|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|DenizBeck (241)||Mild||None Detected||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
A great mixture to start the day! For the last days I smoked this as my after-breakfast-smoke, because it's mellow, sweet and yet tobacco-y enough to keep me interested and satisfyied. Sadly I haven't found out why it is calles "PSoG", I'll update if I get to know what the name is about.
The 100g bag comes for 14€ which contributes to the All-Day-Smoke feeling of this smoke. This can be enjoyed all day, every day! Nothing spectacular, but solid as rock in its simple but tasty aroma.
Opening the bag, which is filled with mostly bright- and medium-brown to red-ish ribbons and highlighted by some black speckles, I perceive a decently (honey-)sweet scent that has some minor spice and decent tobacco aroma to it. Just very slightly nutty-earthy note, an a whiff of sourness is lurking in the back.
Comes perfectly conditioned and can (but doesn't have to be) dried out for maybe 30-45 mins. Even without drying it burns even, without flaws, nor problems.
Smoldering in the pipe it shows its All-day merits. Sugary sweet, slightly citrusy Virginias form the base and are not only balanced, but enriched by the earthy Virginias, which in interplay with the whiff of Burley in this blend (2,5%) create a somewhat nutty-earthy flavor to lend this mixture some spice. The Perique is only a minor addition (also 2,5%) and adds very minor sourness and tweaks up the spice a bit to achieve a decent, but satisfying spice in this blend. A toasty, almost fermented dimension is added by the (unflavored) black Cavendish that rounds off the blend to a really perfect and easily enjoyable smoke.
Mellow, but with the perfect amount of spice to be digestible in the morning, and adding some tartness to the smoke. Sugary sweet, but balanced by earthy and nutty aroma to also appeal to the smokers who prefers some tang in his smoke. Not overly complex, but rich and "deep" enough to satisfy and keep one interested. Really the definition of an "All-Day-Smoke".
I think this will appeal to a lot of different smokers. Burley-aficionados will like this for the nutty-earthy and sweet aroma. Virginia fans will value its natural sweetness that has some decent, never obtrusive spice to it. Aromatic lovers who want to lean towards more natural tobacco will like this as a perfect introduction into natural pipe tobaccos, but also like a sweetish aroma and a nice room note.
4/4 stars, of course...! I haven't stumbled upon a Motzek blend that's below 3-star worthy...this guy (Tom Darasz) knows what he's doing and he does it all by himself! He only has 1 co-worker for production, but blends and creates all blends himself. He's the "head, torso and legs" of Motzek/TAK speaking in metaphors, which makes the low prices and very high quality even more valueable to me. Chapeau!
Pipe Used: Clay Pipes / Various Briars
Purchased From: http://dein-tabak.de/index.php (Motzek)
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