The matured Virginias provide some tart and tangy citrus, tangy dark fruit, grass/hay, bread, sugar, vegetation, floralness, earth wood, and a touch of spice as the lead components. The mildly rugged burleys offer plenty of earth, wood, nuts, light sugar, molasses, and a hint of cocoa in a strong support role. The sugary black cavendish helps tame a few rough notes, but not all of them as they are minutely present. The rich tart and tangy, lightly spicy, mildly fruity bourbon moderately tones down the tobaccos without drowning them out. The strength is medium. The taste is a step past that mark. The nic-hit is a notch below the strength level. Won’t bite or get harsh. The crumble flakes easily break apart, and need no dry time. Burns cool, clean, and a tad slow with a very consistent tangy sweet and tart sourness, mildly nutty, grassy, lightly spicy flavor that extends to the pleasantly lingering after taste. The room note is a little more potent. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires a few more than an average number of relights. Can be an all day smoke. Three and a half stars.
When rubbed out, it smells like Erinmore Flake used to smell. I like the even burn and consistent flavour. It does not seem to get at all bitter as the smoke progresses. That’s all for now from me about this fine tobacco.
The cake is rich and smells refreshing, some tart citruses, refreshing dark fruits, earthy, woody, nuts, and a hint of cocoa. With a sweet taste and a mild nutty flavour. Slightly spicy, the strength is medium and the taste is light to medium. It burns cool, clean, and slow. The room note is a little stronger. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl 3 stars
Tin note of honey, spices, and alcohol. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of yellowish brown and dark brown with a little black and flecks of tan. Moisture content is good. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Kake breaks apart and rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is mild, with notes of Bourbon. Flavoring mostly stays in the background. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of tart dark fruit, spices, peaty vegetation, zesty tangy citrus, wood, molasses, bread, fermented sour, floral, sugar, spicy, bitter nuts, slightly savory, acidic, a rich lemony background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Cavendish, Burley and Flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.
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