KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 20, 2017 IslandHaole (1273) - Misawa, - NOV 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this gem on my recent trip to Nagano. Just a hint of color, or it is just thick enough to give a bit off haze that prevents it from being mineral water clear. (Cold) Almonds, honey, melon rind in the nose, light alcohol. A rather sweet sake, fruity, nectarines, woody, earthy, I like this stuff! Nice feel, lip smacking sticky but not cloyingly so. (Room temp) A milder scent, more almonds than fruit, koji and alcohol take a back seat. Koji more noticable in the flavor, umami. I prefer this at room temp. (Hot) More of the alcohol and koji in the nose, the fruit is subdued, almond scents follow. Rich, earthy, good body, the light sweetness is still there, that "full" mouthfeel is quite nice. On this cold rainy night, hits the spot.
From the 1.8 liter bottle at Okariba. Clear. Nose is rather simple rice, some alcohol, some fruity peach. Clean, full flavor, medium body, peppery finish with a touch of booze. Straightforward and decent. Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle - Anise and light melon. Clear. Light sweet pear and rice with a bit of heat. Sammy (12346) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
Better than average sake, with mellon notes, decent drinkability for this monster abv. Good with rice dish. Needs to be shared. Boozy finish, a little airline fuel aftertaste. faroeviking (10980) - Citizen above universe pendejo, FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 29, 2011
Botella. Clear. Rice spicey like alco aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has rice, fruit, bit spice like to it and alcohol. Plovmand (8352) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear white. Sweet rice in aroma and flavour with some fruity notes. Bit alcoholic finish but very pleasant.
KingCecil (2085) - DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle, pours very clear..... the aroma is rice, alcohol, acetone...the flavor is very much rice ( nice) ... sweet... fiulijn (20604) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Courtesy of the Danish crewyespr (45709) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
The transparent liquid has a yellowish hue. Mild aroma of phenol, rice, alcohol. Very smooth mouthfeel, almost silky, to the point that it can almost be defined as sweet; there is a delicate fruitiness, and light flowery touch. Mild bitterness in the end; the alcohol is well hidden. Very good.
30 cL bottle. Pours pale white to yellow with no head. Aroma is mild fruity and rice. Mild fruity, rice and slight wooden vanilla. Smooth and light fruity finish. Ends dry. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrup. Light yellow - no head. Sweet notes. Light cardboard. Rice. Sharpness. Light honey notes. Light marzipan. Almond notes. Pinball (12166) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
clear white, no head.
mild rice aroma.
flavor is rice, flowery note, bitter. alc. noticeable.