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11/8/19

Stratton Brothers Coffee Vivid Volcano in Review

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”


Stratton Brothers Coffee
Vivid Volcano

LOCATION: Green Bay, WI
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
VARIETAL: undisclosed

PROCESS: Wet washed, patio dried
ROAST: Dark
BREW METHOD: Pour-over

WEBSITE: strattonbrotherscoffee.com

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NOTES:
Prominent burnt rubber sip. Carbony. Noses to the tune of asphalt and charred wood. Texture is buttery smooth on the cheeks, an interesting juxtaposition to its intensity of flavor.  Flavor: maybe I'll finally get that full chest of hair I've always wanted. Add licorice to the front-notes but you have to dig a bit. On the way down you'll pass 85% cacao. 

As the cuppa cools, or as I get acclimated, the overtones even-out. Undertones are dark fruity bits of low-hanging goodness. Plum, vastly. Black currant. Smoothing into the finish, there is a further-found balance twixt notes both front/back over/under what/have-you. 

Still a burnt delivery. Robust is an understatement. Actually, I might take this (blindfolded) to be a Red Eye or Shot-in-the-Dark (dependent upon your geographic nomenclature). As I sip on & on: oak oak oak. Oak.

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

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