muzzlehatch (4901) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
300 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington VT (March 2008), served cold from a White Winter Winery glass. Very clear, perhaps a slight yellowish tint, a bit oily-looking, very faint legs in the glass.....beautiful delicate floral/coconut aroma with a bit of lychee as it warms up a bit, not a trace of alcohol in the nose....quite sweet and rich on the palate at the front, lightly nutty-milky and malty, drying and becoming assertively alcoholic and somewhat metallic at the finish, but not problematically so....ends rather quickly, warming. Pretty solid overall, perhaps a bit much to drink a whole bottle of (which I’m doing anyway).
obguthr (5918) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Koji, mulberry, prune aroma. Crystal clear and colorless. Melon and koji, honey and blackberry on the back end. Strong umami overtones. Light body, but rather warm and velvety.
kraftykitty (3) - Martinez, California, USA - APR 26, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, crisp and lots of warm alcohol burn. Overall very smooth and refreshing and great with food.
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 19, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger: Poured a clear no head. Aroma was funky pungent cheese and fruit. Taste was burning alcohol fruit maybe.
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
300ml bottle in trade with jtclockwork-pours still-almost clear with slight possibly yellow tint. A-sake-rice, alcohol. T-grain alcohol, floral, slight fruit.
markwise (5305) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cheers to jcwattsrugger for this one. Pours a mostly clear with a pink hue and no head. Nose is sweet, floral, grain, and mineral. Flavor is similar with floral, sweet, and some minerality. Light to medium and interesting.
Carlisle (619) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slight yellow color. Sweet rice aroma with husk notes. Sweet syrup upfront with dry finish. Slight alcohol burn in the finish but smooth overall.
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adamnowek (2108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big warming alcohol. Only moderately dry with a slight fruity taste. Clear as water.
Bullit (4510) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought by A, Chicago asian shop. Clear, water coloured, some bubbles. Aroma is rice, pine apple, light petroleum, fruits. Flavour is rice, slightly sweet fruits, a bit alcoholic, and a slight bitterness.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Marc’s fusion. From notes. Maybe I just don’t get sake, but it really just tastes like rice. Maybe a little green melon?
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure if was supposed to be served warm, but the place I had it at served it that way. I had probably 6 ounces of this before throwing in the towel. It poured nearly clear but had a glassy green tint to it. Kind of like those Japanese bottles that have marbles in them. Aroma was linen like with some funk. Notes of socks said my wife. She couldn’t stomach the aroma and didn’t try it. Moderate rice flavor with that sake funk. It had a light burn. Ok. But I wouldn’t get it again.