CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared (likely by kyotolefty) at the RBSG grand tasting. Pours clear and looks a bit like water. The aroma is complex and interesting with some pear and black licorice along with a nice booziness. The flavor is spicy and fruity with some rice and a good warming booziness.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly tainted clear pour. Cantelope in the nose with a little ricey kick around the edges, flavors again of sweet melon and ricey alcohol...alcoholic, sweet, but with a melony booziness to it that brings it to refinement. Not too shabby really.
planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF shindig, 2011. First Sake rate. Sweet pineapple nose. Sweet, juicy fruit flavour.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by Kyotolefty - arouma is menthol and anise. light, boozey with a touch of earthy must.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2010 Nicely sweet, grain, and floral aroma. Off clear, slight yellow. Flavor is fruit with Passion fruit/Asian pair and other creamy tropical fruit, cotton candy hints, alcohol and honey. Slightly wet. Very good.
GothGargoyle (904) - 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.
williamstome (686) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light straw color like white wine. Floral, earthy aroma with light fruity and rice notes. Flavor is earthy, of sweet vanilla and custard with notes of apple and pineapple. Light, smooth body with slightly spicy finish.
HuskerTan (297) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Apples, Lemons, citrus, alcohol.
A- Light color, clear liquid.
T- Medium sweetness, apples, lemons.
P- Light body, thin texture, high carbonation, crisp dry finish.
O- A good sake that is very dry and mildly sweet.
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.