Now this i like!To me this is heaven in a bowl.I can smoke this stuff all day long(and i do)It packs very well and stays lit all the way to the bottom. There is no tounge bit and no after taste. One of my all time favourite blends!
This was the blend I was going to smoke this week when I had company over as I remembered it being obnoxious in the room note department (which is what I was looking for) but after a year in the Ball jar the aroma has disappeared and the quality of the Virginia's used in this Black Cavendish and Burley blend are not high enough to enjoy without the topping. Not recommended although fresh it was better...
The black cavendish is unsweetened, and has a very light sugariness. I get a few nutty, earthy, woody burley notes, and some grass from the Virginia. The topping is a creamy, smooth butterscotch, but it's weak and surprisingly so because it does sublimate the tobaccos a lot. The strength and taste levels are very mild. Has almost no nicotine. Won't bite or get harsh, and has no rough edges. Needs a little dry time, burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a very consistent flavor, and leaves just a little moisture in the bottom. Requires an average number of relights. Has an innocuous after taste, and pleasant room note. An all day smoke.
It's really interesting how one person can love something and another can hate it. I find this blend having a good bit of taste that falls between butter and nuts and some nice sweetness. This is to me very flavorful and a mild smoke. Now you have to watch this one as it can bite ya if you start puffing to much. Not a huge amount of smoke and again will burn hot if your a puffer. Sip this one slowly and get lots of taste!
After opening the bag and getting a whiff of this superb smelling blend I laid some out to dry. I let it dry around thirty minutes, loaded my pipe, and went to work. The blend lit easily and stayed lit throughout most of the smoke. Room note was great. The taste was fair with a bit of the butterscotch coming and going and some of the nuttiness of the burley and grassy notes from the Virginia. A little chemically through the retrohale and after about half of the bowl it was completely void of flavor. The blend is not bad, but it will not be a staple in my cellar.
This stuff is delicious, I would like to point out that I am a true aromatic smoker I only smoke aromatics. I don't give reviews on orientals or English blends or any other tobacco blends other then aromatic. If I did I would be biased against them, so that being said I stay in my lane. Now back to this tobacco, I like the flavor of this blend, also the room note stays with you as you smoke this stuff giving the user a wonderful experience. And passerbyers love the aroma as well. It's funny watching the driver that pass by catch a whiff as they pass and they quickly look around for the source of the aroma. I consider this an all day smoke and there is no tongue bite here, if you smoke something that tends to burn your tongue you need to slow it down take sips instead of long draws. Lights easily and burns down well. The only way to know if it's for you give it a try if you are an aromatic person I believe you will like it.
Pouch note is pleasant. Cut is medium strands of soft ribbon. Packs well and burns consistently. Did not bite at all. The flavor is exactly as it states as far as my taste buds. Light, buttery , and creamy but not like a butterscotch bomb. It left a pleasant aftertaste in my mouth. A decent change of pace tobacco for your morning cup of joe. I like a little variety myself in my pipes. Seems everyone here is all over the board on this one! It is a decent blend and worth a try in my book.
Some hay from the Virginia, a bit of earthy nuttiness from the Burley and the Black Cavendish adds some sweet note. The topping is butter scotch as advertised. The moisture content was fine to smoke right from the bag as well. Not funky and I found the flavor to be true throughout the bowl. Very mild and does not bite. All in all a good aromatic for me. Not an everyday smoke but I do reach fo it weekly. Recommended if you like butterscotch
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