Since my last post 3 months ago I have added this to my cellar list and stocked up. It is now in my top 10 favorites list. I still like Solani aged Burley flake, but this blend wins for me. I also consider it in the same company as Stonehaven.
jay', glad to hear it. I ordered a tin but haven't opened it yet. Meantime, I've gotten a pound of D&R Two Timer, two toasted burleys, sweet and nutty. So my better burley angels are on the march. Burley used to be the codger's default. Now it has come into its own.
I just had my first bowl of this blend after buying a tin at the Chicago show. It didn’t hurt that Per Jensen was unoccupied and able to answer a few questions for me. It’s very rich and complex in flavor, but not overwhelming. Nic level seemed about medium. Also, it’s very smooth with no rough edges at all. It’s a little woody, very nutty, and there’s a consistent sweetness that ties everything together. The DFK is lightly applied, and it provides a nice spice note that’s subtle but consistent. Moisture level was perfect right out of the tin, and no hint of bite. I’m very glad I tried it, and will be buying more for sure.
Actually, I take back my statement. I'm going to use a review similar to ashdigger.
"It tastes like a mildewy turd that was soaked in acetone then covered in dirt and smothered in gasoline."
Don't buy the stuff. It's garbage.