|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (2008)||Medium||Mild||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
Samuel Gawith - Amaretto.
Okay, it's not ribbons, it's quite a coarsely cut blend. Nor is it a straight Virginia, as it says on a few websites I've looked at; it's a blend of Virginia, Cavendish, and Burley.
The topping embellishes the smoke nicely: it gives a good nutty quality, without being too cloying. Because it's Amaretto the nuts are supported by a slightly sharp alcoholic note.
Regarding the nicotine, Amaretto appears to be from the school of stronger aromatics. It's not 'strong', but nor is it weak: medium. And the room note's quite pleasant, even if it makes quite a plume!
And finally, the smoke's medium in temperature, it's bite free, and the burn's good.
This makes a nice change from the usual sticky aromatics.
Pipe Used: Peterson Around the world Farance #68
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Cgars
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