asg123 (7) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have a 300ml bottle of dassai 23 waiting for a special occasion so I won’t compare the two but- I’ve had a handful of daiginjos now- this imo is better than gekkikan horin, pure dusk, and in general just about as good as it gets. Also incredible price it’s fantastic.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear body with nice legs. Aroma of almond, marzipan, juniper berries, and rice. Flavor of almond, juniper, pineapple, ginger, and citrus.
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at RBSG ’10 thanks to kyotolefty. Pours clear like water. Nose is sweet fruity, anise, florals with some alcohol. Flavors are same; sweet, fruity, anise and spikes of alcohol. This was much different than any other sake I had ever tried.
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear with no head and some nice legs. Smells very sweet, fruity, and tropical. Pineapple, coconut, white grape, and rice. Flavor has an interesting anise flavor to go along with the fruit. A little bit boozy, but still drinkable. Not quite as much on the tropical note, but there is a hint of coconut and pineapple to it.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18 cl bottle. Pours clear with no head. Aroma is smooth fruity, light wineous. Smooth, fruity and lingering mellow. Smooth fruity and lingering into the finish.
thebeertourist (5157) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Sakebar, Paris. Transparant. Dry and herbal, a slight hint of coconut. Subtle.
GothGargoyle (1949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Kamei Royale in Vancouver. Pours clear. Aroma is sweet fruits. Taste is also sweet and fruity with hints of floral herbs. Very smooth on the palate.
anders37 (20841) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a clear water color with no head. Has a sweetish yeasty spicy rice aroma. Sweetish grainy spicy weak yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish spicy grainy finish.
Miksu (5033) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chris O’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Looks almost like water. Tart perfumy aroma with raspberry. Slightly sweet and tart flavor with raspberry, honey and starch. Oily warming mouthfeel.
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 180ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.
Cristal clear water colour with no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy rice, pineapple, light earthy rice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, fruity, rice, smooth, coconut. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic.