DiarmaidBHK (2288) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from Wegmanís Leesburg. Pours clear with no head. Smells like ass. Tastes like shit. Iíve been told the face I made while drinking this was similar to the face you make when youíre kicked in the nuts. Pass!
b3shine (2256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
180 ml bottle (heated) to snifter. Looks decent; clear and still. Smells of moonshine, vodka, and fermented rice. Tastes like it smells, but gentler. Average on the palate. Better than I expected.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2004
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 I apologize in advance for all those about to read this.
This little bottle is sweet! I like it because Iíve wanted to rate a sake here to prove that I was complex and diverse but didnít want to spend $15 on a bottle of something that probably will taste like crap (Iíve tried a couple sakes before they were rated and found the very best or at least the most expensive to be only tolerable). But this bad boy rolled up on my block and now I get to rate a tiny little gimmick of a bottle for only three bones. In your face, RateBeer!
Whatís super-awesome is that it comes with itís own sake cup. Proper glassware included, beat that! Well, itís plastic but still and pleases me to no small extent.
Donít worry. Iím gonna rate this thing. Down the hatch!
The crazy thing about this is it looks clear in the bottle but when you pour it in the little white cup it has a slight yellow tint like urine when youíre starting to attack that second 15-pack of Blatz. Holy crap this smells bad! I mean legitimately awful. Like possibly this is a small plastic glass of dilute kerosene. Thereís some kind of something else too but I donít know what the hell it is. Itís sorta grassy. Whatever it is, closer inspection is making me wince.
Dare me to taste it!?
"Do it, dude! I bet yer chicken."
Iím no chicken! Iím goiní in!
Hey! Thatís not nearly as bad as I expected. Itís got an interesting oily texture along with a weird evaporative property. The taste is like the aroma only more pronounced and less like kerosene, which is good. I hate the way kerosene tastes. Itís kind of fruity but mild with an edge of some bizarre type of nut that doesnít exist in this hemisphere. The alcohol isnít all that bad but itís still there. Man, who knows whatís wrong with this world anymore?
Remember when everyone got all in a tizzy over how sake was being added to the site? Those conversations were boring as hell! All the anti-sake crowd would have needed to do was give some of this to the Most Reverend Josh Oakes and explained to him that having sake on the site would mean more people would try this tat. He never would of allowed it then with full knowledge of what he was unleashing on innocent people who want a sake rating on the cheap.
The upside is I have more sake than I could drink in a year and it only cost three bucks. How long will this keep in the fridge?
RCL (2029) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Chilled. Little aroma. Very light yellow color. Like light, viscous ricey water. Pretty mediocre.
ilovedarkbeer (2000) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Garbage. Looks like a hand grenade and comes with a nice little sake cup that I did not use. Nose is medicinal and ricey and astringent. Taste is exactly the same with a nasty medicinal finish. This is a bad sake on every level. Acohol is very appearent, and the finish is gross.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 Pours a golden-white-green (does that colour exist?) Aromas of rubbing alcohol, saltine crackers, rice, boiling pasta. Tastes a little sweeter than most I have had. Sugar code 2? Mineral rice flavour with some vegetal nuances. Finishes a little boozey. Ok.
Kevin (1976) - Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear pour. alcohjol and aluminium aroma. slightly sweet flavor but really nothing comes out but the sharp alcohol. a bit papery taste with some light pepper. mouthfeel is a bit oily, finish is a lingering alcohol burn. iíve had a few sakes and this is middling.
fordest (1954) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured clear with a yellow tint. Aromas were sweet vodka. Flavors followed suit. Pretty syrupy. Tried it hot, chilled, and RT. Hot was difficult to drink because of the alcohol evaporating out while I was trying to drink. Best Ice Cold. .
RobertDale (1910) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
180 ml bottle with serving cap. My first sake. Clear and strong. Taste is rice and alcohol. Glad I shared it. Strange.
Martinus (1795) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
íbout as elegant
as a baboon in dawnís haze
(From cute 180mL glass bottle with plastic cup, As Sake Gekkeikan Cap-Ace @ home)