muzzlehatch (4614) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (March 2008) served cold from White Winter Winery glass. Milky, thick, totally opaque and still -- seems almost milkshake-thick as it pours....very typical ricey-sweet, lightly nutty (almond-coconut) aroma, seems very fresh...quite sweet and thick, some bubblegum sugariness, indeed as thick as a milkshake, or nearly so, slightly gummy texture towards the finish, alcohol noticeable on the back end....just a bit too sweet and cloying, but overall quite solid. I’m mystified by the low scores...
slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
warm w sushi. aroma of plum, berries and paper with a flavor to match. Shows a little of the abv but pretty reasonable.
thedm (5614) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Prior to shaking the bottle, there is s light sense of alcohol and it is sweet. At 50F it is smooth and creamy with no alcohol burn what-so-ever...A thickness remains on the tongue after a sip. The flavor is like milk, soft fruit, and a mild sense of alcohol. At room temp, At warm 105, the alcohol becomes more apparent yet it is still velvety smooth. At hot, the alcohol becomes even more prominent. My preference was definitely chilled. where the smoothness was maximized and the alcohol minimized. The flavor contains a notable rice quality.
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pineapple, coconut, rice, and yeast aroma - very nice. Opaque white. Moderately sweet tropical fruit, rice, and mildly bitter grass flavor. Moderately strong bitter alcohol flavor. Excellent.
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tokyo’s Sushi. Cloudy white color with decent legs on the glass. Fruit and rice in the nose. Rich body with flavors of tropical fruit, rice and a bit of coconut. The finish is fruity with a rice and alcohol tinge. Pretty good overall.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This sake rocks!… A skim-milk pour with loads of white silt left on the glass after a swirl or two. The aromatic highlights are coconut milk and some really nice floral notes. Also, plenty of ethanol here. Full-bodied with a grainy mouthfeel and no carbonation. Sweet, boozy, Pińa Colada flavor. A sipper for sure. Sweet, warming, coconut milk finish. World-class sake!
zvsn (1589) - ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Opaque white color. Fruity aroma of banana, pineapple and coconut. Sweet, fruity, notes of banana, rice and alcohol. Medium-full body, oily texture.
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks DSG/ zvsn. White and opaque. Toasty, marzipan aroma, almond-marzipan bitterness, full body, soft orgeat notes.
tomer (2878) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
At a tasting, thanks, murky white color, aroma of banana with a hint of alcohol, banana flavor, much to sweet, quite coarse. Not essential.
rayaron (1344) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel, Tel Aviv. Thanks zvsn. Pours milk white. Aroma of sweet rice, porridge and pineapple. Very sweet flavor with notes of rice and pineapple, milky, dry and watery. Light-bodied.
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 8, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2015 Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvsn. Milky white color. Fruity sake aroma with lots of banana, pineapple, and alcohol. Sweet flavor with rice, fruitiness, and alcohol. Not my thing.
Tried it again two days later, got a lot of almonds and some rosewater notes in there.