|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2647)||Medium||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The mildly savory, rugged Virginias provide a lot of tart and tangy citrus, plenty of hay, straw and grass, some sugar, toasted bread, floralness, mild spice, small hints of tangy darker fruit, and light earth, acidity, and wood. The toasted, earthy, woody, nutty, mildly sour burley plays a small role. There is a small smoky note that may come from the processing or possibly the aging process as this sample was made in 1945. The strength, nic-hit and taste levels are medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, but it does sport a few rough edges. Being a thin shag cut, it burns rather quickly, and a tad warm with a very consistent, richly sweet and savory, rugged flavor that translates to the short lived, pleasant after taste. The room note is a step stronger. Barely leaves any dampness in the bowl, and hardly requires any relights. An all day, mildly complex smoke that has a little body. Can be used for cigarettes and according to the tin, chewing, too. Don’t think I’ll try that.
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