|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2552)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The various matured Virginias provide a burst of fermented tangy ripe and dried dark fruit, plenty of tart and tangy citrus, creamy stewed fruit, an abundance of bread, grass/hay, earth, some wood, and very light floral, vinegar, spice notes. They are the lead components. The red Virginia is the most prominent, and there’s some stoved, a little orange and lighter Virginias as well, though the pressing process darkens everything. The earthy perique offers a lot of stewed fruit (plums, some raisins, a few figs), and a tingly moderate spiciness as a strong supporting player. The strength and nic-hit are a step short of the medium mark. The taste level is medium. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, but it does have a few minor rough edges. The crumble kake is easily and already partially broken apart at the perfect moisture level for ready smoking. Well balanced and mildly complex, it burns cool, clean, and a tad slow with a very consistent tangy, creamy stewed ripe dark and citrus fruity sweet, spicy, ample bready flavor that translates the lightly lingering, pleasant after taste and slight stronger room note. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires some relights. Can be an all smoke.
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