Mahleb the heart of the St. Lucie Cherry seed/pit.
I have found this to be a welcome and interesting spice addition to beer.
To taste the seed by itself is like a mix of Cherry and Almond. But there
is a heady aromatic quality reminiscent of chinese 5 spice.
I have added this spice to my current solera project and am quite pleased
with the results at this early sampling.
F.Y.I. a little goes a long way. I added 1/2 lb to a 13 gallon batch and
it is almost too much. I hope it will diminish over time and maybe better
utilized at lower dosage quantities.