Never dull except dulling the senses in the manner of a bodypuncher. This au natch organic sadly gives fertilized GMO agri-biz a good name.
Appearance 4.4 / 5
|Color:||buckskin struck w/ magenta-orange|
|Surface:||laid out in a grid of laboratory precision|
|Temper:||enough luster to be almost narcissistic|
|Snap:||breaks the fingers|
Aroma 8.6 / 10
marshmallow cloud fused by a sprinkling of the same fruit of its 68% cousin, + dates... all held up thru a column of chocolate musk
Mouthfeel 11.6 / 15
|Texture:||hard rough tack; crumbledon & dry as if humidity were sucked out|
|Melt:||super-slow melt in staged contractions - a fork-lift operating a compactor|
Flavor 31.4 / 50
brief cocoa entrance -> bobbing for rubbery apples in the middle of an acid bath joined by souring strawberries/pomegranate -> segues applewood tobacco at the back
Quality 9.7 / 20
Inconsistent. Over the years this bar occasionally turned in good results but the latest here overemphasizes acidity - which perhaps just a little more conching may cure - as well as the Peruvian batch in this blend is fermented past prime making for a chocolate that tastes heavier than its content rating.