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El Rey San Joaquin Private Reserve 70%
November 8, 2004
7:09 pm
legodude
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Doing some goooogling today on the word ocumare 61 and found on http://www.chocosphere.com El Rey San Joaquin 70% chocolate in 1kg blocks. This chocolate seems to be made from ocumare beans, which is interesting since the other chocolates are from Carenero Superior. It doesn`t say if it is ocumare 61, 67 or 77. Have anyone tried this chocolate, and maybe compared it with Puertomar, which also is ocumare 61?

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November 8, 2004
7:41 pm
Martin Christy
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They make a Rio Caribe couverture as well.

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November 8, 2004
8:27 pm
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no, lego, haven't tried it. have not ever had el rey before. but chocovic has an ocumare chocolate (71%) as well. can't say either whether it is 61, 67, 77 or any other number. it can be and has been compared to domori's puertomar i think. in fact i think sebastian here on the forum made the comparison.
i ate the bar too fast the make more than a fleeting comparison.

November 9, 2004
1:25 am
Hans-Peter Rot
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El Rey's San Joaquin is also Ocumare 61, as is the Chocovic Ocumare bar. The typical flavor is sweeter and reminiscent of cinnamon, and is somehwat similar to a high grade Forestero. Just do a side-by-side tasting between Chocovic's Ocumare and Guaranda.

November 9, 2004
2:59 pm
legodude
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How du you know that El Rey and Chocovic are ocumare 61? I could not find any info on that. I find the Ocumare from Chocovic very different from Puertomar. More like a forastero. I guess the special treatment in the Domori factory can explain some, but I hardly belive that the cacaos used are very close genetically.

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November 10, 2004
7:03 am
Hans-Peter Rot
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Its flavor is somewhat sweet with spice tones and some red fruits. Although the flavors do taste different, Chocovic's Ocumare tastes much more like Puertomar than Puertofino, imo (only if comparing the three). They both have spice, red fruits, and a peculiar bitterness, but they're conveyed differently due not only to manufacturer styles, but probably to type of bean; Domori probably uses higher quailty beans for Puertomar since the Chateau line is basically a super premium line of chocolate. Also, take into consideration that Chocovic is a dark roaster (more so than Domori), so the flavors might appear to be more subdued. Have you tasted Pralus' Venezuela bar? I think that this one is a good comparison to Chocovic's Ocumare, in terms of flavor.

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