Hakushu 18
Added on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 at 04:52 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Japanese
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Japan
  Price: $120 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
Nose:  Warm, sunny malt.  Sweet, floral notes.  Trace of sherry.  Very nice.
Palate:  Very straightforward and malty on the front of the palate.  A bit hot for the abv and some bitterness lasting into the finish.   
Adam
 

Nose is nice, fruity and floral. Fruit Stripe gum.

 

Palate... hmm. Ugh. Kinda soapy. Fruit shows more in the finish, but so does some general blecch.

 

It opens up after a little time and improves, but doesn't finish well... I'm left with the taste of cheap white wine. Great intro but not-so-great follow-through. C/C+

 
Ries
 

Green grass. Very earthy. Heavy on fresh Mushroom. Evergreen with a hint of paper and citrus smoke. Thin in middle. Finish is lemon glazed donut and more of the earthy forest aspect with some soap that hurts the experience. This has some character and depth but too much of a fight with the sweet vs savory character. 

 
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