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Copper Fox Original, 48%

Price: $50 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

The hand-malted barley was dried with apple and cherrywood smoke. The rustic nose delivers wicker furniture, dried leaves, salty brine, tobacco leaf, chocolate fudge, and cigar ash. It is smoky in an unconventional yet alluring way. A silky palate brings more ash, paprika, cracked black pepper, and bitter espresso. With water, barrel char, campfire smoke, and milk chocolate. There is even more smoke on the finish, along with a light citrus note, wax, and spice.