Mr Black is a new coffee liqueur made with cold brew Arabica coffee and Australian wheat-based vodka. Coffee liqueurs tend to be incredibly sweet, but Mr Black uses “half the sugar and ten times the coffee of old-world liqueurs,” making it “the cold brew liqueur for coffee purists.”
It does drink more like coffee than your typical mass-market liqueur. The nose is pleasantly genuine with dark roast coffee beans, and it’s much less sweet, actually nutty and toasty, with a hint of gunpowder. The palate is bittersweet, with intense dark chocolate and significant coffee ground notes, giving it an almost grainy espresso character. The finish is clean and lightly sweet, filled with secondary flavor notes — cherries and dates, coconut, and some vanilla at the end.