|As has become a habit for me, I don't usually expect a lot from aromatics so I wasn't waiting to be impressed by this one. Still, I thought it worth a try as a well known baker of mango crumble so here goes.
The tin aroma is hardly surprising as these are always pretty spot on. Packing and lighting go well too. I was pleasantly surprised by a decent hit of mango as opposed to the usually insipid flavouring of these tobaccos. This does fade after about a third or a half of the smoke and fades into a more toffee come currant bun flavour. It does get a little rough at this point but it's no really biggy, certainly a lot less than Erinmore mixture which the last half of the smoke reminds me of. As for tonguebite, there was little if any, in spite of the roughness.
So on the whole then, a good decent smoke. I did struggle with the rating on this one. Not sure it's quite three stars - it doesn't rate favourably against American Sweet Peach, another three star tobacco in my opinion - but ranks far more favourably that all the the two star tobaccos I've smoked. Probably deserves 2.75 stars to be honest, but 3 will do reasonably well in the mean time.