Refers to an aggressive, intense Aroma refers to sensations perceived by the olfactory bulb and conveyed to the brain; whether through the nose or "retro-nasally": The aromatics of a coffee greatly influence its flavor profile and come from the perception More or flavor, often related to spices (pepper) or roast tastes. Pungent foods are often called “spicy”, meaning a sharp or biting character, but not unpleasant. Bittersweet is from the language of chocolate, and describes the co-presence of positive bittering compounds balanced by sweetness. It is directly related to caramelization, but has inputs from other roast reactions, as well as bittering More An adjective modifying a flavor descriptor, describing a sharp effect; tangy citrus, tangy bittersweet flavor, tangy green apple. More roast flavors are something we sometimes call pungent, but otherwise it is strong spice notes.