bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours almost clear with a very faint beige tinge, no head, no lacing. Aroma is rice, coconut, flowers. Lightly sweet, light bodied with a warming finish. Decent enough.
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours still and just shy of clear. Licorice, mint, honeydew, and lighter flowery notes. Good stuff.
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought back from Seattle/Vancouver trip and shared with Andrew, Jay and James at James’s November 2012 tasting. Pours a clear white body with no head or lacing. Aroma is fresh melon, sweet candied fruit, and light mint. Mouthfeel is very nice, not boozy, lightly sweet with notes of fruit - melon, mint, flowers and faint perfume. Nice Sake.
jtclockwork (11785) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting at my house. Pours white. Nose and taste of black licorice, peppermint and grain. Some floral/medicinal notes. Medium body. Pleasant.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that Jdadmond brought to James’ place for a tasting. Pours clear. Soft melon on the nose, spicy star-anise, a touch of strawberry. Medium bodied, sweet strawberry, a bit of melon. Smooth and supple, lots of nice melon notes, a touch buttery at the finish.