|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (1951)||Medium||Medium||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The grassy, citrusy, slightly dark fruity and earthy Virginias form the base of the blend, and are team players. The nutty, earthy, lightly molasses sweet burleys are a tad more obvious. The whole chopped cigar leaf is one of the leading components: woody, semi-sweet and lightly leathery and earthy. The floral, dry, mildly sour, spicy and buttery sweet Oriental underscores the experience. The dash of chocolate topping is just noticeable. The sweet rum topping has a little richness. The description claims this blend “incorporates Royal Yacht”. I suppose it does because I most certainly taste it here in a mild way, and I’m thinking the Virginias from RY with that familiar topping was added. The toppings sublimate the tobaccos quite a bit without drowning them out. The taste level is a step past medium. The nic-hit closer to medium than it is to mild by the time you reach the last third of the experience. No chance of bite or harshness. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with subtle complexities and a consistently deep flavor from top to bottom. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant, lightly lingering after taste. Not quite an all day smoke, but it is repeatable.
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