Ken Byron Ventures River of Deceit 2020

Notes: Bright, orange, stoved Virginias comprise the blend for an all day straight Virginia smoke.


Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Blended By Ken Byron
Manufactured By Ken Byron Ventures
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Very Mild
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 25, 2020 Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
The fermented bright, orange and stoved Virginias provide a fair amount of the spectrum of aspects one expects from Virginias. In the mix are a lot of tart and tangy citrus, some stewed dark fruit and ripe dark fruit, a little tart lemon, plenty of earth and wood, some grass and bread, a little sugar and toast, light vinegar, floralness, a couple drops of cream and pinches of spice, along with a few minor rough edges. The very mild prune casing tones down the tobaccos a mite. It also adds to the fruitiness. The strength and nic-hit are in the center of mild to medium. The taste is a step past that mark. There’s no chance of bite or harshness no matter how fast you puff. Well balanced, complex and nuanced, it burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a very consistent fruity, mostly smooth, lightly floral flavor that translates to lightly lingering, pleasant after taste and room note. Barely leaves any dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. By design, it’s an all day straight Virginia with a little character to hold your interest all day long. I suggest a wide bowl to fully capture all of the nuances. Four stars out of four.

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