|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|PC Plod (56)||Medium||Mild||Medium||Very Pleasant|
The name Extra Fine is misleading, because this is not a fine cut pipe tobacco. Instead the cut looks more like a Dutch cavendish: chunky broken flake pieces with some occasional ribbon cut. The tobacco packs easily and burns slowly.
This might be the only tobacco that puts me at a loss for words. The flavour and aroma are very attractive, but unlike anything I've smoked. The three words that come to mind are: toasty, nutty, and mellow. Burley with enough Virginia to achieve perfect roundness. A very slight sweetner, not really detectable on its own, serves to remove any rough edges of the burley.
This is firmly in the category of comfort tobacco. The flavouring is subtle but hypnotic. I suspect it comes from a vat labeled 'Delicious' with a warning sticker reading 'Caution: Highly Addictive'. Because I cannot seem to get enough of it.
The room note is classic pipe goodness. The sort of fragrance that calms and pleases everyone within smelling distance. The family knows that Dad is in his comfy chair enjoying his pipe, and all is right with the world.
Pipe Used: MM Legend Straight
Age When Smoked: Fresh
Purchased From: Online Vendor
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