Ken Byron Ventures Plague Bringer 2019

This blend is similar to Gentlest Brimstone minus the perique. It adds just enough Syrian Latakia, English-style dark fired, and green candela cigar leaf to make the smoke flavorful but not overpowering. This is a PlagueBringer, and not a full epidemic. It should be a fine smoke for a less experienced smoker as the condiment tobaccos can be tasted without overpowering.


Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Series Hellstar
Blended By Ken Byron
Manufactured By Ken Byron Ventures
Blend Type Other
Contents Cigar Leaf, Kentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production No longer in production


Medium to Strong
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 15, 2019 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
The smoky, woody, earthy, leathery, tangy wine-like Syrian Latakia is more of a team player that takes a small lead here and there, especially at the beginning. The same can be said about the green candela cigar leaf, which is fairly floral with a little citrus, grassy vegetation, tea, cedar, hint of pepper, some smoke, and a touch of wood. Right on the heels of these two varietals is the smoky, woody, earthy, dry, nutty, herbal English-style dark fired Kentucky. The dry, mildly sharp, woody, earthy, herbal, floral Oriental is a secondary star. The grassy, citrusy, bready, slightly honey-ish bright Virginia is a little noticeable, but tends to get crowded out by the strength of the other components. Though there is a little inconsistency in what you taste, for the most part, you’ll notice all of these aspects in this very complex, deep, rich blend. The strength is just past the medium level, while the taste is a couple of steps past that. It does get a little stronger as you go along. The nic-hit is medium. No chance of bite, and has fewer rough edges than expected. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace. Leaves little dampness in the bowl and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasantly, long lingering after taste. Not an all day smoke, but it is a filling one.

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