Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Nøgne Ø. Aromas of fruits, especially pears and yellow and green grapes. Smooth alcohol! Really nice! I’m a new fan of sake!
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma; Almonds, yeast and sitruszest
Flavour; Sweet from the very present alcohol, but its not dominating. Very rich taste, sits for a long long time!
Summary; What a harmony! If you can get your hands on this; get it!!!!
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2011 red label.yeast 701. batch 003 ... 19 percent ... btled 07.06.10...big yellow tinge ... sweet soft floral rice nose ... very soft smooth .. light again floral rice ... quite rich ... light apple ... lots of fresh coconut in linger... little alcohol showing ... nice soft and eeasy... i really like this... hint of yellow ... soft earth floral rice nose ... silky smooth .. increadably rich floral rice ... light sweetness ... light apple ... soft coconut ... its welll tasty
thebeertourist (4648) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2010 Batch no 001. 15% Yamada Nishiki rice, 85% Ginpu rice. Semaibuai 70%, yeast no 701, Nihonshu-do: -6. From 350 ml bottle at Olympen (may I suggest smaller bottles, for instance 18 cl ( 1go), since this sake is likely to be sold mostly via bars). Clear, hints of pale straw colour. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Yellow apples aroma. Apples, alcohol, quite dry finish with hints of cedar wood. Warming alcohol. Drier than expected from the low nihonshu-do. Good complexity. Quite full-bodied, a bit oily. No compromises from Nøgne Ø when it comes to sake brewing either. Rare rice types, a high rice polishing ratio (though not ginjo grade) and no brewer’s alcohol added. The result is very promising; I am really looking forward to batch no 002. Way to go, Hadaka Jima!
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light light cristal pale color with a golden note, virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy rice, flowers, moderate alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, rice, flowers, fruity acidic. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
nilsas (971) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klar gjennomsiktig farge som hvit vin. Frisk duft av drue og gjær. Ingen skum. Frisk smak av drue med en ettersmak av gjær.
Bullit (3854) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ tasting cgarvieuk. Clear white-wine coloured. Aroma is sweet rice, coconut and pineapple. Flavour is soft rice, coconut. Fairly sharp punch and boozy finish. Nice.
jookos (1522) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample@SBWF. Clear, pale. Sweet rice, some cantaloupe. Body is fullish, has sweetness, yeasty fruity notes. A nice sweeter one, clean flavours.
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi clear, white/transparent. Taste: Rice pudding, almond
(This is not a rating as much as it is my fragmental memory notes)
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35 cL bottle, Nama - Genshu. Pours pale and clear yellow with no head. Aroma is rather fruity. Caramel and overripe peachy to strange cabbage notes. Flavour is same and smooth. Smooth fruity and alcohol warming finish.