Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
Subtle floral aroma. Pours clear. The taste is Medium sweet. Vanilla, almond notes, alchocol warmth, with a slight graininess in the finish. Full body with a creamy texture. Overall, I liked this, but a little goes a long way.
KoRoBeNiKi (131) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour from a Bottle at Hagi, a Japanese Sake Bar/Izakaya (finger food.) Aroma of rice, almonds, alcohol. Appearance: Water. Flavor is rice, almond, and a lot of alcohol on the end. Palate is alcoholic with some sweetness.
I donít see as much of a point of this when there is Shochu instead. Donít let them sell this Junmai for a high price, itís whiskey like.
crossovert (9593) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
180ml twist off frosted glass bottle. Since 1711 and evidently produced in California. Pours clear. Aroma is soy and marzipan. Flavor is soy, icing, dryer than other sakeís ive had but infernally boozy.
OldMrCrow (2178) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flavors of citrus and pear, but sweetish and ultimately a bit harsh. Iím not an experienced sake drinker but this is less impressive than the other couple of dozen Iíve tried.
adamnowek (732) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sake is really not something I know a whole lot about, but to call this dry is a bit of a stretch. Still relatively easy to drink, though.
obguthr (4689) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cantaloupe, koji, cheesy aroma. Clear yellow. Koji flavor, melon sweetness on the back of the palate. Light to medium body, not overly warm.
ClubGonzo (4756) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC feat. Yngwie and Meilby. Clear water-looking body. Nose is pear, tropical fruits, fusel alcohol and hints of nuts and meaty umami. Taste is destilled rice, papery alcoholic tones and hints of fusel alcohol and nuts. Dry, parching finish. Not my cup of tea, or sake for that matter.
Inbreak (3004) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
16.06.2014, 0,18l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Looks almost like water. Aroma has a mild with a slightly sweet touch of rice, followed by a tiny touch of alcohol and licorice. Taste is kind of dry and harsh, a little boozy, rice, minerals, hay. Not bad, but not really my cup of tea either...
Meilby (9782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 180ml @ ClubGonzo
Pours clear as water. Aroma has notes of rice, alcohol, pear and hint of nutty. Taste is light to medium sweet with a warm, dry, rice and slightly nutty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily with no carbonation.
yngwie (15567) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Almost clear, oily and flat. Lightly yellowish. The aroma has pears and some tropical fruits, with a touch of alcohol and rice. Itís oily and full-bodied, warming and dry, on the palate. Pears and tropical fruits in the flavor, hints of almond and flowers. Lasting fruity finish with a lemony hint. Pretty decent this one, wouldnít mind having it again. 140616
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle, chilled and poured into a glass. Aroma of nail polish remover. Taste is god awful. One moment there is nothing, the next there is a taste of rotten meat that wonít go away. Avoid at all costs.