hershiser2 (1570) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear. Smells of rice and glue, hints of fruit and alcohol. Tastes of rice, glue, coconut. Finishes bitter. Not bad but far from great.
Erzengel (6224) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Simon for sharing! Typical melon-like alcoholic smooth nose. Neutral smooth fruity nose. Very smooth mild, fresh melon with a smooth and mild but a bit neutral body. Easy to drink with a fruity mild aftertaste. Not too bad.
KoRoBeNiKi (133) - 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 don’t see as much of a point of this when there is Shochu instead. Don’t let them sell this Junmai for a high price, it’s whiskey like.
crossovert (9983) - 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 sake’s ive had but infernally boozy.
OldMrCrow (2212) - 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. I’m not an experienced sake drinker but this is less impressive than the other couple of dozen I’ve tried.
adamnowek (901) - 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 (4902) - 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 (4897) - 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 (3337) - 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 (9999) - 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 (15759) - 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. It’s 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, wouldn’t mind having it again. 140616