Info Details
Country Italy   
Type Brut   (100%)
Strain Nacional   (modest)
Source Ecuador   
Flavor Earthen   
Style Neo-Modern      
The enforcer; locks-in closed & densely concentrated. Lots of muscle here in a game of paper / rocks / scissors.
Appearance   5 / 5
Color: blackstone (kills if ya get too close)
Surface: silk shirt
Temper: ganster sheen
Snap: deadly pug-nosed silencer (strong but low)
Aroma   8.6 / 10
purpose-driven: acridly sharp, straight, clean, & pure; even a good cupper might mistakenly sip this for a Guatamalan right out of the coffee bin: snappy full-city roast, great body & balance despite non-complexity; only w/ time & aeration does an off-set nut emerge &, on the rubdown, softly high butter content (though none added) + Domori’s usual ferment / alcohol tone
Mouthfeel   13.7 / 15
Texture: pasty arts; incredibly full-bodied
Melt: elapsed which, matched to the flavor, contributes to a tussle
Flavor   37.4 / 50
fab... for fabric opener: cotton & rice paper -> draws dirt, parlays smooth & soothes into wild peanut -> bitter iron builds w/ animal intensity – hedge-hog chopped liver, slight emphasis on hedge as it goes green & meaty -> backs into bouillon of tough muscle w/ more sharp iron on an excrutiating battleground for the soul -> mushroom funk (fungi & fungus) -> peanut returns a little sweet to remove some edge – momentarily - morphs savory filbert -> drops vegetal & stalky against stone
Quality   15.2 / 20
Dense & tight strongman material. Acid is the oxygen of chocolate & here there’s just too little of it. Proves both Nacional’s inherent mettle & mercy given Domori’s unadorned approach (low roast, quick ferment [which this variety demands anyways]). Optimized thru cacáo selection & seemingly super-length conch which beats (most of) the hell out of these beans.


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