Monday, June 22, 2020

Split Rail Coffee Hana Asrat Tilhun in Review "This Brew Tickles Me"

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Split Rail Coffee
Hana Asrat Tilhun

ORIGIN: Shakisso, Ethiopia

BREW METHOD: French Press


Floral | Fruity | Honey

A big floral/fruity bouquet translates readily to the sip. It's a bit like artisanal Hawaiian Punch, natural & sweetened with honey. That aroma is quite tropical, bright, high, albeit it balanced & tethered well. Bananas, papaya, freshly squeezed citrus array move from nose to mouth. As does jasmine so definite as to conjure up images of Chinese restaurant tea. Downright perfumey.

The honey is an apple blossom varietal. I get a bit of marionberry pie. A light flaky pastry w/ thin greasiness there on the body. Well-rounded and nicely structured (well-layered) via balsa & pine wood. Almost startlingly complex but never jarring. A "wow" of a response, followed by another quick sip. nuances are deep crisp depths of filtered sunlight. Finishes sour-sweet on longer legs than anticipated.

Cools in a candied fashion wherein all fruits are dried & flowers dew. Lip-smackingly moist, rich. Sweets get a bit darker and faraway cocoa can be seen. A tick melon... honeydew, dew. Smooth, plush. Exciting not excitable. Delineated, not overly rigid. Peachy-keen. I also taste peach. Feel fuzz. It tickles. this brew tickles me.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

::: very :::