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Cornell & Diehl - Eight State Burley 2oz
Why?
This blend is egregiously topped with similar toppings to that of C&D Sun Bear Small Batch when no toppings at all were mentioned in the big write up about this tobacco and all the special vintage varietals this contains. As such, all that I can taste and smell is this cloying topping. I was expecting a nice burley blend but we are left with a burley aromatic that is mild and bland, and leaves a long lasting aftertaste of these toppings. If you were looking for a C&D burley mixture here, you are bound to be disappointed. I wish this was made with absolutely 0% topping.

Cornell & Diehl - Eight State Burley 2oz
Why?
This blend is egregiously topped with similar toppings to that of C&D Sun Bear Small Batch when no toppings at all were mentioned in the big write up about this tobacco and all the special vintage varietals this contains. As such, all that I can taste and smell is this cloying topping. I was expecting a nice burley blend but we are left with a burley aromatic that is mild and bland, and leaves a long lasting aftertaste of these toppings. If you were looking for a C&D burley mixture here, you are bound to be disappointed. I wish this was made with absolutely 0% topping.

Arturo Fuente - Flor Fina 8-5-8 Claro
Smooth
A very tasty and smooth mild-to-medium body cigar that does change to a bit more concentrated flavor around the halfway mark. Very solid.

Sutliff - Crumble Kake Barrel Aged Series No.1 Limited Edition 50g
Fantastic
Sutliff made a real VA winner with this one. Dark, fruity, pressed and aged Virginia greatness. Sutliff: Please press more! Bravo!

Sutliff - Crumble Kake Barrel Aged Series No.1 Limited Edition 50g
Fantastic
Sutliff made a real VA winner with this one. Dark, fruity, pressed and aged Virginia greatness. Sutliff: Please press more! Bravo!

G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight 2oz
Superb VaPer with a dash of unsweetened black cavendish
Please stop reviewing pipe tobacco if you are inexperienced or can't taste. Haddo's Delight does not have toppings, it has the taste of pure long cut perique mixed with Virginia. The perique adds a tingly, fruity figgy and raisin like sweetness. That absolutely is not coming from a "wine" topping like so many misinformed reviewers have said here. I just don't want you to mislead others with your inexperience. This is pure, powerful blending of tobacco and not flavored with crap.

Tampers & Tools - Credo Pipe Tool Silver
Very nice
I really liked the fact this tool was solid zinc aluminum alloy so bought it assuming it would be sturdy, and it is. It's got a nice sharp dottle pick which can be used for flaking off cake, stirring, and removing portions of ash. The reamer being built right into the top was a main selling point for me. I have used this tamper consistently since buying last fall. Would recommend, my only minor criticism is that the swiveling head of the tamper can teeth back and forth tamping, but this is a very compact and excellently engineered little pipe tool. Now they have it in gun metal and matte black so I may add another. If you drop it on asphalt/concrete it's gonna get a bit dinged up but hasn't hurt mine.

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