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Wakatake Onikoroshi (Demon Slayer) Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Brewed by Oomuraya Shuzoba Co., Ltd.
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1292) - Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle - faint yellow tint color, high alcohol aroma and flavor, fairly dry finish, pretty flavorful overall but can't really pick out specific flavors other than some mild fruity notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours an off white color. OK legs. Notes of parchment, almond paste, bamboo shoots, and sugar. Satin mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
By the glass at rikki rikki. Pours a crystal clear pale gold with no head, lace, or legs. Big bright and beautiful lemony floral nose. Creamy light still body. Lemon, floral, almond mid palate. Great depth and intensity of flavor, though simple--real presence to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bottman (6) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2008 does not count
Appearance: Subtle yellow tint. Clean and translucent. Aroma: soft and approachable. Wild flowers, watermelon yeasts, homemade bread yeast. Taste: Big on melon flavors, lychee, apple skin, touches of bready yeast flavors. Hints of pear. Dusted in minerals and earth. Palate: Only a light hint of booze. Full bodied. Moderate acidity balances pleasantly with fruity sweetness. A fun and well named Sake that pares well with most any dish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a lightly tinted clear yellow body. Aroma of vanilla, sweet marshmallow, banana, and almonds. Flavor of almond, milk, and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2008
I have only tried a few sakes before and this is my first Daiginjo, so bare with me. The hard part is judging appearance: it looks like water, maybe a slight film over it, not cloudy or anything but maybe slightly thicker water (?). There are some legs to it, seems to stick rather nicely to the glass but I have little to compare this to and it’s not colored like wine, making it even harder to tell. I am sticking with a neutral appearance rating. Aroma is strong, there is present alcohol but its not a negative. The alcohol is not stinging the nose. Other smells of oriental-thick-perfume, very floral and complex. So many different things going on, here are a few adjectives: lychee, berry, dark fruit-tea, and apple skins. Now it’s not alco-pop fruity, its very deep and earthy and the alcohol real makes it substantial. It also sits on the tongue very nicely, has a slippery stickiness. Its very unique from a beer point of view. Taste again starts with a present alcohol and again its not ’hot", no burn, no negative side effects of alcohol but a definite alcohol presence. Taste is green grain-esque with white grape. There is some fruit that is just starting to ripen (apple and pear), extremely interesting.
Larger than a shot pour, $16 (I did not go for most expensive but the cheapest Daiginjo, the other was $19 a glass) @ ONO restaurant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
720mL from HiTime Wine. Pours a thick clear color with an egg shell white like beige tinge. The nose is very fruity and floral with a nice biscuit, banana and vanilla note. Some gentle melon and light koji too. Very little alcohol, which is surprising considering this is nearly genshu range. Warming going down with an obvious alcohol note in the finish. You can really feel the stuff evaporating off your tongue the octane is a bit high, but it’s still really smooth and clean. Nice mellow finish and a light mineral and grain mouthfeel that accentuates the fruity topping. It’s almost like a cake.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Slightly fruity aroma, some hint of nondescript melon. Very gentle, sweet flavors--a general acidic fruitiness, and a definite alcohol presence. Overall very smooth and easy to drink. Nice clean, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Very clean, smooth sake. Mild flavor, with a light alcohol burn left in the throat. Just a touch fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2004
Very clean vibrant nose with melon fruit. Sweet mid palate and velvety with slean sweet mid and a lingering finish with light white pepper notes. Awesome

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