“12-24” – down in 12 seconds; dead in 24. Rugged strongman survival material. Requires deep commitment – this chocolate talks... directly to you.
Appearance 4.6 / 5
|Temper:||anger shines thru|
|Snap:||cloak & dagger|
Aroma 9 / 10
violent earth: groundswell of soil, fungi, earthworms & decomposing undergrowth beneath tobacco smoke & forest air (oak, green & brown vines), cut by sharp fermenting red fruit
Mouthfeel 14.2 / 15
Flavor 41.9 / 50
shadows aroma: fresh young tobacco leaf just goes BITTER; you can gain strength from bitters or lose your will, but sometimes you get lucky... as here... an unforgiving tart shows up, raising the old saw ‘if it weren’t for bad luck there’d be no luck at all’; the 2 inciting each other w/ no sugar enforcer to kibosh it; core body temperature rises to hyperthermia, calling for bush medicine -> some exotica (nuts & stone fruit – maybe plum or apricot kernels) -> back to green (grass & unripe vegetal matter) - no relief... just endless after-effects: a branch in the dirt poking at the nerve-stems
Quality 17.5 / 20
Surprisingly well-managed & balanced; mostly Amazon but a few pedigreed beans tossed in the mix too, & butter - the only embracing character to help soothe it thru - tempers what could otherwise be a wrenching upheaval. For those seeking antioxidant strength more than good taste.