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September 14, 2005 - 4:04 pm
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The comany Rausch in Berlin has a series of "Plantagen Ccokolade", which I recently tasted four of. They were the Santo Domingo, Amazonas, Arriba and Tobago (see the website http://www.rausch.de).
Santo Domingo had a very nice, typical caribbean nutty trinitario taste, but is IMHO to sweet at 55%. Amazonas is the leats good, it has a clean taste which drowns in sugar at 60%. Both of these would have been very good at 70%. The Arriba 70% has a very good, clean forasteros taste, withouth the typical forasteros harshness. Tobago 75% is remarkably mild for the %-tage, with hints of banana and walnut.

The Rausch chocolates are not subtle, rather clear, clean tastes. May be not the super class of Domori&co, but certainly way above the run-of-the-mill-seventysomethingpercents.

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Arriba is my Rausch favourite. I used to buy it in Germany at a fair price. In Sweden the price is too high.

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Not that you could probably taste this amidst the flood of sugar, but did you perhaps notice any tannic or acidic properties in the Dominican Republic chocolate?

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Originally posted by Montegrano

Not that you could probably taste this amidst the flood of sugar, but did you perhaps notice any tannic or acidic properties in the Dominican Republic chocolate?


Slightly acid may be, but not tanninic. Nuts were very prominent.

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