|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1280)||Medium||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Samuel Gawith Burley. I've been sampling all different types of blending tobaccos lately to try and hone my pallet to the basics and today it's the chance for Burley to step forward so lets find out about it! The tobacco is all a medium brown in colour and the moistness is perfect. The initial puffs have a very nutty quality to them and I am a little surprised as it seems quite a decent smoke on its own but once my pallet has acclimatized to the nuttiness it becomes quite mundane. It burns good and it leaves a dark grey ash as it goes. It has a level of nicotine that is about the quantity you would expect from a cigarette, a medium amount for a pipe tobacco. The smoke doesn't bite and it's not really that warm, not even if strained. The room note isn't too heavy and again it has a similarity to a cigarette with the quantity of smoke, not a great amount at all. I am glad I have tried it neat as it has given me an emphatic idea of the flavour of Burley, nutty with a slight sweetness but as good as it is I couldn't smoke it on its own regularly! Four stars for what it is though, a good Burley.
Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula 999
Age When Smoked: 2 months
Purchased From: Smoke King
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