Dunhill - Royal Yacht 50g
Favorite Virginia Blend
As the title states, this is hands down my Favorite Virginia blend to date, although I haven't much more than a few years experience with pipe tobacco. This blend outclasses any of the numerous other Virginia blends that I have had to date and has clawed it's way into, at least, my top 5 blends. Even though I have had only about two and a half tins of Dunhill's Royal Yacht mixture, I can certainly give a testimony as to the efficacy of the mouth pleasure that it produces. Definitely worth every penny that is spent obtaining a tin and I will most certainly purchase much more in the future.
McClelland - CPCC: Caramel Rush 50g
As the others have said, the tin note is exceedingly pleasant. As the name suggests it is like a rush of caramel scent to your nostrils. The consistency of the tobacco from a fresh tin feels very moist, so drying for a few minutes, depending on ambient moisture, would be advisable before smoking. When smoking, you can definitely taste the caramel, which is very noticeably sweet and has a pleasantly sweet after-taste. The tobacco burns very cool and is easy to light and keep lit. You'd have to go out of your way to get tongue bite, unless you have a very sensitive tongue. Overall it has a very strong caramel flavor. The smoke is smooth, cool, and sweet. And the tobacco burns cool and well. Strongly recommended for all pipe smokers.
Hoyo de Monterrey - Excalibur Cigarillos
Decent Little Things.
These are definitely great for the price. Good flavor and smoke time, pretty light smoke as well. The flavor is just a full, earthy flavor. Some of them had a somewhat metallic taste, but that was only if you smoke them really short like I do. At about 1in is when I started getting the taste of metal. Overall definitely well worth the price, even a little under-priced, and they taste great.
NUB - Habano 460
This cigar is fantastic! Could not recommend more. Though it's length might be deceiving, this cigar lasted me nearly an hour-and-a-half. I will definitely be getting more of these.
Dan Tobacco - Devil's Holiday 50g
This is a fantastic blend from Dan Tobacco, and I will defintiely order more. The flavor and scent from the tin is definitely that of a berry mix, most notably black cherries and rasberries. The flavor is not overbearing, to me at least, and is very delicious. From my experience the tobacco doesn't burn hot straight out of the tin. The smoke is very smooth and I have not had any tounge bite either. The only thing that I didn't like was that the tin's sticker isn't the one depicted in the picture above, it would have made for a great collection piece. But this does not impact my score in any way.