Far too dry upon arrival. But, due to this being a bulk blend, yours might differ.
The dryness caused mine to light incredibly easily, but, this also caused a fast burn and the temperature to be too high. The flavour's pleasant enough: exotic fruit, Cavendish-sweet, some nutty Burley, and simple Virginia. As much as the dryness causes me distain, it also bites me.
Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: one of the few good points.
I'm not amused by this, but think one star would be too low as the moisture will vary from pouch to pouch. Two stars:
Loving the taste of Mango, I ordered an ounce of this a few years back. I recall having a few bowls of this before jarring it up to try later. My earlier recollection was a pretty sweet topped blend that was not much like the mango fruit itself. I was not too crazy about it.
After a few years of sitting in a jar, I recently got back into it. My first bowl was quite good, but I really could not give the topping much credit at all as it had mostly flashed off over the few years in the jar. It was barely perceptible anymore, but what was left exposed was a fantastic base of burley and Virginia that had a lot of natural sweetness.
This is not a surprise to me as it has been my experience with Peter Stokkebye aros that the base tobaccos are great. Based on my earlier testing I would have given this two stars as I did not think the topping was much like that advertised. In some respects a true aromatic fancier may not like the fact that the topping will flash off so easily. This is something that must always be considered for cellaring of aros.
Because I enjoyed it so much after the topping flashed, this will get three stars from me. In closing thoughts though, I will say if you are looking for a true Mango taste IMO, Solani's Tropical Mango is fantastic.
I loaded this one into one of my cobs for an after-dinner stroll with the hope of something exotic and sweet. I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint. The mango flavoring was perceptible and pleasantly sweet; IMO, it was more peachy than mango. It provided a tasty, dessert smoke that perfectly complimented the spicy meal I just finished.
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