This classic Madagascan dark has the vibrant fruity profile typical of this popular bean.
An earthy jam aroma leads to opening tones of bright plum. The initial fruit recedes and a wave of citrus and tart cranberries breaks through. This wonderful rush of flavour is a great example of the notes a maker can coax out of its beans. The bar ends on a more rounded chocolatey finish with a acid undercurrent.
The Smooth Chocolator’s Madagascan beans are from Bertil Akesson's 2015 harvest. A familiar name to anyone who knows their craft chocolate, Akesson was one of the first people to make great quality beans available to small makers. Now artisans from America to Australia are crafting bars with his beans. What makes them so special, is that each maker’s bar will different as they each create their own unique expression of Akesson's beans.