Overachiever; an accomplice driving the get-away vehicle rather than the actual culprit getting the ‘job’ done but, suffering from A.D.D., desperately wants in on the real action. Relies on distraction & an elaborate grab-bag of flavor FXs. And with so much happening even those who notice nothing will notice something.
Appearance 3.2 / 5
|Color:||dull dark dun|
|Surface:||scuffed, scarred, & all serious business|
|Snap:||bullet cartridge designed to kill|
Aroma 9 / 10
huge, powerful driving clutch over-takes the room w/ primary chocolate, reeking sharp-edged fermented fruit basket, centered around red-alert grape / currant, sapote, grilled green olive; secondary, vanilla-caramel musk, mushroom, wood, hay; open fire, smoked tobacco, leather... yet all locked & loaded on the sweeter dark side
Mouthfeel 12.7 / 15
|Texture:||butter to the touch; unctuous; momentarily dry & astringent...|
|Melt:||... slight grip puts the brakes on pacesetter; clears cleanly|
Flavor 43 / 50
tobacco ash burnt into carbon board pierced by screaming chocolate spike -> leaves metallic vapor trail -> fruit array (red currant -> raspberry -> cherry -> rum-raison cut by lime) -> clears long & gone on almond / coffee
Quality 17.8 / 20
Everything in the forest & the farm but chocolate (save for that early spike). Compensates what it lacks in depth with exuberance - even swagger - & extended range.