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Michel Cluizel – Noir de Cacao 72% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

The aroma is fairly plain and simple, not too complex in character but indulgently satisfying with its in-your-face chocolatiness. It’s somewhat earthy, though, with head notes of tobacco and woody cinnamon. With such an...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 
 
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Bernard Castelain – Chocolate Noir – Tradition 71% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

The front of the bar looks classy and shiny, sectioned in large pieces, each of which containing a cacao pod relief. The backside, however, shows lots of action as well, in the form of bubbling and swirling. A near black color ...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 

 
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Michel Cluizel – Hacienda ‘Los Anconès’ – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Right out of the box the bar looks glossed and molded to perfection, and shows a bright magenta and medium brown color. Aroma is also impressive if a bit strange, emitting olives primarily and then tobacco and cherries undernea...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 
 
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Slitti – Super Novanta Tropicale – review – Hans-Peter Rot

If Arriba already were an intimidating looking bar, at 90% it looks even more so, and Slitti’s masterful temper and mold make the visual appeal all the more magnificent. Continuing this trend, the aroma is simply seducti...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 

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Michel Cluizel – Noir Infini 99% cacao – review – Hans-Peter Rot

This is a chocolate that holds a commanding presence right from the moment you set eyes on it. The gorgeous appearance is glossy and emits a red-black hue that intimates of an extreme impact on the taste buds. Inhaling the arom...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 

 
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Pralus – Papouasie – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Despite Pralus’ new adoption of heartier packaging, rough shipping has nonetheless afflicted the bar with minor damage in the form of chipping around the edges. Other than that, the bar looks near perfect in temper and mo...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 




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