|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2647)||Medium to Strong||None Detected||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The fermented dark Virginias provide a big burst of tangy ripe dark fruit, earth, wood, bread, vegetation, mild floralness, some sugar, light stewed fruit, grass and spice, and a touch of vinegar as the lead component. The very spicy, plumy, figgy, date-like, earthy, woody, perique is a supporting player. The perique’s fruit aspects have a mild stewed quality to them. There are a few streaks of fermented bright Virginia in the mix. The bright offers some very tart and moderately tangy citrus, some grass and floralness, sugar, toast, mild spice and acidity. It is a notch above being a condiment. The strength and nic-hit are a step past the medium mark. The taste level is a rung past that. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, but the tingly spice content is high enough that I recommend a slow puffing cadence. Has a few rough edges. Well balanced and a little complex, it burns cool, clean and slow as plug productions always do. The deeply rich, potent, sweet and spicy, floral flavor is very consistent from first light to final puff. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires some relights. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste. The room note is a tad stronger. Not an all day smoke.
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