Dating site reveiw
Denoument: The end is approaching and there is still no sign of sour, bitter or ashy taste.
And it should serve as a warning to all "aromatic fans": don't try and go looking for taste in those boring and syrupy cherry-vanilla-fruit tobaccos...The first match raises a small crown and brings up a dusky sweetness which transmutes almost immediately into a full nutty taste and a semi-sweet aroma which mirrors that in the pouch.A few puffs and a light tamp later a re-light tames the sweetness even more and the smoke becomes reminiscent of burning autumn leaves (which I miss sorely since the Environmental Protection Agency banned the practice) and distant fireplaces in a cool autumn evening.This is so gradual that I find it barely noticeable unless I put the pipe down for a short while and come back to it.The aroma hardly changes, and the sidestream smoke from the bowl remains sweet and nutty - if I had an Oom-Paul, I'd reserve it for this.It really makes you crave for more and more, never tiring: I find it perfect as appetizer, or after dinner, or in every other moment of the day.
This is a tobacco that simply makes you love the taste of... That burnt-wood, exotic taste that I have always been looking for in a tobacco...
Pros: Just re-read the above paragraphs, as I think I have effused quite enough on the virtues of this, my favorite English mixture :) Cons: The room aroma is too heavy for most non-pipers, and the flavor and strength can be a bit much for those not accustomed to heavy English blends.
The quintessential English Blend, together with London Mixture. Very full, rather strong, but never aggressive: I like strong tastes, but while I love Nightcap, I think that 965 is much more suited for all-day smoking.
This is a mixture that is medium in strength and definately FULL of flavor.
There are many nuances - burning hardwood, old leather, musty books and faint hints of exotic spices - this is one of the most rewarding smokes for an inveterate English lover like myself.
I don't mind, since the relights just blast me with the flavor all over again anyway, and the burn is so even that this process produces the kind of thin hard cake I like best.