Appearance 4.3 / 5
|Color:||for Milk Choc a fab dark brown x orange cast|
|Surface:||scuffed & roughed|
|Temper:||imposing semi-flat finish|
Aroma 8.2 / 10
the great industrial outdoors: twigs, corn/oatmeal, petrol/tar, toasted nuts, coffee; dense muddy cream/ghee in the middle; topped off with white flower incense; confounding color & aroma - is it really milk choc?
Mouthfeel 13.3 / 15
|Texture:||grit & grind; heavy mass/weight|
|Melt:||more disintegration than melt|
Flavor 47.6 / 50
drips out malted honey -> milk -> cocoa slide into soft cashew caramel -> cinnamon/gingerbread -> white corn meal -> opens up round jasmine/geranium bouquet -> chocolate spray finale
Quality 19.3 / 20
Authentic mother-unit; complex as milk gets.... crazy complexity... ‘Milk macchia’, rough & unrefined but incredibly clear confluence of wildly swinging signatures. Sweet, for sure, though sugar never gets in the way of cacáo’s substantial (38%) primal force to break-thru the ‘cane & cow. For serious Milk Choc people, & the Dark hardcore too.