Dark-Milk / Black Licorice

by Askinosie
Info Details
Country USA   
Type Flavored   (Licorice; Dark-Milk 62%)
Strain Hybrid   
Source Philippines   
Flavor Spices & Herbs   
Style New School      
Van Gogh's Starry Night as reinterpreted with the 'nectar of the gods' by Askinosie

Appearance   4.5 / 5
Color: polychromatic (emerald, brown, black & rouge)
Surface: backside constellated with anise seed, sea salt, & pieces of licorice
Temper: twinkling
Snap: a falling object in the firmament with the mute button on
Aroma   9 / 10
Twizzler's Chocolate Twists™ meet Gummie Bear™ Licorice
Mouthfeel   12.1 / 15
Texture: powder & licorice chunks cause...
Melt: ... a few yips in the works
Flavor   46.4 / 50
anise seed might as well be star anise because Askinosie just lights it up
solid MC entrance -> backlit anise comes to the fore to counter insurgent goat's milk streaking across the horizon, the tang-kicks of the goat further quelled by rising tides of salt in saliva to simultaneously draw out whorls of licorice, clearly & cleanly expressed the further the bar melts away toward purely infused chocolate-licorice -> caramel-crescents recede thru black mission figs with a tender goat bite at the back
Quality   18.2 / 20
Deft control. Askinosie really taking hold of the levers.

A bar that goes some distance in upgrading an already considerable Davao Dark-Milk whose firm cacáo foundation prevents the goat-milk kicks from stomping all over it.

Indeed that Davao D-M provides the perfect foil to the inclusions here precisely because its own stout nature balances the potency of a) anise seed -- the gateway & reinforcement to b) licorice from Sweden's Lakritsfabriken; less in a canceling effect than in the elements subduing (especially the more medicinal aspects of licorice root) before subsuming one another without eliminating any of them.

Askinosie coming into his own.

INGREDIENTS: cocoa mass, sugar cane juice, cocoa butter, goat's milk powder, sea salt, salted black licorice, anise seed

Reviewed April 30, 2012


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