Upon opening my can of Black Rock, I was soon greeted with a strong licorice aroma. The aroma was very natural, and I believe that AG uses a natural licorice flavor in the making of Black Rock. Once I placed a portion in my mouth, the first thing I noticed was a strong taste of black licorice. Being a licorice fan, I really enjoyed this taste, and it was soon complimented by a tobacco flavor. The licorice flavor lasted for about 25 minutes, after which it began to fade and give way to a salty tobacco taste. I kept my portions in for about fourty five minutes before I felt that it began to transition to a saltier and bitter taste.
The portion material was of average quality, and the tobacco was fairly loose inside each of the portions. They fit comfortably in my mouth, and were also fairly moist. After a few minutes, I began to experience a strong nicotine buzz and it was quite pleasant. The portions produced little drip until about the hour mark, but the bitter flavor at that point (and not the drip) was what made me take out my portions after about 45 minutes.
Overall, I found Black Rock to be quite tasty, blending a tobacco taste with licorice. I recommend Black Rock to fans of a traditional licorice taste as well as tobacco, and I definitely see myself adding this to my daily rotation for when I need my licorice and nic fix.