintly roasted malts. Slighty oily watery body. Watery coffee notes. flat yet creamy roasted finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
QuezXLV (395) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
A very unique stout. Very dry and smokey. Black body and foamy tan suds. No aftertaste. This might be my first Japanese stout. - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2014
Can. Smoky malt aromas. Rich and dark looking, but lightish body. Espresso, salty bitterness, soy sauce aftertaste. Not much sweetness or richness. A little underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
stantheman (566) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
A 330 ml bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A very dark, not quite black beer, with a bit of tan head. Heavily roasted malts on the nose. On the tongue there are obvious coffee overtones, but cocoa requires imagination. No fruit or hop noted. Slightly sweet, compared to, say, Guinness. A pleasant and very well balanced stout, but not exciting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1177) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
Looking back at my stats, this is the first plain "stout" I’ve had for over six months, which is unbelievable to me. Bottle. Dark brown, translucent almost opaque. Dissipating tan head. Nose is the usual chocolate/coffee with the former being dark and the latter being creamy. Flavour is same but a bit dusty. Fairly sweet, creamy mouthfeel, simple but just what the doctor ordered.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (764) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2013
Nice aroma of dark fruits, but it turns to alcohol in no time. Appearance of a formidable stout, with a creamy head. Flavour of caramel chocolate, prunes, and it is a bit too acid and too alcoholic, none of the two features any subtle at all. Palate is more watery than one would want. OK, but way down the list.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1347) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2013
Can from Liquor Mountain. It poured with lots of amber head, lightly carbonated with a malty/caramel aroma reminiscent of Guiness. It had a pleasent mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. This is one of my least favorite Japanese beers to date. I love stouts and this is thin, overly sour, and generally uninteresting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (422) - - SEP 7, 2013
Deep milk chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate, roasted nuts, mild bitter cappuccino finish. Surprisingly fine chocolate stout, slightly too sweet but works as a dessert on its own.


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