McClelland - P.M. Pipe
Unless you like tongue bite
Tsuge - "Ryujin" God of Dragon 50g
One of the best tobaccos if had
If you like English/oriental blends, this has it all and its balance is perfect
A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
Won't let you down
Samuel Gawith - Bothy Flake 50g
Not bad but not great
A bit too flowery
Lane Limited - La Gloria Cubana 1.75oz
Just not good
Way too floral
Dunhill - Aperitif 50g
Very similar to nightcap
Cornell & Diehl - Red Odessa
This has become one of my favorite blends. I buy it a lb at a time.
Cornell & Diehl - Captain Bob's Blend
Tastes like grape. Weird but not unpleasant
Lane Limited - Medal of Valor 1.75oz
Cornell & Diehl - Engine #99
Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night
Lane Limited - Crown Achievement
Nice afternoon smoke
I'm a big if nightcap and mm965. If you're familiar with these blends you may enjoy this as well. I found crown achievement to be a bit milder than nightcap but with a bit more spice. I enjoy a lot of perique in an English blend which this doesn't have but it's enjoyable none the less. There is nothing overpowering about it. Just smooth and enjoyable. Smoked in a Peterson spigot.
McClelland - Special: Christmas Cheer 2014 100g
Oh the annual Christmas blends. Love them or hate them, you have to try them. I purchased this tin through Smoking pipes and couldn’t have been happier with the presentation. The tin itself and its contents look amazing. I am one of those people who get a childlike euphoria when preparing to pop open the tin. It reminds me of when I was a child and I tore open my Christmas presents expectantly on Christmas morning. I usually purchase tobacco in bulk so when I do get a tin it’s something special for me. Upon opening the tin, I got just as excited as I had mentioned. The fragrance of the tobacco is mild but sweet. The smell truly does remind me of Christmas. Unfortunately, This is about where my excitement ended. The tobacco itself is broken cut. Now to be fair, this is in the description of the product, but to me it seems like more of a lazy pain than a good way to prepare and preserve the tobacco. I am one to get frustrated with plug. It usually seems more trouble than it is worth. In this case I did my best to step beyond this and try to enjoy the smoke. I took the entire tin and rubbed the tobacco until it was loose and ready to smoke. I packed a bowl in my Karl Erik pipe and lit it up as I normally do. Unfortunately again I was disappointed. The flavor was not as I had expected. It did have subtle flavoring and wasn’t overpowering but it no longer reminded me of a Christmas blend. A good word to describe it would be “boring.” The blend lacks the complexity of a solid smoke. The notes were too subtle for a Christmas blend and as a whole they were underwhelming. Overall, this tobacco is worth a smoke but maybe not worth smoking the entire tin. Pipe Used: Various – Karl Erik and two Nording Freehands Age When Smoked: Fresh Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com Overall Rating 3 out of 5
Cornell & Diehl - Smooth English
This may be the most boring smoke I have ever had. It's not good, not bad, it just has no flavor at all. I guess it would be good to use if you wanted to cut something stronger. Would not recommend.
Cornell & Diehl - Winchester
I'd say this is one of the most dull blends I've had. Nothing seems to stand out. wouldn't get it again
Five Brothers - Five Brothers 1.25oz
I heard this was the strongest stuff you could buy so I thought I'd try it out. I was disappointed. The flavor wasn't great and it wasn't as strong as I was hoping for.
Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night
Looking for something strong?
This is a great blend if you're looking for something strong. I've bought this several times. Sometimes you have to wait for it to settle after opening for a week or two but it's still worth a try.
Dunhill - Nightcap 50g
This is a great blend. One of my favorites and a staple for some of my smaller pipes.
Cornell & Diehl - Mountain Camp
Nice Mild to strong blend
This is a pretty good semi-strong tobacco with a full flavor. Easy to smoke. I was expecting something a bit stronger.
McClelland - Craftsbury: Frog Morton on the Town 50g
Pretty solid stuff
This stuff is good but nothing great. I could smoke it on a regular basis. I'm sure I'll get it again but I definitely have others that are similar but better. Great flavor. A bit too mild.
Lane Limited - 1-Q
What's the Hype About?
I was wondering what all the hype was about reading reviews on this stuff. I ordered it and found out. This stuff is great. It's slightly creamy and incredibly smooth. I find it best in a larger bowled pipe. Enjoy!
Cornell & Diehl - Nutty Irishman
This is a great medium blend. One of my go-to choices. It's not too strong or weak, has great flavor and works well with a campfire.