So, I smoked my first (couple) bowls of EMP today. It is very good stuff. I smoked it out of my new Ser Jacopo and it was a great combo. I ended up loading up two bowls and smoking it for a bit over an hour.
It is definitely a very mild English. I could barely make out the Latakia, it is there but it isn't particularly pronounced. The Orientals give it a little more interest than a pure Virginia. The Virginias are good quality VA tobaccos and it has a little of the VA sweetness to it.
It lights easily, and only needed a few relights. It isn't too strong on the nicotine, though smoking two bowls straight, I did feel it a little. Smoking it a little fast, I had only a hint of tongue burn.
As usual, I smoked it outside, and it was a breezy evening, so I can't really comment on the smell or room note. I was smoking with my roommate who was smoking a cigar, the wind was blowing his direction, and he did comment that it was a pleasant smelling tobacco.
It would be a good all day smoke, and is definitely worth keeping on hand. For a mild English I do like SG SL better, but since it isn't always available, this will be a good one to keep. I like the stronger flavor of MM965 better when in a Dunhill mood, but again, there are times that the lighter flavor works. It may not be a permanent member of my cellar, but it will be fairly regularly stocked.