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A full bodied latakia blend made the traditional way. With the best Virginia, the finest Oriental leaves, dark fired Kentucky, a good pinch of Louisiana perique and of course a good amount of smoky latakia.

Notes: A full-flavored F&K blend, but not overly strong. A pleasant, gentle, and cool smoke.

BrandF & K
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsKentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
None Detected
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

F & K - Black Bayou Mist.

Quite coarse ribbons, going through all shades of brown from some that are nearly black to a few golden ones, with the majority being medium brown. The hydration's too low, shame because that's one of the few negatives.

For the beginning of the smoke the Latakia accounts for the largest proportion, with the Kentucky and Oriental giving a joint support. I couldn't detect much Perique at the start, but it reared its head as soon as the burn had stabilized. When this appears the smoke develops a dark fruitiness, and becomes a lot more enjoyable. The fiery note from the Kentucky also calms down when the Perique joins in; it's still present, but nowhere near as formidable as at the beginning. It burns very independently, but because of the dryness it goes too fast.

The nicotine's above medium, and although the room-note smells nice, it manufactures lots of smoke in the room.....too much.

I'll rate Black Bayou Mist with three stars, the dryness removes the fourth star it would get. If it weren't for that it would be a BRILLIANT smoke.


Pipe Used: Peterson Sherlock Holmes Lestrade P'Lip

Age When Smoked: One month

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