Re: Distinct flavor...
I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. It's not a tobacco taste or coal taste or anything not working properly, it's just the overall taste and feel of that brand of tobacco, it's like a signature taste so if, say, you were smoking out of someone elses hookah and you didn't know what brand, you would be able to tell just from the specific taste that it gives out. I know what you mean and I always have the hardest damn time trying to explain it to people
All the brands I smoke have that, I can tell if I'm smoking AF or HH or Layalina (have most experience with) they all just have their own trademark taste/feel.