|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1645)||Medium||Mild||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Alfie Turmeaus-Mr Sadorians Blend. This is a different tasting blend to most I have had. Sadly, in this case, different isn't a positive.
The pouch contains a very coarse cut mixture that's quite a fair split between the two tobaccos. The aroma is fairly aromatic but it's not too easy to identify a particular ingredient. The moisture is at a good quantity so I can smoke mine straight from the pouch.
My initial reaction isn't a good one and sadly the situation remains pretty much the same throughout. If you imagine soaking Gawith Hoggarths Coffee Caramel in fish sauce for a week prior to smoking it you'll get the idea!
Of all the toppings included the only one I can pick out is the caramel and this is very light in comparison to the huge Latakia taste. The Lat' doesn't come across in the usual warming smoky fashion, instead it resembles a fishy sourness which is most unpleasant. That's not the worst part, after the bad taste comes the lingering acridness left in the mouth.
The nicotine is medium, a pleasing amount for most folks I guess, neither too weak or too much.
The room note is a fairly full Latakia one but again any toppings are pretty vacant. There is a very slight sweetness present but not much of it.
One of the few good points is the burn. It goes even and steady throughout only requiring a small amount of tamping.
For me this is a steadfast one star blend. Not recommended.
Pipe Used: La'Anatra
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Robert Graham
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