kermis (4950) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Sushi Morikawa, The Hague. Pours light clear yellow. Aroma is floral, vanilla, rice sugar, fruits and alcohol. Flavour is over moderate sweet bringing out the same aspects with a light pepperyness and alcohol but in a pleasant way. Really enjoyable.
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly yellow-clear....and still.
Aroma of green stems, rice and vanilla.
Taste is white fruit, rice...
Sweet with an instant alcohol heat.
A touch of melon and earth.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured clear with a nice set of legs. aroma was delicate florals. flavor was honey, spicey, and alcohol. medium body with no carbonation.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(720ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a transparent lightly yellow tinged body with excellent legging. Aroma of vanilla, florals, fruit, and almond. Flavor of florals, nuts, vanilla, and alcohol with a dry finish.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(720ml bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) clear but yellow tinted pour, decent coating of the glass and legs. Nose of peach, alcohol, rice, and it’s sweet smelling. Taste of light fusels, touch of peach, mango, silky smooth body and a tad warm in the finish.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle listed as Hakutsuru Premium Junmai Daiginjo Sho-Une. Pours with a clear light yellow tinge and decently strong legs. Aroma is earthy, dry, mushrooms, umami, baked bread, alcohol, koji, white grape skins, plum, vanilla and meat. Very complex aroma (complex, but not necessarily good). Taste is very dry, alcohol, umami, miso, pepper and vanilla. Syrupy mouthfeel with a super-dry finish.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
little blue bottle from a friend of a friend. Pours clear. Nose is sweet and such. Taste is sweet sugary and all in all not terrible, little alc burn indeed.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is clear...smell is fruity and sweet...lots of nuts and flowers...sweet all the way through the finish...
joet (2162) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliantly clear. served cold. Mineral, touch of frankincense, hint f earth. bits of rice sugar. alcohol burn even cold at 15.5. very drinkable and easy finish.no warm diaper aroma when warm despite melon sweetness.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose has a lot of lot of melon with notes of pepper, musk, and sweet alcohol. starts fairly smooth with a firm mouthfeel and sweet with big green melon, pineapple, and peppery alcohol. Alcohol gets a touch rough towards the end and finishes with more melon, wood, alcohol, and tropical fruits