|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1691)||Mild||None Detected||Mild to Medium||Tolerable to Strong|
Paul Olsen - 5610 (My Own Blend).
This is a very easy kake to work with. My tin contains two and a half blocks with a small proportion of the blend being broken into ribbons already. Crumbling the formed kakes is exceedingly simple: the moisture's brilliant and just a gentle rub turns the kake into perfect ribbons.
5610 can be lit with just a quick touch of the flame, and burns good, giving off a cool, bite-free smoke. With the flavour, the Latakia's responsible for a large amount of it, but doesn't detract from its counterparts too much. I get a greater amount of black Cavendish compaired to Virginia, this seems to have been added at a greater weight going by both the taste, and the dark appearance of my kakes; they look like they contain a higher proportion of black Cavendish and Latakia, than they do golden Virginia.
I get a fairly mild nicotine buzz from 5610, and I don't like the room-note.
I can't really fault the smoke, but all things considered: price, availability, and the fact it only comes in 100g tin (so if you don't like it your stuck with loads), I can't give it a high recommendation. Three stars seems fair:
Pipe Used: Chacom
Age When Smoked: 1 month
Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop
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