Would have just chimed in with my impressions on 1 of the old BK review threads but they're closed. Just bought a pound and tried it for the first time. I figured I'd like it since I like dark fired Kentucky and it was very nice. But agreed with some reviewers which thought it actually was on the mild side. Though higher in dark fired content, thought it was on a par with ODF for strength. I was expecting more of a wallop. Perhaps, if I hadn't just eaten pizza heavily does with crushed red pepper, I'd have noticed it more but I find that any of the blends I've smoked with 25% perique content packs more of a wallop. Certainly like it well enough to make it a regular part of the rotation were it not for being rather pricey. Has just enough Virginia tobacco to impart a slight sweetness. The dark fired, of course, imparts a nice smokiness to it.