The potent G&H-like Virginias provide a wealth of earth, wood, floralness, tart and tangy, mildly sour citrus, vegetative grass/hay, bread, some sugar, tangy dried dark fruit, cigar, tea, and mild spice and smoke along with light acidity. They are the lead components. The very earthy, woody, nutty, toasty burley is a strong supporting player. The fruit topping appears to be sweet and more sour mango. It mildly tones down the tobaccos. The strength is a couple of steps past the medium threshold. The taste is just past that mark. The nic-hit is a notch below the overall strength level. Won’t bite or get harsh. Has a few rough edges. It’s a little moist and you may feel the need to give it a light dry time. As per my usual custom, I did not do that. This broken flake product burns clean, cool and slow with a very consistent, deeply zesty rich, sweet and more sour, floral, nutty, mild cigar-like, lightly smoky flavor. Leaves very little moisture in the bowl; less than that with dry time. Requires some relights. Has a moderately lingering, pleasant after taste, and a tolerable room note. Not an all day smoke, but it is repeatable. Three and a half stars.
Individual reviews are the opinion(s) of the contributor and do not reflect the opinion(s)
of STC Holdings LLC. Published review content of this website is considered the
copyright intellectual property of the reviewer and STC Holdings LLC and may not be
reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of STC Holdings LLC.