Info Details
Country USA   
Type Semi-Dark   (70%)
Strain La Red   (primarily Amazon)
Source Dominican Republic   (Los Pajones, María Trinidad Sánchez Province)
Flavor Naked   
Style Neo-Modern      
Lazy tongue Bacardi 151 if the dream pop of Silversun Pickups were looking for good taste: “I’ve been waiting for this moment.../ but it’s not quite right.../ so intimately rearranged.../ lost & loaded... / can focus clearly.../ fun to relate.../ the sun the sky”... the soil the ground / & the cacáo trees growing between
Appearance   4.4 / 5
1st off – good wrapper; 2nd – good foil tuck; small details indicative of greater meticulous approach
Color: ultra-marooned brown
Surface: thinly-scored lines & shallow valleys; perfectly shaken – no imperfections
Temper: thick fixed wax
Snap: sharper than a streetwalker click-clacking her tongue w/ chewing gum; sheared edge
Aroma   8.6 / 10
jumps the wrapper w/ smoke rings of cigar leaf, vanilla, & cocoa-nut -> tobacco aerates to olive leaf & sapote
Mouthfeel   12.2 / 15
Texture: Wax Factor™
Melt: soft ‘n tenderized by virtually no astringency
Flavor   46.1 / 50
drops the big chocolate bang right off, straight & true w/ a little dig to subterranean earth -> light red (mamey sapote) -> green tea flush -> aged rum w/ its source (molasses) smoothly onboard -> curls & loops off tobaccocoa
Quality   18.4 / 20
Not your brother’s Domincan chocolate but Mast Brothers’. The bros really roasted off the top notes (if there ever were any – in DR beans there usually are - that’s how complete it burned yet none of the traditional charred effects nor coffee grounds typical for the origin)... a friar (pun included): among the straightest Dominicans ever (plus it helps that they throw-down the butter which shows in both taste & texture) & the flipside to the Rogue. Relatively rapid length but with lingering after-tremors, & padded in the nicest vanilla distortion to caramelize rum tones.

These bros can rock.


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