70% Tanzania - Organic
A superb bean from an overlooked country. I don't know anyone else making this chocolate. And trust me I have A LOT of Other Peoples Chocolate (OPC).
Fruity with a slight slight slight sour cherry background, followed up with a nutty slight banana flavor.
There is a clean earthiness and upfront chocolate aroma. There are deep base fruits, dried prune and damson plum in the nose.
The chocolate has dark flavors of brown sugar, toffee, coffee, and a fully balanced citrus (lemon?) acidity. Soft cashew, raisin, and a silkiness are the overall impression. There is a lingering high note in the finish of bittering spice and baked raisin. In many ways, it puts me in mind of an English pudding. There is no astringency or bitterness to speak of.