Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Capstan Gold Flake

Tin Notes:
Lord of the Rings fans rejoice! When the author of the famed and recently celebrated works lit his pipe we can be relatively sure that Capstan pipe tobacco was most likely what was burning. If you're a fan of Virginias and especially the Virginia  Flakes you'll need to pick up at least one each of these straightforward Capstan blends to realize that a great blend does not need a multitude of components to captivate your senses.

     Strength: Mild to Medium
        Flavor: Very Mild
          Taste: Mild
Room Note: Pleasant

The tin the aroma was of sweet hay. It was ready to smoke right out of the tin no drying required. On the charring light and true light the flavor of sweet hay was the predominant flavor. At one third of the bowl the Virginias released some citrus tanginess. The flavor remained consistent from this point to the end of the bowl. This blend smoked all the way to the bottom of the bowl with no dottle. This is the milder of the two flakes from Capstan. If you are looking for a pure Virginia smoking experience this is the one to try.

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