|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2040)||Medium||Mild to Medium||Medium||Very Pleasant|
The red Virginia is tangy, dark fruit sweet with a little earth. The bright Virginia is mildly grassy with some citrus and a slight floral, vegetative hit. They form the base for the other components to play off of, though they shine all the way throughout the experience. The mildly spicy Kentuckys also add some wood. They serve a complementary role most of the time, and every one in a while, they’ll do just a little more than that. The burley is earthy and nutty with a toasty sweetness in a supporting role. The sweet and tart Balsamic vinegar also sports a very minor sour note, and while the topping is noticeable, it does not drown out the tobaccos. The nic-hit is a shade closer to medium than it is mild. The strength and taste are medium. Won’t bite, and has no dull or harsh spots. Well blended with some subtle and obvious complexity, it burns at a moderate pace, cool and clean with a very smooth, consistent and synergetic flavor from start to finish. Requires few relights and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl as it easily burns to ash. The aftertaste pleasantly lingers a little. The room note is pleasing. Could be an all day smoke for the experienced smoker, and a very repeatable one for those who aren’t.
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