G. L. Pease - Robusto 8oz
Very rounded blend
The tin note is a wonderful bouquet of earthy fruits and gentle smoky campfires. The Virginias add a bit of spice as well as a small sweetness, especially when smoked at a slow pace. The orientals round this blend well as they come into play about mid-bowl. The cigar leaf is ever present but not overpowering. Smoke this at a slow to moderate pace and it is a great afternoon or evening smoke. If you smoke it at a moderate to slightly fast rate, the cigar leaf tends to take the forefront. This blend is one that I will always have in my cellar. I do enjoy a mild cigar, from time to time but I find that this blend fills that niche nicely. I always get comments from folks stating "Wow, that pipe smells great!" The aftertaste will linger for a while but is pleasant. It burns reliably with few relights and as one would expect, a nice gray ash is left in the bowl with minimal moisture. It does cellar well and gets better with age.
Peter Stokkebye - PS402 Luxury Twist Flake
The aroma is better than the taste
I tried this based upon all the positive reviews. It does have an alluring aroma but for me, this blend bites but then again, most all aromatics tend to bite! I tried new from the package 3-years ago and then again last night. I will stick with the luxury flake and bullseye.
G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
Quiet nights is a very mellow yet flavorful blend. It is one of the best I have tried to date. The smoke is plentiful, creamy and very smooth with tons of flavor. It has become my new evening blend.
Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
Not Orlik GS
Good tin note but lacks the character of Orlik Golden Sliced. Im a patient smoker and this particular purchase did bite. I will cellar the remaining amount and try again in a few years.......Not my favorite, by any measure.