Marheb (4604) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bouteille facilement trouvable en Californie): Trčs floral, noix de coco et cantaloupe fraiche. Crémeux mais ’’clumpy’’.
obguthr (5490) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Airplane glue and koji nose, sweet melon accents. Opaque milky white. Koji, cantaloupe, less volatile. Full body, velvety and filmy mouthfeel. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a nigori, but this wasn’t bad.
Oakes (15325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at the brewery. Milky, dry . Has a fruity character. Interesting, drier nigori.
scooterbub (1008) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
300 ml bottle. Pours a milk white. Taste is of rice, fruit, honey and melon. Clean aroma. Has a full body, slightly chalky from the rice, with a sweet melon finish. Doesn’t have the alcohol burn some sake’s have. Very enjoyable to drink.
LinusStick (3200) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice light sake. Aroma was good. Alcohol, rice and notes of pear and apple, though very faint. Pour was a cloudy white with some sediment. Taste was light, crisp and refreshing. Light rice and pear with hints of apple and apricot. No alcohol burn. Wet and somewhat bitter finish.
Sledutah (6898) - Utah, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Kyoto in SLC
Cloudy white. Aroma is fruity and rice. Creamy mouthfeel, fruit and pear
FROTHINGSLOSH (6542) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 750 ml bottle this sake poured a pale milky color. Only a mild level of viscosity with lots of particulates left behind. The aroma is creamed rice and a hint of perfume. The flavor has a pronounced alcohol bite with noted astringency followed by rice, vodka, soap, perfume and a hint of pepper. Medium length finish of astringent alcohol and rice. Medium bodied though slick in a way that seems watery. Ok.
BeerandBlues2 (11979) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours milky, cloudy white, translucent. Aroma is sweet rice, soft fruits, and spicy alcohol. Flavor is sweet rice, bright with soft pear notes, and lightly peppery alcohol. Full body.
b3shine (7965) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with ther Mrs.). Looks good for a nigori; a still, cloudy, skim milky off-white. Smells solid; alcohol and creme. Tastes like it smells, but slightly less robust. Smooth on the palate. An enjoyable sake.
Inebelation (4) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not sure why I’m going so hard against the grain again with this particular brand, but I couldn’t stand this nigori. The appearance was off...almost like the milky rice particles were too large and kept falling out of slurry. It didn’t look creamy for more than 30 seconds. The taste was like a sweeter version of Tozai’s Living Jewel, which I didn’t like because it reminded me of a cleaning fluid with an artificial lemon scent. The palate was too thin for a nigori. Instead of making the palate creamy, the unfiltered rice powder kept feeling like rice flakes that formed a mush and made my teeth try stick together. Probably the worst sake I’ve had excluding futsu shu style.