|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1861)||Mild||Strong||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
Gauntleys-Cherry and Vanilla. A bit different to the usual cherry blends.
When I took my first whiff from the pouch I was slightly alarmed! That is one strong smell of cherries I thought! Although, what's a bit different to the usual cherry blends is that it doesn't smell overly sweet or too false, it's a proper cherry smell.
Sadly the blend is too moist from the pouch. It's not soaked entirely but I normally expect a loosely bagged blend to be somewhat dryer than a sealed tin and as I'd had this for about a month in the pouch before smoking some I was hoping it was going to be perfect.
Now, I don't particularly enjoy cherry aromatics that much. I usually find them too heavy, too false, and too sweet but I have a different reaction to this. It tastes strong of cherries, more so than the vanilla but it has more of a natural taste as opposed to a candy like one. There's a little more of the cherry in comparison to the vanilla, the vanilla gives the smoke a smoothness and creaminess.
I find the nicotine pretty mild in this one. I think it would be best suited to the evening slot for any nicotine smokers as there isn't much N to satisfy any lust for it in the day. Maybe smoke it in the evening when relaxing with a drink and not requiring N?
The room note is quite good but it creates a fair amount of actual smoke in the room.
As I said, I don't really favour cherry blends much. This is a little different to the usual suspects though. A hell of a lot more natural tasting. For this reason I recommend it.
Pipe Used: Peterson Donegal Rocky 221
Age When Smoked: 4 weeks
Purchased From: Gauntleys
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