Full Review

Amaro Black Note

Amaro Black Note
Amaro Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 21%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32.95

Amaro Black Note
Amaro Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 21%
Mahogany color. Herbal, spicy aromas of cardamom, bitter orange, chicory coffee, prune, fennel fronds, and root beer with a syrupy, sweet medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length dark chocolate, orris root, sweet rose syrup, aloe vera, and peppermint finish. A smooth and satisfying amaro with balancing floral notes and cocktail-friendly complexity.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Spicy & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: cardamom, bitter orange, chicory coffee, prune, fennel fronds, and root beer
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate, orris root, sweet rose syrup, aloe vera, and peppermint
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Manhattan, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and satisfying amaro with balancing floral notes and cocktail-friendly complexity.

The Importer

Preiss Imports

The Importer
432 Maple Street, Suite 4
Ramona, CA 92065
USA
1 760-789-9000

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Bitter Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
Bitter liqueurs are quite famous, especially those from Italy, such as amaro, and France. These liqueurs are made in various regions throughout these countries and are made from secret recipes of herbs and spices - some local, many imported from other territories. The herbs and spices include things such as orange peel, rhubarb, pomegranate and tree bark. Quite often these are mixed with fruit juices for pre-dinner cocktails, while most examples of amaro are enjoyed straight, often as a digestif. Alcohol levels are usually around 20% to 25%.