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A full bodied latakia blend made the traditional way. With the best Virginia, the finest Oriental leaves, dark fired Kentucky, a good pinch of Louisiana perique and of course a good amount of smoky latakia.

Notes: A full-flavored F&K blend, but not overly strong. A pleasant, gentle, and cool smoke.

BrandF & K
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsKentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1862)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

F & K - Black Bayou Mist.

Quite coarse ribbons, going through all shades of brown from some that are nearly black to a few golden ones, with the majority being medium brown. The hydration's too low, shame because that's one of the few negatives.

For the beginning of the smoke the Latakia accounts for the largest proportion, with the Kentucky and Oriental giving a joint support. I couldn't detect much Perique at the start, but it reared its head as soon as the burn had stabilized. When this appears the smoke develops a dark fruitiness, and becomes a lot more enjoyable. The fiery note from the Kentucky also calms down when the Perique joins in; it's still present, but nowhere near as formidable as at the beginning. It burns very independently, but because of the dryness it goes too fast.

The nicotine's above medium, and although the room-note smells nice, it manufactures lots of smoke in the room.....too much.

I'll rate Black Bayou Mist with three stars, the dryness removes the fourth star it would get. If it weren't for that it would be a BRILLIANT smoke.

Recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson Sherlock Holmes Lestrade P'Lip

Age When Smoked: One month

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

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Knightsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Knightsmoker (162)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is better than the average lat blend overall. The lat is smokey with campfire notes and a little sweet. The Turkish is Izmir I believe, it is creamy, musty, a little spicy and has a slight bitterness that I enjoy. It competes with the lat and often comes forward. The KY is woodsy, spicy, a little sweet, and I think the dry earthiness I get in this blend comes from this and the Izmir combining. The VA's have some dark fruit notes, a passing note of hay here and there as well and a note of sweet spice that comes in on occasion that reminds me a little of cinnamon. The perique is used to add to the body of the smoke but is hardly present in the smoke itself. When it comes in there is a faint pepper note and it may also be part of the dark fruit note I get as well. The nic is solidly at the med level and could easily be an all day smoke if one was inclined. The tobacco was a bulk buy but it did come a little too dry. While this has all the components for an exceptional smoke it just did not rise to the occasion. Better than average but far from distinguishing itself for me. Still I could see how it could be someones all day lat blend. Overall, recommended to try it might be a great bend for someone.

Age When Smoked: 6 months

2 people found this review helpful.