Reviews for Kirkland Signature (Costco)
Roasty-sweet, spice-toned. Banana, orange blossom, cocoa powder, scorched cedar, molasses in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with a brisk touch of acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of cocoa and orange blossom in the short, with scorched cedar and molasses in the long.
Crisp, chocolaty, roast-framed. Baker’s chocolate, scorched oak, gardenia, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with a touch of acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. Smoky-sweet finish with chocolate notes throughout and a rich floral suggestion.
Balanced, quiet, clean. Gently charred cedar, hints of sweet earth, almond, dark chocolate, grapefruity citrus in aroma. Simplifies in the cup to muted almond and dark chocolate. Roast-rounded acidity; light, leanish mouthfeel hints at silkiness. A suggestion of dark chocolate carries into a rather rich though drying finish.
Low in acidity, with a sweet, mildly fermented fruit that struck me as a bit too cloyingly sweet (banana-ish fruit, cut flowers past their prime) in the aroma, but cleaner and more attractive in the cup (banana, slightly fresher flowers, syrupy mouthfeel) and especially in a rich, fruity, if mildly astringent finish.
Decent but flawed ultra-dark-roast. Begins well: Roundly and gently charred in the aroma with hints of dark chocolate and butter. In the cup medium body and a simple but richly, buttery charred character with a continued slight suggestion of chocolate. A rather rich astringency in the short finish grows more insistent in the long. As the cup cools the hints of chocolate regrettably give way to hints of rubber.