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Goat Milk Peru

by Mānoa
Info Details
Country USA   
Type Dark-Milk   (66% cacáo)
Strain Hybrid   
Source Peru   (Tumbes)
Flavor Earthen   
Style Rustic      
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Lina Medina, a 5-year-old Peruvian girl, was the youngest person on record to give birth -- delivering a boy on May 14, 1939.

In a similar vein, Mānoa, a baby barsmith, issues this billy goat.
Appearance   4 / 5
Color: swarthy tan
Surface: brushed
Temper: uneven: due to plastic wrapper transfer
Snap: snappy attitude
Aroma   6.1 / 10
segregated raisin, cream, cocoa & cereal integrate awkwardly into caramel-toffee (blame the goat)
Mouthfeel   12.6 / 15
Texture: smooth
Melt: patient
Flavor   34.3 / 50
caustic goat -> trenchant cocoa-caramel scraping the substrata of the Earth's volcanic core -> hits bottom & unleashes umami shrapnel all about twixt bitter & savor -> faint fruit (lucuma) -> evolves toward a sour flush (naranjilla... that lime-like / rhubarb resemblance) -> resolves dried molasses & caulk
Quality   13.9 / 20
Goat's milk, because of its added kick compared to cow's milk, requires a stronger cacáo to stand up to it.

Mānoa sees to that with 66% cacáo-content. Of all the goat milks out there -- Ezcasù's Dark Goat, the twin goats by Askinosie (Soconusco and Davoa) or the Zotter Ziegenmilch, this weighs in the heaviest. Nonetheless, it barely accomplishes the job however.

The flavors a bit jarring & disjointed even as they maintain, to Mānoa's credit, a precarious balance of forces.

Let's face it: where cow milk & chocolate are automatic, goat milk & chocolate are problematic.

Reviewed September 26, 2012

  

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