Info Details
Country USA   
Type Dark   (65%)
Strain Amazon   
Source Peru   
Flavor Spices & Herbs   
Style Industrial      
Survival ration to slip in the backpack while shooting for the Temple of the Sun show more »
Appearance   4.8 / 5
Color: roasted quite brown & Temper darkens it a shade w/ maroon tint
Surface: among Guittard’s best, marred only by minor pinholes
Temper: well-polished / good crystallization
Snap: crusted edge
Aroma   8.7 / 10
maca-force fermentation-pile right up the nose... incl a mash-bazaar of vanilla: wild rift twixt dank sours (yellow plum/banana/mango cut by huge sweet-spot chicle) & dried herbals (una de gato, maca, peach palm) + burnt cocoa underbelly (presaged in the Color) & creeping vines climbing all over green walnut hulls -> vents wax, rubber, tar, & ashlar, then circulates kiwano (cuke melon)
Mouthfeel   12.7 / 15
Texture: mid-weight; lecithin round
Melt: minimal surface tension until stringent finish
Flavor   34.2 / 50
dangerously close to dead & dreamless: charred cocoa opposite raw cacáo -> vanilla mini-van crashed into cookie dough -> cocona -> avocado -> leguminous vines x dried lucuma (roots, tubers, et. al.) -> ambient bitter herb (cat’s claw) scratching around moss & mushrooms -> green banana peel -> maca & orchid; an aft-sensation of peanuts
Quality   12.9 / 20
No real pop or sizzle, & generally flat real estate without any climb to it; a lack of depth to be expected for what's pretty much couverture. Every marker fogged up by gobs of mascary make-up (particularly vanilla; sugar & lecithin too) thick as war-paint in trying to smooth over the faction. Plus, an indiscriminate conche... &, perhaps for good reason, because underneath lies some warrior-strength tones & tannins ready to rip tongues out.

Add-in an oven-roast that darkens this beyond its semisweet class, leaving a muddied-up / muddle-some bar.


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