asg123 (7) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
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.
williamstome (644) - 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.
Theis (12136) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Bottle in Tokyo. Clear watery - no head. Dry. Fruity. Citrus. Plums. Light sulfor. Some light plastic/badedyr. Wooden. Licorice. Charcoal/smokey notes. Apple. Green apple freshness. Light flowery notes. Some fat caramelised pear notes in the taste. Dry light alcoholic finish.
thedm (4852) - Fort Wayne, 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.
bu11zeye (11740) - 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 (3835) - 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 (9159) - Orange County, 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 (28663) - 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 (4522) - 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 (834) - 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.