|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1964)||Mild to Medium||Mild to Medium||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
Smoke King - Cherry Cream Mixture.
The un-lit mix is quite entertaining in texture, pretty much covering the whole spectrum of styles! I see all different sizes of ribbons, a few broken flakes, and a good helping of Black Cavendish. The smell from the mix is a very sweet one, I can detect the cherry but it's far less dominant than the honey.
Getting this lit is easy- peasy: a short touch of the flame is plenty to set off a steady burn. The flavour is gentle with the cherries, I can definitely ascertain that it's a cherry aromatic in my bowl but it's a taste that is very well complimented by the honey, I would say that the flavour is a dead on 50/50 split between the two. Although I compliment the burns steadiness, something I can't compliment is the smokes heat and tongue-bite. Throughout the bowl, whether sipped or sucked it issues a kick, a negative point which is exacerbated by the temperature of the smoke, it's too warm, bordering on hot! Back on to a positive now, room-note: this, again, has a pleasant honey touch to it without the cherry hogging the note: I can detect the cherry but as I have found all along it is pleasantly gentle.
For me, this is a good blend that allows a few negatives to bring it down, those being bite and heat.
Pipe Used: Peterson Irish Harp
Age When Smoked: 2 months
Purchased From: Smoke King
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