McClelland - 5110 - Dark English Full
Very good smoke
Mild enough to be an all day smoke, this is smokey and sweet. I like to mix it with White Knight to give it a bit more spice.
McClelland - Craftsbury: Frog Morton 50g
I just finished my first bowl of the frog. It is my first delve into Latakia. My first impressions are, I absolutely love the stuff. Unlike the previous reviewer, my bowl burnt fantastically...it took only two lights for the whole bowl. It's also the first tobacco I've had that made me want to smoke another bowl immediately afterward. I don't know if that's good or bad, but I'm packing another bowl ASAP! It's sweet, smoky, slightly spicy and just plain old delicious. Like it or not, this is something to be tried. Enjoy.
Orlik - Dark Strong Kentucky 50g
GOOD GOOD GOOD!
I've been smoking this for a few months now and it's become a favourite. It's not that Dark or Strong, but that's okay. DSK smokes great and has a sweetness that tames the Kentucky better than the other attempts I've tried. Folded or rubbed, it's great either way. I bought a 100 gram tin of Mac Barens Bold Kentucky at the same time and it's sitting in the shelf while DSK is disappearing quickly.
Mac Baren - HH Bold Kentucky 3.5oz
Not So Impressed
I bought a tin of this at Christmas because it was so highly recommended and have been trying it in various pipes for a couple months now. There are some things I really like about BK. It smells wonderful in the tin and when smoked. In the tin it has an almost beef jerky aroma; when smoked it's much like an evening campfire. But I find that it gets a bit to sour for me as it smokes down. Also, the nicotine hit for me is quite high. I just can't enjoy this straight up. I mix it 50/50 with Amphora regular or Irish Oak now. I still have over 50 grams of this left and would gladly swap it out at this point.