Duffy's Red Star

Founded: 2010
Headquarters: Humberston, UK
Style: in development; early signs lean toward New School
Characteristics: British stout (think dark ale)
Ferment: meticulous
Roast: medium-hi
Conche: medium-lo
Impact: Award-winner that brought attention to cacáo bounty-hunter Frank Homann of Xoco Cocoa & his quest to revitalize premium Theobroma cacao trees after centuries of neglect at its very center of historic high-chocolate culture – Mesoamerica – by sourcing select-grade cocoa from there based, as much as possible, on indigenous genetics & fine flavor.

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