|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2495)||Mild to Medium||Medium to Strong||Medium||Pleasant|
The Virginias offer some citrus and tangy dark fruit along with a bit of earth, some grass and wood, and a minor spiciness. They also have a slight fermented sweetness and a mild floral quality to them. The strong, rich, tangy orange topping takes a little of the lead over the deep honey, and the vanilla also has some depth of flavor as it underscores every puff. The toppings sublimate the Virginias quite a bit, though their inherent strength allows them to be noticeable to a mild extent. The nic-hit is slightly more than mild. The strength level is a little closer to medium than it is to mild. The taste level sits squarely on medium. There’s no chance of bite present, nor are there any harsh or dull moments. Burns cool, clean and a little slow as flake products often do with a smooth, fruity sweet, highly consistent taste from start to finish. Leaves just a little moisture in the bowl, and requires a fair amount of relights. I can see this ghosting a briar, so I suggest using a meer or a cob. Has a very pleasant, lingering after taste, and pleasant room note. Not quite an all day smoke, but one that’s repeatable.
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