|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1657)||Medium||Medium||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
Carey's - Peach Brandy.
With the smell from this there's no mistaking it contains peach. All of the mix is at a good level of moisture so it can be smoked straight out of the pouch. Having not had much experience with peach aromatics I am unsure how I will find the taste of this so get lit with some excitement and right away I find myself enjoying the taste somewhat.
The peach comes through very full in this but I find pleasant that although it's a full taste of peach it lacks the gloopy or sticky attributes of something like a cherry or berry aromatic, quite a very delicate flavour. To be fair the Kentucky, Burley and Virginia are all a little bit confused when it comes to the flavour, although the topping doesn't exude gloopiness it's still a little too much to allow the different tobaccos to be discerned at the beginning! I don't know why it's labelled 'Peach Brandy' as I was expecting to get some form of alcohol taste but I only get a full peach taste without any alcohol, making the word brandy seem redundant in the title! There is a butteryness that comes through after about five minutes of smoking which is a lovely addition to this blend. Nicotine is about medium so it will suit most smokers. Throughout a bowl full I only get slight tongue bite if I really 'give it some' and the temperature of the smoke isn't too warm from the consistent burn. Now, I say consistent as it requires hardly any re-lights but sadly there is a problem with the burn... don't fill your bowl with this if you want to sit and relax for an hour or so as it's over in a flash, your quintessential quick smoke tobacco! The room note has a nice peachy quality to it but again no brandy to it, I'm confused by the name!
The taste from this is quite a good one but the speed of the burn brings the score down to two stars!
Pipe Used: Peterson Sandblast Sherlock Homes Baskerville
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Carey's online
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