The brown sugary black cavendish is the lead component. The grassy, tart and tangy citrusy, lightly spicy, acidic Virginia barely edges over the earthy, nutty, woody burley as secondary players. The kahlua liqueur topping provides a fair amount of Arabica coffee with some rum and sugar. These aspects sublimate the tobaccos quite a bit. The strength is just short of the center of mild to medium. The taste is a slot short of the medium threshold. The nic-hit is a rung short of the strength level. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, though there are a few very small rough edges. The tobacco may need a light dry time, though I did not do that. Burns cool and clean at a slightly slow pace with a very consistent sugary, coffee, spicy rum, light tart and tangy fruit, lightly bitter, syrupy flavor that translates to the pleasant, short lived after taste, and room note. Leaves little moisture in the bowl. Requires a few more than an average number of relights. An all day smoke. Three stars.
I have tried, and tried to find a decent coffee tasting tobacco, always to no avail. While this new Cobblestone concoction also failed to brew up a cup of Joe, it did an interesting job delivering a Black Russian.
A bottle of Kahlua doesn't exactly smell like coffee, rather it has a sweet rich caramel depth lingering over the Rum. The open tin of this Kahlua tobacco revealed a similar aroma, though much, much stronger from casing vapors. The thin stripsand wet clumps were drenched, left a residue on your fingers, and certainly needs a few days/weeks to dry out.
The lit product gives off a sugar high that masks much of the natural tobacco, reminiscent of syrupy Cavendish Aromatics, though the Burley and Virginia seemed to be there to absorb some of the "coffee" extract. It worked, in so much that it did remind me of Kahlua, or at the very least some marshmallows melted in the microwave. Note that it also suffers from recession downsizing weighing an anemic 1.5oz.
This sweet Aromatic is more of an edible desert than anything to be taken seriously, yet it did a believable job replicating that sweet rum.
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