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Kuro Kabuto “Junmai Daiginjo”
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Kuro Kabuto “Junmai Daiginjo”

Fukuoka prefecture

$36.10 member price
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One of a kind

The name means “black helmet” because the first generation toji was also a master of swords, and because of the use of black koji which is super rare for sake. Black koji produces more acidity, which the brewers wanted so that the sake pairs well with all meats and cheese. It took many attempts, but the result is a wonderful smooth texture filled with sweet umami.


Brand Kuro Kabuto
Brewery Ikekame Brewing Company
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory Muroka
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety In-house
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 50%
SMV ? -2.0
Acidity ? 2.2
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Kuro Kabuto “Junmai Daiginjo” is cold (40-60°F), room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
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Kuro Kabuto “Junmai Daiginjo” - Fukuoka prefecture

Kuro Kabuto is made in Fukuoka prefecture in the Kyushu region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Pear

  • Flower

  • Mineral


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood

  • Meat


Ikekame Brewing Company

Ikekame Brewing Company was started on the banks of the Chikugo River in 1875 by a sword master. The same dedication and refinement required for mastering swordplay carried over to sake brewing. The present day brewery has inherited the spirit of their founder, and gone on to challenge the concept of sake while also preserving tradition. Being environmentally conscious, this brewery brews only in cold months when the process won’t require any extra energy for cooling like it would in summer. All the rice used is local, safe and natural.

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