Review Syrian Full Balkan Blend
My tobacco review of Syrian Full Balkan Blend. Also on my YouTube channel.
I agree with many reviewers...not really a FULL Balkan. Syrian Balkan or Syrian Mild Balkan would've been more descriptive. Nevertheless, not a bad tobacco.
Tin: Opening the tin you're greeted with a dark tobacco. I noted a spicy, curry (maybe masala) and turmeric aroma. Very little smokiness which one would've expected from the Latakia.
Taste: On first light, sweet notes were evident; kind-off like toasted (dark) cocoa/chocolate. Together with the curry-like aroma, I could taste something like chilli-chocolate. As you progress through the bowl, the spiciness becomes more evident and even the smell of burning wood (like in camp fire). Definitely a mild tobacco. The first bowl was indeed more disappointing than the following few bowls I had. I got to like it more and more as I smoked more bowls of this. Pipe Used: Savinelli & Pietenpauw Age When Smoked: 4 years http://youtu.be/Nuah179tA-4 ...or on YouTube here.