|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|RandoloBrandybuck (13)||Mild||Strong||Mild to Medium||Tolerable|
Tobacco comes quite moist. I let it dry for ten to 15 minutes.
The cut is a mixture but mostly good in size. Some pieces might need a little tearing up.
Bright yellow and darker brown Virginias next to black Cavendish. Looks OK. The little card in the tin says "Virginia / Black Cavendish / Broke Virginia".
Now to the interesting part:
The Smell Very intense and very sweet. Mostly caramel. My tobacco has been jarred for 3 months now. So maybe the fresh tins, which are not air tight, smell differently. But there is a very distinct fruity scent. Maybe citrus but it's really hard to tell. Honey aroma might be hidden in the sweetness of the casing.
The smoke itself is uncomplicated for a Virginia based aromatic. It just doesn't like to be pushed. I prefer to smoke it in small bowls. Firstly I smoke this tobacco extra slow for maximum taste and minimum tongue burn, so it's quite along smoke. Secondly the taste and room note can become annoying.
The taste is a lot of Black Cavendish and caramel. After a while I can taste the lemon too with retrohaling. The grassy Virginias add a little tobacco taste. In the middle of the bowl I reach a very nice level of complexity. Seems like finally all the ingredients see eye to eye now. Honey, if you are there I would think you are maple sirup for sure.
Leaves some dottle and little moisture.
Pipe Used: Mostly filtered Corn Cobs
Age When Smoked: Fresh, jarred for 3 months
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