|The thought of honey and maple makes my mouth water, and since I love aromatics, I had to give this one a try. I was disappointed to say the least. I think the perfect aromatic is one that's not exceptionally wet, has a pouch aroma that smells like what it represents, smokes well, and has at least a hint of flavor in the smoke.
Honey Maple was in the ballpark in moisture content, being dry enough straight out of the bag to pack well and not leave any sticky residue on my fingers. The pouch aroma is very pleasant, but I can't detect anything that smells like honey or maple in the blend. It smokes very well, stays lit, and doesn't leave the bowl wet or gurgling halfway through like some other aromatics I've tried. There's definitely a hint of flavor in the taste and the smell of the smoke, but again, I'm not getting honey or maple out of it. It's hard for me to discern exactly what flavors it might be.
Overall, I'd say this one is not bad, but it's not what I would reach for wanting an aromatic. If I tried this blend in a blind taste test, I'd never guess this was called Honey Maple. I give it two stars, primarily because of it's lack of flavor and uninteresting qualities.