Orange under a bread-white head that clings stubbornly to the sides of my glass. Swirls with a few splashes of lace while retaining a full thick head.
Boozed spiced oaked peaches, apricots, kumquats, aloe, plantains, and guava. Cumin, ginger root, and grains of paradise are sprinkled throughout. Yeasty sourdough bread – kneaded and risen but not yet baked. Greenness in the back of plantain skins and dried herbs. White pepper and oak.
While the nose was spicy, dry, and mildly sweet, the palate is another story – sweet, sticky, and borderline cloying. Like biting into yeasty sourdough bread risen but not baked (just like the nose) and drizzled with raw honey fresh from the honeycomb. Intense flavor and intense undercurrent of spicy heat. More spice along with oak on the sides. Green aloe plant and cactus in the back of each swallow. Apricots and kumquats on top.
An intense and hot brew that could very well do with some ageing to smooth out the rough edges. Also, as much as I enjoyed the individual flavors, they never quite meshed harmoniously.
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