Reviews for January 4th, 2007

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Intense aroma vivid with tart cherry notes and hints of chocolate and tomato. Big, giddily sweet acidity with continued pie cherry notes with a lush lean toward chocolate. Very slightly astringent in the long finish.

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A quiet, sweetly rounded coffee. Cherry and a hint of chocolate in the aroma, softly acidy and rather full-bodied in the cup, with candied walnut, cacao and pipe tobacco notes. Simple, gently rich finish.

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Very rich, deep, balanced aroma with hints of cedar, orangy fruit and semi-sweet chocolate. Rather fat-bodied in the cup, with continuing hints of flowers, dark chocolate, and a pungent citrus that I read as grapefruit. A distractingly sharp, astringent mouthfeel rounds and softens as the cup cools, but continues to dominate in the finish.

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A very interesting profile, shallow in depth of sensation but intensely complex within that narrow range. Crisply roasty but lively aroma with sweet apple and floral-toned chocolate notes. Continued roasty in the cup with distinct, sweetly lemony fruit and continued hints of flowers and chocolate.

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Subdued, sweet-toned aroma: cedar, hints of chocolate and prune-toned fruit. Round, simple, and rather richly bittersweet in the cup, with some hints of flowers, chocolate and prune. Deep, resonant short finish thins toward astringency in the long.

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Sweet, round but crisp profile. Attractive nuance in the aroma – raisin, cedar, pipe tobacco, a hint of chocolate – fades quickly in the cup, leaving behind only the faintest shimmer of floral-toned chocolate. Sweet, distantly chocolate-toned finish, but quite astringent in the mouthfeel.

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Attractive aroma: sweet, gently scorched cedar with a distinct hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Very roasty in the cup, but with patience the sweet burned notes round toward a vague, caramelly chocolate. Simple and sweet in the short finish, mildly astringent in the long.

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Rather subdued aroma, but quite sweet and deep, with floral, semi-sweet chocolate and cherry hints. Continued round and deep in the cup, with distinct semi-sweet chocolate notes and a slight woody, herby edge. The round richness carries into the short finish but gives way to a shallow, salty woodiness in the long.

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Smoky aroma dominated by scorched cedar notes with hints of spice and orange. In the sharply pungent, faintly sweet cup all grace notes vanish with the exception of the smoky, scorched cedar. Good sweetness in the short finish, with only slight astringency in the long.

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Very sweet aroma, with nut and perhaps slight floral and chocolate notes. In the cup cloyingly bittersweet wood and nut robusta character with continued faint chocolate and floral suggestions.

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The aroma is sweet but neutral and thin, with wood, caramel and nut notes. In the cup caramelly with a hint of cedar, but dominated by a cloyingly sweet nut character, the calling card of inexpensive coffees of the robusta species.

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Sweet wood and vegetal cocoa in the aroma. In the cup flatly bittersweet, continued woody, with a hint of vegetal cocoa that stays just on the cocoa side of rubbery. Simple, short, salty/sweet finish.

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Cloyingly sweet, earthy/mildewed character with very distinct grassy notes.

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Pungently sweet, cedary, faintly sewerish-fermented aroma. In the cup neutral, sweet, very simple, with hints of walnut and continued composty ferment. Cleans up a bit in the finish. Considerable difference from cup to cup, with some cups more fermented than others.