JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Melon aroma. Clear. Smooth and delicate on the palate. A little sweet, with sugar and fruit.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crushed with CaryTheDude and Jakebra at some random place. Pretty cool. Basically, all a big ricey hit of alcohol. some fruit, very warming. Nice.
That1Guy (2223) - Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crushed with Jakebra and Honkeybra at random. One hell of a kick. Cannot imagine drinking much more of this. Nice and light fruits, and the alcohol warms my tummy in a nice way. Liked it.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle dated 11/08, 300 ml, purchased at Whole Foods in Georgetown on Wisconsin Ave. NW. Pours crystal clear. Aroma is floral and fruity (plum, pears, berries). Flavor is soft, fruity, floral, grainy as well. Fairly well blended. The alcohol warms but isn’t overpowering or too harsh. This is non-offensive and would be great to serve to someone who has never had sake before.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(300 ml bottle (stamped "06/08") from Belfast Co-op, served lightly chilled) Pours mostly clear with just a hint of yellow/gold. Aroma of rice, sweetness, alcohol and light fruit (cherry/pineapple/peach). Mouthfeel smooth, light and a bit dry toward the finish. Some droplets and legs on the inside of the glass. Flavor of fermented rice, lightly bready with a nice light fruity touch. Fairly hot but not overpowering. Seems better cooler than warmer, maybe due to the fruity notes.
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight yellow/green color. Aroma is melons and some white wine. Flavor is also mostly melons, with some wine and alcohol.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured clear yellow. Aroma was melon, and maybe a bit of citrus. Flavor was super smooth. No detectable alcohol at all really. Flavor was a bit on the mellow side, but this sake had some nice things going for it. Good stuff.
badgerben (5044) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear. Big flower and honeydew melon aroma. Light, sweet honey up front, drifting into a floral and slightly fruity body. Dry finish. Very nice.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is pale clear lightish yellow...smell is faintly musty and swwet with nuts and perfume and hints of alcohol...taste is swwet at first with hints of pistachio nut, with some spicy peppery flavors coming through in the finish...also some alcohol
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow body with some nice long lasting legs. The aroma is musty and earthy with some dandelions and sweat. There is also some short bread cookie. The taste is light vanilla with some pears. There is also a little bit of sugar cookie sweetness to the finish. This is warming and the alcohol burn is pleasant.