Originally Posted by LoknLoadXD9
Do I have an unrefined cigar palate or are these folks taking creative writing courses?
It's like wine tasting. It takes a deliberate action to stop, and "listen" to the flavor. I know even saying something like "listening to the flavor" sound flaky, but it makes the point.
Its like we listen to some poeple, in one ear out the other. It's the same with smokes and alcohol. Just stop and taste it. At first it tastes like something, and with time you will begin to detect subtle hints of specific flavors you recognize. Eventually you will give it a name that reminds you of something familiar to you. "It taste's a little like...(blackberry, pepper, a specific type of pepper, wood smoke, nuts, etc." Then it becomes even more distinct. The flavor isn't necessarly from that source, but similar to it. Also, taste/look/listen for different flavors from different parts of your tongue that match up with the basic taste buds types on different parts of your tongue, sweet, bitter, salty, etc.
With time it develops. Taste is different for everyone. It's genetic, what connects for you will be different for someone else. You may taste what another tastes, you may not.
Most of the time, I don't dwell on it unless it is noteable. Then I share it with whoever I am smoking with. Mostly, I smoke 'em if I have em.