hershiser2 (1210) - 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.
obguthr (3756) - 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 (3985) - 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 (2013) - 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 (7385) - 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 (13346) - 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
RABinCO (1206) - 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 won’t go away. Avoid at all costs.
SarkyNorthener (1792) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My first Sake. Bottle. Clear with a yellow tint. Aroma is floral and a bit like watered down white wine. Taste is a little sweet, nutty, weak white wine and a warmth in the aftertaste. Not sure about this.. It is growing on me a little, I have upped my score from 2.1 to 2.5. Still don’t like the aroma though.
csaso (1342) - Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - crystal clear color, mild alcohol rice aroma, sweet rice flavor with mild fruity notes, of course with a dry finish (hence the name) but not overkill dry, pretty good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MichaelAwesome (3890) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Nice one with the usual, sweetish end. Would not call that one dry - just an easy going drink with a decent end. To recommend.
McTapps (3890) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Third Sake of the evening and still one to enjoy. Nose of flowers and rice.Taste of basmati rice, yasmine, flowers, grass and strong alcohol. Really typical Sake and really nice and easy to drink. Good one.