KoRoBeNiKi (131) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Ootoya in NYC
Listed as Dassai Nigori Yamaguchi. It’s description "This one is rich, milky and full of apples and melons on the palate"
Pours light white with some milky brown in their also. Looks a bit like Korean rice wine.
Smell is of fruits, more melon than apple, along with light almond, and light alcohol. Taste is similar. It’s quite complex and not super pricey.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sampled at Astor Wines. Stemmy wine glass.
Pours a milky, grey sort of whitewash. Almost paint-like.
Smell is subtle & reminiscent of rice pudding(starchy). Laced with apple acidity, coconut oil, & just a smidge of bitter melon.
The taste just builds on that. Mellow, almond milk-like sweetness. Hints of restrained apple, banana, & pineapple steeped in said milk. Soft herbal bitters gently baked into sticky rice. A mild, yeasty finish.
Texture is absolutely soft & creamy. Well, well below what I would describe as heavy or thick.