Upon opening the container, my nose was filled with an earthy aroma. The curing appears to be even throughout. Of all of the BB Burleys, I found this one "reasonably" smoke-able without casing. I used several casings on it to see what I liked and I settled on 50% pure maple honey. This tobacco, once cased blends well, and makes a great base. Top it with a light touch of Licorice flavoring and it is a very good, smooth smoking single varietal.
Here is a recipe that I use as a burly base and a stand alone smoke.
"Trinity" All tobaccos started dry and were cased with a heavy hand in 50% pure maple syrup.
1 part BB Mahogany Burley 1 part BB Blonde Burley 1 part BB Burley
Misted and tossed tobacco until very moist (not wet) Let it sit in a sealed jar for 24 hours. Set out in open air on a plate for 8 hours.