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

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RATINGS: 139   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.


LiebeBier's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle - This is a good stout, but doesn’t really offer anything unique. Typical roasted malt and chocolate nose. Alcohol well masked.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (354) - ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2014
330ml bottle from Yamaya Liquors. Pours dark brown, almost black with a beige head. Foam is not too rich but some lacing stays for longer. Aroma has roasted malt, is quite soft. Taste is soft as well, almost like a milk stout / kind of sweet and soft roast. Aftertaste is nice, has a lot of roast, bitter chocolate. Overall quite nice brew, on the sweeter side but quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vulcanmeister (196) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours from 330ml bottle nearly black with a beige head. Lightly roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, and light earthy notes. Very low carbonation sweet roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5812) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2014
Can sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Naama. Black with a small light brown head. Pleasant aroma of roast, chocolate, a bit of coffee, slightly acidic and a light smoky touch. Bittersweet flavor, roast, with a smoky note, chocolate, a bit of coffee and a drier finish with some bitterness. Rounded mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan had on it. Nose is fairly roasty, with some dark fruit and licorice elements I usually associate with a Russian Imperial Stout. Taste is roasty and a bit more bitter than I usually prefer in a stout. Dry. OK, but nothing remarkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LorenSommelier (19) - Oaxaca, MEXICO - MAY 22, 2014
Color café oscuro y saturado, turbia. cabeza densa, de burbuja pequeña y tersa, color tostado. Aroma a caramelo, toffe, café, malta, pan de centeno. Cuerpo medio, amargor bajo, fresca y dulzona.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2189) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
Black with small lacing light brown foam head. Aroma is liquorice, candy, some coffee there too. Taste is pleasant, roast, coffee, some light bitter. Smooth feeling in mouth. Aftertaste is turning towards the sweet again. Interesting stout. (Madrid 201405)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6743) - 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 (669) - 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 (398) - 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 (523) - 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.


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