|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2028)||Mild to Medium||Extremely Mild||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
It’s very much like the flake version: A mildly tangy, creamy mellow straight Virginia flake with a lot of citrus, some dark fruit, hints of bread, and dried figs, all of it naturally inherent with a light sweet topping. There are mild hay, grass notes, with a little earth here and there. Not much complexity, and has a slightly more than mild nic-hit which makes it a no-nonsense all day smoke. Needs a little dry time, but it’s easy to break apart and burns slow, cool, and dry with no bite or harshness. Has a consistent flavor all the way through. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs a little more than the average number of relights. Has a pleasant after taste.
The difference between the flake and the plug is that the sweetness of the plug has a mild fermented quality due to the pressing, which very, very slightly dims the descriptives I mentioned in the first paragraph. The plug has a mildly more rounded taste as well, and perhaps the nic-hit is a shade more noticeable. There's also a minor vegetal hit I seldom get in the flake version.
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