I had a sample tasting before applying to a blend. It's has a slightly toasted characteristic.
Okay, so this reminds me a lot of same brand's Pure Burley but has some elements that set it aside from it. It has a slightly toasted profile with hay popping there, was expecting more sweetness though. It required some relights when smoked straight from the tin. It also was somewhat keen of introducing tongue-bite and combusted moderately moisture as it burned.
What I found very interesting is that this also reminded me quite a lot of Capstan Blue! Like take out bright notes, plum and some of the complexity of it, and you almost have it here.
I'm especially interested trying this with latakia! Toasted + aromatic smokiness = good times.
Tin note is mostly of dark fruit. Came very dry, had to rehydrate it (the tin is 5 years old). Presents itself in very short cuts, jet-black tobacco
Taste & Flavor: It starts with a bit of sweet molasses like taste and creamy smoke. I’d say it has a vanilla taste with some nuts (hazelnuts & almonds) and cocoa beans. But as you progress, the nuts/hazelnuts taste becomes more prominent. Also has a bit of a woody taste and a biiit of spice, which makes me think of dark fired kentucky, but I don’t know what tobaccos was used.
This is clearly an unflavored black Cavendish, which i guess is made from burley.
It’s not the soapy sweet flavor that I thought it is and that I detected in blends that use black cavendish. That gave me hiccups.
Burns cool but needs relights.
It’s good, but smoked straight might be a bit dull. For the moment, only 2 stars, for being smoked straight. After I’ll use it in blending I’ll come back to this review.
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