muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
300 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (October 2007), served chilled and shaken in a White Winter Winery glass. Milky, opaque/opalescent in color, still with a fair amount of chalky residue in the glass...aroma is of overripe pears, a touch of vanilla, cherry blossoms and bubblegum, quite sweet but inviting and complex....thick, milk-shake like texture to the body, sweet and sugary at first but alcohol hardness does creep in a bit....touches of white chocolate along with a ripe/cooked fruit sugariness slowly fade into a drier grainy character at the end....alcohol becomes somewhat strong but never really problematic as it warms; this was definitely best when very cold. Probably not something I will drink often; it’s a bit too thick and even pasty; but nice overall.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this one. It pours out like thick milk with some powder in it, coating the sides of my glass with tiny particles of rice. The aroma is light - a floral bouquet with sweet tropical fruit, pears, and alcohol. Very smooth to drink despite the graininess. It tastes of warm white rice, pears, grass, and alcohol. Warming and tasty.
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tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma that was both floral and tropical. Rice pudding. Some mustiness. Pours milky white with good legs and lots of particulate sticking to the side of the glass. Tart on the palate with a hint of tropical fruit. Dry. Full bodied and very creamy.
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at The Cellar’s Wine & Spirits wine tasting. A terrific unfiltered sake that has a chalky white appearance. When swirling beverage in glass, thick rice particles stick to glass edge. Aroma of hard fruit (sweet apple/pear) light citrus and a hint of coconut and steamed medium grain rice. Taste is strong alcohol, more steamed rice and sweet pear. Long lasting alcohol finish. Don’t even think of serving this warm. This is a chiling sake!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Part of a flight at Temple bar in Minneapolis. Absolutely incredible sake. Unfiltered so this sake had a milky white color with plenty of rice particles floating about. Almost thickenough to drink with a fork. Citrus and cocunut on the nose with a dry body. Sweet rice and light citrus and cocoanut flavors in the body.