We found 14 reviews that match your search for December 2011. Coffees are listed in reverse chronological order by review date. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee. Click on roaster images to visit roaster websites.
Impressively complex in both structure (sweet, bitter, savory) and aromatics. Pungently rich aroma: black currant, grapefruit, cedar, roses. All carry into the cup, where the pungent, cedary citrus notes are enveloped in almost sugary sweetness. Gently bright acidity; the mouthfeel is lightish in weight but impressively silky in texture. Flavor, particularly sweet citrus, carries deeply into the finish.
Deep, sweet night flowers, lemon and grapefruit and backgrounded cocoaish dark chocolate in aroma and cup. In the cup a savory hint emerges: bay leaf perhaps. Rich, resonant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rather dry but intensely flavor-saturated finish.
Delicately bright, honeyish, refreshing. Honey, violet-like flowers, sweetly tart berry in aroma and in cup, where a hint of cocoa complicates. Gently bright acidity; silky mouthfeel. Bittersweet, cocoa-toned finish.
Soft, round, balanced. Quiet aroma: almond, apricot. In the cup complicates and deepens: honey, ripe lemon, cocoaish chocolate, continued almond and apricot. Crisp, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor carries persuasively into a sweet-toned finish.
Deep, very complex dried-in-the-fruit profile. Fresh fruit notes – tart coffee fruit, red apple, peach – are enveloped in a honeyish sweetness and deepened by suggestions of brandy, fir and just a hint of freshly fallen, composting leaves. Ripely balanced acidity; impressively syrupy mouthfeel. Clean, flavor-saturated finish.
Lushly sweet and honeyish but very complex across a range of sensation. On the sweet side, plum, blueberry and citrus flower; on the pungent, pine and tart lemon. A minty, brandyish dark chocolate fills in the middle. Balanced, juicy acidity; syrupy yet lively mouthfeel. Simplifies just a bit in the finish, though a chocolaty sweetness manages to soften a lean toward drying astringency in the long.
Peachy, strawberryish fruit is balanced by pungent aromatic wood – cedar, pine – in both aroma and cup. Chocolaty hints. Sweet-toned, brandyish acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Rich short finish; flavor fades in the long and a very slight salty hint emerges.
Sweet-toned and honeyish with peach and floral notes balanced by tart fruit: cranberry, mandarin orange. Silky mouthfeel. The peach and floral sweetness dominates in the short finish, though a bracing, drying astringency that has been tracking through the cup all along emerges clearly in the long.
Delicately complex: black tea, lemon-lime, spicy rose, moist pipe tobacco. Gently bright acidity; lean but silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates as cocoa in the crisp finish.
Pungent, sweetly tart: Cranberry, honey and nectarine-like stonefruit in an intense aroma rounded by a cocoaish dark chocolate in the cup. Rich, fruit-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit and cocoa in particular carry into a slightly dry finish.
Pungent, deep, rich: gently scorched cedar, dark chocolate, hints of plum and moist, freshly fallen leaves. Roast-muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate in particular lingers in a long, resonant finish.
Smooth, quietly complex: orange, walnut, raisin, honeyish flowers in aroma and cup. Softly crisp, sweet-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is sweetly rich, with a drying hint in the long.
Ripe, balanced cup. Cocoaish chocolate, lemon, peach, a hint of fir in aroma and cup. Crisply delicate, rather juicy acidity; silky but lean mouthfeel. The dominant cocoa note carries into a slightly drying finish.
Brandy, mint, cocoa and apricot in a quiet but clean dried-in-the-fruit profile. Tart, apple-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Some flavor persists in the simple, savory-sweet finish.