Shisha Cut: med to coarse cut, some stems. Dark red and drippy (gives Layalina a run for it's money). Over time, it does dry out and ends up looking like Nahkla.
Hookah Type: 22" Eygptian
Duration: 55min - 1hr 25min (see below for new max time)
Bowl: Eygptian Clay
Foil / Screen: Foil w/ windcover
Coal / Amount: 2.5" Exotica
Buzz: med to heavy, depending on smoking habits. Similar to Al Waha Buzz.
Smell / Flavor: Smell is a Laffy Taffy Banana Candy. Taste is slightly weaker than the smell, but it's a sweet candish creamy banana - in no way is it a realistic banana. First 20-30min of the bowl, it did have a faint undercurrent of a floral taste, but wasn't distracting from the main taste. After 30min, it wasn't noticeable.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Nh7rUmgkY
Rating (1 to 10): 8
I love this stuff. The smell made me want to eat it, the taste, although not as strong as the smell, was highly pleasant and long lasting. The faint floral start was interesting, but not distracting - sorta like a bonus.
It probably would mix well with strawberry, maybe coconut and pineapple as well. I will try adding Coconut Milk to the base next time to see how that goes.
And after lighting a 2nd 2" chunk of Exotica coal, I managed to coax the bowl for a grand total of 2hr 10min before I started getting a burnt taste. Up to that point, the smoke/buzz/taste was strong and pleasant.