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Michel Cluizel – Chocolate Noir 60% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Cluizel has always impressed visually, and this bar doesn’t falter in its temper or finish. Flat, lustrous, and perhaps darker than one would expect for a chocolate of this class, the reddish brown bar sits immaculately ...
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Green & Black’s – Dark 70% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Green & Black’s dark brown packaging is a perfect match for the dark brown, slightly purple bar inside. It’s a well glossed and tempered bar, matched by an aroma that’s just as refined. It’s an ...
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Pralus – Tanzanie – review – Hans-Peter Rot

For a Forastero, the bar dons a striking shade of orange-brown more akin to a Trinitario, which is definitely lighter than one would expect for this bean. The finish looks near flawless, customary for Pralus, while the aroma is...
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Amano – Ocumare – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Amano offers no room for complaints. The bar is slick and lustrous, while the color is beautiful, reflecting the light red theme of its box, complete with a dark brown background instead of black. As for aroma, expect dark frui...
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Michel Cluizel – 1er Cru d’Hacienda Concepcion – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Very few air bubbles exact their toll on the surface, but otherwise, there are no flaws as Cluizel obviously accedes to perfection with appearance, including a color that approaches the red-brown side of things. Aroma has some ...
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Amano – Madagascar – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Unlike the minimalist packaging, the bar itself conveys plenty of action such as swirling, air bubbling, and even cracking, but the color, however, is pretty and highly typical for the origin: light and orange, highlighting bri...
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