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This blend, created by long time smoker Art A., is a wonderful blend of Red Virginias, Perique, Latakia and Orientals.

BrandMars cigars & pipes
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia, Perique, Latakia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Extremely Mild, Mild, Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Extremely Mild (Flat), Mild, Medium
Room Note
Tolerable
2.7
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Passion Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Passion (28)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I've tried both the bufflehead tinned version, and the Mar's version. Both are good. I'm not a huge perique fan, but there isn't much in here to my taste buds. The virginia comes out the most. This is the only blend I regularly smoke that contains perique.

Very nice introduction to some blends that have multiple flavors profiles. I definitely like it for a change of pace away from my heavier latakia and balkan blends.

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CRDesertpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CRDesertpipe (2)
★★★☆
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a two pronged review, as I have tried both the Mars offering and the original Bufflehead Art's Mixture. The Mars version is a good place for a VA/VaPer smoker, or for that matter an Aro smoker, to crossover into the land of Latakia. A bit sweet from the Va's, it allows one to test a Latakia blend without being overwhelmed by the usual large dose of this tobacco, to the exclusion of other components. I give the Mars version 3 stars. The Bufflehead version, Art's Mixture, has the added treat of superior VA's, which have aged extremely well. If you can find this one, you are in for a real treat. More complexity from the age and components, and excellent flavor and balance. 4 Stars.

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Punchy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Punchy (19)
★★☆☆
Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

This is an absolute beginner's blend. High grade tobaccos are present, but the smoke is extremely light with little or no body. I do detect the flavor of the red virginia, but it is very thin. Although this blend is far better in quality than most, I can only reccomend it to the novice.

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