danlo (1538) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
720ml bottle. Pours clear with a hint of pale yellow and no head. Aroma is rice and mellow melon fruity. Taste is rice, melon, with dry warming slightly earthy alcohol. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, no carbonation, warming finish. Quite drinkable.
shoulderbroken (2643) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass in an Okonomiyaki restaurant in Shinjuku. Aroma is boozy, taste is better, but still lots of alcohol. Lightly fruity. I’ve had better I think. Bit teeth coating.
drfabulous (4655) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour at Yamaguchi’s. Warm. Wine peach and bit of alcohol present in the overall taste. Very nice overall.
Erzengel (5086) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
720ml. my fist Saké ever. absolutely clear in the glass, the nose is very fruity (pears, fresh apples, melon, probably banana). The Saké starts dry, fruity, clean. The main part is very fresh and full with fresh fruit aromas like green apples, melons, just like the nose. At the end there appears a bit warming alcohol. The fruityness stays very long till the end of the long aftertaste.
--> very interesting!!
Westchesterco (1252) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance clear. Aroma of melon taste Like a liqour on the strong side almost bitter with stripng overtones
Iphonephan (4123) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 720 ml bottle shared at Tachibana McLean VA. Pours crystal clear. Fruity aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Delicate flavors. Very nice.
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Standing Bar in Kurumu, courtesy of the three physicians, specifically the retired department head. Paired with "the organ than human doesn’t have but chicken does." Probably the tastiest sake of the day, light, fruity and smooth.
KyotoLefty (7369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the 1.8 liter bottle. Lightly fruity nose, rice, a bit bland. Shiny and clear. Fruity, estery flavor, melon, rice, koji. Clean and grainy. Good.
Slipstream (2197) - USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Available at Robataya Restaurant. A mild and pleasant sake, listed as one of the 5 most popular in Japan. Smooth and lightly sweet with hints of lychee and rice.
MaartenRF10 (1670) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 Aroma is melon. Tast has some lemon sourness. This sake has the alcohol less well hidden than the Kubota Hekiju. It’s less smooth as well.