|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2367)||Mild to Medium||Very Mild||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
The nutty, woody, earthy, lightly sweet, barely bready burley takes a small lead much of the time. The grassy, citrusy, slightly floral bright Virginias also have slight hints of dark fruit, honey and earth. The mildly spicy, rather plumy, raisiny perique competes with the Virginias for attention, though they occasionally retreat to third place in the experience. The fig topping is a tad more obvious than the prune, and the rum is exceptionally light; not always noticeable. The toppings mildly tone down the tobaccos as they cohesively complement the varietals in terms of the over all taste of the blend. The drops of anise used in the original Three Nuns and Ernie’s first remake is missing here, causing this manufacture to drift away a little from its intent to replicate the original. The strength is a couple steps below the medium level, while the taste is a rung shy of that mark. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool, clean and a tad slow with a light inconsistency in taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires a few relights. Has a short lived, pleasant after taste and the room note won’t scare anybody away. This is an all day smoke with a little less potency, sweetness and depth of flavor than both the original and Ernie’s earlier offering.
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