|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2443)||Medium||None Detected||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The sugary, stewed dark fruity, earthy, woody, stoved Virginia usually takes a small lead, though I actually see more of the tangy dark fruity, earthy, woody red Virginia in the composition of the blend. At times, it does lightly supersede the stoved Va. The herbal, vegetative, floral, spicy, lightly sweet and mildly sour, earthy, mildly smoky, very woody, fragrant Basma is a major player that competes with the Virginias for attention. The strength level is medium and taste is a step past that mark. The nic-hit is almost medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, but the spice content is a tad tongue tingly, so I recommend a slow puffing cadence. Well balanced, you’ll notice all the nuances previously noted in this review. Burns fairly cool, and very clean at a slightly fast pace with a mostly deep, rich, consistent sweet and spicy, savory flavor that translates to the lingering after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. Not quite an all day smoke because it does pack some punch.
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