Reviews for June 14th, 2013

Review Date: June 2013

Price: $13.50/12 ounces

Marketplace-parisi

Crisply sweet, delicate but lively. Honeysuckle, candied walnut, hints of chocolate and moist pipe tobacco. Quiet, round acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Clean, flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Paradise Roaster Logo

Crisply pungent yet sweet, balanced. Salt taffy, walnut, fresh-cut fir, chocolate, with slight hints of flowers and citrus in aroma and cup. Juicy, gently acidity; richly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet, crisply drying finish.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: NT $450/8 ounces

The crisp, understated fermented fruit notes suggest a pungent dry sherry with a backgrounded plum and night-flowers sweetness and a buttery, slightly savory edge. Brisk but juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor fades a bit in a sweet but drying finish.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Softly pungent, delicately sweet and complex. Brown sugar, layered hints of sweet chocolate, cinnamon, blackberry, orange and flowers in aroma and cup. Softly tart acidity; rather light, silkily smooth mouthfeel. The delicate flavor notes consolidate but ring gently on in the long finish.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: $13.50/12 ounces

CQ Coffee Logo

Pungently sweet, buttery, complex. Richly layered berry-toned fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Round, balanced acidity; deeply syrupy mouthfeel. Resonantly flavor-saturated finish. Our five cups were very slightly uneven, for which we deducted one point, but the general impact of this coffee was superb.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: $15.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Sweet, pungent, cleanly earth-toned. Honey, carob, malt, orange zest, lavender in aroma and cup. Round, deeply expressed acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor fades just a bit in an otherwise sweet finish.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: $11.00/8 ounces

Deep, richly spicy, balanced. Butter, hazelnut, pungently mango-like fruit, a hint of dark chocolate. Juicy, opulent acidity; very smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor fades slightly in an otherwise sweet, resonant finish.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: NT $800/16 ounces

Crisply sweet; unusual aromatics: honey, star fruit, candied pecan, orange zest, a hint of pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Brightly expansive acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweetly peppery, zesty finish.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: NT $420/200 grams

Complexly fruit- and cider-toned. Shifting, layered fruit – banana, grape, kiwi and more – in a cidery, brandyish expression rounded and anchored by dark chocolate and spicy pine. Round, softly vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor fades just a bit in an otherwise sweet, deep, long finish.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Tartly sweet, spicily earthy. Dark chocolate, nutmeg, butterscotch, almond in aroma and cup. Gently bright, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on sweetly and richly in the finish.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicately earthy and tartly fruit-toned. Fresh-cut cedar, chocolate, green grape, plum with a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Bright, lively acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweet, rich, slightly drying finish.

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Review Date: June 2013

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Victrola Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich, pungently fruit-toned. Ripe grape and apricot, moist pipe tobacco, molasses, roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Lush, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Crisp, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

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