Lindy's Rating: 5.0 (previously **)
Richard's Rating: 5.0 (previously **)
Guittard Nocturne had a medium-dark brown Bracken (PANTONE 19-1015) color. Breaking the bar gave a hard snap and released more aromas of roast in the form of cocoa, a red berry, a floral scent that Lindy identified as honeysuckle, and an earthy must.
The taste of this chocolate seemed sour to me and tart to Lindy, with flavors of citrus, the cocoa we smelled in the aroma, nuttiness, and some vanilla. It also tasted slightly ashy to me.
Nocturne had a smooth melt. The chocolate flavor left quickly after the chocolate was gone. The aftertaste was not bitter; instead we were left with a sour and somewhat ashy finish. Lindy could also continue to taste some of the nuttiness.
You can purchase Guittard Nocturne online directly from Guittard for $2.89, or from Chocolopolis for $2.99.