|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2042)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
The mildly grassy, very sugary, deep citrus sweet bright flue cured and air cured Virginias take a lead over the tangy dark fruit, earthy, lightly spicy red Virginias. Both the flue cured and the air cured brights sport a little grassiness. The very nutty, molasses sweet burley also has some earth, and a touch of cocoa in the background. The spice, raisins and plum from the perique continually underscores the experience. The smoky, woody sweet Cyprian latakia is a gentle addition, mostly providing a flavor push to the blend. The nic-hit is just past the mild threshold. The strength and taste levels are a step closer to mild than they are to medium. No chance of bite, and has no dull or harsh moments. It burns at a reasonable pace, cool and clean with a very smoothly sweet, and lightly spicy consistent, subtly nuanced well balanced taste. Requires few relights, and leaves little dampness in the bowl as it easily burns to ash. Has a very pleasant after taste and room note. An easy going all day smoke with a little character. Three and a half stars.
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