Hanahato Kijoushu "Gorgeous Bird"
This kijoshu has been aged for eight years and has a similar nose to a sherry or port with a honey/nutty aroma. This very rich kijoshu is a balanced blend of dried fruits and earthy mushroom elements that has a malty aftertaste coupled with a full-bodied start and middle mouth. The flavor perfectly compliments chocolates of all kinds, especially dark chocolate mousses and other thicker desserts. It does go well with nutty and earthy cigars as well. The red rose color is amazing for a sake, and this brew begs to be served instead of your normal dessert wine. WORD: Chocolate WINE: Sherry/Port BEER: Thick dessert beers FOODS: Chocolate and sweet desserts of all kinds.