You get a special treat today: a guest review by the fabulous @tenthmuse. Enjoy!
I’m a bold coffee drinker. I like it strong, I like it dark… I kind of like my coffee to punch me in the face. Black Tiger definitely did that.
For those who like a really full-bodied coffee without that bitter “burned bean” taste at the end, then you’d probably like this. It’s pretty smooth, but has enough kick to keep my interest. It’s not as acidic as some “earthy” blends can be, so that’s a plus, in my opinion. And unlike some coffees that use that label, it doesn’t taste like a hippie brew. It’s crisper, not as muddy.
I noticed some reviews that mentioned a chalky mouth-feel, but I didn’t experience that. Though, I do brew a 10oz cup so it’s a bit thinner than a smaller pour. My bigger concern is a bitter aftertaste, and there is a bit of a “linger,” but it’s not bitter.
What I do taste is some kind of spice or spicy-like notes. I can’t put my finger on it – it kind of reminds me of chicory, though I’m not sure if that’s what I’m tasting. It’s not my favorite element, but then I’m not a chicory coffee fan, either. But, I know lots of people love New Orleans-style chicory blends. It’s not overpowering, but it’s definitely there. If you like that, and love a dark roast, you’d probably like Black Tiger.
I don’t usually drink my coffee black – I’m a cream n’ half a Splenda sort of girl, but I do taste new brews black before I add my juju to it. It was smooth and didn’t make me run for the creamer immediately, which was surprising. The aroma was a wake-up as well – bright and rich, enough to get my eyes open. And a half-cup later, I was ready to start my day.
If you like your coffee to punch you in the face, too, and like a spicy, bright, full-bodied, dark roast brew, you should give Black Tiger a go.
Today’s guest review was written by Joelle Reeder. Joelle lives in sunny Las Vegas, and when she isn’t mixing martinis or pampering her bunny rabbit, she’s hard at work creating gorgeous websites.