|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1864)||Mild to Medium||Mild to Medium||Full||Pleasant|
Gawith Hoggarth - Kendal Gold Aniseed.
Strange, the aroma from the un-lit blend has an aroma that's strong with aniseed (like bad medicine), yet the smoke carries a taste somewhat similar to a blend that's strong with Perique! I thought I'd hate this, but it's actually quite good!
As it's a fairly fine Shag Cut blend, it can burn too warm like many of the finer shags can; that's easily avoidable though: puff it gently!
There isn't lots of nicotine in KGA; actually it's quite mild!
Another reason to go easy with it: if I puff it too vigorously it gives me a bit of a bite.
This is nothing like I thought it was going to be; not brilliant, but worth recommending.
Pipe Used: Somali Meerschaum
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Black Swan
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