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


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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BlackHaddock (8095) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2017
8th Dec 2017. 330ml bottle into a lovely 'Kasteel' stemmed glass at my daughters place in Laguna Niguel, California. Bought from the local BevMo along with a few more beers to try while on holiday. Dark and clean body, decent tanned topping. Malty and full flavoured, semi-sweet with a good hop presence that kept the sweetness in check. Really enjoyed this.

hman43 (1957) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2017
It pours dark brown with a brown head. It has a thick head that is light brown with moderate retention. It has a sweet rich malty chocolate aroma to begin with. There is a bit of roast in the background. In addition, there is a very low fruit note. There is a balance in the flavor that is more towards the roasted malt with the chocolate in the background. There are low notes of fruit. The finish is a balance between the dry roast and a hint of sweetness. It has a moderate body with moderately low carbonation that is a bit silky. Overall, this is a showcase of roast and chocolate with a tinge of sweetness throughout the taste.

flying_pig (1695) - SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2017
350ml Can from Liquor Mountain, Kyoto (¥246):
An okay Japanese stout that featured some pleasant roasted malts & some interesting smoked flavours in the early going, although the latter was fleeting. The beer was balanced but basic with some coffee & chocolate coming through at times too, definitely worth a try if you're in Japan but I'm not entirely sure it's one I'd put on the 1001 beers list.

tiong (7831) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2017
350ml can from Liquor Mountain, Kyoto. Pours dark brown, almost black with a small head. Aroma of earthiness, mild roastiness and syrup. Taste is watery, earthy and slightly roasty with some berries, syrup and toffee notes. Finish is slightly roasty and earthy with some hints of syrup. Decent.

mile (4091) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2017
Can. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, ligh coffee - faint licorice and light hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, faint roastiness and light coffee with faint licorice, faint - light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, faint roastiness and light - some coffee with faint licorice, light hoppyness. OK porter with roastiness - could be little bit drier.

sulawang (1217) - - AUG 10, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 5 years). Pours dark cola brown without a significant head, thick ringed retention, lots of clustered very active micro streams.

Nose: caramel liquid barley malt, light roast, hints of nutty. (lvl-8)-pungency, much stronger as it warms

Attack: dull crisp, soft light creamy, sweet caramel malt impression

Mid-palate: flat-tingly, (lvl-5-sweetness), molasses barley malt, light roast caramel malt, nutmeg, biscuity

Finish: hints of chocolate, lingering nutty-woody light bitter, cola

Summary: A very easy-to-drink 7%er stout with a solid balance of sweet and roasted malt. Slightly heavy malty sweet by the end but there’s enough complexity to balance it out. It lacks a bit of creaminess and push at the finish.

mzaar (3823) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
Burk. Mörkt brun, nästan svart, med ett givmilt beigt skum. Dofter av rostad malt, karamell, brunt socker och choklad. Smakinslag av choklad, rostad malt, röda bär och karamell. Torr munkänsla.

Ferris (17800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle - Dark roast and chocolate with some molasses notes. Dark brown with a small beige head. Much like it tastes with a touch of toast.

NordicV (2592) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2017
Mörkt brun öl med ett ljusbrunt skum. Doft och smak av karamell, malt och rostade toner. Detsamma återkommer i smaken. Även lättare inslag av choklad i såväl doft som smak. Torr munkänsla.

60minuteman (1765) - 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.

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