Tongue version of arm wrestling; very dark, somewhat merciless... harsh without being too brutal, just elegantly brutal. Expect to get pinned.
Appearance 4.4 / 5
|Snap:||on the DL (down low)|
Aroma 7.6 / 10
smell of old money: nibs, nuts, dry wood & cocoa dust -> sublevel flower & blue cheese
Mouthfeel 11.9 / 15
|Texture:||stiff poplin start til major butter works the cocoa mass|
|Melt:||none too quick (when rapid is called for) though it allows a progression that ever-so-slightly moderates bitter density|
Flavor 38.9 / 50
desiccated cocoa nib -> bitter constant -> iron slag -> warm black olive -> savory salt hit mixes w/ iron filings -> roasted pecan slightly cuts the challenge as finish fumigates the length
Quality 16.4 / 20
Extra butter helps, as does firm roast, though it could’ve gone a notch hotter. Thick dark mass in need of some light & air pocket by way of better bean selections.