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Ecuador "Arriba - Los Rios"

by Zotter
Info Details
Country Austria   
Type Semi-Dark   (75%)
Strain EET   (good Nacional proportion)
Source Ecuador   (Los Rios)
Flavor Fruits & Flowers   
Style Classic      
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A bar that epitomizes Heterogonie der Zwecke (Heterogony of Ends) from Austria's Herr Zotter. This principle entails the emergence of new developments during the course of a chain of events. It takes into account ever-shifting patterns of primary & secondary, even tertiary occurrences... things keep changing.

As with this bar's melt... for the better.
Appearance   4.3 / 5
Color: antho-purple
Surface: Zotter's trademark shimmer-...
Temper: ...-glimmer
Snap: a sawmill
Aroma   8.6 / 10
lumberyard of fresh cut timber varnished in sweet butter... let it aerate for hours, if not days, & it oxidizes decent spice, floral & chocolate principles
Mouthfeel   12.1 / 15
Texture: endo-...
Melt: ...-thermic
Flavor   44.8 / 50
slow starter... flutters & butters around... some cinnamon bun -> back flower (purple peony) -> blackberry -> elderberry -> baby red banana -> vinous (just the vine, not the fruit) -> faint but reverberating cocoa char

A little too flabby on the butter. The Barithmetic (Cocoa mass / Butter / Sugar ratio) calculates as much: ~6:9:5. Ergo the Texture & beginning Taste. Once past that though, this bar really swings thru some archetypal Nacional hallmarks
Quality   16.2 / 20
Another bar. Another Ecuador. Another Zotter. Yawn... except all 3 together -- good barsmith / good seed selection / good chocolate -- adds up to a good get.

INGREDIENTS: cocoa mass, raw sugar, cocoa butter, salt

Reviewed February 5, 2016

  

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