drank 2009 Hong Da Dou by Douji
240 tasting notes

Nearly 10 years after the release of this five mini-brick series, I finally try them all. This on has a warm honey and spice aroma. Breaking off a chunk, I’m surprised by the size of some of the leaves on the outside of the brick. The first couple of steeps have some intense broken leaf bitterness, which seems unavoidable with this level of compression. Middle steeps open up much more sweetness and a quite respectable huigan. More spicy leather and tobacco through and above average endurance in terms of sweetness and body in later steeps. Decent for the series and I’m excited to see how this ages.

Flavors: Honey, Leather, Spices, Tobacco

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 2 OZ / 65 ML

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