Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. It pours clear. The nose is sweet plum, nail varnish remover and floral. The taste is brioche, pineapple, plum, light saltiness, floral and some alcohol warmth. Crisp and clean. Very drinkable stuff.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Grand Tasting during RBSG courtesy of KyotoLefty. Pours a water clear color. Sweet juicy fruit aromas, and isopropyl. Sweet and lightly boozy, slowly warms into a rather big booze note, but falls away quickly. Soft spice on the finish. Smooth in spite of the booze spikes.
KyotoLefty (9305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 300 ml bottle. Aroma of melon, citrus, pineapple, spice and sawdust. Flavors of citrus and tropical fruits, rice. Quite sweet, with a full, soft mouth. Great stuff.
alexsdad06 (9007) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2012 Sample from a 720ml bottle. Pours with a clear body with strong legs. Aroma is very nice. Quite sweet and fruity with peaches, strawberries, jasmine, ginger and orange blossoms. Taste is sweet, stone fruit, light ginger. Very low level of koji presences. Nice and thick body with absolutely no hint to the abv. Velvety mouthfeel. A pretty awesome Diaginjo.
Have had several times since. Great, clean, complex and flavorful daiginjo. Well hidden alcohol and crisp. Delicious!
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saki Flight sampled at Sakegura with Linh and Zahra. Clear body with light cloudy haze. Aroma is fresh fruit - peaches, strawberries and melon. Alcohol on the nose as well, but not as aggressive as some of the other sakes we tried along side this one. Flavors include rice wine, vanilla, wonderful combination of fruit and alcohol. This sake seemed to be a bit more delicate with the fruit character and alcohol playing together well.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. At Chris O’s pre GBBF.
superb nose. Some booziness showing through but the fruity almost juniper character is lovely. Slightly floral in the mouth. Excellent fruity finish. Really tasty.
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled Sake from rbsg #49 poured a head of frothy fine to medium sized clear colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a and a oily lacing. The aroma was polished rice and mild vinous. . The strong flavor contained notes of polished rice rice vinous and alcohol. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
thebeertourist (5187) - 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.
Miksu (5047) - 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.