In the cup there was a nuttiness that was walnut to me. The sweetness was cocoa with some brown sugar and vanilla. The acidity was citrus. lemon with a squeeze of lime.
I prepared it in my Kalita Wave, V60 and Aeropress. I got more acidity in the V60 and a lot deeper chocolate in the Aeropress. I used the Aeropress to make iced coffee with it too. Really nice on those hot days in July.
I gave this coffee an 8 It was a pleasant cup to enjoy while I was catching up on work in the afternoon. I drank more than one cup while I was loading balloon aprons.
Now that I have a better understanding of coffee and enjoy beans grown all over the world, I appreciate Colombian coffee for it's reliable and comforting nutty taste.
this offering from Carrier doesn't disappoint. There is a slight peanut taste, but I also got hazelnut and almond. The body was full with a nice medium acidity and very little bitterness. Along with the nuts I got dark chocolate and a sweetness that had hints of pineapple, apple, pear and a hint of something gardeny. Maybe carrots - they are a sweet vegetable.
I had this one most often int he morning. That's when I prefer full bodied coffees. Heavy coffee, lighter tasting foods. That's how I start my day. At least in the summer. In winter it will be heavy coffee & heavy foods like oatmeal.
I don't know that I preferred any particular way of making it. They all produced a good cup. Standard 16:1 ratio. I've switched to that over my old 15:1. I still prefer very strong coffee, but my husband does not, so we are meeting int he middle.
I'm no good at picking out flavors of the coffee in addition to the whiskey, but I feel like I got some fruit and spicy vanilla.
Sometimes I find barrel aged coffees to have a soggy taste. The tastes all mush together. This one was fresh and crisp with a clean coffee/whiskey taste. The aroma is nice and that really carries the taste into the experience. Made into a concentrate and drizzled over vanilla ice cream this was HEAVEN.
It was a great afternoon coffee.