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Country Italy   
Type Dark   (75%)
Strain
Source
Flavor Earthen   
Style Classic      
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Everyday hero; good for all the wrong reasons.
Appearance   4.8 / 5
Color: dry dirt brown
Surface: pecan shape & texture
Temper: dusted
Snap: breaking rocks
Aroma   7.3 / 10
earth-clad: BMX rubber, wax, cocoa pwdr, & leather; add white mountain sage on the break line
Mouthfeel   13.2 / 15
Texture: starts austere...
Melt: ... to planetary cream
Flavor   42.8 / 50
kicks desert dry cocoa pwdr -> softens to fleeting orange blossom chocolate -> dark & desiccated... rocks steady & strong -> vanilla malt -> metallic edge (colloidal silver) in the finish
Quality   17.9 / 20
On the face of it a variation on the theme of its Blend Line but here Venchi gets it right, mixing a controlled balance of cocoa powder & alkalis, subduing vanilla & a golden amount of butter to deliver monomaniac flavor.

  

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