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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Sweet coffee and bitter chocolate on the nose. Pours black with a beige head. Bitter coffee notes upfront with roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate. The beer is bitter but finishes with a nice sweetness.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (331) - HONG KONG - APR 25, 2015
Can from Citysuper, drank on bus to Repulse Bay. Smells of coffee, dark malt, cereal. Tastes of dark roasted malt, bitter and lightly lemon/acidic. Body is watery, bitter. Not bad despite being quite thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (388) - HONG KONG - APR 25, 2015
Can from Citysuper on the 6X to Repulse Bay. Very roasty aroma - some chocolate and coffee. Taste is rich roasted stout flavor with not much bitterness. Palate is rich but with good amount of carbonation. Very smooth. Better than expected.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (251) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head, typical stout look. Roasty and malty aroma, not too strong. Very soft taste, mild bitterness. Rounded maltyness towards the end. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery. Decent but pretty much average stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2267) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle from Yamaya, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, smooth, rich and creamy. Nice Japanese stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (305) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
Can at Osaka hanami. pours pitch black with big tan head. Sweet rich stout with solid roasty coffee aroma. A very good stout indeed. impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1120) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small creamy beige head, light caramel aroma, medium carbonation, coffee beans and caramel taste, full body, long finish. A nice stout from Japan.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (951) - - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a very dark brown. Aroma and taste are light roasted malts and some chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3674) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle pour at tanoshi into glass. Black with tan head. Malty and creamy milky cocoa taste. Very silky smooth pallette. Liked it

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5377) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
12oz, long neck bottle at Raku in DC. Poured a dark cola color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is light roast. Flavor is light chocolate, creamy malt notes. Interesting. A bit macro, thin, but sufficient for dinner.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13539) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Can 350ml (from Japan)
Deep ruby color, small beige head. Aroma is a bit ashy, cardboardish-papery. Medium-bodied. Toasted malty, licorice, caramel, bitterish aftertaste. Even with roastyness gives a bit Baltic Porterish feeling. Taste is ok, but aroma was bland.


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