|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2163)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Medium||Very Pleasant|
The very citrusy, mildly grassy, sugary Virginia honeydew also has a touch of honey as the base of the blend. The other Virginias offer some ripe dark fruit, a touch of stewed fruit, earth, wood and a small spice note. The unsweetened black cavendish is slightly toasty with some brown sugar in a condimental role. The nutty, woody, earthy, lightly floral white burley adds depth and body as a secondary player. The tangy lemon topping takes a little of the lead over the spicy clove and floral rose oil. The cherry and honey are in the background, but all the toppings work seamlessly together, and tone down the tobaccos to a medium extent. They slightly weaken in the last third of the bowl, but you’ll always notice the power of the tobaccos. The strength is almost medium, while the taste does reach the medium mark. The nic-hit is mild to medium. No chance of bite or harshness. Well balanced, it burns cool, clean and a little slow as some broken flake is in the mix. The deep, rich, sweet flavor is fairly consistent with a touch of floral savoriness, which translates to the lingering after taste. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. Can be an all day smoke for the veteran aro smoker.
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