|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|NobbyR (75)||Mild||Very Strong||Medium to Full||Very Pleasant|
A friend of mine had recently bought this tobacco (in 2015) and was so enthousiastic about it, he got several tins and persuaded me to try a bowl when we met.
It's a colourful tin, but not vacuum-packed. Due to the foil bag in it, the tobacco was still in a good condition. However, the ribbon cut mixture contained quite a few twigs and consisted a lot of Black Cavendish. The tin note was very sweet, pleasant, and smelled of exotic fruit like mango. No tobacco scent whatsoever was decernable.
Filling and lighting my pipe was easy. From the beginning of the bowl right down to the bottom all you can taste is this strong, indisdinct fruity sweetness which has a slight musty finish. Again, it's not unpleasant, but there is no tobacco flavor at all. It needs to be smoked deliberately cool and slow or it'll bite your tongue, and your pipe will start to sputter. The fragrant room note equals the taste. Be careful! This tobacco ghosts your pipe after just one bowl.
Even though I like to smoke an aromatic from time to time, I didn't go out to get a tin of my own.
Pipe Used: Stanwell Lilje
Age When Smoked: New
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