|I purchased a 1.5 oz. bag of this from my local tobacco shop almost a year ago. My initial reaction was that the tobacco was way too moist, burned very hot and had a tremendous tendency to bite.
I picked up the pouch (which is not sealed other than having the flap folded over and taped) a couple of weeks ago and the moisture is still a little excessive but is now manageable.
The pouch aroma is fruity/nutty. The appearance is mostly tan with a little medium brown thrown in. Predominately burley IMO.
This is not overly cased, and the tobacco flavors do show through. On first light, a sweetish nutty flavor (not natural as far as I know) dominates. As the bowl burns, it developes a smokey/spicy flavor but still sweet.
The smoke itself is fairly consistent throughout. And is quite similar to the pouch aroma. Typical public reactions to an aromatic.
This blend needs a few more relights than I tend to tolerate. It takes some "fiddling" to get it to burn evenly, and there is always some dottle left at the bottom of the bowl (though after aging on the closet shelf it's not excessively goopy).
I would recommend this to those who love sweet aromatics, and know how to manage the moisture/bite present with most of this genre.
I will finish this pouch on my evening walks over the next few months and will probably not replace it. However if I do purchase more in the future, I will throw it in the closet for a year or so before I load a pipe full again.
FEB03 Update: Came across this pouch again (it's been 5-6 months) and decided to try it once more. I should have re-read my review to remember why I laid it aside in the first place. The humectants used on this blend are the best by far, someone should figure a way to use them in moisturizer cream. Mabey this is what Sen. Kerry uses on his forhead these days.