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


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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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   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 doesnt really offer anything unique. Typical roasted malt and chocolate nose. Alcohol well masked.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (1432) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (2078) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (1208) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6839) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (3572) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (855) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7548) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wombata (623) - Kobe, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from Yamaya in Ashiya. Aroma: Charred/heavy roasted coffee beans, rich dark chocolate. Palate: Light-Medium bodied and very smooth with pleasant mouthfeel. Flavor: Rich chocolate with smoky burnt, somewhat bitter coffee. Some bready character on the mid-palate. Comment: Good, though I would like the bodied not to have thinned out so quickly. A fuller, richer body, like Tazawakos Dark Lager, would earn it several more points.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12752) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and nutty malt with light ash and oysters. Flavor is roast and chocolate malt, oysters, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9839) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2015
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. Thanks rosenbergh!
Pours dark mahogany red color with a small head. Dry malty aroma, molasses, coffee and toasted malts, some dark fruits too. Dry oaty with rye and malts on the flavor, spices and some hops. Not very pleasant, a bit watery even.

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