Whats in your bowl?

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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by smokinsteve » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:55 pm

Kip wrote:
kurtdesign1 wrote:
Kip wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:42 am
When I first popped the tin I thought it may have been flavored because it had a deep plumlike sweetness, but whatever it was quickly dissipated into a slightly fruity, VA-ish sweetness. After smoking a bowl last night and one right now, it reminds me a lot of some of the Solani VA blends. Granted, I haven't smoked any of their tobacco in a decade, but that's what it brings to mind. It is a very straightforward blend that has just enough Perique to temper the VA twang that's still present in the background. It isn't flipping my lid as something exotic and new...but is very pleasant to smoke.

I'm not sure if Russ is still involved in the H&H blending, or to what degree, but this is of a noticeably different character than what I remember from the early pre-sale H&H days. It doesn't have that dark, chewy VA presence that I remember from his Virginia based blends back then.

The burley mentioned in the description is modest but lends a slight nuttiness to the flavor. The description also mentions Cavendish, which can at times be a turnoff for me because it can turn bitter once lit if in too much proportion, but I'm happy to report that isn't the case. It lends enough sweetness that the blend would serve well for someone transitioning out of heavily flavored blends, but is not cloying for those of us who don't much care for syrupy tobacco.

Overall, it's very good. I probably wouldn't stockpile 10 lb. of it were I to be cellar-building, but it'd be a good candidate for keeping enough around to regularly reach for it.

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This is a great Pipe Tobacco review. So many that I've seen are not half as descriptive in their similes or nearly as clear with their summary. Thanks Kip. I have an actual sense of that tobacco now.

I reckon even a blind hog finds an acorn every once in a while. I wasn't even writing a 'review'; I was just answering the question and got a little wordy.

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Thanks for the “review”. I enjoyed reading it as well. In fact, you have inspired me to be more objective when talking about or posting about the tobaccos that I smoke.


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