Ghana Forestero Milk Chocolate

by Brasstown
Info Details
Country USA   
Type Dark-Milk   (45%; Batch #023413)
Strain Hybrid   
Source Ghana   
Flavor Earthen   
Style Mainstream      
PLEASE NOTE: Brasstown was formerly known as it's chocolate


The Ashanti people of Ghana take dreams so seriously that they would allow a husband to take legal action against another man if that man had an erotic dream about his wife.

Guys, to avoid litigation, try this bar as a substitute for dreams made flesh. It lasts long, seemingly as prolonged as a day on Venus.

Yes, being Valentine's it's time to remember that because Venus rotates very slowly on its axis (taking 243 days to make a complete rotation), a day on Venus is longer than its year.

Both that planet & this bar serve as a reminder to make love -- long love -- all day, which on Earth means almost all year long.

Appearance   4.7 / 5
Color: tan salon, of the tone that John Boehner should wear
Surface: close to perfect
Temper: murky
Snap: lyrical lilt
Aroma   7.4 / 10
vanilla, milk & cocoa converge for huge caramel swell
Mouthfeel   11.8 / 15
Texture: mama grande...
Melt: … lollygags
Flavor   44 / 50
tender Rollo® -> low sodium salted toffee -> holds this line thru thick & thin, mainly thick as the heavy cocoa & dairy butters form a barrier thru which salinity nonetheless continues to cut -> microscopic violet -> umami point (combined vanilla seed / allanblackia seed oil [the latter a cacáo shade tree in West Africa]… exceptional) -> soft mineral salts -> gingerbread crumb
Quality   16.5 / 20
Damn intriguing. Despite the 45% weight, this falls in the Milk Chocolate camp away from Dark-Milk as the fats paradoxically lighten the flavor load. Precious little cocoa taste for instance. And yet, tremendous punching power thru a wall of dense triglycerides.

No salt added, or at least listed, & yet all sorts of savory in this. Particularly during the 2nd half. If actually none, then dairy contributes those saline effects. They, in turn, decrease perceived sweetness.

Rom Still of it's chocolate demonstrates that with each additional layer of manipulation -- from a Dark Vanilla to this further enhanced Milk Chocolate -- the barsmith can produce both greater & better flavor on a fraught seed lot.

Which bodes well for the venture, especially when it starts to procure real pedigreed cacáo.

INGREDIENTS: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla, soy lecithin

Reviewed February 14, 2014


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