Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
For the clock.
The taste is heightened, it was a moist feeling, really good after some dry blends. Perfect for mid-day. Late afternoon to early night is a great time to use. I joke not. I had one pack of this last me 50 minutes with about 30 of that drawing. It also remained kindled for close to 10 minutes of idleness. If done right, this is out of the ballpark.
Newminster - No.52 Ultimate English
Can't call it great
The flu-curing could use some better treatment. Certainly don't use your main pipe for this, will ruin the next batch. Good if smoked in a few consecutive packs, but only a few.
Newminster - No.6 Vanilla Delight
Hard to distinguish
It was a smooth enough smoke, pleasant the first half a dozen times. Afterwards, it becomes very hard to notice the vanilla at all. In rotation, it remains worse off.
Newminster - No.48 Danish Gold
Best used for times when you want to take it easy.
Newminster - No.24 Imperial Nougat
Moderately smooth and lasting. Not bad, not great. Conservative.
Newminster - No.17 English Luxus
Not cured too well.
I didn't enjoy this smoke at all. It has a taste if what seemed like "recycled" and coated tobacco. It was not flu-cured sufficiently.. I actually became violently ill as a direct result. Maybe a batch of the same in future would be more promising.
Cornell & Diehl - Big 'n' Burley
Nice strong hit
No other way to say it.. nice strong hit. Very clean tobacco with a lot in the bag. Burns super easy, a enjoyable smoke.
Cornell & Diehl - Byzantium
Very smooth, sweet..
This has a good dry hit, burns for a decent amount of time. Adequately fills the lungs and nostrils with smoke. Has a very smooth sensation on the tongue, plus a creates a nice "pastey" feeling that gets one licking their lips to enjoy more of the taste. It is sweet at the point of salivation. In a sense, it tingles all the good levels in the blood and creates a great atmosphere for reflecting.
Mac Baren - HH Acadian Perique 3.5oz
I can not deney it's quality, sealed fresh. It burns without a hitch (even when the pipe is unclean). I find the taste to be a bit more hyped then what it really is. It was decent, as you could get a draw in well suscitation but not great. Because of the tins size, it dries out rather quickly. It is probably better if you remove the cake out and put it back in without the paper. Still the gain for lifespan is only minimal. I've found better in bulk for a fraction! The novelty of this product is worth merit.
Grand Croupier - Boneyard
Getting some flake and some of this (or any GC range) is perfect. Pack this guy down into the bowl and roll up a small ball of flake on top. Alternatively you can put 2 layers (middle-top). Either way carries the flavor. Good stuff SP team! Quantity for price that blends well into quality
Newminster - No.306 English Orient
This was my first sucessful delivery. Perfectly sealed. During opening the bag I smelt a beautiful scent. The taste was pleasurable but after a couple weeks, it was best thought to be in rotation. Following several constant puffs throughout the day, it gravels your tongue. Sometimes becoming painful in conjunction with a beverage. I noticed similarity to black gunpowder.. Waivering a second batch. The taste is relative to at least 3 flavors. Perfect for a mid morning. I found consuming a fizzy drink helped with the aroma.