Info Details
Country USA   
Type Dark   (70%)
Strain Trinitario   (??; Hybrid)
Source Jamaica   
Flavor Earthen   (w/ Fruits/Flowers)
Style Rustic      
Chocolate from the grille that just lays it on your grill. Proof positive that the Rogue State can take it on the road & roll deep as a creation stepper in places like Jamaica. At points a li'l listless for such a mirth-making nation (could stand to bump up the bangarang). Still, a nice-up joint.
Appearance   4.7 / 5
Color: you can see its flavor - raspberry brown
Surface: another stunner; even the imperfections look good
Temper: bit oily; soft to the touch
Snap: great attack - a Sly & Robbie doin' a few bars on the 1 drop in da riddim section
Aroma   8.4 / 10
smells like sex on an electric grill: shea butter & charcoal mixing it up... sweat pits perfumed w/ peaches waiting to be bruised + jasmine... simultaneously offensive, intoxicating, & seductive; big lumber, all-spice, & funk de cheese chunk on the rub-a-dubdown
Mouthfeel   12.5 / 15
Texture: power silk, which helps slip the noticeable astringent grip
Melt: nothing syncopated here; just a very even, straight 4/4 beat
Flavor   40.4 / 50
fires out on a wood grill w/ underlying chocolate base-lines -> raspberry pop up, & a cross-stripe of peaches + baby bananas, & young Jamaican rum too (a black/yellow effect straight from the island's flag) -> yam-like dasheen jam w/ a bitter jook -> mentholates to sweetsop against tilted limestone bottom that wobbles syrupy (molasses rum needs more aging in the oak barrel, mon) -> nuts the curtain call (walnut fudge) -> booming chocolate backbone in the aftermath
Quality   16.2 / 20
On-point medium-bodied Jamaican. Some off-balance pivots though, raising issues about a small portion of the bean-count being unfit &/or insufficiently cleaned, but regains enough poise to deliver respectable naked chocolate flavor. And reespek is what it all 'bout so big ups to Colin Gasko at Rogue for bringin' the fire with the heat in this the 3rd bar of his Caribbean Trilogy (Trinidad & the Hispaniola all-star being the other 2).

As Meatloaf sang '2 outta 3 ain't bad'. In fact, if this were a baseball batting average, Rogue would already be in the hall of fame.


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