Reviews for November 11th, 2017

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, subtly pungent. Honey, pear, tangerine zest, dark chocolate, pistachio in aroma and cup. Sweet and juicy yet crisp in structure (think ripe pear); plush and buoyant in mouthfeel. Resonant and flavor saturated in the short finish; simplifies around hints of tangerine and pistachio in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: CAD $17.00/12 ounces

Top 30: Coffee No. 17 of 2017

Balanced, sweet-savory. Red currant, roasted cacao nib, clove, blood orange zest, frankincense in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with lively acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, spice-toned finish leads with intimations of clove and roasted cacao nib in the short, rounding to rich fruit tones with hints of frankincense in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Deeply and richly sweet-savory. Orange marmalade, pipe tobacco, dried fig, dark chocolate, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Bright, sweetly-tart in structure with zesty acidity; delicately satiny mouthfeel. Notes of richly savory pipe tobacco lead in the finish, paired with dried fig in the short and orange marmalade in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Delicate, sweetly tart. Strawberry, caramel, musk, cocoa butter, magnolia in aroma and cup. Quietly tart-leaning structure with sweet undertones; plush, syrupy body. The perfumy, almost musk-like finish is characterized by tart fruit notes in the short and cocoa butter in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

High-toned, crisply sweet. Lemon blossom, apricot, frankincense, spearmint, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Balanced, complete sweet-savory structure; satiny, full mouthfeel. Sweet spearmint notes carry the cocoa-toned finish, with hints of lemon blossom and apricot.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Very delicate, sweetly savory. Lemon verbena, allspice, dried persimmon, dogwood, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The sweetly herb-toned finish centers on notes of lemon verbena and dried persimmon wrapped in baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $17.99/16 ounces

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High-toned, floral. Dried apricot, magnolia, almond butter, maple syrup, cherry brandy in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweetly-tart in structure; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of magnolia and dried apricot dominate in the flavor-laden short finish, with hints of almond butter and fruit brandy in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $17.49/12 ounces

Delicate, richly and sweetly tart. Dried hibiscus, fine musk, almond, sandalwood, raspberry in aroma and cup. Fruit-toned, deeply sweet structure with gently-expressed acidity; buoyant, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish is characterized by sweet-tart fruit and floral tones (raspberry, hibiscus).

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $19.00/16 ounces

Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Pink peppercorn, date, myrrh, lavender, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Crisp, spice-toned structure with citrus-like acidity; satiny, very smooth mouthfeel. The crisply sweet finish centers around spice and pungent floral notes.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, cocoa-toned. Lemon blossom, roasted cacao nib, date, rice candy, white peppercorn in aroma and cup. Savory-tart structure; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The richly drying finish leads with cocoa-toned, crisply sweet floral notes in the short and a hint of spice (white peppercorn) in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, fruit- and cocoa-toned. Baker’s chocolate, dried coconut, tea rose, almond, cedar in aroma and cup. Fruit-toned structure with round, gentle acidity; crisp though syrupy mouthfeel. The spice-toned finish suggests homemade fruitcake, with notes of dried fruit, nuts and warming spices.