Vibrational on the down-low/quiet tip ala Frankie Crocker Quiet Storm WBLS – white stallions, candleit baths, & mood for love – or Barry White, Tone L`oc, Snoop... & a slight abnormality both for the style of Domori as well as the origin of Madagascar which demonstrates he’s ever-reaching / experimenting while listening, paying attention, & staying true to romancing the character of the bean.
Appearance 4.2 / 5
|Color:||Madagascar aka the ‘Red Island’ – here red-brick dust freckled orange|
|Surface:||(Romantic artist hastily at work)beat a hasty retreat in the processing – bubbles, pinholes, pimples, & whorls|
|Snap:||sharp & loud cracker|
Aroma 7.3 / 10
full scentence: Indonesian smoke surprisingly prevails over baobab wood, vetiver herb, & cinnamon spice (anticipating a rare dark Madagascar?); only at the very bottom is Mack’s signature ferment
Mouthfeel 13.4 / 15
|Texture:||thick (somewhat against the origin’s grain)|
Flavor 45.6 / 50
rare passion-fruit glories in orange-chocolate dappling in the sun rays -> lambent cashew (mild yet wild) -> pineapple... acidity mounting as chocolate recedes into BGP (background prop), influencing w/out calling out all the local, seasonally-adjusted twang FXs -> cashew returns w/ cinnamon cream escort which counters & quells vibrational fruits, together producing small walnut wood then a nip of gin in the far recesses (a reminder of what could’ve been – a blinding acid/alcohol bath) -> wraps w/ ever quiet though deepening chocolate
Quality 18.2 / 20
Aroma be damned; & don’t be fooled by the ‘acidity’ metric nor that this reps as part of Domori's budget line. What had the hallmarks of a Java with smoke entrails, stays true & remains pure Madagascar though with a difference: Mack fires up the roast a fraction of a degree for a second longer, adds butter too, & pretty much hits up perfect ratios. The result misses Amedei’s sublime effects (partially generated by that chocolate house’s ridiculous dwarf-sized format) for more mass & flavor.