|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|rramstad (115)||Mild to Medium||Mild to Medium||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
This is an entry in the McClelland bulk series that is only carried by a few online vendors, as far as I can tell.
It is very goopy and sticks together in the bag. It requires a lot of drying time to achieve a smoke-able texture and once dried, reminds me of fish food -- little odd shaped very thin flat bits.
In the pipe, it can get very goopy as it burns, when I swabbed my pipe with a bent over cleaner at the end of the smoke, it came out black and tarry, so there's a lot of gunk going on the walls.
Now, all that said, it's got a very strong, distinct, caramel flavor, and is sweet without being overpowering. If you can keep it in the zone, which seems difficult, the flavors are really nice.
I would give it 1.5 stars if that was an option, because goopy pipe tobacco is a bummer. This has enough flavor, though, that I'll give it 2 of 4 as opposed to 1 of 4, if those are my only options.
Recommended for VA junkies that want to try everything, or sweet aromatic smokers that want to try a VA that isn't too far away from the other stuff they've been smoking.
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