DUSTINS85
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Weekend pipe smoker with a nice collection.
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Cornell & Diehl - Corn Cob Pipe and A Button Nose Ready Rubbed 2oz
Not bad
I enjoy this one, but it's not very forward in the chocolate or marshmallow flavor as you would think. It's got a vanilla like flavor (typical with Black Cavendish) with a slight hint of chocolate, but nothing huge. It's not anything amazing, but it isn't bad either. Well worth the price IMO.

Cornell & Diehl - From Beyond 2oz
This is nice!
The addition of Perique gives this nice smokey English blend a neat little twist to it. I love English and Balkans and I love to see a twist like Perique being thrown in and adding that nice Perique flavor to it. It has that signature smokey meat (best way I can describe it) like scent that Englishes have, but it adds that funky Perique on top. If you enjoy English or Balkan blends I don't see you hating this one.

Missouri Meerschaum - Missouri Pride Straight (6mm)
It's a cob and it's nice
The photo above is a perfect example of the pipe. Yes there is variances because it's a cob of corn. Mine had a few divots in it, but for the price and what it is it still looks gorgeous. When I first dry puffed on it I even got a slight scent of corn come from the bowl. I liked that. Can't beat these for the price at all!

Clarin Clay - The Canadian One (Tobacco Clay)
Very pretty pipe
So, It is pricey for a clay and that I cannot deny. With that said they quality is by far the best I've seen in a clay. I also love the stone look of this one and it is very nice. The photo above is a pretty great representation of what it looks like. It's definitely a great looking clay. If you want to splurge on a clay then this is not a bad option. I love it.

Tampers & Tools - Viktor Yashtylov Time Is Endless Brass Tamper
Looks great
So, the one you get won't look spot on with the one in the photo above. There is variance in the colors (blacks and bronze etc) and what have you. The design is the same though. It is very beautiful to say the least. I guess the only complaint is the price. I assume this was a melt/mold and brass isn't worth hundreds of dollars or what not. With that said it isn't so expensive that I am angry with what I got. The black stains and brass is different and not exactly like the photo (as I said before) so this page gives you an idea what it looks like.

Rattray's - Black Mallory 100g
Interesting
This is very interesting. I would say that the addition of Black Cavendish gives this English an interesting licorice type flavor to it. I love that smokey licorice when the Latakia and Cavendish marry in the can. It's a pretty great one.

Peterson - Nightcap 50g
Nice English.
I'd say this is a wonderful entry into the English blends. This is pretty much a great middle road setting the mark for an English. I wouldn't say it's the best English I've had, but it's definitely a go to and I love it for sure. Nice and smokey with the added Perique bringing a little extra in the interesting flavor department compared to many other Englishes.

G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight 2oz
Good stuff
I enjoy this aromatic quite a bit. It has a lovely dried fruit type taste with something darker added with the cocoa. This is not a sickly sweet it is a very nice sweet approachable aromatic for sure. I have no complaints. When I get into the mood for an aromatic this is a go to for me.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Black Cherry 50g
Take it or leave it IMO
I am not a fan of this sickly cherry flavoring. With cherry it can be beautiful or sickly and this veers towards that. I am not saying it is horrible or anything, but it also isn't great in my opinion. Obviously this is all based on taste and everyone will have different opinions so take with it what you will.

Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 2oz
Maple-y
So, while I am not predominantly an aromatic smoker I do enjoy aromatics and this is pretty good IMO. It definitely is maple forward. I like that flavor and for an aromatic this is good to me. If you like maple and a nice warm fireplace I would be happy with this. With all aromatics they are subjective.

Caribbean Blue - Drake 50g
It's decent
So this has a strong banana front to it and the vanilla is in the background just giving the banana a darker feel. Someone said bubblegum and that is very close to hitting the nail, but it's still obviously banana. I enjoy aromatics and this is strongly flavored so if you are the type who likes hints of flavoring as opposed to strong flavor this may not be for you. It's a nice change of pace, but not a daily smoke at all IMO. It's not bad IMO.

Cornell & Diehl - Anthology 2023 2oz
Pretty great Virginia
This is a nice Virginia with a great dried fruit taste to it and a citrus flavor with that. I really enjoy this one for sure and I am glad I got this one. You will not be upset if you enjoy a nice citrus-y dried fruit type profile. Good stuff!

Balkan Sobranie - Balkan Sobranie 50g
Great but unfare reviews!
Look, it's super rare and sells out quick, but giving it one star or less because you couldn't get it isn't fair to the tobacconists who made this. Now I happen to know someone who can get me tins and I have 2 of them. This is one of the best Balkans I ever had and I love it. The sugar crystals are beautiful in the tins I got. This is wonderful blend and I can honestly say that it's a masterpiece. It is a low quantity made product and highly sought after (for good reason). I think giving a bad rating because you didn't get a tin is wrong honestly. So I will leave this review as someone who actually has had this blend. IT'S AMAZING and hard to find for a good reason.

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