The very rich black cherry topping has depth and is the dominant force of the blend. The vanilla and caramel are background players that underscore every puff. The Green River black cavendish is vanilla sweet. There are no chemical or artificial notes to be found, though I get a minor syrup hit in the last quarter of the bowl. The tobacco is very moist and needs a short dry time, but you dry it too much, you risk losing a little of the strength (but not depth) of the toppings. I found drying it a little improves the experience. Burns slow if you donít dry it, which will require a number of relights, and you risk goop at the bottom of the bowl if you are a wet smoker smoking a wet blend as well as a slight bitterness. Even with some dry time, it burns at no more than a moderate pace, and leaves a bit of moisture. Itís fairly smooth with a little tartness, which becomes more obvious as you go along. The strength and taste levels are mild to medium. The flavors never weaken, and it burns cool without bite. Has no dull or harsh spots. The nic-hit is very mild. Has a rather tart after taste that lingers a bit. The room note will please most people.