thedm (5981) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled Sake from a bottle shop poured a extremely small sized head of frothy medium sized clear colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent clear colored body and no lacing. The strong aroma was green apple musty and mild vinous. The mildly vinous clean mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering vinous aftertaste. The balanced flavor contained notes of polished rice and vinous. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Jow (3734) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle while enjoying some curling on tv. Pours light olive juice with light melon nose. Tastes of light olive brine, honey dew, pears, and almonds. Alcohol is faint. And creamy mouthfeel.
jkwalking05 (4691) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Clear with OK legs. Aroma is of floral, light buter, and berries. Taste is of booze with a sweet rice finish.
travita (4937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bman1113vr from way back. The look is clear, no color, decent legs. The smell is almonds, sweet, rice,and ok. The taste is rice, almond, and sweet.
Ernest (7518) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. No head (still). Body is colorless. Aroma is notes of potato, grain/rice, glue, alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, no carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic, lightly astringent. Pretty bad...typical cheap sake odors with some raw potato to boot. Not much to balance the sweetness, watery texture, and a hot/burning finish. The only thing nice about it is the bottle it comes in, sadly. Swill sake despite the price.
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(300ml, bottle 01/2010, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a transparent body with descent legs. Aroma of almond, alcohol, and rice milk. Flavor of almond and light florals. Not much character or complexity.
thirdeye11 (6138) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(300ml bottled 1-10 thanks to BMan1113VR) clear, coats the glass with excellent alcohol legs. Nose of soft white peaches, nice alcohol burn, sweetness, cooked white rice. Taste of subtle fusels, sweet rice, mango with a slick medium to light dry body and a hot finish.
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this bottle. Very clear with some bubbles. The aroma is alcohol and rice with some citrus and floral notes. The flavor is more of the same with the citrus and alcohol standing out.
mar (5337) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. clear with no head. nose is very floral, almonds, and alcohol. nice on the palate, flavor is almonds, alcohol, and more florals.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle marked as bottled on 10/01 (January 2010). Pours with a clear body with strong legs. Aroma of koji, cherry, alcohol, dry and delicate, pear and anise. Taste is hard to get many descriptors from. Medium sweet, not exceptionally flavorful. Syrupy body, not much alcohol.