A balanced blend of burley, flue-cured and oriental tobaccos. Developed for those who requested a flavored blend with a more pleasant aroma and a superior yet familiar American tobacco taste. Smooth and satisfying with a familiar finish on the palate.
Notes: Rowland Platinum takes the series even a bit lighter for a blend that has plenty of flavor without the heavy feel.
|Brand||D & R Tobacco|
|Blended By||Mark Ryan|
|Contents||Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia|
|Flavoring||Cocoa / Chocolate, Other / Misc|
|Packaging||1.42 oz tin, 14 oz bag|
Medium to Strong
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|"JY" (8)||Medium to Strong||Strong||Full||Tolerable|
Reviewing as RYO or MYO tobacco. Very moist, chunky pipe cut, difficult to inject. Mine required extensive drying, does not seem to effect the flavor. For RYO tobacco, has a very heavy topping. Research says cocoa. I get more of a fruit type smell and taste, I guess plum/prune like. Research often likens to Marlboro in taste, I think not at all. Long but not unpleasant fruity aftertaste. For me, more of a pleasant "change of pace" smoke, too fruity for mass consumption. Gets an extra star for balance/body/smoking comfort, I think it's best attribute. Three stars overall.
Edited 5/28/12: Sampled second bag. No way near as much "fruity" bag aroma or taste, just cocoa like this time. Crazy "night and day" difference. Same moisture/cut. Overall, I like this much better, decent flavor/good balance. Dilemma is product consistancy. First bag a weak 3 stars, this bag a strong 3 stars. Second time I have had consistancy/quality problems with D&R flavored blends, must downgrade to 2 stars for this.
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