|This is also sold as Consolidated's "Gold Burley" My sample is from the 8oz bag..
Upon opening the bag I find an all brown ribbon cut burley..the cut isn't a perfect ribbon though..some of the leaves just look like they were torn up. Smells ok & I detect some kind of topping. Whatever the topping is it is lightly applied.
Packing: Packs easy. It arrives somewhat moist, but by no means wet, and this seems to facilitate the packing.
Lighting & Smoking: Takes to flame easily. Quick tamp & relight and thats it. As for the smoking, this blend just leaves me flat. It doesn't taste bad, it's just very plain. Again, whatever its topped with doesn't seem noticable in the smoke. I suppose every once in a while I get a nutty burley taste..I think. Smokes cool & dry anyway.
Finish: Burns down with little remaining dottle..slightly ashy tasting finish. Room note seems unoffensive.
Pros: Its cheap..at 5 & 1/2 bucks a throw..may have use as a blender? Tone down a bitey VA? Cons: It has no taste!
I doubt I will ever buy this again..Hell..I doubt I'll ever finish the 8oz's I've got.. 2 of 4..just too plain