Reviews for November 11th, 2013

Review Date: November 2013

Price: NT $1200/8 ounces

Pungent, spicy. Cinnamon, sweet spice, roasted cacao nib, a rounding hint of butter in aroma and cup. Rich, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Some cinnamon and spice notes carry into a drying finish.

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Review Date: November 2013

Price: $12.00/8 ounces

Lightly tart, juicy, citrusy. Tangerine, green grape, honeysuckle, sweet chocolate in aroma and cup. Richly bright but balanced acidity; light, velvety mouthfeel. Some citrus, flowers and chocolate carry into a balanced finish.

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Review Date: November 2013

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Logo

Complex, gently pungent, lively. Floral honey, roasted cacao nib, hints of bourbon whisky and blueberry in aroma and cup. Deep, rounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The cacao nib and a hint of honeyish flowers carry into a quietly resonant finish.

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Review Date: November 2013

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Crisply rich, honey-toned. Honey, roasted cacao nib, wisteria-like flowers, ripe apple, a hint of cumin-like spice in aroma and cup. Roundly tart, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The apple-like fruit in particular carries into a simple but rich finish.

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Review Date: November 2013

Price: $21.50/16 ounces

Rich, sweet, intense. Brandy, mint, cherry, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Round, balanced acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular persists in a sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: November 2013

Price: HK $200/500 grams

Chocolaty and spicy. Roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut cedar, flowers, a hint of paprika-like spice in aroma and cup. Richly balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate-related notes carry deeply into a sweet, gently drying finish.

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Review Date: November 2013

Price: $18.00/16 ounces

Crisply sweet, refreshing, gently complex. Ripe tangerine, cherry, honey, fresh-cut cedar, hints of port wine and dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Lightly rich acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but still saturates a gently drying finish.

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Review Date: November 2013

Price: $28.95/12 ounces

Barrington Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, complex, lively. Distinct honey and crisply sweet cacao-nib with lavender-like flowers and an herby hint, cilantro perhaps, in aroma and cup. Lively, floral-toned acidity; very light but silky mouthfeel. Lavender in particular carries into a quietly rich finish.

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Review Date: November 2013

Price: $16.30/12 ounces

Richly pungent; deep, complex. Strawberry, cedar, night-blooming flowers, dark chocolate, a hint of brandy. Balanced, vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly chocolate, saturates a sweet, very slightly drying, finish.

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Review Date: November 2013

Price: $12.10/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2013 - #24

Delicate yet intense; distinctive aromatics. Minty floral notes, sweet chocolate, hints of blueberry and rye whisky in aroma and cup. Gentle but buoyantly vivacious acidity; lively, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a slightly drying, whisky-toned finish.

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Review Date: November 2013

Price: $65.00/12 ounces

Deep, complex, balanced yet extravagant. Ripe plum, honey, crisp roasted cacao nib, orchid-like flowers, a hint of sandalwood in aroma and cup. Delicate, quietly lively acidity; very silky mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a sweet, resonant finish.

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