Reviews for March 4th, 2012

Review Date: March 2012

Price: $18.03/16 ounces

Tart and rather savory. Grape, prune, lemon, cocoa in aroma and cup. Quiet but assertive acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, tart, rather simple finish.

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Review Date: March 2012

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Crisp, dry, balanced. Dark cocoa, lemon, nut, cedar in aroma and cup. Slightly savory. Soft, lemony acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Dry, savory cocoa dominates in the finish.

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Review Date: March 2012

Price: $11.50/12 ounces

Juicy but bittersweet, slightly savory cup. Red grape, cantaloupe, grapefruit, lavender-like flowers in quiet aroma and crisp cup. Richly round acidity. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel turns juicy as the cup cools. Citrus and floral notes linger in a dry finish.

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Review Date: March 2012

Price: $32.00/8 ounces

Complex, explosively fresh aroma: ripe strawberry, watermelon, sweet lemon, raspberry. In the cup the fruit simplifies and turns zesty and bittersweet, dry yet juicy. Lean-bodied; dry-finishing.

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Review Date: March 2012

Price: $17.50/16 ounces

Richly and roundly tart. The taste of fresh coffee fruit – think tart cherry – and pungent grapefruit dominate in aroma and cup, with softening suggestions of cocoa, almond and caramel. Sweet-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Dry, resonant finish.

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Review Date: March 2012

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Cafe Grumpy Logo

Subtle, deep aromatics: black tea, boysenberry, cedar. Rich, slightly tart, acidity. Silky mouthfeel. The aromatics blossom in a refreshing and balanced cup with rounding and deepening suggestions of nectarine and apricot and a hint of flowers. A cocoa-like note emerges in the finish.

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Review Date: March 2012

Price: $16.60/16 ounces

Crisp and gently tart. Cocoa, ripe plum, flowers, and a hint of pungent fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Rich, forward acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Balanced, gently flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: March 2012

Price: $10.50/12 ounces

Crisp, delicate. Sweet cocoa, fresh-cut fir and complexly layered, gently tart fruit in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned, bright acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Balanced, delicately rich finish.

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Review Date: March 2012

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Refreshing, delicate, very sweet-toned. Orange, lemon, nut, and intense floral notes in aroma and cup. Juicy, wine-like acidity; silky to lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fades very slightly in an otherwise clean, balanced finish.

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Review Date: March 2012

Price: $9.50/8 ounces

Victrola Coffee Roasters Logo

Deep, balanced, intense. Nut, flowers, stonefruit, sweet cocoa in aroma and cup. Sweetly crisp acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The balance and completeness that characterizes the entire profile stretches into a long, resonant swoon of a finish.

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