Reviews for June 4th, 2010

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $17.10/12 oz.

Very sweet-toned aroma: pungent, cocoaish, a hint of flowers. In the cup rich, complexly expressed acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. Deep floral tones are supported by a crisp, lemony baker’s chocolate. Long, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $17.95/16 oz.

Lemon-toned apricot in the aroma supported by flowers and a crisply sweet, cocoaish chocolate. All are sustained in the cup, supported by clear fruit-toned acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel and fine balance. The finish is flavor-saturated with a slight, bracing astringency.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $15.99/8 oz.

Rich, pungent aroma with hints of berry, black currant, aromatic wood and flowers. In the cup flavor builds in intensity; delicate notes of orange and flowers give way to sweeter berry-toned fruit and brandyish dark chocolate as the cup cools. The deeper notes linger in the mildly dry finish.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $15.99/8 oz.

Deep, sweet, fruit- and chocolate-toned aroma. In the cup silky mouthfeel, balanced acidity and a complex range of flavors that hint at citrus, blackberry, nut, molasses and more chocolate. The flavors simplify somewhat in finish, but remain sweet-toned.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $12.99/12 oz.

Gently opulent night flowers, orangy fruit and a hint of fresh-cut aromatic wood in aroma and cup. Soft aroma, sweet acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, rich, round balance. Simplifies slightly in the finish.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $11.95/pound

Aromatically rich, combining dark chocolate and soft roasty notes with hints of fruit and baking spices. In the cup the roast-muted acidity is a sideshow; the main event consists of delicate sweetness, smooth mouthfeel and layers of brandish and chocolate-toned fruit flavors suggesting cherry, raisin, dried berry. The pungent, cherry-chocolate sensation is sustained deep into the long finish.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $13.75/12 oz.

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Unusual aromatics and flavor: Spicy, peppery hints nuance distinct orangy and floral notes in aroma and cup, supported by a fresh, fir-like aromatic wood. Dry, spicy acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Clean and sweet-toned though rather simple finish.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $21.00/8 oz.

A deep-toned, rich coffee with round, opulent acidity and a full, syrupy mouthfeel. Tartly cherryish chocolate with hints of nut, aromatic wood, flowers and leather in both aroma and cup. The richness theme extends to the finish, though the flavor notes fade rather quickly.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: CAD $15.00/12 oz.

Aromatically intense and complex: layered notes of tart coffee fruit, flowers, toast, nut, honey. Bright acidity, silky mouthfeel with flavors dominated by orange and lemon citrus and complimented by softer floral and caramel tones. Some flavor carries into a rather short, dry finish.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $12.99/12 oz.

Soft, rather simple but pleasing aroma: hints of cherryish fruit and milk chocolate. Gently balanced acidity and lightly syrupy mouthfeel in a very sweet-toned cup with continued suggestions of cherry-toned chocolate. Some chocolate persists in a clean, straightforward finish.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $10.25/12 oz.

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Sweet, distinctly nut-toned aroma with hints of aromatic wood and flowers. In the cup soft acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Simple and balanced, with a roundly gentle mix of nut and molasses-toned chocolate. Both carry into a sweet-toned finish.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: CAD $13.00/16 oz.

Rich, deep aroma: nut, a hint of chocolate. In the cup soft acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, and a distinct and pleasing sweet cocoa note complicated by roasted nut. Gently rich, though rather short finish.

Review Date: Jun 2010

Price: $9.00/12 oz.

Sweet-toned aroma with some brightness and woody nut and cherryish fruit notes. Soft acidity, silky mouthfeel. The cup is delicate, sweetly balanced, with tart cherry and nut that grow increasingly woody as the cup cools. Sweet finishing, with a slight decaf sourness that also intensifies as the cup cools.