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Country San Principe   
Type Dark   (73.5% w/ Nibs)
Strain Monka   (Amelonado; Amazon)
Source Príncipe   (Plantacao de Terreiro Velho)
Flavor Naked   
Style Old School      
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Taming the beast brought in from the wild for domesticated pet chocolate.
Appearance   5 / 5
an ancient walking modern city streets; absolutely perfection & an unpretentious take-me or leave-me honesty
Color: muddy waters felched the riverbanks & sun-dried dirt brown
Surface: bruised, scarred, lined, cracked, & scuffed
Temper: desiccated
Snap: a concussion
Aroma   8.7 / 10
erupts fire & water from the next zip code over - lava ash, roasted smoke, nothing “woody” but a huge swinging iroko tree banging the nose; dank herbs (big tobacco; coffeeberry, angelica root, wet soil), acrid-masked-acids (sour cherry, currant / riberry ferment, cinnamon ground deep inside, vinegar pulp) – wildly alive... jolting & jarring & absolutely gets your attention in a fight or flight reaction
Mouthfeel   12.4 / 15
Texture: deceptively soft despite nibs; medium bodied
Melt: ebb & flow
Flavor   42.9 / 50
soft taste: chocolate goodness thru & thru w/ brief blonde cherry sunrise & nib breakdown on terra cotta almonds; glimmers of aroma’s transfer appear faintly on the edges (minute cinnamon & coffee, oaken vanilla as a limninal element)
Quality   18.2 / 20
What you get is what you get – uncomplicated & mostly uninterrupted center-point chocolate. Deft even-handed roast controls tannins + just enough acidity for interest, while nibs add depth for a dry taste that nonetheless feels lubed.

  

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