Sweet-toned, balanced, quietly complete cup. Gently pungent acidity, silky mouthfeel. Tight-knit complexity: suggestions of nut, flowers, stone fruit, chocolate, lemon. Tightens a bit in a still sweet finish.
By Kenneth Davids
October 4th, 2009
A delicate, balanced, sweet-toned profile. Nut, raisin, and a hint of aromatic wood in the aroma. In the cup soft acidity, plush mouthfeel, more raisin and a continued hint of aromatic wood, but more distinctly dark chocolate and flowers. Sweet short finish, perhaps very slightly woody in the long.
Aroma of fermented fruit that reads pleasantly as sweet berry, with soft wine and nut suggestions. In the cup bright toned acidity, medium-to-full body and smooth mouthfeel. Tart cherry softens and rounds toward the sweet berry noted in the aroma, balanced by pungent suggestions of aromatic wood. Fruit-toned sweetness carries into the long finish.
Smooth, rich, big-bodied, almost sugary sweet, with aromatic wood notes and a mild though distinct fruit ferment that hits raisin squarely and shades into dark chocolate. The sweetly rich finish grows very slightly tight in the long.
Intensely sweet aroma of caramel, peanut and roasted corn. Heavy body, syrupy mouthfeel, soft acidity, and big, thick flavors of malt, toasted grain and nut with a faint halo of fruit. Long, peanut-buttery sweetness in the finish, turning slightly astringent as the cup cools.
A sweet mustiness and a hint of fruit ferment read convincingly as caramel, perhaps dark chocolate, complicated by dry aromatic wood notes. Rounded acidity, medium body. The rich finish borders on heavy, but the flavor notes prolong nicely.
Unusual profile. Attractive, complex aroma: sweetly balanced, delicate, tart coffee fruit, dusk flowers. In the cup, soft acidity; smooth mouthfeel, verging on syrupy; quite sweet with a salty, spicy edge; continued lush lilyish floral notes. The salty sweet character carries into a rich finish.
Deep aroma with soft notes of chocolate, nut and fruit. In the cup, gentle acidity, full body and simple, sweet-toned flavors of coffee fruit, honey and nut. The sweetness lingers in a finish that turns a touch dry and tight in the long.
Deep, rich aroma: smoky cedar and nut notes, hints of stone fruit, dark chocolate. In the cup dullish acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel; rich salty sweet character with distinct dark chocolate and astringent nut notes. Remains rich and nut-like in the finish. Not a typical coffee profile. Turns rather aggressively astringent as the cup cools.