|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2631)||Mild to Medium||Medium to Strong||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The gold and red Virginias offer some citrus, dark fruit, a little grass and plenty of earth. In a support role is the nutty, woody, earthy, very lightly spicy burley. The black cavendish provides some brown sugar in a secondary position. The American hickory nuts has some richness, lightly leading and melding well with the exotic fruit toppings. The latter are hard to define in terms of content. I get some citrus (orange and lemon, I think), and perhaps mango from them. There’s an essence of whisky in the background. There is a light floral quality in this blend, but I’m not certain of its origin. It does weaken as you go along. The toppings sublimate the tobaccos to a fair extent without totally drowning them out. The strength is a step closer to medium than it is to mild. The taste level is medium. The nic-hit is just past the mild mark. No chance of bite or harshness. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a very consistently sweet and mildly savory flavor from start to finish that translates to the lightly lingering after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl and requires an average number of relights. An all day smoke with a touch of creaminess.
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