Friday, December 15, 2017

Dick Taylor Northerner Blend 73% cacao

The flavors I am tasting from this bar remind me of blackberry with an astringent aspect. There is a fair amount of bitterness, though the aftertaste is relatively mild. 8.5

The tasting notes on this bar state: "Dried Apricot / Honey / Cocoa". Okay, I would say most chocolate bars would taste like cocoa, but as for the dried apricot flavor I can see that from some of the astringent taste I noticed.

The label also notes that the bar is a blend of Madagascar and Brazil cacao. It is named after the SS Northerner, a side-wheeled steam ship which struck a reef off of Humboldt County, just south of Eureka, CA, where Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate is located.

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