Notes: 1920 (full aromatic chocolate-vanilla-whiskey) "It is the year of Prohibition in US and one reason that has led us to this name, the ban in our days, so that pipe tobaccos do carry the specific name."
Tin aroma smells of vanilla and cocoa like an ice cream (very enticing!) and there’s a mildly sharp note to it which is the whiskey, more like oak barrel though. It is a rather long ribbon cut with medium brown leafs, some darker, some brighter with just a few black pieces presumably from the Latakia. The producer states it consists of 7 parts 7 Burley Hampton from Kentucky, 7 parts Virginia gold leave from Maryland and 1 part Latakia from Egypt.
Packs easily although, because of the long cut, some pieces need a little pressing before you light the pipe. Takes to light easily and from the first light one can tell that this is an aromatic where the tobacco taste is more prominent from the added flavorings. It is mainly the Burley that I can taste which is nutty and there’s also a mild sweetness with a faint grassy note probably from the Virginia. Latakia is not easily noticeable, after all its percentage is rather low (around 6%). Now as far as the flavorings I can detect the cocoa but it’s only mild and it is very congruent with the tobacco taste. Vanilla I detect mostly through the nose and it is very subtle. The whisky is just a whisper. Moreover the added aromas do not taste artificial or chemical in any way.
Strength is mild to medium, it burns dry – mind you this is not a Cavendish based goopy aromatic – and to the last shred. Needs only a few relights and smokes consistently to the end. It has a very mild sharpness on the tongue but it won’t bite unless pushed hard or chain-smoked. Room note is actually very nice and tolerable among company. And actually this a tobacco that you can enjoy through the nose as much as from the palate. Wonderful smell for the smoker himself!
For me 1920 is a nice change of pace when I need something sweeter. It’s not a complex smoke but it has a satisfying “meat and potatoes” quality to it. Aromatization for me is only medium despite the title "full aromatic" and I recommend it to smokers of both aromatic and straight tobaccos who occasionally smoke flavoured tobaccos.
Nice vanilla-cocoa aromatic from wolfway. Sweet notes, pleasant tin and room note, but somewhat lacking complexity. It would be better to have more nicotine too. Tastey but monochromatic. The good news is that this is a natural aromatic blend with no chemicals added as wolfway states.Two stars because I expected a more robust, heavy smoke.
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