Godiva’s vain attempt to be taken seriously with a bad-boy 85%. Vain, because it’s manufactured by a 3rd party; attempt, since it falls short of truly competing (big boys eat this kind of she-male for breakfast as an ‘appeteaser’).
Appearance 4.3 / 5
|Color:||blackened brown (burnt roast?), w/ vibrant magenta cast|
|Surface:||seductive logo from, this, the Victoria Secret of chocolate packaging; ubiquitous grease-spatter dots the back|
Aroma 6.1 / 10
earth tones: espresso/tobacco mildly cut by faint fruit
Mouthfeel 8.3 / 15
|Texture:||blasé; thin; liquid spinning free from small clumps|
Flavor 37.4 / 50
breakfast combo... a cup, a smoke & an omelette (espresso / tobacco / mushroom, hold the egg) -> light pepper w/ that -> vanilla shift, the inflection point to... blackcurrant met by rising acidity toward lemon zest, & murky undifferentiated fruit scattershot in the backdrop -> closes on walnut
Quality 14.6 / 20
Vanilla boosted to cover for a surly bean that got torched in a firing squad of a roast.