|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|ScannerDarkly7 (6)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Medium||Pleasant|
An interesting concept of blending an aromatic with latakia. The latakia keeps this a wonderfully cool smoke, and for me is at the front of the tobaccos. Does a strong taste of latakia work well with chocolate vanilla? I think so, it's perfectly balanced. The chocolate is more of a spicy chocolate, namely because of the latakia, and the vanilla is a constant flavour throughout -- it doesn't burn off leaving you with cheap tobacco half way through the bowl like many aros.
The flavourings are uniform from the start of the bowl to finish, and this burns without any bite down to a fine ash. I had recently moved away from aromatics due to "aroma deception", disappointment, hot burning, and bite onto latakia-heavy English blends. This is a great blend to either rekindle an English smokers taste for aromatics again, or as a brilliant insight into gorogeous latakias found in English and oriental blends for dedicated aromatic smokers.
Highly recommended. After one bowl, I'm always tempted to have another.
Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman corn cob
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: http://www.gqtobaccos.com/
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