|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2647)||Mild to Medium||Mild to Medium||Medium||Pleasant|
The various burleys provide a lot of earth, wood, nuts, light sugar, molasses and cocoa, light dry sourness, a couple of minute sharp notes, toast, and the slightest hint of a floral note. The coffee leads the other toppings. The lightly bitter dark cocoa is about a slot behind the coffee in terms of effect. The cream is very obvious and helps harmonize the toppings, which cohesively work with the burleys to create a very deep, rich, consistently savory, lightly rugged, mildly bitter sweet, creamy flavor from top to bottom. Though the toppings moderately sublimate the tobaccos, you can’t miss the intrinsically bold aspects of the burleys. The strength just misses the medium mark. The taste level is medium. The nic-hit is a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium. No chance of bite or harshness, but it does have a light rough edge at times. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasantly long lingering after taste, and room note. Due to the use of stronger burleys, it’s a little punchier, less sweeter, not quite as smooth version of Burley Morning Pipe, and is not an all day smoke. It is certainly repeatable, though, and a veteran smoker may well consider this to be an all day companion. Three and a half stars.
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