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Country France   
Type Dark   (75%)
Strain Blend   (some Criollo)
Source Indonesia   (+)
Flavor Crossover   (Fruits/Flowers x Earthen)
Style New School      
lo
med
hi
CQ
Sweetness
Acidity
Bitterness
Roast
Intensity
Complexity
Structure
Length
Impact
What a bar - a great bar; in some ways, a grape bar & more.... hedonistic power & grace.
Appearance   5 / 5
Color: Pralus brown (port-sherry) struck w orange
Surface: glass top, whirlpool bottom;
Temper: bounceback mirror
Snap: cold crisp
Aroma   8.3 / 10
top nose on the vine (grape) -> quiet wild spice/just a blush of nut -> then all big exotic woods; blackstrap smoke along the break
Mouthfeel   13.8 / 15
Texture: pure Pralus – suave slate
Melt: succulent
Flavor   46.4 / 50
flaming red raisin –> coconut butter -> flush citric/grape –> cocoa spine stands up an offset bitter-moss crisscrossed w/ fruit leading to boss coffee; distant finish w/ after-pings
Quality   18.8 / 20
With Pralus in Java the worry is always a smoke-on-smoke death-match smoke-out. But good-make / top rank beans from a couple different sources (maybe Nosy Bé, Madagascar?) allay those fears in a bar featuring dark citrus & a tender bitter fold on the roast that never quits.

  

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