|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2647)||Medium||None Detected||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The smoky, woody, earthy, musty, sweet Cyprian Latakia is the most prominent component. The toasty walnut/pecan, earthy, woody, lightly sweet Tennessee burley is a supporting player. The very spicy, plumy, raisiny, earthy perique is an important condiment. The yenidje provides wood, earth, herbs, slight sweet and sourness, some dry floralness, and an “unflavored soda-like” essence, playing around the same level as the perique in terms of its effect. The grassy, citrusy Virginia takes a back seat to the other varietals. The brown sugary black cavendish smooths out the blend a little. The strength level is medium, while the taste is a step past that mark. The nic-hit is just past the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite, has few rough edges, and no harshness. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a well balanced, nuanced, rich sweet and savory campfire flavor that never weakens, and translates to the lingering after taste. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs an average number of relights. Not quite an all day smoke, but veterans used to this kind of mixture will find repeatable with little trouble. Three and a half stars.
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