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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...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 
 
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Bonnat – Java Chocolat au Lait 65% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Java looks particularly impressive out of the wrapper–better than many of Bonnat’s bars–bearing a lovely gloss and lack of molding imperfections even if the bar looks sterile and plain by virtue of no decorati...
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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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Santander – 36% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

For a milk chocolate, the appearance couldn’t be anymore impressive. It has a lovely gloss and practically no defects to suggest carelessness, haste, or that the percentage is a mere 36%. It’s a top notch exterior...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 

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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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Vintage Plantations – Arriba 75% 2004 – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Already, this bar shows a more promising start than its higher percentage kin. It looks more uniform and smoother, flaunting a flat and even surface, without any unsightly marks. However, once the bar comes into complete focus,...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 




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