|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|renwardhoop (93)||Very Strong||Very Strong||Full||Unnoticeable|
Warning : Aromatics smokers only
If you aren't or are new to this game then stay well away from this beauty.
It's everything aromatic detractors despise. The smell hits you the instant you pop that old tin. It's like having a lemon squeezed up your nostrils. At this point, anybody who failed to heed my warning should turn back now.
The tobacco strands are rich golden and deceptively alluring. It's moist, too and leaves the smell of lemons/limes on your fingers. It's reminds me of one of those bronchial sweets you can buy when you've got a bad cold. But then I suppose that's what bergamot is known for.
But ooeee is it strong or what. Light this lot up and pow! a gob full of lemony citrus power. Jeez, never known anything as strong as strong as this, and I have a cold as well! It borders on the soapy I must say like a lemon scented fairy liquid (that's washing-up liquid to the Americans).
It's barely smokable. There's little or no limit to this flavour longevity. It just stays on top all the way through (lots of relights) and just drowns the tobacco, which, I suspect, could be anything at all in this citrus brew, you just wouldn't know. But it's made by the Germans so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Ending ? Dottle ? Ash ? Didn't get that far. Couldn't finish the bowl. Equally - and somewhat strangely - there was no room note at all. Nothing. No comment of any kind.
So, really this is a very classy German blend, that someone has been really heavy handed on and, as a result, it barely registers much above the lowest of the low Meine Mixture.
Once again, avoid like the plague if you don'r care for aromatics, but try if a) you're lucky enough to be in Hamburg or b) you've got a cold.
Cough medicine for pipe smokers everywhere.
Anybody want their dishes done ?
Pipe Used: Corn cobs only !
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: DanPipe, Germany.
Similar Blends: I think i've made my point..
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