Box Chocolate Review

Truffle Shop

Info Details
Country USA   (Nevada City, CA)
Style Old School      
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Original version of a bar... of the old-stool saloon variety.

These alcoholic shots are the decoctions of former monk Willem DeGroot who traded the Holy Ghost for some direct spirit & strength - probably over the course of several late late-nights during an agnostic period between dipping Eucharists into wine & opening a truffle shop in the shadows of hookers & gamblers across the state border in Nevada.

Just answering God’s darker calling... bearing names like Café Diablo, 151 Rum, & Chocolate Oblivion.

The kind of priest when walking into his confessional to bare your sins, you start with “OK Father, you first.”

Presentation   4.8 / 5
very Erté, almost flamboyantly dramatic from a pointed personality donning stove pipe hat & bicycle bar moustache; hunks & tufts of chocolate w/ great swirl-top designs
Aromas   4.4 / 5
smells drunk; when the appetite wants to be sated
Textures/Melt   7.9 / 10
Shells: medium-thick
Centers: creamy pillows yield & then strike; mid to occasionally light-bodied
Flavor   43.6 / 50
fortified & vaporous; never wanders in the Land of Nod or gets shy w/ the elements; very plain lexicon; bold, integrated, & sueded
Quality   24.9 / 30
Some of the best use yet of Callebaut denominations. Happy mean between candy palettes & more exacting demands, for a fine midpoint.
Selections
Couverture: Callebaut
151 Rum – vapor-kill flamed by 151 until cocoa smooths over & out at the back

Key Largo – lime key smooth, tropics thru & thru

Café Mocha – mousse hollow w/ neither a center nor a hole; just pure whipped presence

Double Dutch – 3-cocoa blend equals triple Dutch; excellent

Café Diablo – fortified coffee straight to the border of cocoa, cut slightly w/ orange zest

Black Tulip – cognac & secrecy mysteriously combine into a brushfire

Chocolate Oblivion Torte – twitch too sweet, otherwise a thicker congested cousin to a Chocolate Bruno; moist mud mousse; excellent cross-spectrum appeal
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