i got this as a free sample (from marscigars.com) when i bought my uber badass calabash pipe. It is cut in rather large flakes and has a rich nutty aroma to it. it smokes like it smells- really nutty in flavor, very rich. forgive me for not knowing the afficionados terminology, but that was my first thought when i smoked it. it was very good! i think i might buy some more.