Very bitter. Like, shudder-when-you-drink-it bitter.
Greg and I took it on a picnic with us — cheeseburgers, fries, cookies, water, and apricot beer. (We found out later that no alcoholic beverages are allowed at parks in Charlotte. Oops.) So we’re sipping on it, cringing, not liking it very much…
…Until we start eating the cookies.
I evidently don’t understand taste chemistry as well as I thought I did, because I was expecting a donuts-and-OJ effect: more bitterness. But the cookies actually smoothed away almost all the bitterness into something much more palatable.
Greg was much more a fan than I was, but I would definitely try it again if I planned it with a sweet meal.