|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2248)||Medium to Strong||Medium||Medium to Full||Very Pleasant|
The deeply rich cherry/amaretto topping is the star, and yet, it manages to allow the smoker to taste the bold earthy, dark fruit sweet Virginia underneath. The Virginia also has a touch of spice and a hint of vegetative floralness. You’ll notice most every aspect of the components in every puff. The nic-hit is closer to medium than it is to mild. The strength and taste thresholds are a little past the medium level with the taste level being slightly stronger than that of the strength. Won’t bite or get harsh even when pushed. Burns at a moderate pace, cool and clean with a very smooth, creamy consistent taste. Only in the last quarter of the bowl do you get even the very slightest weakening of the topping as the strength of the Philippine Virginia peeks out a mite more. Requires few relights, and leaves very little moisture in the bowl. Easily burns to ash. Leaves a very pleasant, lingering after taste and room note. Has a bit of boldness and noticeable depth of flavor, so I would not classify this as an all day smoke for a novice aromatic smoker, and probably not for an experienced one.
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