Reviews for October 6th, 2011

Review Date: October 2011

Price: $14.18/12 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Intensely sweet aroma: flowers, ripe red apple, cocoa, fresh cut fir. All carry into the cup, where the brandyish fruit ferment hinted at in the aroma turns richly explicit. Tart acidity, smooth but leanish mouthfeel. Very sweet, apple-toned finish, though the fruit ferment, pleasing and brandy-like in the cup, develops a slight composty, salty edge.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: $12.85/12 ounces

Brandy, cherry and cedar with a backgrounded, minty dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Rich, sturdy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is sweet and flavor-saturated, but reveals a very slight soapy, composty edge.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: CAD $12.99/400 grams

Muted hints of sweet fruit and flowers dominate in the aroma. More intensity in the cup: Richly rounded acidity, fullish if lean-textured mouthfeel; flowers, nut, honey, complex chocolate. Continuing hints of flowers and dark chocolate carry into a short but pleasing finish.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: $12.35/12 ounce

Very sweet and honeyish. Almondy nut, crisp baker’s chocolate, peach- and apricot-toned fruit in aroma and cup. Roundly gentle acidity; impressively smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The sweetness carries decisively into the finish, though a slight bitterish astringency shadows the long.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: $15.93/12 ounces

Rich, minty dark chocolate, plummy fruit, hints of brandy and cedar in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; impressively syrupy mouthfeel. Richly flavor-saturated but slightly salty/astringent in the finish.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: $14.90/12 ounces

Dark chocolate dominates aroma and cup, with complications of flowers, apricot-like fruit, walnut, fresh-cut cedar. Gentle, roast-muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, walnutty, rather dry finish.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Quiet, deep aroma and flavor with suggestions of nut-toned chocolate, peach and sweet melon. Additional complications of black tea and cedar in the cup. Rich lemony acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit notes in particular carry into a complex, tartly sweet finish.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: $12.95/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Low-toned, with pungent earthy and cedary notes supporting tart citrus and strawberry. Rich acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Sweet-toned and deep in the finish.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: $14.90/12 ounces

Intense, high-toned aroma: rose-like flowers, nut-toned cocoa, orangy citrus. All carry into the cup, where the citrus turns lemony and zesty. Crisp, balanced acidity; silky mouthfeel. A rather juicy version of the citrus dominates in a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: $9.99/12 ounces

Bright, delicate coffee alive with flowers, lemon, cocoa and a slightly pungent melon-like note. Gentle, brisk acidity; light but silky smooth mouthfeel. Lemon and cocoa in particular carry into the rich, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: $13.25/12 ounces

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Logo

Deeply and dramatically complex aroma and flavor: Pineapple- and berry-like fruit, milk chocolate, hints of brandy and mint. Richly bright acidity; very smooth, silky/syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is saturated with flavor, particularly with the minty brandy notes. Turns savory as the cup cools, perhaps a bit bitter; otherwise this would be a 94-rated coffee.

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Review Date: October 2011

Price: $15.40/12 ounces

Very sweet; delicate but lush. Minty milk chocolate and apricot- and peach-like fruit in aroma and cup. Softly bright acidity; smoothly silky, lively mouthfeel. Round, gently resonant finish.

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