|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (1948)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Medium||Tolerable|
The Cyprian latakia may be the dominant ingredient - smoky, woodsy and fairly sweet - but this is not a lat-bomb. The Virginia is a grassy, citrus sweet base for the other components to play off. The Oriental/Turkish is woody sweet with a slight dry note in the background. The perique is a minor addition, and adds a small spice hit to add a little interest to the blend. Burns decently well until the last third of the bowl, and will leave some moisture in the bowl, and sometimes, a slight dottle if you use a decent size bowl. Has a consistent flavor, and won't bite. The strength is just shy of being medium, and the nic-hit is a shade past mild. Needs a few relights. Not quite an all day smoke. The after taste is okay. I would give this three stars, but the finish diminishes the experience, so it gets two and a half stars because of that.
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