|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1981)||Medium to Strong||Mild to Medium||Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Gawith Hoggarth - Kendal Dark Shag Black Cherry.
The blend is mostly dark brown, with a few light specks, and a potent aromatic smell. Mine arrived at a good moisture level.
The first positive is the lighting/burn: very simple to ignite and the burn is faultless. Another good point is the temperature and bite: a cool smoke with no bite. The flavour of the smoke, to my surprise, isn't anywhere near as false tasting as the pouch-note had me expecting. There is a cherry flavour, but this is somewhat countered by a fiery Kentucky note. If I'm honest, I find it quite a crowded taste. The cherry develops a little strength as the bowl burns, but this only adds to the messiness of the flavour. The smoke also leaves me with a disgusting aftertaste.
The room-note's ok, and an area that separates this from the usual cherry aromatic is nicotine: above medium.
This would suit folks who want both nicotine and flavour, but is too much for me:
Pipe Used: Peterson Kenmare #X220
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: My Smoking Shop
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