I was not prepared to enjoy the Columbian Excelso from Utopian Coffee as much as I did, but it has proven to be a rewarding darker roasted Columbian.
My tastes tend to lean in the direction of lighter roasts with flavor profiles that have more dynamic citrus, tea, and stone fruit flavors that change as the coffee cools.
Initially, the Excelso was a touch bitter and not very exciting; having only usual subdued chocolate and smoky flavors found in most good quality coffees. It lacked the layers of flavors I had come to expect.
Then, I modified my V60 brew method to be quicker and more immersive. Suddenly this humble Columbian came alive. Hidden in those beans were some very good date, cherry, and caramel flavors I had not noticed before. I was pleasantly surprised to see that an otherwise straight up Columbian could be this good.