|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1429)||Medium||Medium||Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
McGahey - Widecombe Aromatic.
Of late, I've been making a conscientious effort to try and review some of the lesser reviewed/un-reviewed blends. This is one of the latter, so there's no other reviews for me to read up on first!
This is a slightly perplexing blend; the aroma from the pouch is indicative of a strongly flavoured blend; the only inaugural word to come to my mind was 'herby'. I'm confused by it as it's a lot more citrusy tasting than herby and not as strong as I expected it to be.
I was expecting, from the description a deep and rich tobacco taste; smoky, grassy and sweet. What I received was a bit clumsy and crowded. It doesn't have anything REALLY bad about it, it's just a bit busy and it doesn't work with the added taste; although the extra flavours aren't too strong in their own right they're strong enough to clumsily mask any natural flavour.
As the mixture's quite coarse I was anticipating a slow burning tobacco; that didn't come to fruition, it's a lot faster than I wanted!
I hate to sound like a whining brat but there's another low point; after a smoke I'm left with a lingering taste of lemons in my mouth!
Aside from the fact that subjectively speaking I don't like this, I think it has a fair few good points. These good points aren't enough to raise it up from two stars though.
Pipe Used: Erik Nording
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: McGahey's
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