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"At Livinghardt, I wrestled with myself for a long time whether I should give this blend an aromatization at all. The mixture of Virginia, Orient, Latakia and Kentucky smoked me a lot. The enthusiasm continues, even if we have now given the blend a balanced aroma of sour Ben Lommond currants and sweet vanilla. Rather discreetly fruity and sweet, but with the power of a well-established English mixture, the Livinghardt is convincing all along the line."

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BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsKentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringBlackcurrant, Vanilla
CutRibbon
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
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Medium
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
4.0
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2877)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The fragrant, incense-like Orientals offer plenty of earth wood, herbs, floralness, some smoke, buttery sweetness and dry sourness, vegetation, and spice. They take a small lead. The aspects of the musty, leathery, sweet Cyprian Latakia are plenty of smoke, earth, wood, herbs, some floralness, and a pinch or two of spice as a supporting player. The Virginia provides plenty of tart and tangy citrus, grass, sugar, vegetation, bread, floralness, mild tangy dark fruit, earth and wood. It forms the base of the blend in the third slot. The luscious blackcurrant topping is more obvious than the vanilla. Both moderately tone down the tobaccos. The strength and nic-hit are a couple of steps past the medium mark. The taste level is just past the center of medium to full. There’s no chance of bite or harshness. Barely has any rough edges. Well balanced, it burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate with a very consistent, smooth, zesty, deeply rich fruity, sweet and sour, floral, spicy campfire flavor that translates to the pleasantly lingering after taste. The room note is tad stronger. Leaves very little dampness in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. Not an all day smoke, but it is repeatable. Four stars.

-JimInks

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KahveDelisi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KahveDelisi (72)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

The aroma of the blackcurrant topping is palpable and dominates the vanilla. This blend doesn't take the flame easily and requires a few lights. The sourness comes through the first 5 to 10 minutes into the smoke. The tanginess from Orientals is preparing the base for the blackcurrant aroma, which made me think for a second that I really tasted crème de cassis. However, vanilla becomes more prominent through the end of the first half and dominates the rest of the smoke. I liked Livinghardt compared to another HU Latakia aromatic, Daddy Gefftl. IMHO it's the best offering among the Clans of Scotland series.

Pipe Used: Eltang basic

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Gifted by Sadan Gungorur

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