ORIGIN: Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala.
BREW METHOD: Moka Pot
The reasoning behind this redux is a switch from French Press to Moka Pot brewing. The original FP review can be read at: https://bit.ly/2z17i1L This 2d will not reference that 1t. You should read it anyway. It is superbly written.
Black Cherry | Chocolate fudge | Leather
Ripe black cherry seeps top-to-bottom, chocolate fudge to composted earth sweetness. On the way, it passes thru leather & its umami triggering oils. A bit of darkening prune attachment. Leather supports the structure solely, which is a lot to ask, & it does bend/buckle tho its back-bone efforts are admirable.
Interesting nuances happen in the pantry spices depth of that hidey chunk. A hair black peppercorn beef jerky flits in/out where middlings rest on the profile's underbelly. There it's a savory-sweet compost, as mentioned. Rich, dense. My, I've forgotten the eyes & nose of the thing -- There's a candied papaya under-hue tone, a bit cloudy. A flat finish. Greasy atop.
Aroma is a purple-fruity bit alongside a corner brownie cocoa char. All told, a bit run-together of a profile. Delineations thru-out could be better, stricter. Lays a bit broad on the tongue sans a toasted citrus addition to finish. Still, a quite good robust brew w/ 'nuff on the ball to keep of interest.
Here's a thing: I watched old 80s GI Joe eps w/ my son a few days ago. Lots of fist-fights. Big guys & you could tell they were really walloping each-other via their reactions alone. See, the punches themselves looked loose & languid. That. COooBRaaaa!!!
FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
::: very :::