Silky Chocolate Espresso
8th Aug 2012
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Tasting Notes by numen
Having finally polished off the bottle, I thought that it was time to do proper, full tasting notes for the stuff.
Color: Dark, brownish amber
Nose: Chocolate, maltiness, light espresso, light oak, some allspice and cinnamon. Reminiscent of a Guiness. Slightly overripe stone fruit.
Palate: Thick mix of chocolate and coffee at the front, followed by slightly edgy brown spices. Tobacco (a very heavy cigar). Heavily roasted nuts, and the residue in the edges of the bottom of a muffin pan.
Finish: The tobacco, chocolate, coffee, and almonds stand out. There's something that reminds me of bitter fermented fruit (like an orange peel), but I can't quite put my finger on it.
I respect this and enjoyed it. Perhaps new and interesting things stand out more, as I thought more highly of it at first pour, but I cooled to it slightly over tastings. Still, I think that it's very good - the cost seemed to me to be rather high to the quality, but not the experience, which is unique.