|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||June 1999|
Blind Assessment: A fresh citrusy sharpness complicates the dark-roast bittersweetness. The bitter tones intensify in finish, but never completely master the sweetness, which persists pleasantly through aftertaste.
Notes: Dark-roast bittersweetness with a fresh citrusy sharpness. Not Starbucks' darkest roast. The darkest is the French Roast, which tasted like everyone else's French Roast.
Who Should Drink It: Bittersweet syndrome fans lost in the suburbs or strange cities.
This review originally appeared in the June, 1999 tasting report: Extreme and Not-So-Extreme Dark Roasts