A dark, coarse mixture which includes a few pieces of broken flake. The smell from it's lovely, definitely one of vanilla but not too 'sticky'. My moisture's good.
Due to the rather coarse cut a bowl can take a fair few touches of the flame to initiate a burn. The vanilla comes over as sweet, crisp, yet not too heavy or clumsy. The tobaccos have a smooth, relaxing flavour, but the Black Cavendish doesn't hog the smoke with 'stickiness'; the Brown Cavendish accounts for more of the smoke. A bowl burns well, giving a cool, bite-free, smoke.
Nicotine: just above medium. Room-note: nice.
No. 9? Looks like I'm the first person to recommend it!
The grassy, citrus sweet Virginias form the base of the blend. The sugar from the unsweetened black cavendish is far in the background. The vanilla topping lacks depth, though it does tone down the tobaccos a bit. I sense a hint of caramel, too. Won't bite, and hardly has any nicotine. The strength is a step past the mild mark, while the taste is a slot past that. Needs a light dry time, but will still burn moist and clean with a very consistent flavor, though it's not really creamy as the name implies. Leaves a bit of moisture, and slight dottle in the bowl. Requires some relights. The after taste is rather weak. Can be an all day smoke.
Everything certainly smelt devine in the bag, with a clean Vanilla nose tingle and hints of graham crackers in this candy treat. The uniformly cut brown Cavendish had a nice sturdiness, moisture, and packed liked a compressed bird nest... though by bags end things got drier and more brittle.
The product lit nicely without many relights, the topping however must of burned off quickly, since I wasn't getting much Vanilla in the smoke, aside from some sweetness in the saliva. In fact this fairly bland mix became almost harsh near bowls end.
Initially the aroma reminded me of Mac Baren's Vanilla Cream loose cut, but by bags end, it all went to ash. Really the first miss from Newminster, so don't be afraid to try their other products.
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