|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2498)||Mild to Medium||Mild to Medium||Medium||Pleasant|
The constituent tobaccos are the same as regular Mississippi River. The tangy dark fruity, earthy, woody red Virginia is a team player. The earthy, woody stoved Virginias sport a fermented sugary fruitiness, and compete with the red Virginia for attention. The smoky, musty, woody, earthy sweet Cyprian Latakia has an important support role, though it is close to being a lead ingredient. The perique continuously offers some spice with raisin and fig notes in the background. The earthy, woody, dry, slightly buttery sweet and sour, floral Oriental is also a minor participant, and not always detectable. The strength threshold is almost medium while the taste just hits the medium mark. The nic-hit is in the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, and has no rough edges. It is aged for thirty days in oak rum barrels, a chunk of which is placed in every tin. The rum moderately sublimates the varietals, and conjoins with them to create a deeply rich, sweet, mildly creamy and savory, consistent, complex flavor from start to finish that translates to the lightly lingering after taste. Presented in an easily broken apart crumble cake, it may need a little dry time. It burns cool, clean, and a little slow. Leaves just a little moisture in the bowl. It does require some relights. Has a pleasant room note. This aromatic English can be an all day smoke no matter what your level of pipe smoking experience may be. Four stars.
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