|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1980)||Very Mild||Strong||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
James Barber - Charlies Mixture.
It seems to me that this is just one of the many heavily cased aromatics out there. By no means is it a bad blend, it just lacks anything to make it stand out.
The pouch note perfectly indicates that a strongly flavoured, sweet smoke, is about to proceed. That's the first pointer towards this being one of many.
The Virginia easily outweighs the Black Cavendish; it's about a 75-25% split. It's a little too wet so it needs airing first.
The flavouring has been heavily added, but surprisingly it doesn't bite too bad because of it.
Nicotine? A standard aro' strength: mild. I'd maybe go as far as suggesting it's very mild!
The burn behaves well for the whole pipe long. Providing it's maintained with a tamp or two it causes me no issue.
The room-note is yet another aromatic quality: fairly heavy, fairly sweet, and fairly aromatic.
As I mentioned, this is like many of the common aromatics out there. That's not necessarily a bad thing though, like I've often been told "things only become common because they're good".
Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula #999
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: James Barber
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