Burley and cavendish intermixed in this ribbon cut blend. Uncertain casing, but very light and not goopy at all. Burns at average rate for ribbons down to gray ash.
|Blended By||Lane Limited|
|Flavoring||Other / Misc|
Mild to Medium
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|PaulLundblad (3)||Medium||Mild to Medium||Medium||Very Pleasant|
This is a bulk tobacco that my local tobacconist in Pittsburgh carries. Distributed by Lane, so I'm sure it's available elsewhere possibly under a different name.
Consistency: It's a speckled burely/black cavendish blend, ribbon cut, not too moist.
Flavor/Taste: It's an aromatic, but I can't really put my finger on what the casing is. If I had to pick something I'd say it's vanilla-ish, but not completely. The casing is by no means overwhelming, and provides just the right amount of sweetness to not clog up the pores of the pipe. For this reason I smoke it in my meerschaum a lot. The flavor overall is slightly creamy and semi-sweet. Overall I see it as what a good aromatic should taste like.
Room note: It's a crowd stopper. Another one of those tobaccos that will make other people want to smoke a pipe because of the knock out smell of your pipe.
Strength: I'd say this is would be a medium blend FOR AROMATICS. I don't compare it to English or VA's because those are completely different ballparks. When smoked in a fairly decent sized pipe this provides me with a great relaxing buzz.
Burn: This burns very cool, in meerschaum or in briar. It provides great billowing clouds of smoke, which I absolutely love. Being that it's not very wet it burns down completely to ash as well.
Overall comments: At this moment this is probably my favorite tobacco. I see it as my "comfort smoke" because I know that when I go smoke it it will taste, smell, and smoke exactly the way I want my pipe to do. For those times when you need something constant to settle the waters I turn to this and get lost in thought. If you can find it in your tobacconist, get an ounce. It's well worth it.
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