Volcanic caramel; a muted Big Bang with short sequential evolution rapidly hitting its prime note... then holds it to create a mirage that almost evades the neural net, becoming a numinous burnt caramel topped with invisible fleur de sel. Far from an easy one-size-fits-all taste but a triumph nonetheless.
Appearance 3.7 / 5
|Color:||pink & pastel brown|
Aroma 7.1 / 10
suffocating buttermilk, spun cream; toffee, chocolate tobacco, mite sassafras
Mouthfeel 14 / 15
|Texture:||thick swollen body|
Flavor 42.2 / 50
erupts volcanic (almost blackened) date -> spiced mission fig -> tobacco leaf soaked in cream -> fumes over smoked caramel
Quality 19.3 / 20
Max control of the bitter/acid axis. Heeding Socrates’ “gnothi seauton”, Cluizel knows itself well - packaging comes color-coded with subliminal messages & the most accurate liner notes in the business, together forming an instructive manual. What may appear a pink affair (red & blue berries) is actually purple (hence the neon pink-purple border around the box canvas). In sum, blended tobacco & lush cream-cloaked intrigue.