|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2592)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Mild to Medium||Very Pleasant|
The various burleys provide a lot of earth, wood, and toast along with some nuttiness, and a bare touch of molasses as the lead components. The brown sugary black cavendish is a secondary player. The tart and tangy citrusy bright Virginia also offers a noticeable floralness, some grass and a couple pinches of spice in the background. The smoky, woody, earthy, floral, lightly musty sweet Cyprian Latakia adds a small push to the very consistent, deeply rich, creamy sweet, lightly savory spicy, and floral flavor that translates to the pleasantly lingering after taste and room note. The potent coffee topping is more obvious than the mildly applied licorice, and vanilla-ish couramin-like additive, and the molasses tends to be an undercurrent in the river of seasoning. One of the toppings has a light spiciness. While the toppings moderately sublimate the tobaccos, they also help the varietals create a synergistic harmony of well balanced complexity in every puff. The strength is a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium. The taste is a slot past that mark as it falls short of the medium threshold. The nic-hit is a rung past the center of mild to medium. There’s no chance of bite or harshness present. Has the barest hint of a rough edge possible. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace, and leaves little dampness in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. An all day smoke with character, nuance, and depth. Three and a half stars.
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