Exposed architecture that even at completion still resembles a construction site. If you're shopping for a chocolate velvet Elvis, go with Venchi because this is Chuck D Public Enemy bringin' the noise.
Appearance 4.7 / 5
|Surface:||thick solid pour w/ cute li'l studs neatly lined-up by God in a queue to honor George Carlin (RIP)|
Aroma 8.2 / 10
viscous cocoa syrup waxes over the Piedmont w/ its mountain flowers 'n herbs + lowland grapes & grains
Mouthfeel 11.3 / 15
|Melt:||macro-remains... splatter & shrapnel all over; + slight grip too|
Flavor 38.1 / 50
hazels pop right thru the cocoa haze -> good subsoil backing terrain -> simultaneously catches sugar & a tannic bitter in a surreal moment akin to raining in the sunshine -> chocolate starts to absorb nuts w/o incorporating them fully into its fold -> persistent cacáo bean husk rides out the length; unctuous hazelnut oil the after-math
Quality 15.6 / 20
Bit of a disjunct, as textural composition prevents flavors - even after long bouts of mastication & rumination - from fully integrating & interplaying. Instead they tend to stack & segregate; the subcomponents maintaining their individual frames - especially Piedmont hazelnuts - at the expense of cohesion & synergy.