nick76 (4145) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is complex for a sake with rice, leaves, coconut, fruit, and alcohol. The appearance is almost clear with legs on the glass. The flavor is like the aroma with some nuttiness. The palate is smooth. Overall a really nice sake.
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is a sake that really packs a punch, the pour is highly thick and the aroma knocks you off with the strong rice, slight coconut, floral and a touch of fruit. taste is thick and oily.
a great sake.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much water white. Aroma is a bit tight, just a bit of melon. Flavor is quite powerful. Tons of cantaloupe and banana. Full, thick mouthfeel. This stands up to spicier fare.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Why is this under SakeOne when it’s blatently momokawa as it says on the bottle and Momokawa has like 6 or 7 other sake entry’s and this "sakeOne Corporation" has none and it says nothing about sakeone corporation on the bottle. Whatever, ill just keep quiet about the gross mismanagement of this database. Anyway, the nose on this monster was quite nice, actually..a thick blanket of vanilla pudding with stepped on bananas, caramel, white chocolate, and a little thai sticky rice and mango dessert. The appearance was still and clear...there isnt variance enough in sake appearance to necessitate a scale of 5, but I must deal with the stupid crap I’m dealt with. Pretty clean and smooth on the tongue yet superbly thick mouthfeel. There’s some sweet backing but nothing cloying, there’s a funky bitter finish that could be a little less intrusive...the flavors in the middle are somewhat vegital like squash/pumpkin with a coating of licorice and medicine. Its quite interesting really and a departure from the overly fruit/melon/coconut nuances we’re used to, though there are subtle notes of such here as well. I quite like it indeed.
crazyvin (1859) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good sake. Poured a nice yellowish-white hue. Aroma had a good alcohol kick and some fruits and cucumber. Flavor was a little more complex alcohol, fruit and cucumber and a hint of what seemed like bubblegum. Finish was smooth and delicate.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly off-white tinge to this clear sake with very well etched legs. Sweet and very strong in alcohol, burning nose strong. Sweet fruits, coconut, vanilla, banana, almond and a touch of koji. Taste is nice and sweet with a burn that goes up to your olfactories. Notes of vanilla, honeysuckle and coconut. Burns quite a bit more than the last Genshu I had. Not well balanced at all. Alcohol is not well hidden and it burns on every sip, but it is still good tasting. Very warming and syrupy.
PorterPounder (5200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - World Market - nifty looking modern painted black bottle. Slightly darker than clear pour - slight sparkle. Slight floral aroma with hints of alcohol. Flavor has some buttery notes, hints of coconut, vanilla and just a touch of licorice. Overall, pretty smooth especially considering the ABV. Very rich and thick mouthfeel. First try of this style - very nice.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear. Aroma is almonds, and coconut oil, and rubbing alcohol. Taste is rice, light nuttiness, interesting, but man, it’s rough.
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sample from irishboy)clear,no head.aroma is of coconut suntan lotion,watermelon,and rice.flavor is of glue,paper,watermelon,figs.its not bad actually.
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SakeOne; nose of coconut, casaba, and some almond hints, along with a faint alcohol; translucent very pale yellow; taste a little hot with alcohol (but who cares at 36 proof), with some faint guava; the finish being a nice lingering warmth and some coconut.