muzzlehatch (4940) - 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).
KoRoBeNiKi (156) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2017
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honjozo’s tend to be very woody with a dry aftertaste. This one is quite generic and well it’s OK. Palate is a tad strong but the flavors are fine.
obguthr (6184) - 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 (4952) - 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 (12347) - 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 (5419) - 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 (683) - 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 (2397) - 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 (4559) - 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?