|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (1986)||Medium||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The richly smoky, woody sweet Cyprian latakia is the base of the blend. The Virginia has a fermented, stewed fruit and dark fruitiness with noticeable sugar and earth characteristics, indicating it is stoved. Like the woody, dry, earthy, herbal Java tobaccos, the Virginia is a supporting player. There’s also minor spice and clove notes that seems to come from the Java. The nic-hit is a step past the mild threshold. Won’t bite, but needs to sipped a little to avoid a warm feeling in the mouth. Burns clean at a slightly more than moderate pace with some creamy smoothness, a few rough edges, and a consistent flavor from start to finish. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant woody sweet, lightly savory after taste and room note. Can be an all day smoke.
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