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Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

Coffee Liqueurs — Australia

Tasted
5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars
Appearance: In the bottle this liqueur is extremely dark brown, almost inky black. When poured as a small taste in a glencairn it is dark mahogany when held against a white background, and when held up to a strong light it is translucent hazy burnt sienna. Aroma: Most reviews I've seen have said that the aroma of this liqueur is like a cup of strong black coffee, but I'd differ. To me it smells precisely like freshly hand-ground espresso-roast arabica coffee beans. There is no alcohol aroma at all. Taste and Texture: Silken and velvety on the palate, it has excellent body but is not thick. It arrives soft and sweet but is not overly sugared. It develops precisely like a slightly sweetened caffè corretto, with the spike being vodka plus a couple of drops each of vanilla essence and sirop de cacao. The alcohol content is warming and comforting, and not at all hot or intrusive. This is not nearly as cloying as most coffee liqueurs, but in case you happen to have a sweet tooth and the thought of a bittersweet liqueur makes you have second thoughts, do not be concerned. This is still a sweet liqueur, just not as sickly sweet as most. It is, in fact, precisely like a cup of perfectly brewed, strong, Australian-style (i.e. European-style) black coffee with just enough sugar added to balance the bitterness. I could happily take a dram of this after dinner instead of my usual black coffee. There is just one final thing to mention. This is even superior to my home-made coffee liqueur, and that's something I never thought I would say. If there is a better coffee liqueur I have yet to taste it and I have no hesitation in giving this a perfect score. "Outstanding" : 5 stars
56.0 AUD per Bottle
  • BeppeCovfefe

    Have you tried the Patron coffee tequila liquor?

  • cascode

    @ContemplativeFox One other has already been done - the Hellyers Road Original Cream liqueur I posted a few days ago. 10 more to come 🙂

  • ContemplativeFox

    @cascode What a tease. I'm looking forward to your other 11 tastings when they drop!

  • Soba45

    @cascode Ah yes it is a very nice drop. Still slightly on the sweet side for my taste but a lot better than the competition

  • cascode

    @ContemplativeFox This one certainly does - it's well worth trying. @Soba45 No I picked this up on the weekend at the local Dan Murphy's. Mrs Cascode & I went liqueur shopping and bought a dozen bottles we've never tried before - more reviews incoming.

  • Soba45

    Nice review :-). Was that a sample I sent you? I had a bottle and doled out a number but I can't remember who to..

  • ContemplativeFox

    Very impressive! Most coffee liqueurs I've tried don't even identifiably taste like coffee.