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5 Sentidos de Horno

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas
358 reviews

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Noble Coyote Coyote

JDB

JDB
54 reviews

Eleazar Brena 48% No Batch #
Picked up this 250 ml bottle at El Grifo in Condensa in March. The label says an Agave Sp, but the description above says it is a Karwinskii and the flavors do seem reminiscent of a Karwinskii, could be the power of suggestion though. A bit of permanent marker on the nose, a tropical fruit sweetness, and an herbal and woody note. A strong set of flavors on the palate, some tropic fruit for sure, nice spice and heat, and a minerality that shines through. Pretty solid offering.

Mal Bien Zacatoro – Barranca

JDB

JDB
54 reviews

ABV 48.8% Batch #0321JB
First exposed to Sacatoro as part of a Maguey Melate club release (I believe it was Apolinar) and really enjoyed it. This bottle only continues to pique my interest in this maguey. The nose brings some sharp aromas of sugarcane and sweetgrass as well as decomposing earth, the flavor is quite varied on the palate, some plastic flavor that moves into a full range of baking spice notes, a grapefruit or pomelo citrus flavor with some of the pith, some roasted macadamia nuts, a caramel coating that then departs with a subdued lingering heat. Really nice and very complex. Want to try more from this producer and expressions using this maguey.

From Agave Mixtape 7:

Nose — Lactic cheesy notes, hints of mesquite smoke, light vinegar, chipotle, brine.

Palate — mesquite bbq mixes with brine, chipotle and green peppers, which may sound bad, but is actually great. a black pepper bite, but still quite smooth. after the initial kick, there’s a nice bit of sweet and savoriness.

Finish — The peppers and spice fade into bbq sweetness. It lingers quite a bit with a good mouthfeel. Nothing bitter about this one.

I really enjoyed this one, but I’m a bit partial to arroqueño. While the nose maybe isn’t the most interesting, the flavors are top notch and the finish lasts for days.

I’m sad that we won’t see videos with Silvestre. I’m glad that this madre cuishe is in this box—I really like it! There’s something about Karwinskis that I love. This is really good all around. Aroma is quite neutral but very pleasant, nothing jumps out except some light minerality, subdued sweetness and almost no smoke. While a little thin or watery in the mouth taste is great. Again, just all around good taste without many standout flavors, although there is a hint of minerals. Finish is the best part for me with minerals, good heat, very mild sweetness and a hint of sea salt.
SIL-MAD-001 October 2020 Bottle 502 47.4%
RIP Silvestre, ¡muchísimas gracias!

Maguey Melate Madre Cuixe – Adela Del Carmen Cruz Antonio (56.7%)

Batch: ADE-MAD-001

Nose: pretty aggressive nose, classic karwinskii aromas – green beans, fig jam, straw, boiled chestnuts, bit grassy

Palate: pretty hot, very nutty and earthy, dates in the middle holding it together, fairly drying/tannic finish,

5/10 this is decent. i do enjoy this profile but it’s too hot and too drying/tannic at the end to really call it an enjoyable pour. probably discontinuing my maguey melate subscription soon.

Sunora Bacanora Blanco

Jori

Jori
19 reviews

My first Bacanora. 3.75
Jalapeño, watermelon and cream cheese as well as roasted agave Piña and sourdough on the dough
On the tongue: Mint, black pepper, green pepper, poblano, mild but well balanced. A light earthy smoke on the exhale. Reminds me of Chillin in my grandmas garden eating watermelon.

5 Sentidos Papalome

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas
358 reviews

Its enjoyable. No tasting notes.

Real Minero Pechuga

aarild

aarild
109 reviews

Mango and fried chicken, dried hay and burnt clay aromas.
Very well integrated alcohol, nicely viscous, and good structure. Fruity rather than spicy on the palate, well balanced between meaty chicken; plum, agave and mango fruitiness; dried epazote and a hint of allspice. I still think I might prefer the Del Maguey over this, but it’s a very close race.

Real Minero Barril

aarild

aarild
109 reviews

A somewhat surprising nose with sour yoghurt I’ve never got with other RMs. Also clay, some grass and vanillin. Palate has some vague, nutty karwinskii notes, pineapple, cooked agave, clay and allspice. But it also has some of that lactic sourness too, reminiscent of an Indian lassi drink, a bit like a raicilla. I like funky raicilla, but this was slightly unbalanced and misplaced I was so surprised that I revisited the RM Largo just after and did not get that at all. Otherwise smooth and nice, but something is probably a bit off with the batch.

Dixeebe Madrecuishe

Sverhage

Sverhage
3 reviews

3rd edition. Very good. Complex with spice and mid palette.

Dixeebe Tobala

Sverhage

Sverhage
3 reviews

3rd editon- bottle 450 out of 882. Like this brand alot. Good not great. Nice but not super complex.

Chacolo Ixtero Amarillo

LittleArm

LittleArm
27 reviews

Regrettably didn’t grab batch or lot number.

This is awesome. Sweet on the nose. Lots of citrus with some tropical fruit as well. On the palette so many things going on! Mild heat with some crisp vegetale notes. Salt/minerality with some good woody notes. Lightly funky with some solid dill notes on the finish.

Marfa Spirits Chihuahuan Desert Sotol

El-Dawg

El-Dawg
156 reviews

No batch number listed on bottle. I chose the 45% ABV bottle over the 40% because …. why not??
On the smell is the classic grassiness & earthiness I love so much with a sotol. Taste follows through a bit with with the same notes, although some peppery, mint as well. Heat is in check. I love sotol, and have a liter of this one to think about, but it’s by no means my favorite.
Review #153

Alipus San Baltazar

Paypir

Paypir
4 reviews

SBG016/19 162/1460 straight down the middle. Tasty. But better suited to cocktails.

5 Sentidos Azul

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas
358 reviews

Hot and clunky. No finesse to speak of. Cilantro and iron. Glad I didnt buy a whole bottle of this one.

Esfuerzo Espadín

WilderRush

WilderRush
2 reviews

An approachable mezcal with mild, surprisingly delicate flavors. A clean, floral expression of Espadin.

Nose: Floral nose, citrus blosson or lilac. Perfumed vanilla frosting with a little petrol.
Palate: Warm, bright sweetness, creme brulee and vanilla with a touch of green cedar.
Finish: Black pepper and with citrus rind with the smallest hint of smoke.

Fermentation Date Nov 2019
Lot MGG-ESP-0001
Bottle# 1884/2600
Batch Size – 2000 Liters

Batch: SIL-MAD-001 Bottle 713. 47.4% abv.
Peanut shells in the aroma along with wet grass and freshly picked green beans. Tastes like I’m licking a piece of granite, but in a good way. Nice earthiness and walnut flavor with some watermelon and basil. Nice sweetness level here too – not too sweet but complements the flavors nicely. Overall 8.5/10

I love the smell of this one – a bit of lactic funk, but with a strawberry aroma it reminds me of a nice cheesecake with strawberries on top. I also get some cotton candy and candy apples on the aroma. On the taste I get some parmesan and blue cheese, peppermint, and hatch chili with a nice cherry and peach sweetness. I love the combination of funky cheese and fruit with this. Not for everyone, but I dig it! 9/10

La Medida Madrecuishe

aarild

aarild
109 reviews

Nose of peanut skins, loft and sawdust, perhaps Granny Smith apple peels. Very woody and earthy, very karwinskii with good minerality and viscosity, flavours of macadamia, oaky notes, hot slate, dried dates except that there is not the yeasty sweetness, good baked agave baseline. I hardly get any of the fruit and berry notes others do though, so that must be the batch (the indication of which I missed, ordering this from a busy bar).
Solid, and recommended.

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