Fall has finally arrived and it is time to reach for seasonally appropriate blends. Typically this is the time you reach for your favorite latakia mixture, unless you are like me and do not care for latakia. If that happens to be the same case for yo... Read Moreu may I suggest giving Exhausted Rooster a try. The dark fired gives it a fuller body but never overpowers the virginias or perique. There is some sort of top note on here that adds a wonderful sweetness that compliments the mixture well. I highly recommend giving this blend a try! Read Less
Medium-thick sliced, perfect flake. Burley does not appear much in the tin note, which is balanced grass hay and dried fruit. Thorough rub-out brings out more sweet grass and a faint spice note. The dash of burley comes to life in the smoke, adding a... Read More round fullness to the flavor. Light, clean, perique tang on retrohale. Read Less
The sweetness of the Virginia is muted by the Dark fired Burley and the Perique is barely noticeable. Some age should improve this blend. I might get some tins to cellar before the FDA turns this rooster into a capon.
Some great flavors going on here. I'm about halfway through my tin, and I have nothing but good things to report. A wonderful blend; all the components and added flavors are in perfect proportions. There's clearly an added flavor but it's very mild, ... Read Moreand it compliments the component tobaccos wonderfully. I was apprehensive when I first broke the seal—thinking I'd bought an aromatic—but it didn't translate to a fruity nor sweet smoke. After two days that berry smell mixed in with the nice component tobaccos' aromas. This blend is where the line between Burley and Virginia gets blurred (at least for me), and per usual, the Perique is the proverbial salt & pepper on top of the dish. The nicotine level is about a 5/10, maybe 6; it's not crazy. Considering it was blended for the Chicagoland Pipe Show, with favorable flavors and a medium strength, it seems to me that this will agree with a lot of different palettes. I'm a huge C&D fan, having bought and smoked about 30 of their blends, and this one's easily one of their best. Read Less
I think my tin was a little green. Wasn't what I was expecting based on the reviews. Wasn't sweet, bit like a SOB and was pretty harsh despite my sipping to the point I needed multiple relights. This blend reminds me of the entire line of MacBaren, h... Read Moreas that topping that's not noticeable until your taste buds are burned off. Gonna cellar it and see if it mellows out and develops some flavor other than harsh ash. Read Less
I am smoking a tin purchased and opened back in 2012.The fragrance
In the tin is unlike any virginia mixture I have ever tried.It is a very clean,but strong and unspoiled smell.The perique is not forward.It burns to a nice white ash,and the flavor of... Read More the virginia comes through if smoked slowly,and it is good.I am not having to swab out my pipe every five minutes,either.The multi layered tin liner has maintained the humidity level just right.This is (in my opinion) for smokers who have a tolerance for the nicotine component,but don't let this frighten you off.Try this if bored with the run of the mill full mixtures. - Carl Read Less
opening the tin = bingo! my nose was pleased and i was instantly thinking about Orlik Golden Sliced ... but this one is more on the ketchup side and a lil moister ... a bit too moist for me - nothing half an hour of drying cant fix ... and - i was re... Read Morewarded with a rich and very close to perfect vaper experience. note to myself: next time - order 8 oz and cellar some - or at least TRY to! Read Less
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