This is a nicely crafted chocolate, however it was not my style. I prefer my chocolate with a lighter roast that allows the character of the bean to show. The maker of this bar applies a fairly heavy roast which gives it a nice "pure chocolate" flavor profile that will appeal to many, but largely destroys the terroir. The redeeming characteristic of this bar is that some residual bean character manages to show through the otherwise very dark, roasty notes. As expected the remaining character is something along the lines of leather or tobacco.
Stepping back from my personal preferences, the bar is very nicely crafted. The cacao-sugar ratio is near perfect. The mouthfeel is creamy and buttery, however not to the extent I typically encounter from European chocolatiers who tend to be more liberal in their additions of cacao butter compared to the best bean-to-bar American makers.
All in all, this is a bar that will satisfy many. However, if you are a fan of Arete, Ranger, or Sol Cacao, you may be disappointed by the lack of complexity.