Info Details
Country France   
Type Dark   (72%)
Strain Blend   
Source Venezuela   
Flavor Fruits & Flowers   (w/ Earthen ground)
Style Classic      
Intoxicating as a drug-spree minus the expense, hangover, & side-effects... in stereo LSD no less: a Black-on-Black Glimmer Twins... Scorsese filming the Stones in Caracas instead of NYC... Keith doin chocolate opium flown in fresh from down the street like a blood transfusion while Micky gets fingers sticky on a PYT (‘T’ for tart), tworkin’ himself to the trim cuz, hey, what’s the point of Iggy Pop spilling blood & guts all over the stage when it’s only rock ‘n roll?
Appearance   4.4 / 5
Color: raven black devours purple sage
Surface: smooth flight, like a Brancusi
Temper: shiny coat
Snap: comfort class seatbelt buckle fastening
Aroma   7.8 / 10
darkly refined: blackstrap molasses, black licorice, blackcurrant... I smell a red fruit but I want it painted... blackcherry (deeply embedded); chestnut wood, leather library
Mouthfeel   13.4 / 15
Texture: pure cream
Melt: gliding down that moonlit mile
Flavor   44.3 / 50
bedrock chocolate sapped in Tupelo honey -> chestnut cream (“no colors anymore / I want them to turn...”) -> black currant, high & dry, pops a blackcherry then the night really goes down on a sip o’ moonshine alcohol + small toke of resin smoke -> all this overhanging acidity fuses up a juicy plum then star anise enharmonics -> last call: “wanna to see the sun blotted out from the sky” - Bailey’s Irish Cream ... paint it, paint it, paint it.... paint it black coffee... it’s just a shot away...
Quality   18.1 / 20
Perhaps Valrhona’s signature bar. Streamlined power & locomotion with remarkable stability. Dark yet really light-bodied; only mildly fermented at the back; supremely refined chocolate bedrock with millimeter-precise acid placements.


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