Just had my first taste of this old codgers baccy and WOW! Opening the pouch reveals a dark bar of tobacco about 5" by 1"ish, so dark and resinous looking I felt a bit apprehensive thinking it would be a black rope "burnt meatfest" type experience. I needn't have worried, after easing some of this leafy darkness from the bar with my knife, it was very easy deal with, I loaded my little Orliks apple. A very easy light produced plenty of thick pleasing smoke. None of the meatyness I was expecting and no perfume either just good strong tobacco and not unduly harsh. Plenty of nicotine wallop but such was the richness of the smoke it seemed to be appropriate. A real treat of a smoke that just got richer and more powerful as the bowl progressed and I could taste subtle hints of what tasted like tree sap or maybe by then my tongue was delirious. Best thing was it never quite reached the point of tasting filthy or sour as some of the stronger ones can do. This meant it didn't stink up the pipe either which was nice. This isn't one I would smoke every day but would probably reserve for after a good dinner. Well worth a try!