jredmond (4575) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Vi at Ippudo. Went very well with the spicy root appetizer, and I feel this Sake would go great with spicy food in general. Pours a thick, milky white body with spotty grainy sediment. Mouthfeel is thick and rich with notes of sweet fruit, light yeast, rice and booze in the finish.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
180 ml can. Poured ice cold. Very cloudy, milky, with rice particles. Creamy vanilla nose, nutmeg, rice pudding. Very sweet and thuck, very strong alcohol burn, light mint, coconut, pineapple, pina colada-like, alcoholic rice pudding. It is very strange and strong, though i dig it. A dessert sake, maybe, more like a sweet creamy cocktail. Crazy and great.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
300mL Bottle: Super duper thick and chunky, like poridge. Coats the side of the glass in various size grains. The nose is a bit musky with some barny character along with the sweet coconut koji note. The nose isn’t that bad actually. The flavor is about half the battle with a syrupy sweet alcohol enriched taste and a grainy rice and texture. Some light bamboo and cedar notes. Whoa, the sweetness, alcoholness and chewyness make this quite a load to drink all in one session, especially when you’re racing the clock to drink it while chilled before the alcohol starts to wake up and beat you up. Thanks to Dan for this sweet warm cloudy dream.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - OCT 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical cloudy Nigori, strong alcohol smell with sweet grainy scent. Sweet tasting, a bit chewy...slight wood flavor. Well, now a strong wood flavor but that is due to the "Masu" (traditional square cedar drinking bowls). Best not to swirl this around, the alcohol becomes overwhelming when warm. Nigori’s are at their best chilled. I’ve had many better sake’s but then again a few worse. If you’re a sake fan, or better yet, a Nigorizake fan, give this a try.
Rice / Gohyakumangoku
• Seimai-buai (Milling Rate) / 70%
• Alcohol / 21%
• Nihonsyu-do (Sake Meter Value) / -19
• Acidity / 1.6
• Serving suggestion / Always serve chilled
• Storage / Cool room or refrigerator
• Volume (Price) /
1,800ml (1,857yen) 720ml (857yen) 300ml (400yen)