Review by bobt
A Solid Aromatic
The tin aroma of this blend is a strong, yet nice, sweet aroma of
Amaretto. I also picked up some slight hints of chocolate, caramel, and
vanilla. The moisture level was a little on the moist side, as it is
with most aromatics. And just like with most aromatics, I would suggest
some drying time for the tobacco.
At the beginning of the bowl, I am picking up on a little bit of the
amaretto flavoring of the tobacco. I can tell right away that this
tobacco could probably bite pretty badly if pushed, so I recommend
sipping the pipe instead of puffing on it. By sipping on the pipe, I am
able to taste the amaretto flavor. It is light, but it is there. I got a
pretty good taste of it right at the beginning and then it lightened up
For the sake of this review, I pushed it a little and it
didnít take much to start feeling the sting of tongue bite and I backed off. I
lost almost all of the amaretto flavor and the smoke started getting hot.
I had to slow it back down to start tasting the flavor again. Maybe it
requires a little more drying time than I gave it. I did dry it out so
it was not clumping together when squeezed, but it could have been dried
out some more. This is a blend that needs to be smoked slowly.
At about the half way point, I started losing a lot of the amaretto flavor
even though the aroma of the smoke still had the smell. It was still
sweet tasting, just not as much amaretto. It faded in and out for the
rest of the bowl. This is a true aromatic. What I mean by that is that I
couldnít taste hardly any tobacco taste, just the sweetness and
amaretto flavoring. It is built of quality tobacco though and quality
With a lot of cheaper aromatics, it has been my experience
that even though the room note smells good and stays during the whole
smoke, the flavor lasts only as far as about the first 1/4 of the bowl.
Sometimes it is gone after the charring light. This is not the case with
With a lot aromatics, the flavor does not transfer through to the smoke;
but even though the flavor is not nearly as strong as the tin aroma is
in this blend, you can still taste some of the amaretto taste in the
smoke. The taste gets lighter the farther down the bowl you get, but you
still get a taste of it through at least 3/4 of the bowl. After a
couple of bowls in the same pipe, the flavor lasts all the way through
to the end for me. It also did not turn bitter towards the end like a
lot of the cheaper aromatics tend to do. It has a sweet finish. If you
like aromatics and the flavor and smell of amaretto, this one is worth a
I Recommend it.