Equipment: For this one I used my pen style with usb passthrough and an evo, I’ve not had much luck with my minis of late, and am slowly consolidating through natural deteriation.
Colour – Very pale,
Odour – Almost nil,
Viscosity – Pretty thin
Vapour – 7/10
Vapour Odour – again almost nil,
Quantity – A little less than others I’ve tried recently.
To be honest, I found this one of the hardest so far to describe. There is a familiarity, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. It doesn’t remind me of Golden Virginia (thankfully – cos I can’t stand it), but I guess there is a tobacco like quality to it, but it just doesn’t stand out. Not one of my favourites.
Pretty punchy throat hit especially in the 36,g sample. But without the flavour it seems to miss the spot.
Would I buy it?
I could see this being a good base for doing your own menthol or similar or for toning down an over zealous flavour. But for a general use, no I wouldn’t
Verdict – 6/10
I just wasn’t sure about this flavour. I kept wanting to like it, and it certainly had a throat hit, but it seemed to be lacking…. something (I just don’t know what). However as a mixer with a tobacco overtone, it might be just the thing.