|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2270)||Medium||Strong||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The grassy, tartly citrusy, earthy, dark fruity Virginias form the base of the blend. The sugary black cavendish appear to be unsweetened. The sweet and sour apple topping has some depth, but plays second fiddle to the dry, woody, earthy, herbal, floral, sour mint and vanilla-like deer tongue. Both greatly sublimate the tobaccos, though you’ll still notice them a little. There’s a little spice present, but I’m not certain as to its origin. The strength and taste levels are medium. The nic-hit is a step past the mild to medium threshold. Won’t bite, but does have a slight rough note at times, due to the deer tongue. Burns clean, mostly cool with a fairly consistent sweet and savory flavor. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant, lingering after taste and room note. A different take on the aromatic genre, it’s not quite an all day smoke, but if you like deer tongue, you’ll certainly repeat it. Three and a half stars out of four.
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