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Country USA   
Type Semi-Dark   (68%; Batch CMS-5)
Strain Hybrid   (Amazon x Criollo)
Source Grenada   
Flavor Crossover   
Style Classic      
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Pronounced for some reason ‘comma goe nee’. Call it ‘camo’ for short since this wears fatigues of alternating patterns – dark chocolate brown against lighter brown spices – the paintball gear that provides cover for a fighting purple heart.
Appearance   4.1 / 5
Color: solid brown
Surface: S-B’s Ibex flaking out quite a bit...
Temper: ... grazing at itself in the mirror
Snap: brittle as plastic surgery; crow’s feet along the edge
Aroma   7.8 / 10
no ‘Fruits ‘n Flowers’ or ‘Spices ‘n Herb’ but, yes, Fruits ‘n Spices w/ cocoa downwind propelled on a camphoreous draft (OK, a white lie: some herb afterall... + a little lead No. 2 pencil from some petrol) -> eventually burns off tobacco & white cedar into, as advertised, a prune spot
Mouthfeel   11.6 / 15
Texture: hard tack
Melt: labored
Flavor   46.4 / 50
cocoa on the edge of powder – deep & sweet -> warms thru to all sorts of spice beyond allspice (clove, coriander, cardmamom, cinnamon & ginger) -> the assemblage fusing more cocoplum than prune, then sapote as vanilla’s presence comes fore -> dives sweeter still into a juicy prune bottom -> floats back up on white cedar w/ enduring cocoa stain
Quality   18.5 / 20
Right on the mark. Good length with solid baseline chocolate that threads the whole progression. Among the smoothest (Flavor-wise; Texture a bit fractured), most streamlined & self-contained Grenadas yet to hit with a prune component of nearly Bolivian proportions. Fulfills the promise that Coppenuer’s bar from this origin merely projects.

A chocolate worth every bean in it. S-B coming back into its own.

ING: cocoa mass, sugar, cacáo butter, soy lecithin, vanilla bean; CBS (Cocoa Mass/Butter/Sugar ratio): ~4:6:5

Reviewed Autumn 2010

  

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