The burleys have hints of nuts, molasses and toast. It may be designed to be a light all day smoke, but the flavors are so muted, the blend comes across as flat in comparison to just about any other burley blend. Has little nicotine. Burns at a fair pace and dry though it needs to be smoked at a moderate rate because it can get a little warm on the tongue. Needs few relights. Has a weak after taste. Can be an all day smoke or a mixer.
This is a light, gentle, easy to smoke buttery Burley, with a delightful room note. Pack it firmly to help mitigate any bite. This really is a decent smoke for when you are not meaning to "savor", and are otherwise distracted by reading, listening to music, etc.
I dont' recommend smoking this outside, as the fine cut burns very hot in any wind. Two and a half out of four stars.
Now I like burley blended or straight but this lacks any balls for a burley. This is good for blending with other tobacco to give some of that burley taste but as a straight smoke I don't know. Hmmm, as a upgrade to Prince Albert it doesn't have the nicotine or the interesting history of the Prince. I do find it mild and lacking the heavy moisturizing chemical treatments of the over the counter burley blends. Yet I love those American classics they have a robustness and character this lacks. This is definitely a good blender and perhaps a good intro to burley that shouldn't scare anybody off. Never the less, it is a little boring.
This was the first blend that my local tobacconist helped me pick out when I first picked up the pipe about six months ago (more experienced smokers may wish to ignore this review :). The pouch aroma is wonderful...and is the specific aroma which helped draw me to the pipe.
After trying other blends, I returned to this one, and I discovered that flavor is almost non-existant. I would compare it to placing one's mouth over the opening of a humidifier. I may as well have, it smoked pretty wet. However, it gave me quite a cool smoke.
I cannot say if I will try this one again, but I am certain to keep the tobacco and place it strategically in my room to give it that "tobacco shop smell."
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