|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2042)||Medium||None Detected||Medium||Tolerable|
The grassy, citrus and dark fruity Virginias also have a little earth and floralness, and form the base of the blend in a support role. The smoky, woody, lightly sweet Cyprian latakia is a team player despite its presented amount. The natural burley is a little nutty, with hints of toast and molasses, as it plays lightly below the level that the Virginias do. The perique is a tad more than a condimental addition, and offers more plum than raisins and spice. The dry, floral, woody, slightly buttery sweet Oriental lurks in the background. A little pinch of sugary black cavendish helps to smooth out potential rough edges. The nic-hit is just past the mild to medium level. No chance of bite or harshness even when pushed. The product is produced in an easily broken apart cake form, burning cool and clean with a very consistent, nuanced flavor from start to finish. Leaves just a little dampness in the bowl, and requires a few relights. Has a pleasant, lingering after taste and room note. Not quite an all day smoke.
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