mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very clear colour as a still water. Nice legs are to be seen though, so perhaps a few point marks there. Aroma of alcohol, sugar, caramel, and cinammon. Sweet alcohol warmth flavour and particularly so in the throaty finish. Decent complexity with waves of darkish plumy/raisin flavour. Good.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear color,very little to no aroma other then the alcohol which you can tell is present.The taste is some what fruity in a way but mild with the alcohol being a little more prevalent then the other flavors,leading to a nice burn going down.Not bad at all but i prefer some of the others i’ve recently had,this one would take me awhile to finish.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good Daiginjo sake. Fruity flavors much like Oakes states Passion fruit. Finishes dry, smooth, and with a slight touch of alcohol.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly darker green (for a sake) and crystal clear. Aroma is musty, with alcohol and hints of cherry...fairly robust. Fat fruit flavours and a slightly stiff alcohol component with underlying acidity. Passion fruit and pear. Very dry finish. Good balance.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2004 An almost nonexistent aroma. This brewery has been around for over 300 years, so I think I can safely assume that they intended this Daiginjo to be the way it is - with no aroma. I'm surprised Tamanohikari didn't go with the clear bottle as it'd allow them to highlight the clearness of this quality drink, although there is the slightest yellowish hue present (OK, but it's VERY faint indeed). A thicker mouthfeel, with some richness. I don't find it very acidic or striking up front. Yet, it's not as light as Kaika, Umenishiki or Ohtouka, which are some of my favorites. While those are so light you can barely feel them on your tongue, the Tamanohikari makes its presence known and has an abrupt alcohol burn that's reminiscent of a Ginjo more than a Daiginjo.