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Country France   
Type Brut   (85%)
Strain Blend   
Source (S America / Africa)
Flavor Naked   (w/ Earthen highlights)
Style Classic      (w/ Rustic tinge)
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A real savage beast in stockbroker clothing... bite this baby & it roars back. Break out the single-malt scotch & as much filet mignon as you want, ballers….this is your 85% low rider because Justin Kerr’s multi-volume pictorial titled The Maya Vase Book depicts spider monkeys from the Late Classic Period discharging cacáo seeds as excrement – possibly alluding to their well-known laxative effect. Eat up.
Appearance   4.8 / 5
Color: burnt umber
Surface: pretty to gaze at; great plate finish: soft w/ good refraction
Temper: clean sheen
Snap: loud
Aroma   8.3 / 10
red woods, cocoa, & the deep earth
Mouthfeel   12.6 / 15
Texture: oh, so smooth... but micro bean pieces too
Melt: perfect except the grind should’ve been a bit more exact (granules disturb the melt)
Flavor   42.6 / 50
espresso, Macanudo Maduro cigar, & black tea invaginate a high-quality dried prune -> intriguing toffee back notes -> finishes mahogany
Quality   18.8 / 20
Simultaneous contrast of smooth texture / walloping flavor. Roast walks the fine line…a second more & this bad boy will be gone forever. A tad more cocoa butter in the blend & this knocks socks off & eyeballs out. Still, all the rich dark flavors one expects from a solid 85% are here. Deep basso profundo bitterness in all the right places without being from the bad side of the bean... matched to that classic melt.

  

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