My big YS order came in today, kind of a surprise because I was expecting it Monday or Tuesday. http://imgur.com/LxXminp Decided to start it off with this one.
Brews a light orange and emits a very cinnamon-y sweet and spicy aroma. The flavor is very complex; its strongly mineral, strongly fruity, somewhat spicy, and a little roasty. Notes of ripe melon, underripe citrus, wet rocks, toasted barley, nuts, and warming spice. Strong, fruity lingering aroma in the mouth. Later steeps are less fruity and aromatic with prominent woody notes. There’s a marine backnote that becomes more noticeable as you brew on, something like dried shrimp that might sound unpleasant but is actually quite nice.
Overall very nice and a good place to start with my shipment.
Flavors: Butternut Squash, Cinnamon, Fruity, Marine, Melon, Mineral, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Walnut, Wet Rocks