|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Flinthills Tex (26)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Mild||Pleasant|
Upon opening the pouch, one is presented with the pleasantly sweet, slightly spicy fragrance of naturally fermented tobacco. I can detect no trace of any top-flavour or casing. The description on the pouch describes the pouch-note as fruity, though there is no mention of any kind of flavouring.
The tobacco has been vacuum packed and is therefore pressed into a block, requiring some rubbing to loosen it up before filling your pipe. It is ribbon-cut, and is a lovely mixture of golden and chocolate browns. Out of the pouch this tobacco is a bit moist, so you really ought to leave the pouch open for a few hours.
This is my preliminary report after having smoked the first bowl full of Lincoln Cavendish. The first puffs offer the smoker a mildly pleasant, yet flavorful smoke. The room note is a grassy fragrance, somewhat similar to the scent of a Dominican cigar, but sweeter. The tobacco provides a cool smoke with no tongue-bite an smokes dry to the bottom of the bowl leaving no dottle. The smoker is afforded a pleasantly mild smoke, though there is no complexity to this blend. The taste remains consistent throughout the bowl, without turning bitter as many aromatics have a tendency to do. This blend didn't "wow" me, but it wasn't bad either. I would recommend this tobacco for smoking while reading or doing your (other) hobby.
I will update this report as I smoke my way through the pouch.
Here is my update: There is not much to add to what I have already written. Lincoln Cavendish tastes good, but it lacks complexity. I like the fact that it is not flavoured, so you are getting more pure tobacco taste. I do think that the smoke tastes better in cooler weather than on a hot summer day. Since I do all my smoking outdoors, I have noticed that the same tobacco may taste better or worse depending on the weather conditions. I have also noticed a decided nicotine kick about 2/3 through each bowl.
Lincoln is a decent choice for lovers of aromatics who want a break from strong flavouring.
Pipe Used: Butz Choquin Prince
Age When Smoked: new
Purchased From: local tobacconist
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