DJMonarch (14891) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2022
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2022 From the Bottle at Dean Swift Pub, Southwark 07/08/2011 Some chocolate aroma. Copper amber coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a woody mushroom flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter chocolate malt finish. alexsdad06 (17767) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle sample during RBSG 2010 shared by Kyoto lefty from backlog notes. I can remember at the time that I didn’t feel like I had a grasp of sake, but tried everything anyway. This wasn’t like any sake that I had sampled to this point (or since). Pours a deep mahogany brown color. The aroma and flavor have had earthy notes, mushrooms, soy, fruit, cherry, Port, rice softness, so much going on, this was a treat. ansjelaah (1747) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Gedronken op Borefts’13. Bruine heldere kleur. Ruikt en smaakt naar caramel, champignon, zoet, net stroop en geen koolzuur. Theydon_Bois (38869) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Borefts ’13, massive thanks to this Sake rarity are due to Mark - Kyoto Lefty, 27/09/13.
Clear dark amber with no head.
Nose is sweet and vinous, light smoke, burnt toffee, sugars, nutty tones.
Taste comprises caramel, walnut, big sherry notes, light booze, sugars.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish.
Top draw Sake, the 16% is well disguised, quality stuff ! Martinus (5018) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
Clear caramel colour, no head. Aroma of honey, balsamico, japanese soy sauce, light pedro ximinez sherry notes. Sweet flavour, light sour, soy sauce, sweet balsamico. Finish caramel, shiitake mushrooms, earthy, quite a lot of umami, hearty as a bowl of beef stock. Brilliant! I love this stuff!! A blend of three sakés, all older than I am. With this flavour. Wow.
Benzai (20020) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
(From 30cL(?) bottle @ Borefts ’13. Courtesy of KyotoLefty. Many thanks for sharing, Mark!!)
Sampled from bottle @ Borefts 2013 thanks to KyotoLefty. Thanks Mark! Clear dark orange color, no head. Smell alcohol, dried mushrooms, dried fruits, overripe fruits. Taste alcohol, dried mushrooms, dried fruits, overripe fruits and a little bitter weird earthy leaves something. Countbeer (6586) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Aroma of honey, caramel, toast, maple syrup.
Flavours of caramel, spicy, maple syrup, light soya, mushrooms, wood. Delicious!
Aftertaste is wood, mushrooms and more...
Soft silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
Wow, this is some serious stuff! Very tasty! 77ships (14200) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
THX! to KyotoLefty for this extremely rare treat. A blend of sake’s from 1972, 1973 & 1974. Descriptions on the bottle state that this is like 7 times sourer than the most sour sake’s on the market, 4 times sweeter, 5 times higher acidity,… etc. this is mind-boggling all over the place. It seems like there are only 3 aged sake’s listed on RB? This stuff is not common. 300 ml. gorgeous clear bottle sampled. Clear dark brown amber, slight very dark Bordeaux hue. Way, way darker than I ever imagined that sake could be. Nose is balsamic vinegar, salad dressing, incredibility pungent, soy sauce, oak but also sweet, sweet Japanese soy sauce, brown sugar, old musty bunker, brutal in the best way imaginable. Taste is sweet balsamic vinegar, acidity coupled with big sweetness, caramel, brown sugar, salad dressing, big shitake mushrooms, base sours, teriyaki sauce, very slightly sour brown broth, very oily wood. Flat, thick oily, huge sauce presence. Sweet, sour & acidic at the same time. Extremely complex, delicious, unique, unlike what I could ever imagine. Absolutely zero alcohol presence, I have trouble even imagining that this is an alcoholic beverage, let alone a sake. Astonishing. Too b ad there is no stuff like this floating around here. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle share at Borefts 2013 by KyotoLefty - thanks! Darker than any sake I’ve ever seen. Aroma is soy sauce, shiitake mushrooms, oyster sauce. Starts sweet on the palate, with a good umami finish. Taste is teriyaki sauce, beef broth, shiitake mushrooms. Would not pick this as a sake! So tasty.
kraddel (10779) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Thnx to kyotolefty
Smells very boozy
Taste is very sweet ( bit like a mead ) very full , powerfull . Nice