Disproves Aristotle's notion that patience is bitter but its fruit sweet. Unless sweetness is defined as stern & sober with dour classicism.
Appearance 3.6 / 5
|Color:||inky; opaque mahogany|
|Surface:||pocked w/ imperfections|
Aroma 9.1 / 10
subdued but sweetly-soft honey-creamed flowers & tall backbone of straight chocolate
Mouthfeel 10.7 / 15
|Texture:||heavy bodied; seized butter lumps|
Flavor 42.8 / 50
narrow & focused cocoa (Dutched or steamed?) –> middleweight dark sense w/ a honey drop & almond whisper -> strong bitter end on raw black olive
Quality 17.9 / 20
Huge F3 (Focused Flavor Factor). Unsullied honesty, so fixed in its commitment (though possibly manipulated). A re-acquired taste that takes time getting used to again like a very old flame - & Blanxart likes pressing the roaster button. Firm, dense structure suits long, tannic length... producing a bitter with virtually no-to-low countervailing acids.