|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1863)||Very Strong||None Detected||Very Full||Pleasant|
Gauntleys - Black Lace.
I was going to wait to review this one, but as I've just been re-issued my driving licence (lost due to ill health), I thought I'd celebrate by opening this beaut up!
I think, with Black Lace, the choices are simple: if you enjoy Perique you will adore this, but if you don't like too much punch in your blend you'll hate it.
Although the smoke has quite a heavy spiciness to it, the Black Virginia sweetens the taste up quite a lot. Even though there's a large proportion of Perique in Black Lace, I find that I get just as much taste from the Kentucky after awhile: woody, earthy, and smoky. The Perique holds the strongest position for the first quarter, but then the Kentucky about matches it. Black Lace gives a good dose of nicotine, you'll need a strong stomach for this one!
The rest of the smoke is 'all-good': it burns superb, despite the flavour being 'hot' with Perique the temperature's no more than medium, the room-note would satisfy someone who likes a room-note: it's rather full, and it doesn't bite at-all.
An easy judgement:
Pipe Used: Dagner Shot Glass Poker
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Gauntleys
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