'Asfarth' sounds Dutch colonial for 'ass fart' & this is an inside-out play but only in the mindshaft. show more »show less «
Be-Bop Power Drummer in Bonnat Dark-Milk trio (opposite Surabaya's strings & Java brass). 'Asfarth' sounds Dutch colonial for 'ass fart' & this is an inside-out play but only in the mindshaft. Bars often develop from sweeter notes to bolder tannins that usually dominate. Here a counter reverse - subdued caramel passes like a cloud lined with dark squalls of snowy silver ash, possibly the smokiest milk ever, but with fantastic sweetspots peaking in the middle - then recapitulates to a coda of classically indigenous Java. Good transitional tutorial: neither a true milk nor a genuine dark chocolate yet a virtuous cycle of both.
Appearance 4.7 / 5
|Color:||pornoriffic pink-blonde, lightest tan possible at this strength|
|Snap:||low frequency; flake edge|
Aroma 8.1 / 10
staggering double kick drum: cream polymers & smoked wood (pandanus)
Mouthfeel 11.2 / 15
Flavor 46 / 50
smoked caramel percussion -> pine -> lemongrass -> snares huge sweetspot (mango & tamarind dipped in orange-blossom honey) -> pine re-appears in guise of juniper berry brushed on pine wood, then pinenut, for toffee-flavored rimshots around pandanus / saffron / sandalwood -> all turns silvery ash hi-hat -> cymbolic end to where it originally began - milk chocolate gong
Quality 18.1 / 20
Milk ameliorates bitters & softens acids without getting in the way of cacáo's instrinsics. What it misses in Cluizel's subliminal masterwork, it makes up for with power, placing it among the tops of Java type Milks.