This was one of the bags I was lucky enough to get from KC Coffeegeek. I've definitely been on the winning end of our relationship! He gets a lot of good coffee to try which means I get a lot of good coffee to drink. My reviews are not nearly as precise or detailed as his. Be sure to check out his take on anything I post about - especially if you're into details like water temp and so forth.
The details I can give you are that I brewed this in my Kalita Wave at a 15:1 ratio.
This one was bright and lively on it's own. The aroma reminded me of baked apples but I didn't detect any real spice in the cup. I got some light citrus flavors and brown sugar. It had a mediumish body with an aftertaste that was on the shorter side. Over all it was a nice enjoyable cup of coffee.
Until I bit into my Kind bar. Salted caramel Kind bar to be exact. Every tastebud in my mouth screamed "OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!" Awful. It magnified the brightness to about 1000%. Felt like someone had washed down the inside of my mouth with an astringent.
So I drank some water and put the Kind bar into a baggie.
I then tried some cheese. Sharp cheddar and pepper jack. The coffee was excellent with the cheese. A bit better with the pepper jack than the cheddar. The brightness of the coffee was balanced out and the whole experience was different. If I had started with the cheese before trying it without food - I would have said this was a very mellow cup. It's always fascinating to me how things work together (or not) to make both appear different than they do on their own.
The Peaks was enjoyable and filled in New York on my map!