The very smoky, woody, earthy, musty sweet Cyprian Latakia is the star component, and ventures toward lat-bomb with some nuances. The fermented sugary sweet, leathery, woody, lightly floral, creamy, vegetative, lightly coffee-ish maduro cigar leaf is almost a secondary player. The spicy, raisiny, plumy, earthy, woody perique is obvious every puff, and plays just below level of the maduro leaf. The grassy, fairly tart and tangy citrusy Virginia is almost a condiment; more often lurking in the background. The strength is in the center of medium to strong, while the taste is full. The nic-hit is almost medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, and barely has any roughness. Well balanced, it burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with deeply rich and very consistent sweet and savory, campfire flavor that translates to the pleasantly lingering after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. The room note is a bit pungent. Not an all day smoke, but you may find you need it more than once a day.
This has torn bits of light and medium leaf which I am assuming is the cigar leaf. Tin note is sweet smelling and this is a wonderful medium to full blend. Heavy in the Latakia. Produces a lot of smoke with the flavor profile being subdued around half-way through the bowl. Very well-made blend.
Alright so I’m gonna cut to the chase, skip all the extra fluff an try and tell it to ya straight. So the moisture of this stuff was spot on for me from the bag, burned perfectly, although the cut was a bit inconsistent and difficult to pack in a short slightly wide bulldog bowl. I really liked this stuff, medium in strength and full in flavor, Latakia was upfront and heavy in this, it was a perfect carrier for the maduro leaf which was nice with a bit of earthy spice. Didn’t detect much else, so I’m guessing whatever else was going on just served to fill out the profile and round out the edges. Overall I thought this was well done, it got a bit hot and strong in the middle of the bowl, but tapered off towards the end.
Among the ribbon cuts found in the familiar Wilke blend, there are large and small tobacco leaves mixed in, which I believe are the cigar leaves. Now, as you light up the Sailor Jack and taste the smoke, you are surrounded by the English-type flavors and aromas of the Wilke that you have been smoking. It feels a bit earthy, leaning towards a sour feel. After smoking for a while and doing a Retro Hale, I detect aromas like a reduced-sodium soy sauce, incense, tea (sorry, I don't know how to describe it), and so on. Overall, it seems to reach the heavy line, but it doesn't. But definitely not medium, and I feel it's a strong blend, but not enough to emphasize it.
love blends that have some Cigar leaf in them . this is really nice . the cigar note is present , but very subtle . I like the way its cut and stays lite . flavor is consistent all the way down the bowl . give it try
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