This blend has just the right proportion of Golden Virginia, Burleys, with Toasted Cavendish, Green River Black Cavendish, Brandywine, Rum and Maple, and an Amaretto flavoring, with Virginia flake to brighten the blend.
From the impressive selection of signature offerings coming from Paul’s Pipe Shop appropriately entering is the blend honorably named Seminole. A rather complex aromatic construct comprised of Golden Virginia, bright Virginia flake, assorted Cavendish including the black Green River varietal, hardy Burley colorfully seasoned in spiritous farrago of tannic Brandywine, zesty Rum, and peachy-almond Amaretto. A tricked-up rendition of Captain Black as Paul’s would have it.
Brightly adorned in deference to the reverent Seminole tradition, the rough-cut texture presents a notable display of rich deeply dark and multi-faceted grandeur. With a nose perfumed by the essence of sweet shrilling liquors, fruity spice, tart grass and vanilla/caramel earthen woodiness, Seminole’ s fragrance submits evidence of a quality aromatic mixture.
As with all Paul’s blend I’ve smoked, at first light there is just overwhelming wave of fruity floral magnificence that mostly likely earmarks a common casing/non-disclosed flavoring that has been applied; it’s very distinctive. Naturally the ensuing taste profile is largely orchestrated by the top-coatings for the entirety of the smoking. There’s really a lot going on with this one in general if I must say. One gets a full blast of all additives and representations of base elements in very moving and impressive manner.
Specifically, the perfumy Amaretto sweetness rides to the forefront with distinct rum notes supporting in the background. Registration of soft cherry, gentle vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar/caramel, molasses, and overall zesty spiciness circulate in a variable fashion. Lying underneath this lively flavor is a bit of maple Burley nuttiness as citrusy grass and tangy Virginia reports with gentle presence. Interesting about halfway through some of the sugary wine notes tend to pop more prominently along with some anise-like influences. Very colorful much like the Seminole culture and reasonably complex for an aromatic.
Generally mild overall, Seminole charters along cool and evenly. It will give some bite if drawn too aggressively so you want to go easy on the cadence. The full-flavored blend produces a meaty cloud of smoke given the extensive Cavendish content producing a room note that is pervasive and savory in character. Another celebrated aromatic from Paul’s Pipe Shop, (3.2 pipe rating). So, blow, blow Seminole wind, I’ll feel your warm some enough. Give it a try, per me it’s a good one.
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