Reviews for July 8th, 2015

Review Date: Jul 2015

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Extraordinarily deep, resonant, juicy. Minty dark chocolate, orange marmalade, raspberry, hints of wisteria-like flowers and myrrh in aroma and cup. Vibrant, low-toned acidity; syrupy but buoyant mouthfeel. Long, echoing, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Jul 2015

Price: $18.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Gently pungent, quietly intricate. Complex floral notes (lavender, rose), bittersweet fruit (orange marmalade), roasted cacao nib, fragrant sandalwood in aroma and cup. Brisk, vibrant acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. Flowers and cacoa nib carry into a richly drying finish.

Review Date: Jul 2015

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Rich, round, deep. Baker’s chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, pungent grapefruit, hints of narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk but juicy acidity; delicately lively, satiny mouthfeel. The baker’s chocolate note animates a dry finish.

Review Date: Jul 2015

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Sweet, balanced. Delicate, layered complexity. Cantaloupe, brown sugar, hints of chocolate, cinnamon and freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; plush mouthfeel. Gentle but surprisingly juicy, floral-toned finish.

Review Date: Jul 2015

Price: $11.95/12 ounces

Classically balanced, gently bright. Tangerine, walnut, honey, lavender in aroma and cup. Softly bright acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Walnut and lavender carry into a sweet, resonant finish.

Review Date: Jul 2015

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Crisp, delicate, sweet. Intense but elusive scent of violet, hints of raisin, almond, caramel and fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Round, gently rich acidity; lightly syrupy, plush mouthfeel. Fir and caramel in particular carry into a quietly resonant finish.

Review Date: Jul 2015

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Gently bright, delicately sweet. Baker’s chocolate, sweet lemon, plum, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Soft, quietly lively acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a balanced, sweet-toned finish.

Review Date: Jul 2015

Price: $14.00/16 ounces

Crisply floral, delicately lively. Complex flowers – lavender, lilac – roasted cacoa nib, tangerine, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Flowers in particular carry into a gentle, resonant finish.

Review Date: Jul 2015

Price: $14.30/12 ounces

Unusual profile: deep, chewy, pungent. Raisin, dark chocolate, cooked fruit, pungent fresh-cut fir, heavy, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Round, resonant, backgrounded acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a bittersweet short finish that rounds toward sweet in the long.