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Flavor  rated 3/5   Recommend It?  rated 3/5   Tin Aroma  rated 3/5  
Brand: J. F. Germain & Son
Blender: J. F. Germain & Son
Tin Description: This is the latest addition to the Royal Jersey range, and contains a subtle quantity of genuine Louisiana Périque. The fully-rounded taste of matured tobaccos.
Country of Origin: UK
Curing Group: Flue Cured
Contents: Virginia, Perique
Cut: Broken Flake
Packaging: 50g tin

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# 6/1/2012 User rated 3/5
Review by cortezattic

What's Not To Like Here?

Thin (~2mm wide) ribbons in various brown tones with Perique, are compacted in long tangles that need to be fluffed-up. It has a yeasty, and only somewhat grassy tin aroma; a little bit fruit-like and a little bit oaty; and the tin aroma carries on into the smoke.

It is a natural (non-aromatic) blend with a very smooth, mild, and delicate vegetable-like taste, with unmistakable traces of a nut flavor: almond, or maybe even mild pistacchio. By and large it just has an honest tobacco flavor with good smoke volume and mouth feel. Easy lighting, cool smoking, no bite and no gurgle. This is not a "Perique bomb", or even a Perique-forward blend. Here the Perique, though delectable, is merely suggestive -- an amendment to the other tobaccos in the blend (I suspect Virginia brights, maybe with touches of Burley and even Orientals, but I don't actually know.)

It's not a particularly sweet blend, but it does lean that way, as opposed to the herbal or bitter end of the spectrum. I'd liken its sweetness to that often said of a well cooked green veggie. It should appeal to many smokers, if only in the "What's not to like about it?" sense. In a word, this is sophisticated. Put it in your best pipe and enjoy.

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Flavor -  rated 3/5
Recommend It? -  rated 3/5
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