Cacao Nature
Dark Cuvée

by Zotter
Info Details
Country Austria   
Type Dark   
Strain Amazon   
Source Peru   
Flavor Spices & Herbs   
Style Old School      
Precious little cut of the conche here -- Zotter goes for the 'quick job 'n out' routine, leaving Texture a little twitchy / fidgety.

Or, in Zotter's German, Gastaut-Geschwind – which in turn leads some to epileptic fits (such as this site for one) characterized by hypergraphia (excess writing; yep, check), hyperreligiosity (food of the gods, anyone?), circumstantiality (or “viscosity” / “rheology” – ie, like to talk a lot… just go to any chocolate show to find out; hint: they last entire weekends).
Appearance   3.9 / 5
Color: crimson
Surface: rustic
Temper: diffused
Snap: tough resistance
Aroma   7 / 10
Cacao Nature
dark, very dark, alights to tobacco & butter

Dark Cuvée
conventional brown fruit, leather, wood
Mouthfeel   12.8 / 15
Texture: micro-crunch, bellies-up round
Melt: zig zags
Flavor   41.4 / 50
Cacao Nature
subtitled with 'Muscovado sugar crackers' & funny enough this leads in with a wafer-likeness in taste -> then onto cocoa -> licorice -> molasses -> tapioca -> mushroom paté

Dark Cuvée
cocoa spiced in brown suga flirting on a date with tamarind + figs -> cones out sour black cherry / caramel -> coconut clearance
Quality   14.9 / 20
Cacao Nature
75% cacáo-content; Peru

Zotter's fun side. Well, he has many of them. Call it his 'serious fun' side -- expanding the Labooko line, usually reserved for just straight tasting bars (typically dark) -- by mixing up the sugar type (the molasses laden muscovado) in a semi-coarse grind, as though the sugar were merely sprinkled in.
Nothing all that remarkable in the underlying cocoa itself which only serves to increase this expo on the sugar.

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

Dark Cuvée

The textural funhouse continues... with Nibs. Ditto the flavor, thanks largely to the raw unrefined sugar catalyzing some unexpected tags.

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

Reviewed February 15, 2016


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