BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle via a trade with bu11zeye. Bottled Dec 2011 ("Texan De los Bois" batch). Some sediment in the bottle. Pours a still body, medium pale yellow hue, some sediment, light alcohol legs. Aromas are strong koji, medium umami, some sesame seed, ripe pear, low sulfur, apple, earthy with a mild isoamyl acetate like banana ester. A touch starchy. Flavors are a bit rough, starchy and waxy. Not quite as elegant as most Japanese Junmai. Koji, light cardboard, medium fruit aspects, sharp alcohol. Fruit aspect is of a ripe apple like ester that is hidden behind the alcohol and starchy flavors. Medium body from the alcohol but still feels a bit thin. Musty. Quite warming. Interesting stuff and I applaud the Texas effort, but this bottle seems to lacks some finesse.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a very, very light yellow. Nose was very inviting with just the slighest citrus.
In the mouth, it soft and very pleasent. A real gateway sake.
SudsMcDuff (8271) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a Texan sake, i thought i’d seen it all when i had a Brazilian sake... . pours a deep white grape juice .. . light melon and grape skin, very light rice .. . a touch of alcohol, enjoyable stuff- i’d drink it again for sure .. . . Hey man, you want to get out and walk, man?