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BrandKen Byron Ventures
Manufactured ByKen Byron Ventures
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsCigar Leaf, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The smoky, woody, earthy, musty sweet Cyprian Latakia is the lead component. The mildly buttery sweet, fairly sour, dry, woody, earthy, floral, smoky, very spicy Orientals take second place, and occasionally almost equals the Latakia. The green candela cigar leaf provides a little citrus, grassy vegetation, tea, cedar, hint of pepper, some smoke, a touch of wood and a moderate floral quality as a strong supporting player. Next in the line up is the stoved Virginia, which provides a lot of tangy stewed, fermented dark fruit, earth, wood, and sugar. The earthy, tangy fermented ripe dark fruity, woody, matured red Virginia is a rung above being a condiment. The light licorice topping slightly tones down the tobaccos, and helps smooth out some of the rough edges as well as acting as a smoothing agent. It doesn’t weaken the complexity of the varietals much at all. The strength and taste levels are medium. The nic-hit is a step short of the medium mark. Won’t bite or get harsh. It burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate with a mostly consistent, lightly creamy, mildly sweet, spicy, rather savory flavor that translates to the lingering campfire after taste. Has a touch of sour, too. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. The room note is pleasant to tolerable. Can be an all day smoke.


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