Lindy's Rating: 3.0 (previously *)
Richard's Rating: 4.0 (previously **)
The aroma was similar to the 70%, with the addition of an elusive hint of red fruit. The taste, though, was quite different: a malted flavor was strongest, with the grapefruit more in the background. There was also some bitterness. The melt was a little smoother than the 70%. The length was short, but the malted flavor lasted longer than the grapefruit of 70%. The finish was definitely bitter.
The increased bitterness of the 85% bar made it distinctly less enjoyable, and overall we both liked the 70% better. Lindy liked both the Lindt 85% and 70% better than the Green & Black's. I liked the Green & Black's 70% better than both Lindt bars, but found the Lindt 85% better than the Green & Black's 85%.
As I wrote before, there is no list price for the Green & Black's bars, but I found them in the organic section of our local grocery store for $4.49.