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Scharffen Berger – Bittersweet 70% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Aroma can be smelled from several feet away. I’d say it’s got a spunky character, gushing redness in heavy doses, mainly tart cherries and grapes with a countering ash as well, but unlike similar bars, it works qu...
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Scharffen Berger – Finisterra – review – Hans-Peter Rot

In celebration of its 10th year in business Scharffen Berger has released Finisterra, a blend of beans from Venezuela, Trinidad, and Madagascar. It’s a bar with a light magenta color and an aroma similar to red wine with...
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Scharffen Berger – Semisweet – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Like most Scharffen Berger bars, the aroma is highly fruity, emphasizing raspberries, but it’s also got some coconut and brown sugar, which softens the fruit and makes the scent as a whole warm and inviting, like a steam...
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Domori – Carupano – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Carupano looks sleek out of the wrapper, showing good sheen and lack of severe rippling that Domori’s low impact processing tends to impart. An auburn-orange color adds noticeable appeal, but the aroma is pungent and nee...
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Scharffen Berger – Antilles – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Scharffen Berger’s ninth bar in its Limited Series is a blend of four origins: Trinidad, Grenada, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. It looks fantastic atop its protective foil, radiant with a deep sierra color and magen...
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Bonnat – Porcelana – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Bonnat has gotten their hands on another rare and revered cacao, this time some Porcelana beans sourced from Venezuela. The bar looks better than most Bonnat bars and shows the company took extra care in the temper and mold. Th...
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