A unique Mixture, in which Bentley uses only refined Burley, Virginia and Oriental leaves. Its charming mildness and at the same time aromatic redolency it receives due to the refinedly composed taste.
The appearance of the B13 is exceptional: it comes in a wooden box, as it is known of cigars and is also sealed with a cloth seal. In the box there is a golden cellophane bag which, once opened, can not be closed again airtight, so that the contents should be transferred into a airtight container. This content is a coarse-cut tobacco, black-brown with medium-brown parts and quite large, separated light specks. The scent has an alcoholic effect and evokes associations of fruit tea and citrus aromas. The tobacco is not really wet, but it does not hurt to let it dry for half an hour before smoking.
The rough cut of the B13 reminds us of a careful plug, which should not be too tight or to the extreme edge of the (not too small) pipe. After a few attempts, however, you can quickly see how best to proceed.
The coarse cut of the B13 is also noticeable when lit. So two flames are needed until the tobacco glows uniformly. Between the first and second flame, and again at the end, one should gently plug down, as the tobacco rises and the flame is only in bad contact with the tobacco. As with the tamper, the growing experience with this tobacco facilitates the process.
While the B13 requires some attention during the preparation, it is uncomplicated during smoking. The burn is calm and even, the tongue being flattered by a mild spicy smoke that transports the nutty natural tobacco aromas of the Burley as well as a fine sweetness, which probably originates from the flavor used. This is not exactly to taste out, rather it serves to underline the used tobaccos, as a main flavor. This is the case with the Orient, which does not appear superficial, but serves the spicy rounding off, and does not overwhelm anyone. A little medium gray ash with some crumbs and some condensation make little work at the final cleaning.
The room mark of the B13 is, despite the Orient contained, for tobacco, but slightly sweet, and can be regarded as inconspicuous in a tolerant, non-smoking society.
The B13 comes in a very noble design: in a small, sealed wooden box hides a golden cellophane bag. Although the tobacco should be transferred into an airtight container after opening it for the first time, it does not abort the exclusive appearance. The predominantly dark tobacco is roughly cut and requires a lot of attention when plugging and lighting. This is all the more uncomplicated during smoking. As may be customary for a more lightly flavored tobacco, the aroma serves as a support for the underlying tobaccos. So, besides a fine sweetness, the nutty Burley and the delicately spicy Orient are to taste. And especially the latter will not be overwhelming beginners in this direction. If you can handle a pipe filling with the necessary attention, you will find in the B13 a good, delicate flavored everyday tobacco, which is not too strong for any time of the day.
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