degbert (1441) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clean and transparent with no visible haze or bubbles. Nose is all tropical fruit -- banana and papaya predominant. Clean and light sweetness on the tongue; mild apple and pear. Finish is crisp and very long. It’s refreshing and well made, but there’s just not that much distinctive about it. Competent.
drfabulous (5049) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour at Yamaguchi’s. Probably my favorite sake of the night. Peach and wine and a very floral aroma. Nice.
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Part of sake flight at Bamboo Sushi in Portland OR. Smooth and aromatic sake. Really great with fatty fish.
chris__hartley (338) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours champagne coloured, with a slight greenish tint. The aroma has notes of: peanuts, passion fruit, alcohol, and rice-pudding. The taste is medium sweet that finishes dry and tart; there are notes of: Fuji apples, unpasteurized honey, rice-pudding, and a walnut finish. The palate is full bodied, slightly viscous, and a long finish. Overall, pricey, has a silly name - very delicious.
dreamflower (702) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really liked his sake. Faint smooth and clean rice-like flavour and aroma. I enjoyed it a lot.
northropfrye (2839) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear in appearance. Aroma is sweet, vanilla. Taste is also sweet and very smooth. Quality sake.
Ernest (6834) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. No head (still). Body is almost colorless (very faint yellow). Aroma is notes of banana skin, lime, honeydew, alcohol, pineapple, grain/rice, vitamin B. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, no carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent. Very attractive fruity aroma, quite enticing. Decent flavor balance but the only part that’s a downer is the powerful alcohol burn...it can’t really contain it and comes off a bit rough on the palate as a result. Overall quite nice though.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a clear color with thin legs. The nose is huge, they packed a lot of florals and fruits into this one along with some musty koji and dry minerally rice notes. The impact is balanced; full bodied up front with a light sweetness and low acidity in the tail. Very nutty and floral, this is a bright and zesty sake. Very delicious with mounds of umami. Not quite so clean, but it adds to it, like a funky cheese. Complex.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah this one was my favorite out the sampling we did. Strong mint aromas, like a spicy peppermint. Pours clear, with nice lacing. Clean upfront, light melon, herbal minty, with a slightly nutty finish.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Damp wood & rubbing alcohol, touch of citrus and coconut oil in the nose. Clear still appearance. Hot, pungent and oily with heated alcohol, pepper, and melon. I’m not finding it as sweet as others and I’m finding the alcohol quite present. Its not as clean or refined as I was hoping from reading the other reviews..I mean, its decent...but I’ve had better.