|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1718)||Very Mild||Medium to Strong||Medium||Very Strong|
Gawith Hoggarth - Kendal Rosedale Cherry.
Ah, another cherry aromatic, just what the world needs!
The first point I'll make is this: it's not comprised of only Virginia like the description says; about a quarter of the pouch's contents are jet black with the rest being medium to dark brown. My inaugural thought is "Black Cavendish, Burley and Virginia" and once I'm smoking it that thought's imminently attested.
One of the redeeming factors of Rosedale is the style of the cherry flavouring; it's been added in such a way as to make it not seem too strong or sickly in comparison to some other cherry aro's. That, sadly, is the end of any redemption.
It bites like mad, the smoke's far too hot, there's no nicotine, it gives an aftertaste that's reminiscent of a sewer, and the room note's horrid!
Pipe Used: Commoy's Elegance
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Robert Graham
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