Upon being gifted with a sample of this, I was looking forward to a citrus smoke.
Upon packing and lighting it, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the orange flavor came through. It was not too strong, but very flavorful with a fantastic room note. As my bowl progressed to the half way point, I started to notice a bitter taste accompanied by tongue bite. By the time I started down the "home stretch" my appreciation for this tobacco had vanished.
Every time I have returned to this blend, it has been tolerable only if I smoke half a bowl, and dump the rest out. I really hate that, as I do like the (initially) orange flavor of this tobacco.
I am not real sure why they sell this one, it is a very odd little smoke. The flavoring is very distinct. Blended lighty in with other tobacco, it does give a slightly exotic flavor. That was the nicest thing that I can say about it.
On a whim, I bought some of this stuff from my local tobacconist. This has to be some of the worst stuff I've ever loaded into a pipe. It's a cross between a good furniture polish and a low grade diesel fuel. I would rather smoke Borkum Riff Whiskey for the rest of my life, than to have to ever sample this stuff again. It left an awful after-taste, which seemed to linger on forever. I very quickly removed it from my go-to pipe before it suffered any irreversable damage. If we had a negative star rating, this one deserves a -4 ...
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