|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|kola (2)||Medium||Mild||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
As I have found with most of Finck's tobaccos, this must be sipped very slowly or it becomes quite hot, harsh, and bites hard. The ribbons are cut long enough that packing the pipe became a bit of a chore. I can't tell if the tobacco has been cased, but it tastes like it might have been. If you can keep the burn cool, there is a definite sweetness with a caramel-like flavor, and a light and sweet nuttiness.
I have tried this tobacco in a cob and in a briar, and it was equally difficult in both to keep the burn cool enough to enjoy. The flavor is quite enjoyable, if you can master the technique of keeping cool enough to stop the harsh bite - I couldn't. Maybe if it left in the jar for a few years it will mellow, but I'm not holding out much hope.
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