Lindy's Rating: 7.5
Richard's Rating: 7.5
The 100 gram bar was formed into the traditional Pralus shape: a thick bar with a cursive Pralus imprint in the unscored bottom right quadrant and the rest scored into 24 pieces. The bar was then wrapped with gold foil and enclosed in a paper cover. The best before date on the chocolate we reviewed was 18 March 2013.
The color of the chocolate was a medium-dark brown Bitter Chocolate (PANTONE 19-1317). The surface was smooth, but very scuffed. The bar had a hard snap. Aromas from Indonésie included a smoky roast, earthiness, the scent of overripe fruit. The earthy smell was strongest. We couldn't quite nail down the overripe fruit: I thought it might be melon with a hint of cherry; Lindy thought it might be a pit fruit.
Indonésie tasted initially of a cocoa roast. I also noticed a bit of coffee in the roast. It was soon followed by unfolding fruits: we both experienced cherry, Lindy detected some additional red fruit, I tasted some cranberry and citrus. Flavors of tartness and a hint of sweetness were also present.
The melt was better than usual, and came in as more smooth. The length was medium, with the chocolate flavor lasting 20-25 seconds after the chocolate was gone. The final aftertaste was slightly sour and very slightly acidic.
You can purchase Francois Pralus Indonésie online for €4,00 directly from Pralus. The best deal online in the U.S. is for $7.99 at Chocolopolis. In the U.K., you can buy it online for £5.25 from Chocolate Trading Co.