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Full of contrast but harmonic, this blend consist of honey colored Virginias and black cavendish with the gentle aroma of chocolate and smoky Scotch whiskey. Full-bodied pleasure for relaxing moments. Blended by hand in Germany.

Notes: Planta's Tobacco of the Year for 2010. Still available in bulk from a number of online tobacco sellers.

Blended ByPlanta
Manufactured ByPlanta
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Whisky
CutBroken Flake
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Strong
Medium to Strong, Strong
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Tolerable to Strong
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2151)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The honey colored Virginias offer a bit of citrus and grass with a little earth and dark fruit as well as a touch of the floral and spice. The sugary black cavendish adds a smoothness as a supporting player. The smoky scotch whisky has some death and a slightly distracting bitter alcohol note, and is more obvious than the gentle chocolate topping, which underscores the experience. Both sublimate the tobaccos to a fair degree. There is a fruitiness that seems more prominent than the tobaccos should be providing, and I’m wondering if a drop or two of fruit topping is also in the mix. A peppery, clove-like spice of some kind was added, too. The strength and taste are just past the center of mild to medium. The nic-hit falls just short of the center. Won’t bite or get harsh. The burn rate is moderate, and the sweet and sour flavors hold on to the finish in a consistent manner, and translate into the lingering after taste. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs an average number of relights. That bitter note reduces this to two stars.

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Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Strong Strong Medium Tolerable to Strong

Anno MMX

Star Rating = 2.5

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 7

Room Note = 7

Flavor = 7

Bite = 7

Burn = 7

After Taste = 7

Raw Score = 42

Rated Percentage = 70%

Comment = Fruity Pouch Note & Strong Flavor, Bitter with a lot of Bit while smoking, this is not a very enjoyable smoke

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