In the tradition of the chef eating it in the kitchen before any guests arrive because it just isn’t quite ready for showtime.
Appearance 4.8 / 5
|Color:||beeeeaauuuutiful to look at; red-eye umber|
|Temper:||... absorbs light|
|Snap:||resounding - heard ‘round the world|
Aroma 8.1 / 10
fresh Spring earth / rich loam underneath cherries & chestnuts
Mouthfeel 11.3 / 15
|Texture:||smooth talker w/o silk or satin but annoying granules of nibs|
|Melt:||good mechanics if a bit too technical|
Flavor 39.2 / 50
baeline chocolate -> vanilla licorice -> cinnamon -> espresso finish
Quality 15.4 / 20
Good balance, good toast & flavors but no highs or lows / no passion or pizzazz, just a bit downcast... too much Africa in the mix, too little Macaïbo.