joet (2038) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Completely delicious. Milky white, opaque, obvious particulate, much more coconut than lemongrass in the aroma, touch of vanilla, lots of almond. Milky on the tongue, thick, bits of alcohol heat and pepper. Sweet. Tastes like a holiday mixed drink. Finishes sweet. While dubious of a concoction made without natural ingredients, this sake company pulls it off. This just plain works.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate coconut aroma. Milky white color. Strong coconut flavor similar to a pina colada.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle (shaken, not stirred). No head (still). Body is opaque white. Aroma is strong notes of coconut and rice milk, lesser notes of Kaffir lime, glue, lemongrass, alcohol. Flavor is insanely sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is harshly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, oily/gritty texture, no carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Wow. Even though I don’t rate "Taste" the way most people do (effectively a duplication of the aromatic descriptors) it’s still pretty rare that the flavor balance and magnitude score varies more than 2 points from the aroma score. This is about as wide a discrepancy as I’ve had. It smells nice...like real, raw coconut / coconut milk, so even though it’s overpowering at least it smells natural. Then you put it in your mouth. And gag from the ungodly sweetness. Off the fucking chart. Can’t even describe it. Piercing, sharp, lactose, artificial, and as intense as a paper wasp sting on your eyeball. It makes my whole body literally convulse with displeasure. It’s even worse than taking a mouthful of Karo syrup, if that is imaginable. Which is really sad, because it smells like it would at least be pleasant. Truly wretched.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 29, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
750mL Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Sarah. Hmm, I must say that infused sake should probably join fruit-infused cider in the "non-beer" category. This does in fact taste like an adult Coconut life saver. Sweet. Very sweet. Boozy. The perfect pairing for "second Christmas" with the in-laws. Or, maybe not.
mar (4579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. poured yellow with white. nose is pina colada, flavor is pina colada and alcohol.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle thanks to Mora2000) cloudy greenish, chunky and no coating of the glass. Nose of coconut, lemongrass, herbal and cinnamon. Taste of alcohol, lemongrass, cinnamon, gingerbread. Medium thick body.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours an opaque cloudy pale yellow body. Aroma of pina colada and insect repellant. Flavor of coconut, lemon, nuts, insecticide, and anise.
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy mora2000. Pours a dirty cloudy yellow white color with chunks of things floating in it. Aroma is fairly coconutty. Grassy notes with lemon and Christmas tree. Flavor is sweet and uber-spicy. Lots of decorative soap and coconut shavings. Very candle like. Odd to say the least.
Mora2000 (5299) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy milky color. The aroma is coconut and some lemongrass. The flavor is very heavy on the coconut with some cream and vanilla notes. The sake tastes a lot like a pina colada. There is also quite a bit of alcohol in the flavor and aroma. Gritty, sandy texture.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Pours a milky color with a bit of particles but not overly huge. The nose is strong with alcohol and coconut with a tangy note that could be perceived as lemongrass or acidity. The flavor is sweet and fruity with lots of coconut, which the nigori probably adds a fair amount of I assume. The finish is acidic and lingering. Too sweet for me but I can see blending this on ice for a little pseudo-sake pina colada might be fun.