|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|rushm1n3r (18)||Medium to Strong||None Detected||Medium to Full||Pleasant|
Smoked like an organic, more robust Captain Black, the same nice flavor and simple goodness, but with more body and no sacchariney bitterness.
I bought the tobacco from The Owl Shop. As always, the staff were extremely nice. The tobacco was broad cut and dark black with flecks of dark brown, like well-mulched leaves. The moisture content as sold at the counter was moist, and it needed to be dried..
Tin note was all toffee-chocolatey goodness. The broad cut leafs packed and lit easily. The first half of the the bowl had no bite and stayed lit with minimal re-lighting. The smoke was warm and velvety, full of the aromas of nougat and caramel...I wanted to pour it over pancakes and eat it! As the smoke progressed, a rich raisineyness developed and stayed throughout the entire bowl. At the end of the bowl, a light black coffee taste, pleasantly bitter, unfolded. Though a sweet smoke, it had full body and provided a nice nicotine kick. It finished moist, with some gunky dottle at the bottom.
My GF described the room note as "pleasant".
Four stars, highly recommended for any aromatic aficionado!
Pipe Used: Peterson Kinsale
Age When Smoked: Fresh baggy just bought.
Purchased From: The Owl Shop at the counter.
Similar Blends: A natural-tasting Captain Black..
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