Ken Byron Ventures Mr. Christian’s Kraken Plug

Matured stoved red Virginia de-stemmed, pressed into a very large flat plug, steamed cooked until dark, and then cut into small bars. Topped with dark rich rum.


Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Blended By Ken Byron
Manufactured By Ken Byron Ventures
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Rum
Cut Plug
Packaging Bulk
Country United States


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 13, 2023 Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The stoved and steamed, matured, darkened red Virginia produces a wealth of tangy stewed dark fruits, earth, wood, bread, some sugar, floralness, tart and tangy citrus, mild spice, grass, peat, and touches of smoke and vinegar. The dark rich rum moderately tones down the tobaccos as it effectively helps form a very consistent fruity, spicy, sweet rum and Virginia flavor that extends to the pleasantly lingering after taste. The plug is a little moist and easy to cut. It may need a very light dry time although I never do that when I review. Burns cool, clean and slow with a lot of depth. The strength, nic-hit and taste are medium. No chance of bite or harshness, and is smoother than expected. Hardly has a rough edge. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires some relights. The room note is closer to tolerable than it is to pleasant. Can be an all day smoke for the veteran, and easily repeatable for the less experienced. Four stars.

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