Reviews for February 8th, 2018

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Deeply and richly sweet, complex, layered. Apricot, dark chocolate, nut-toned toffee, sandalwood, fresh humus (forest floor).Sweet-savory structure with lively, juicy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is resonant with notes of stone fruit and sandalwood in the short and earth-toned toffee in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $32.00/8 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Fruit-driven, intensely sweet. Bergamot, mango, sandalwood, baker’s chocolate, citrus blossom in aroma and cup. Richly sweet structure with rounded acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish sustains the fruit-forward momentum of the cup, backed by incense-like notes of sandalwood and a crisp baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: NT $500/16 ounces

High-toned, richly sweet. Nectarine, apple blossom, redwood, dark chocolate, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, lively acidity; crisp, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is saturated with notes of stone fruit and apple blossom in the short, with dark chocolate and a hint of grapefruit zest resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Lush, deeply and richly sweet. Ginger blossom, pineapple, myrrh, maple syrup, orange marmalade in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart in structure with vibrant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The long finish morphs from notes of tropical flowers in the long to tropical fruits nuanced by resonant aromatic wood in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

High-toned, brightly sweet. Honeysuckle, spearmint, pomegranate, cedar, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with buoyant acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. Sweet notes of honeysuckle characterize the short finish, while chocolate-toned tart fruit, with a hint of spearmint, carries the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $21.00/16 ounces

Floral-toned, crisp, deeply sweet. Dried strawberry, freesia, toffee, hazelnut butter, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure; syrupy, almost creamy body. Notes of freesia-like flowers and hazelnut butter dominate in the short finish, while sweetly wood-framed toffee tones carry the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $13.75/12 ounces

Intricate, layered, deeply sweet. Blackberry, nougat, roasted cacao nib, frankincense, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart structure; full, satiny mouthfeel. Notes of blackberry enveloped in cocoa frame the quiet short finish, rounding to incense-like aromatic wood and nougat in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $23.00/12 ounces

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Integrated, floral- and sweetly earth-toned. Lavender, perique pipe tobacco, tangerine zest, apricot, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure; syrupy-smooth body. The short finish is resonant with spicy floral and stone fruit notes and the long is earthy sweet, redolent of fine pipe tobacco.