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

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (2329) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2017
Mrkt brun l med ett ljusbrunt skum. Doft och smak av karamell, malt och rostade toner. Detsamma terkommer i smaken. ven lttare inslag av choklad i svl doft som smak. Torr munknsla.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1651) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Can. Dark brown pour. Tan head. Coffee, malt, barley aroma. Thick coffee, barley, tree, oak, cocoa and cream. Finishing vanilla with some bitter. Dark. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (3136) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2017
33 cl can, bought in Tokyo in January 2017. Black color. Big dense beige head with good retention. Aromas: big roast, a bit drop, caramel/dark sugar. Retronasal theres caramel, roast, coffee/mocha, hints of red fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasty, Below medium body. Finish is slightly dry, lots of roast, light bitterness. Body could have been a tad bit fuller, but a fine stout otherwise.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (1564) - SPAIN - FEB 18, 2017
From Wasabi. In Teku glass. After dinner. 2006 batch. 5 days after BB date. Very smooth, with lots of chocolate and slight coffee notes. Like a sessionable imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (2113) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2016
Negra espuma cremosa beige, duradera. Aroma muy tostado. En boca sabor a malta tostada, catacter entre dulce y ahumado, sabrosa, notas de chocolate. Cuerpo moderado, final seco y ms amargo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle at my parents. Pitch black in colour. Very smooth, mild stout. Lightly roasty, coffee, slight vanilla. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (7066) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Kogiya Korean BBQ in Annandale, VA. Poured into a small glass. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of roast and caramel. Tastes of roast, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (3849) - SPAIN - MAY 11, 2016
Can 35cl / Lata 35cl. @ VAL Oyama, Oyama, Japon. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate / Malta tostada, dulce, chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (948) - HONG KONG - APR 29, 2016
Black with a medium beige head. Roasted malts and coffee in the nose. Light in the palate, with a strong dark malt character and hints of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Sticky, soft carbonation, quite tasty. A very decent classic stout.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7628) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, husks, dark chocolate), with a hint of berries. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A rather industrial, simple, grainy-husky beer. Since I got this in Maui I feared it would be badly oxidized, esp. considering dark beers show oxidation a lot more readily, but to my surprise there was no trace of cardboard in either the nose or aftertaste. Too bad its not a better beer.


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