Do not let the name fool you, it is not super sweet
The charring light lies. Some whiffs were pure flavoring, others were pure cigarette tobacco. Still others were an unpleasant amalgam of the two. Making matters worse, the flavor lingers in any pipe you smoke it in.
This was a purchase designed with my lovely wife in mind. I am not a huge fan of aromatics, thought I like a little flavoring every now and then for a change of pace. She liked the smell, I liked the list of ingredients, so here we are.
The blend is a medium to light brown mix with some black cavendish thrown in. You can also readily identify the rubbed Virginia. Upon opening the tin you are greeted by a blast of carmel aroma. It can pervade a whole room. It is not however, that sickly sweet smell of many cheap aromatics.
Too many people either can’t smoke a pipe adequately, pack their pipe with tobacco that is too moist, improperly pack it or invest in poor quality pipes
The tobacco packs and lights with little difficulty . The first few puffs give you that taste of carmel, and the smell lingers longer. It quickly settles down to a well mannered cool smoke. The Virginia may be the saving grace here. It smokes clean all the way to the bottom, leaving a delightful room note that will not offend.
This is a great aromatic. It is a room pleaser and tastes as well as it smells. Burns great only had to re-lite once after char-lite. The carmel topper is definitly there, but not over powerful. I will keep this one around. I know aromatics do not age well but the Virginia in the blend might be real nice after about 5 months. Its a keeper, enjoy.
This is one of Peterson’s new aromatics which I assume is blended by Murray’s, one of the greatest tobacco houses in the world. The tin advertises a „cream caramel“ topping and, boy, that’s just what you get! Lots of it. The tobacco has a mottled appearance and is composed of ribbon and rubbed out virginia flake. It is not particularly moist when you open it, a good indication that this is a quality aromatic. From the first light to the end, you get a strong blast of the topping, but there is also a good full-bodied tobacco flavor underlying it. This is not the sort of tobacco which surprises you as you work your way down the bowl. If you like the first puff, you’ll like the rest; if you don’t, well. Overall, this is a good aromatic and your reaction to it will depend, predictably enough, on your reaction to the flavoring.
Fantastic sweet blend, casing is not wet or sticky at all nor is it overwhelming or even noticeable as being a casing, I thought this blend didn’t even have a casing until I checked it out.
This mixture does not deserve all the nasty reviews. You get what you pay for and can’t expect an inadequate smoking instrument to highlight your tobacco! I have found this mixture to be quite pleasant. Variously coloured Virginias combine with a bit of Black Cavendish. the caramel casing smells delicious. The cut is fine and thus packing, lighting and relighting are child’s play. Yes, freshly bought, it might bite slightly but once the moisture level has decreased, it doesn’t anymore. But this is quality tobacco and casing. It smokes well until one is done. The casing does sublimate the tobacco taste but it still delivers a very pleasant smoke. Sweet Killarney leaves a nice aftertaste and the room note is quite the crowd pleaser. Nicotine level is mild. I will definitively buy again and recommend this quality tobacco.