I went darker with this one. Just at second crack on the poppery. No taste of burn or carbon. A little bitter up front, but not overly so. Full feeling. I didn't notice a minty smell but I'm congested today so no aromas really summer to me on anything. Overall the cup was nice and clear with a sweeter aftertaste which was nice. I used the pour over method to brew. About 30 grams of coffee and 600 grams of water. Have a pot over with a metal filter but I use a chemex filter instead. I just like it better.