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Country Germany   
Type Flavored   (Ginger; Banana; Dark 72%)
Strain Nacional   
Source Ecuador   (Los Rios, Hacienda Iara)
Flavor Spices & Herbs   
Style Industrial      
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Cacáo from the Los Rios region of Ecuador often conveys notes of fig among its flavor matrix - the king of the jungle fruits (practically every creature from gorillas to birds wants to get their claws on it). Here, a top banana & the queen of spices - ginger - hook up for a combustible mix turning mouths into canisters of tear gas. As the locals like to say, with an eerie smile, "En-yoy!"
Appearance   4.7 / 5
Color: 'brown midnight
Surface: ideal imprint; dried banana studs out back
Temper: absorbs rather than emits
Snap: castanets; good integrity along break-wall considering the additives
Aroma   7.1 / 10
bonoxious spice (listed at 4%) outstrips fruit (banana weighing in, according to Coppeneur, at 20%??) w/ a sub-twist: ginger & blackberry, the former dominates, ripping nasal passages w/ very dry, box-cutter sharp capsaicins (shogaol compounds)
Mouthfeel   8.9 / 15
Texture: rigor-mortis gummy bears...
Melt: ... cremated into powder
Flavor   29.6 / 50
aroma foretold the destruction: candied ginger starts getting hot & strikes a nerve -> cocoa butter momentarily calms it -> dry tannins fight for flavor, pulled-off by the spice, which then beats on banana (too dehydrated & stiff to express any real banana-ness) -> fig & cocoa dregs at the bottom of a cement barrel (Fred Flintstone screaming 'yabba dabba don't') -> explodes off more ginger...
Quality   7.8 / 20
Imbalanced; reckless ginger way too exothermic, springing hot & steamrolling then pulverizing all in its path, forced to lay down in torpor - if it ain't dead already (e.g., banana). A bar that simply fails to contain it. Ridiculous formulation.

  

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