|You know how every house has its particular signature:
Lane is vanilla.
Stokkebye is chocolate.
Gawith is lakeland floral.
McClelland is virginia ketchup.
GLP is harsh and bitter.
Middleton is burly.
Well, this is the Altidis course cut base with a slight anise and whiskey topping that is a bit smokey smelling in the pouch. Cut is rough, big lumps and sticks, small ropes and big leaf pieces, very wet and sticky. Mixed colors of dark brown and about 90% jet black. I guess the brown is the virginia and the rest a rather bland black cavendish. Really looks heavy duty. Similar to the Count Pulaski base without the latakia.
The initial light is mild virginia, a little sweetness and a nice black walnut taste. Further on the slight bitter black walnut taste turned into more of a burly bitter, abet light, while the virginia disappeared.
Easy to keep lit, and produces loads of lovely, moist, smooth creamy mild smoke. No real flavor, but good for the days you just want to practice blowing smoke rings.
Nice change for the aromatic smoker looking for a very mild black cavendish with very little of the usual chocó/vanilla flavor.
PS: In my rateing system, 1 star means I personally would not buy it again, not that it is a bad tobacco. You may love it.