Death Wish Coffee: Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend (Zakk Wylde)
Rating: 81/ 100
Body: Earthy, smoky
Notes: Walnut, mint
Though Death Wish Coffee is well known for its rich caffeine content, the roast and bean qualities are rarely noted. Highlights of the blend are an earthy, smoky body with a pleasant acidity, and notes of walnut and (surprisingly) peppermint. The roast held an aroma of dark chocolate that preceded a crisp acidity on the tongue. Our main issues with the coffee were the aftertaste and mouth-feel. The Odinforce Blend presents an fermented-like bitterness that lingers too long after consumption, making it less than satisfying.
On a more positive note, the art and design of the packaging was dynamic and unique, depicting the Norse god Odin within a classic gold edifice. This blend is perfect for the sleep-deprived, dark-roast-lover with a taste for aged spirits.