|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2634)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The woody, earthy, nutty, toasty, lightly molasses sweet, savory burleys are the lead component. The woody, earthy, herbal, vegetative, nutty, sweet and lightly spicy Kentucky varies between being a supporting player, and the third position in the mix. The Virginias, like the other components, are in the cavendish style, and provide tart and tangy citrus, plenty of grass/hay, some floralness, bread, wood, light dark fruit, earth, and a hint of spice. They trade supporting player status with the Kentucky. Maryland generally tends to be a flavor carrier, but I don’t notice it here even though it is a part of the mix. Even though it's not mentioned, I think a couple of pinches of a smoky, woody, earthy, floral, spicy, buttery sweet and sour Oriental are dropped in. The toppings have faded enough that I can’t define it, but what remains reminds me of Dutch licquers. Fruit and cocoa is what I get from them, but I suspect there was more. The strength and nic-hit are a couple of steps shy of the medium mark. The taste is medium. Burns warm, and may bite a fast puffer. Has a few rough edges. There’s a little inconsistency in the overall sweet and spicy flavor. The lightly lingering after taste is fairly pleasant. The room note is pleasant. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Not really an all day smoke.
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