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Cornell & Diehl - Black Duck 2oz
Another C&D 'Black' Blend Scores BIG!
I typically prefer English and Balkan blends over most everything else. So... with all the fanfare over the C&D 'Black..' blends I had to try this. (The first one I tried was Black Frigate. Which I REALLY LIKE. Just finished now my tine of BLACK DUCK. Not that I don't like BLACK FRIGATE.... but BLACK DUCK is now the lead. Clouds of good smoke. Burns well, no tongue bite. I'm not real sensitive to flavors but I swear I detect a hint of licorice (yeah, 'black licorice' lol). Unless you hate Balkan blends, black Cavendish, Latakia. et al.... get a tin and smoke in a variety of pipes. Hint: meerschaum wins! LOL

Sutliff - Crumble Kake Red Virginia 1.5oz
Not worth my time nor $$
I gave this a try based on the reviews I saw. Very very disappointed. Out of the tin it was a bit more moist than expected, as many others have noted. So after breaking up the cakes last nite I let it air dry for about an hour +/-. This afternoon I loaded up an Italian poker; relatively deep. For at least the top half of the bowl it smoked hot; hot on the tongue. No discernible taste to me; none of the others in the lounge noted much aroma. Just not my cup of tea. Not surprising given that I usually am drawn to English blends and even more so to Balkan blends. I will say the rest of the bowl did smoke down to mostly gray ash; a bit of dottle. But as to taste? Nothing really discernible. No, I will not be buying a pure red virginia again. Experiment not a failure; confirmed for me not my cup of tea!

G. L. Pease - Caravan 2oz
Tasty...with solid Lat/Oriental taste
Just had my first bowl of this blend... smoked in a (new to me!) meerschaum estate pipe from SmokingPipes. Nice cool smoke; about 2 hours with some relights. I'm not as perceptive on tastes as many of y'all. I found plenty of taste of dried fruits together with the smoky taste of the Latakia and the orientals. Loved it!

Warped - Saint Espresso 2oz
Smooth, Very Smooth!
Fired this up yesterday in my Peterson Aran Rusticated 306. Lit easy; stayed lit; no tongue bite. Just a really smooth cup o'coffee! And yes, I DID have an actual cup going on the side. :-). Need to smoke some more... I do have two tins ... I think I will need more!

Sutliff - Blend No. 5 1.5oz
Right in the Balkan Sasieni ballpark!
Somehow I had the impression from other reviewers that this was in the ballpark with Early Morning Pipe. I disagree. For my taste, I see it in the same ballpark as Balkan Sasieni. Which is one of my 'go-to' favorites. Absolutely love this stuff. So much that (a) I shared out more than half my 1st tin with others at my favorite shop (OVTC; Kingstowne VA) AND I am placing an order for several more tins! Great taste; great clouds of smoke; just great for me!

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