Slipstream (1865) - USA - JUL 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am not a sake maven, but I enjoy some from time to time. I had this cold, since it was in July that I tried it. Light, clear pour. Fairly sugary sake, with some nice nutty & herbal notes. Enjoyably warm on the palate while being a little cool on the tongue. A decent sake.
fidelis83 (1728) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear pour with a slightly thick appearance. Aroma is a bit musty with some overripe fruit and tart apple skins. Flavor is lightly fruity, banana melon and apples a bit of solvent and and earthy, musty, boozy finish. Palate is medium bodied, dry, but fairly smooth on the palate. Decent.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly yellow tinged clear water color. Sweet and somewhat buttery, with some floral isopropyl hints and some overripe melon. Slight warm rice aromas. Medium bodied but thins out a bit, sweet and warm old melons. Warming alcohol on the finish with more sweet candy flavors.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear. Aroma of butter, rice and paper. Light mold and floral taste. Quite a sweet finish. Not great, but a lot better than I was anticipating.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
300mL Bottle. Noses in a sharp, lightly acidic sulfur. Minerals. Pours a gasoline-color, with shiny opalescence. Flavor is a bit coarse, with some higher alcohols and nibble of plant material. Some cucumber and pear try to call through the rocket-fuel essence, but really this is just a little tough to swallow. Leaves some residual sugars on the palate. Not really that enjoyable.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle served hot: My first rating for Sake and I am definitely not a specialist. Very light taste of alcohol with some light rice notes. Body appears a bit thin and easier to drink that the last time I had some sake.
justinrobb (1) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2007 does not count
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
my first sake. not as smooth or light as i thought it would be. takes a while to get used to. its not horrible. But I wouldn’t recommend it to a newbie, they might never try any sake again. Palidor19 got the description pretty accurate.
Palidor19 (2845) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a harsher sake than what I am normally used too. The alcohol flavor is very present and the Rice is also apparent, strange funky after ending that hits you hard at the end.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is strong with alcohol, rice, and wood. The appearance is clear with a slight yellow hue. The flavor is like the aroma but slightly sweet. The palate is thin but oily. Overall it’s a pretty average sake that is stronger when heated.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at China Inn, Wichita, KS. Pours a clear um, clear, with an aroma of striking alcohol and plumb. The pleasantries end there... Grainy taste with the alcohol much too prominent. Watery mouthfeel. I’ll pass next time.