Reviews for April 9th, 2018

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $51.00/8 ounces

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Lush, high-toned, richly sweet. Apricot, bergamot zest, nougat, sandalwood, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure, with juicy, bright acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is seemingly eternal, resonant with all the flavor notes from the cup: stone fruit, citrus zest, nutty caramel, aromatic wood and sweet florals.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2018 - No. 10

Richly sweet-savory, roast-cradled. Toasted coconut, black currant, tamari-roasted almond, myrrh, lavender in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory in structure with balanced, juicy acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates to notes of lavender and tamari-roasted almond.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: NT $460/8 ounces

Intensely sweet-tart, deeply rich. Blackberry jam, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, fine musk, fresh-cut redwood in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, bright acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. The quiet finish centers on notes of blackberry and chocolate in the short, musk and redwood in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Floral, richly earth-toned. Lilac, black cherry, nutella, moist pipe tobacco, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with bright acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is richly fruit- and floral-toned, with amplified notes of pipe tobacco in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2018 - No. 22

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Mango, clove, lime zest, dark chocolate, fragrant pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet in structure with bright acidity; lightly creamy mouthfeel. The rich-toned finish leads with notes of lime zest and clove in the short; both mango and pipe tobacco return in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $30.50/4 ounces

Intensely rich, sweetly savory. Dried raspberry, aged rum, paprika, pipe tobacco, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with gentle acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish fulfills the promise of the cup, carrying over each of the distinct fruit, earth, spice and chocolate notes, together with a hint of sweet ferment suggesting aged rum.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: NT $460/8 ounces

High-toned, deeply sweet. Black currant, honey, sandalwood, narcissus-like flowers, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with juicy, bright acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of black currant and honey in the short, rich cocoa-toned sandalwood in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $45.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Rich-toned, subtly complex. Pineapple, sandalwood, jasmine, honey, cocoa in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure with juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with cocoa-toned pineapple in the short, rounding to jasmine in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $12.60/12 ounces

Deeply rich, sweetly roast-toned. Dark chocolate, raisin, molasses, cedar, a hint of cinnamon in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with gentle, rounded acidity. The finish is chocolate through and through, with raisin in the short and aromatic wood notes resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, fruit-toned. Blackberry, baker’s chocolate, freesia, hazelnut, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright acidity; velvety-textured, crisp mouthfeel. The cocoa-toned finish has a berry throughline, enveloped by spicy floral notes.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

High-toned, richly sweet-savory. Mango, honey, lemongrass, oak, narcissus in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly savory structure with lively acidity; crisp though velvety mouthfeel. The sweetly herb-toned finish is redolent of lemongrass, supported by mango, honey and a hint of oak.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Greater Good Logo

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Black currant, molasses, amber oil, allspice, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure; smooth, rounded acidity. The finish displays an unusual sweetly musky quality suggesting amber oil, complicated by black currant and wisteria.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $13.95/8 ounces

No. 28 Coffee of 2018

Delicate, intricately sweet. Dried mango, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, freesia-like flowers, a hint of cumin in aroma and cup. Deeply rich, balanced structure; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish is animated by lively mango and freesia notes in the short, quieting to cocoa-toned honeysuckle in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Logo

Richly sweet, fruit-toned. Raspberry jam, almond butter, rhododendron-like flowers, grappa, cocoa powder in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with fruit-forward acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around deep raspberry and cocoa notes, with a heady hint of sweet ferment.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Crisp, balanced, richly sweet. Maple syrup, apricot, hop flowers, nougat, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with lively acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. Notes of maple syrup and apricot pleasantly dominate the finish, with enticing hints of bittersweet, hop-like florals.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $28.00/8 ounces

Deeply sweet, richly savory. Lemongrass, graham cracker, sassafras, roasted cacao nib, jasmine in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure, with round acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The short finish is resonant with notes of lemongrass and jasmine, rounding to cocoa and graham cracker in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Multi-layered, intricate. Raspberry, chocolate fudge, lavender, vanilla, rum cordial in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with fruit-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is crisp and richly drying, with notes of chocolate and lavender in the short and fruit-infused rum in the long.