As previously stated it takes a bit to get this lovely blend to smolder to life but once lit I find I can enjoy the pleasant smoke for up to an hour with minimal coaxing. I have not found its equal across the plane of the many other very fine tobaccos upon the tobacconists shelf and, like a warming fire from the hearth, it is something to embrace as one relaxes in the swirling wisps of flavor one will draw from ones chamber. Bravo I say to the hubris of the master who blends this Beagle.
STRONG. Flake was very moist and difficult to light. I am letting it dry a bit to see if it will burn better later.
Good taste but hard to keep lit. Finally rubbed it out, and leaving it rest for a while before lighting up again. It should smoke better in a few weeks.