Tartly fruit-toned in aroma and cup. Layers of apricot, blackberry and cherry; hints of tarter fruit in the cup: ripe tomato, black currant. Crisply bright acidity and lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor fades rather quickly in the finish.
September 14th, 2010
Price: $17.95/12 oz.
A bright-toned cup with an intense aroma. Flavors combine sweet and tart citrus, round toasty notes and hints of baking spice. Clean, crisp and softly astringent in the finish, with sweet citrus reemerging and lingering in the long.
(As brewed on a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a "K-Cup" capsule to produce 6- and 8-ounce servings): Sweet aroma with hints of caramel, dark chocolate and fruit. In the cup soft, roast-muted acidity, silky mouthfeel and a continued caramelly dark chocolate and fruit, most pronounced at the stronger (6-ounce) serving size. The finish disappoints: woody astringency dominates the faintly lingering chocolate sweetness.
Notes of pipe tobacco, cherry and pungent aromatic wood in the aroma. Simplifies slightly in the cup, with continued aromatic wood and hints of baker's chocolate and nut. Pungent, roast-toned, softly astringent finish.