Info Details
Country Madagascar   
Type Dark   (63%)
Strain Hybrid   (some Criollo)
Source Madagascar   (Sambirano Valley)
Flavor Earthen   
Style Rustic      
Bio-mass that has all the awkwardness of a 1st date which ends well enough with a goodnight kiss, followed by... “I’ll call you”.
Appearance   4.4 / 5
best of the Madécasse lot
Color: light orange brown
Surface: chip & flake parade
Temper: soft gloss
Snap: about right for 63%: pitch in the midrange, slightly cuffed, just on the edge of crisp
Aroma   7.9 / 10
desert flat: volcanic coffee paves over cocoa husks & coconut shells wrapped in leather -> mirage of melon kiwi & litchi... mango pop-up
Mouthfeel   11.6 / 15
Texture: mid-weight accentuated by slight powder grain
Melt: semi-quick; astringent grappler
Flavor   42.1 / 50
grinding cold steely cocoa entry -> kimberlite -> chert blossoms -> colored red by plums & raspberries – holds this spray for days until hazelnut breakthru soiled by clay, fertilizer, acorns, & husks -> generates dirty champagne grape -> vegetal grapevine ash -> butter melt smooths over divergence for some butterscotching -> leaves citrus Milk Chocolate residue
Quality   16.7 / 20
Dumb (re: closed) for a Mad – only traces of the usual sparkling package, indelible though they are. Instead, bunkers down as sugar barrels thru to cover for numerous mistakes – most glaring, an unclean batch insufficiently winnowed, evidenced by aroma, husky taste, & high astringency which yields a perceived sweetness less than its roughly 37% sugar content.

Overall good cohesion & symmetry of what is there: dirty quartz chocolate, making this a structurally sound, even rarefied, mid-level bar especially for those enamored by a little composting dooky with their sweets for that barnyard / farmstead feeling.

ING: cocoa mass, sugar, cacáo butter; CBS (Cocoa-Butter-Sugar ratio) 10:17:15


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