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Best Shoyu Uncooked - Final Results and Rankings

Best Shoyu In An Uncooked Role - With Tofu


Click on a Judge to see their profile. Mouse over each Judge's score to see their comment explaining that score. A complete list of judge's comments is located below the results table. Scoring was based only on Taste=100%.

Rank Name Judge 1
Judge 2
Judge 3
Judge 4
Judge 5
Average Score Out of 10 Normalized Score
#1 Aloha Shoyu
(Made in Hawaii)
6.0Taste 6. Light taste, slightly lacking in flavor. 8.0 Taste 8. Mild flavor, not as aromatic. 6.0Taste 6. 7.0Taste 7 Good everyday shoyu. Tasty, but not too salty. 9.0Taste 9. Mildest. 7.20 100%
#2
Kikkoman Shoyu
(Wisconsin)
8.0Taste 8. Milder taste with nice aroma. 6.0Taste 6. Salty. Chemical odor. 2.0Taste 2. Tastes salty and almost metallic. 8.0Taste 8. Good sushi shoyu. Good flavor, deep taste, clean taste. 7.0Taste 7. 2nd strongest, similar to E (Yamasa). 6.20 86.1%
#3
Yamasa Shoyu
(Japan)
7.0Taste 7. Not bad taste, but just a little too salty. 7.0Taste 7. Smells like chemicals. 3.0Taste 3. Salty. 4.0Taste 4. Salty, more robust. 6.0Taste 6. Strongest, too salty. 5.40 75.0%
#4 Eden Tamari
(Michigan)
5.0Taste 5. Salty with slightly hotter after taste. 7.0Taste 7. Very dense. 1.0Taste 1. Very bitter. Reddish color. 5.0Taste 5. Appears thick. Ok. 8.0Taste 8. Strong and stout. 5.20 72.2%
#5 Bragg's Liquid Aminos
2.0Taste 2. Weird color, salty taste. 6.0Taste 6. Light in color and value. 0.0Taste 0. Really strong and has a bitter taste. The color was light. 1.0Taste 1. Salty, unusual flavor, light in color. 2.0Taste 2. Weird taste. Like nutty flavor. 2.20 30.6%

Judge's Comments


 

#1 Aloha Shoyu
Judge 1 - Taste 6. Light taste, slightly lacking in flavor.

Judge 2 - Taste 8. Mild flavor, not as aromatic.

Judge 3 - Taste 6.

Judge 4 - Taste 7 Good everyday shoyu. Tasty, but not too salty.
Judge 5 - Taste 9. Mildest.

#2 Kikkoman Shoyu

Judge 1 - Taste 8. Milder taste with nice aroma.

Judge 2 - Taste 6. Salty. Chemical odor.
Judge 3 - Taste 2. Tastes salty and almost metallic.

Judge 4 - Taste 8. Good sushi shoyu. Good flavor, deep taste, clean taste.

Judge 5 - Taste 7. 2nd strongest, similar to E (Yamasa).

#3 Yamasa Shoyu

Judge 1 - Taste 7. Not bad taste, but just a little too salty.
Judge 2 - Taste 7. Smells like chemicals.

Judge 3 - Taste 3. Salty.

Judge 4 - Taste 4. Salty, more robust.

Judge 5 - Taste 6. Strongest, too salty.

#4 Eden Tamari Soy Sauce

Judge 1 - Taste 5. Salty with slightly hotter after taste.

Judge 2 - Taste 7. Very dense.

Judge 3 - Taste 1. Very bitter. Reddish color.

Judge 4 - Taste 5. Appears thick. Ok.

Judge 5 - Taste 8. Strong and stout.

#5 Bragg's Liquid Aminos

Judge 1 - Taste 2. "Weird color, salty taste.

Judge 2 - Taste 6. Light in color and value.
Judge 3 - Taste 0. Really strong and has a bitter taste. The color was light.

Judge 4 - Taste 1. Salty, unusual flavor, light in color.

Judge 5 - Taste 2. Weird taste. Like nutty flavor.