thedm (5085) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pretty cobalt blue bottled sake from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind an uncarbonated hazy milky thin colored body. The strong aroma was of vinous polished rice. The vinous mouth feel was tingly and vinous at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a vinous aftertaste that ended in a typical Sake vinous alcohol bite. The flavor contained notes of polished rice in a vinous alcohol noticeably strong finish yet one that was not of the typical burning alcohol one expects from a Sake. The second glass was noticeably more milky after being shook up with a much thicker milkier palate. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
Carlisle (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
In Kauai, Hawaii. Very good.
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beerbaaron (1651) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Milky coconut milk type appearance. Coconut milk type aroma too incidentally, sweet. Thick creamy mouthfeel. 18% alcohol shows down the throat but doesn’t detract, not much on the tongue. Flavor is sweet and creamy, some fruitiness, then all suddenly interrupted by alcohol. I enjoyed the ’substance’ this sake had.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Milky white with s subtle vanilla aroma. Smooth, sweet. Nice,very different.
dudesmccool (4) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorites! Love the unfiltered fuller, more complete flavor of this local sake
Steve_0 (3304) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from bottle at Yama. Pour is milky white with no head and good legs. Savory, bitter, green apples, banana, and caramel in the aroma. Taste is sweet caramel corn, rich bitter, green apples, pears, and tangy with a him of alcohol on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not bad.
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Yama with Taylor, Steven, and Dina. Pours semen cloud white. Aroma is alcohol, orang perfume, sweet. Taste is sweet orange, alcohol is there but well hidden. Very very nice.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5402) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled form a 300 ml blue bottle this sake poured a milky white color that left great lacing a particulates. The aroma was rice, vodka, cream and a hint of black pepper. The flavor was vodka, rice, a hint of melon, cream and vanilla. Long sweetish rice, melon and cream finish. Full bodied. Quite nice.
SanfordBrewer (1406) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
milky off-white with particulates (like rice milk or almond milk). creamy and a bit coating.
aroma: sticky rice, warm alcohol, strong yeast character (just like turbo yeast), and faint apple and pear esters.
taste: sweet nutty rice, bitter yeast residue, mild acidity, and warm alcohol.
overall, rather boring. not unpleasant, just lacking brightness and enticing esters.
Gription79 (2572) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had along side my sushi dinner. Looks milk like, grainy nose, some hot alcohol, creamy. A nice sake, but my least favorite out of the flight I had.
DrSilverworm (8365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle, shared at a family Hibachi dinner. ABV labeled as 18% on the back. Bottle was chilled, and shaken well before served into tiny white ceramic shot glasses. The waiter offered me a wine glass for mine, I accepted. Either he guessed that I like to take notes on appearance, or they ran out of ceramic thimble glasses, I’m not sure. Creamy milky off-white color, like condensed milk, but clearly not as thick. Leaves a lot of residue on the side of the glass. Ricey, kind of a boozy nose. Kind of a sweet smell. Desert-like, like rice pudding. Bigger body. Thick. But not sticky. More dry. Rice pudding aroma. Not really any carbonation. Light alcohol burn, kinda sweet. For the ABV, this is surprisingly not bad to sip.