|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1898)||Very Mild||Very Strong||Mild||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Gauntleys - Vanilla. Quite a good smoke.
The mixture looks as though it contains a high proportion of Cavendish tobaccos with a strong aromatic aroma of sweet vanilla. It's a little too moist so will require airing, it's not saturated but a bit damp.
Once packed it lights easily. It only needs a minimum run with the flame. Then, as it says in the description, it gives off a cool smoke that's VERY rich with vanilla. Of all the vanilla smokes I have had this is up there with the most omnipotent of them all. There is no mistaking that this has been flavoured with a large quantity of vanilla.
To be fair, I find the vanilla a bit too strong to really be able to pick out many of the natural tobacco flavours. It seems like a 'full on' aromatic.
There is very little nicotine to be had from this blend. It would be great for new folks and taste only smokers.
The room note is a touch too heavy for me. I wouldn't say it's offensive but it creates rather a lot of smoke!
I think this is a good aromatic blend but it's just a little too false for my taste!
Two and a half stars.
Pipe Used: GBD Oom Paul
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Gauntleys
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