|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Harry (13)||Medium to Strong||Medium||Full||Very Pleasant|
Another lovely tobacco from GQ. Since discovering this unique blender/retailer, I've fallen in love with their tobaccos. Rouge gives a truly wonderful smoke. The tobacco has a sweet, aromatic aroma in the bag, lively and crisp, spicy and fruity. Moisture is perfect. No need to further rub out. It packs the bowl easily and comfortably. Lighting up gives lovely, clean smoke, fresh tasting and with that bite of spice from the Perique, coupled with the sweetness of the Virginias. Aroma/room note are exceptional, in my opinion. It stays lit, too and last evening I found I needed only one relight. A pepperiness comes through, but it is the sweetness that attracts as well. Sipping is recommended, as it could burn hot if you gulp at it. Strength is medium to full and the Perique adds that extra depth and dimension. Flavours, after the initial raw and fresh few puffs, settle down to a fuller, most satisfying sensation and the freshness continues but in a more mature way. More or less smoked the whole bowl and enjoyed every moment. I highly recommend this tobacco.
Pipe Used: Eltang Oscar
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: GQ Tobaccos direct
Similar Blends: GQ Nottingham Noir, which is stronger and spicier.
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