Hardness, Body and Taste

While discussing or evaluating the cigars we smoke in our chat rooms, we are talking about their hardness, body and taste. Once again, I want to talk about what distinguishes these three from each other. Unfortunately, sometimes these can get confused very easily.

There are some points that you can immediately understand from the first moment you light your cigar. The first of these is the hardness of your cigar, as well as the taste you get at the moment of being dressed. In reality, the hardness or softness is a matter of the nicotine content of the cigar. The more nicotine is, the harder the cigar is. I personally do not recommend you to smoke such cigars especially in hot weather and on an empty stomach. You put a lot of strain on yourself and your body just because you will enjoy it. Overdose of nicotine will cause nausea and dizziness, beware!

Second, the body of your cigar discussed in the review. In this physical sense, it is a term that indicates how simple or complex flavors your cigar can give you while you smoke, rather than its body. You can remember the same phrase from wine tastings. Cigars that offer more complex and different flavors per smoking are called bodied. Others are called softer or lighter bodied.

Finally, let's talk about the taste you get. I have touched on this subject more or less in my past articles. As you may remember, I even shared a Wheel of Flavor. Today, the taste you get from cigars is depicted by flavors other than tobacco, often paired with what you have eaten before. Black pepper flavor, slightly leathery or grassy, vanilla or caramel sweet etc. Remember, these should not be flavors given by artificial flavors, but flavors that come from the leaf's own characteristics and create that feeling in you.

I hope that knowing these differences will help you to visualize them in your future evaluations and discussion environment.

Son olarak da aldığınız tattan bahsedelim. Bu konuya geçmiş makalelerimde az çok değinmiştim. Hatta hatırlayacağınız gibi bir de Lezzet Çarkı paylaşmıştım. Purodan aldığımız tat, dildeki kimyasal algı iken, aroma, tütün dışında, genellikle daha evvel yediklerinizle benzeştirdiğiniz aromalar ile tasvir ediliyor. Karabiber aroması, biraz derimsi yada çimenimsi, vanilyalı yada karamel aroması vs. Unutmayın bunlar suni aromalandırma neticesinde algıladığınız aromalar değil, yaprağın kendi özelliğinden gelen ve sizde o hissi oluşturan aromalar olmalı.

 

Bu farkları bilmek size umuyorum bundan sonraki değerlendirmelerinizde ve tartışma ortamında kafanızda canlandırmanızda yardımcı olacaktır. 

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