hershiser2 (1823) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
$8.99 Bottle at Market Street Wine Shop uptown.
Pours thick and completely cloudy. Light yellowish tinge to it. Pretty sure this didn’t come from a horse breeding facility, but it looks like it might have. Aroma of white rice, glue, fruit, coconut. Taste is smooth coconut and rice, light glue notes. Not my favorite nigori, but ok.
radagast83 (6786) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Poured a cloudy, off-white color. Aroma was light alcohol notes, some light fruit perhaps. Rice? Flavor of slightly sweet alcohol. Served cold. Pretty drinkable and clean.
bytemesis (6184) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy white , a bit like coconut juice. Aroma is rice and coconuts. Flavor is very much like alcoholic coconut juice, some citrus,lightly sweet with an alcoholic warming finish. Pretty interesting for my first sake rating.
bpreo (2367) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good Nigori with a bit of a sharp edge to it, not from the alcohol, but from the citris flavors.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at SakeOne. Pours cloudy but no particulate. The aroma is coconut and sweet flowers. Flavor of coconut and delicate flowers. Very delicate. The palate is sweet and well hidden alcohol. Very delicate and clean finish. I though this was amazing stuff.
ilovedarkbeer (2688) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a chalky white color. Sweet yet dry mouthfeel. Notes of licorice, honey dew, pepper, and alcohol. Bold flavors. Kind of like it.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass at Kabuki - Wakefield, RI. This was impeccably cloudy and coconut flesh white, with a sheen of pearl. Aroma glowed in coconut cream, asian pear, and lychee. Soft and supply. The palate was creamy and dense, but not heavy or too sugary. Balanced and enjoyable, but not deep. I thought for the price and presentation, it was a nice example. The alcohols edge a nip fuseled, but compared to lower grade rocket fuel, this stuff comes across as awful refined.
nick76 (4366) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is light for a 16% with both coconut and rice. The appearance is cloudy white and still. The taste is sweet and like the aroma. The palate is both oily and chalky. The sake is solid but pretty standard for the style.
Palidor19 (3137) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very fruity all the way, slightly oily on the palate along with grass ans some floral characteristics. heavy on the rice and coconut flavor.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy, grayish ivory color with tiny striations of slightly lighter particulate. The viscosity appears standard for a nigori. Aromas include banana pudding, cream, coconut water, and light koji. Flavors are similar, showing tapioca and banana, lactic cream, lychee, and koji. The palate is initially creamy, moving towards somewhat grainy, sweet, and warm. Overall, it’s a decent nigori, though that’s no major accomplishment.