In the Ashanti language, 'ghana' stands for 'warrior king'. This bar, which comes in a royal-purple colored wrapper, pounds the senses down with a relentless 2-by-4.
Appearance 4.8 / 5
|Snap:||percussive / concussive|
Aroma 5.3 / 10
timid & tame: cereal grain, cocoa, harmattan dust & wool
Mouthfeel 9.4 / 15
|Texture:||full-bodied rotunda; bit dry & weather-beaten|
|Melt:||slow & lumbering|
Flavor 39.7 / 50
cereal cocoa -> wood drops in a deep tannin for chocolate bang -> raisins + creme de cassis (currants) bring purple tones -> more grain & gruel (corn, cassava, coconut) -> carob fronting as chicory fronting as coffee -> a 2nd wind of fruit... black cherry fudge cake -> a harmattan of cinnamon breathes thru crisscrossing mite mint & maple for burnt caramel to fudge brownie ending
Quality 16.9 / 20
Beans exceptionally well-dried to the point of possible improper storage issues to further dehydrate them; then compounded by Pralus' hot roast treatment - a warmth that translates into an alloyed cocoa network of grains, cereals (even soy lecithin used as emulsifier in this blend is overly expressed). Rocks it out right up there with Wheaties' Breakfast of Champions™.