csaso (1404) - Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Jow (2200) - New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass at dinner. Pours pretty clear with faint tinge. Nose is some perfume and melon. Tastes like cake batter, with vanilla, banana, honey dew, and perfume. Slight alcohol but doesn’t linger. Smooth palate
Matty88 (3) - - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth on the tung but a little bite on the finish. Overall, good taste for the price.
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an off white color. OK legs. Notes of parchment, almond paste, bamboo shoots, and sugar. Satin mouthfeel. Nice.
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Bottman (6) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly tinted clear yellow body. Aroma of vanilla, sweet marshmallow, banana, and almonds. Flavor of almond, milk, and alcohol.
beastiefan2k (2477) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.