Friday, July 9, 2010

Pralus Ghana

Manufacturer: Pralus
Cocoa Content: 75%
Manufacturer Website
Rating: A

Up for tasting today is another selection from Pralus's "Pyramide des Tropiques". Today's selection is a dark chocolate whose cocoa comes from the West African country of Ghana. The Pralus Ghana is deep ebony purple with ruby highlights. A pleasant bitter cocoa presents itself to the palate first. Powerful floral aromatic flavors show up next. The acidity level is on the mild-to-moderate side. Hazelnut and pomegranate flavors are here along with toasted notes and some roasted peanuts.

Chewing the Pralus Ghana dark chocolate releases more complex aromatic flavors including fresh cut grass, floral notes, tobacco and cherries. The finish has dark roast coffee along with some tobacco notes. The mouthfeel has a nice creaminess to it.

The Pralus Ghana is my favorite so far as I work through their "Pyramide des Tropiques" chocolate sampler. There is a nice bitter kick that is well-balanced with the other flavor characteristics. The flavor alternates between roasted notes and aromatics without ever clashing or producing an off-taste. The Pralus Ghana is a great, complex dark chocolate that I recommend highly.

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