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Amano – Jembrana – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Fresh, zesty aroma with lots of lemony zip to suggest twang in the flavor. Mild is also a key word here since by no means is the aroma assertive, just jovial and very pleasing overall with accents of bitter almond and orange. T...
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Amano – Guayas – review – Hans-Peter Rot

More and more of Amano’s bars lately have taken on a distinct fermented twang, accented by purplish-red fruits such as cherries or prunes. And while Guayas is certainly no exception, it lacks anything else to differentia...
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Amano – Dos Rios – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Strong, powerful aroma, offering waves of lavender and a fermented fruitiness of prunes and cranberries with plenty of spice underneath. The effect is enhanced by the suggestion of acidity in the flavor, with accenting cedar an...
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Hachez – Wild Cocoa de Amazonas – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Near black is the color this bar emits, perhaps leaking out some red, but ominously dark nonetheless despite being attractively molded. Continuing, the aroma is subtle and very unimpressive with little more than a vague sweetne...
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Valrhona – Alpaco – review – Hans-Peter Rot

At first waft, Alpaco offends. It’s burnt and over-roasted, which for this origin (Ecuador) can be a good thing but here the impression Valrhona has made is total overkill. It’s a shame since the aroma exudes soph...
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Valrhona – Taïnori – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Despite the new packaging and molding and unfortunately smaller tablet size, the appearance of the chocolate is as impressive as always. Valrhona has stayed on top of its game here yet seems to have changed gears in the aroma. ...
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