Reviews for June 7th, 2017

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $35.00/12 ounces

Top 30: No. 6 Coffee of 2017

Intensely sweet, intricate. Dark chocolate, aromatic orchid, strawberry guava, almond butter, frankincense in aroma and cup. Juicy, savory-sweet acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. A bonus coconut note surfaces in the resonant, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $29.00/10 ounces

Abundantly sweet, deeply rich and savory. Dried apricot, lime zest, nougat, lavender, thyme in aroma and cup. Round, fruit-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish is characterized by savory herb notes, nougat and hints of piquant citrus zest.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: NA

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Exuberant, delicately spice-toned. Sandalwood, roasted cacao nib, strawberry, roasted almond, tea rose in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy, intensely floral-toned acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The flavorful finish leads with notes of cacao nib and strawberry in the short, consolidating to sandalwood and rose in an impressively ringing, persistent long.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Delicate, sweetly tart, spice-toned. Nougat, orange, clove, rye whisky, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The gently drying finish is richly aromatic and laden with chocolate tones, hints of orange, and a whisper of sweet ferment suggesting rye whisky.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, cocoa-toned. Dark chocolate, cedar, magnolia, caramel, black peppercorn in aroma and cup. Round, gently resonant acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is thoroughly chocolate-toned, with pleasantly smoky background hints of cedar.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

Elegant, richly sweet, deeply savory. Butterscotch, roasted cacao nib, dried jasmine, caraway seed, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying cocoa-toned finish is saturated with notes of butterscotch and dried jasmine.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

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Sweetly pungent, rich-toned, savory. Peach, violet, pistachio, molasses, thyme in aroma and cup. Gentle, backgrounded acidity; syrupy, lean though smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish is long, leading with attractive floral top notes, followed by hints of stone fruit, finally rounding to cocoa and herb tones in the very long.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Sweet, deeply fruit-toned. Ripe blueberry, sherry-like wine, hazelnut, dark chocolate, a hint of cinnamon-sugar in aroma and cup. Bright, lively acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates to blueberry-toned dark chocolate and cinnamon.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

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Balanced, classic in structure. Baker’s chocolate, cedar, dried fig, magnolia, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, gentle acidity; round, plush mouthfeel. In the deeply rich finish, the flavor consolidates to notes of cocoa-toned fig with a hint of tangerine zest.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Delicate, crisply sweet. Jasmine, cedar, pink grapefruit zest, mango, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Round, gentle acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The sweetly savory finish is carried by cocoa-toned floral notes with hints of citrus zest.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $24.00/8 ounces

Deeply sweet, richly tart. Wisteria, tangerine zest, sandalwood, pomegranate, cashew in aroma and cup. Juicy, bittersweet acidity; satiny, buoyant mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates to resonant notes of wisteria and pomegranate.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Delicate, crisply sweet. Violet candy, hazelnut butter, lemon verbena, molasses, cedar in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; lightly silky mouthfeel. The quiet finish settles to notes of lemon verbena and molasses.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, quietly rich. Cashew, butterscotch, oak, freesia-like flowers, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Round, gentle acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The crisply dry finish is balanced, resonant and sweetly nut-toned.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $8.99/8 ounces

Sweetly savory, high-toned. Blackberry, freesia-like flowers, orange zest, brown sugar, juniper in aroma and cup. Rich, savory acidity; delicate, though rather syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is especially savory-toned, resonant with notes of juniper (berry and bark) and bittersweet orange zest.