|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|TallPuffO'Burley (540)||Mild||Extremely Mild||Medium||Tolerable|
I added this review and the other one from Hill & Hill on TR. This tobacconist does not have much of a web presence, but would ship the tobacco out as he does with his more popular Haymarket, or so he claims.
I stop into the shop on occasion when fate brings me within striking distance. For years he only carried about five house blends that were all aromatics. I was surprised on my last visit to see he had expanded his offerings. In addition to carrying some tinned Dunhill and Peterson products (overpriced even for a B&M), he also added a couple of house blends.
I immediately purchased two, mostly because they were not a standard goopy aromatic as all the others were. This was one of those blends. I would still consider this an aromatic, but in stark contrast to the others, it is more in line with European Aromatics. Mostly Virginia (I would guess it is all Virginia) with a very light topping of perhaps honey or sugar. The leaf is presented in a sort of broken flake appearance and actually looks a lot like a Mac Baren Virginia Number 1.
At first I thought it just may be MBVa1 as in addition to appearance, it is also one that can bite the heavy puffer quite easily, but Va 1 is even more heavily topped than this. If I had to compare to another blend it would be Peter Stokkebye's Aromatic Dutch Slices as I find that one very similar in all respects, but I can't remember as clearly the look of that leaf.
In any case if these are the types of blends you like, then you would like this blend. Of course, unless you live in the Detroit Metro Area, I can't say it is worth the price to pay as PSADS is pretty cheap online and it will be very similar, if not the same thing.
Because I like these types of blends I am giving it 3 stars for its taste to me, but in an economical sense, it is a 1.5 star blend as there are comparable alternatives at a cheaper price that are more convenient to obtain.
It can get a little
Similar Blends: PS Aromatic Dutch Slices.
1 person found this review helpful.