It takes exactly two cups of coffee for me to be awake enough to face the day. By the end of my day, if I still crave the taste of coffee, I usually find it in alcoholic form. Hey, I grew up with Black and White Russians. But, thankfully, my taste buds grew beyond one-dimensional coffee based cocktails. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a lot of choice available to coffee-loving imbibers other than the ubiquitous Kahlua until recently.
Most of my readers are familiar with Cherry Heering (which thankfully, does not actually include any herring), since it is a crucial ingredient in the Singapore Sling. The venerable Peter Heering company is now branching out with this new release, and manage to create a product in the same dark and luscious vein that defines their flagship product. Good stuff!
Heering Coffee Liqueur (70 proof)
Visual: Dark roasted coffee appearance.
Nose: A lot of alcohol on the nose with coffee running a close second. Reminiscent of Tiramisu.
Taste: Sweet, viscous, with a lot of dark chocolate and coffee bean flavonoids. Rich and with some heat.
Finish: Somewhat dry and powdery with a bittersweet chocolate edge.
Overall: Typically one dimensional, but for a chocolate liqueur quite well done and with a very natural flavor. Great for use in a chocolate based dessert or as a shot in an after dinner coffee.
GSN Rating: B
For more information go to: Coffee Heering