JASSONWB
About Me:
Retired Marine. Collect and smoke pipes, pipe tobacco and cigars for the past 20 or so years.

Cornell & Diehl - Riverboat Gambler 2oz
I don't reach for it often, but its good
Tin note of stewed figs, spices, and a pungent note. Tobacco cut is more of a course cut with a little broken flake. Tobacco is colored brown with a little black. Moisture is ok, no prep needed. Burns a little slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of Plums, dry earth, wood, cocoa, musty hay, spiced bread, sour lemon grass, spicy herbs, floral, bitter nuts, a mildly sweet background note, and a very peppery retro. Burley is leading with Perique supporting. Oriental/Turkish are supporting to a lesser extent, and the Virginias are there in spirit only. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

G. L. Pease - The Virginia Cream 2oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of spices, sweet Rasins and vanilla. Tobacco brown, tan and black Ribbon/course cut is mostly dry and needs no prep. Burns normal with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with notes of Vanilla. It quickly fades to the back where the bourbon stays. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of mild spiced stewed plum, moderately spicy, dry earth, wood, floral, mild lemon grass, mild raisin, a lightly sweet nut background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Virginia is leading with support from Kentucky and Perique. Cavendish and flavoring are supporting from the rear, mostly unseen. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is good.

G. L. Pease - Charing Cross 2oz
good to go.
Tin note of tart fruit, smoky, and mildly sour. Tobacco is dark brown, black and a little tan. Cut is a mix of fat ribbon and course cut. Tobacco moisture is good, no prep or drying needed. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with complex notes of very spicy, very musty dry earth, herbal spice, very woody, sour citrus, smokey, floral, bread, tangy dark fruit, a sweet grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Oriental/Turkish is leading with Virginias supporting a little more than Latakia. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Sextant 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of sweet and smoky with a little spice. The multiple shades of brown Broken Flakes rub out easily. Tobacco is damp and may need a little drying. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. Flavoring is mild, with notes of sweet rum. Taste is full and consistent, with complex notes of smoky, herbal spices, musty wood, floral, dry earth, mild tangy sour, sweet grass, mild orange bitter, toasted bread, spicy, mild tart dark fruit, a sweet nutty background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is barely leading the Virginias with Oriental/Turkish supporting. Kentucky is providing support where needed. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Balkan Sasieni - Balkan Sasieni 50g
I don't reach for it often, but its good
Tin note of tart wine and smoky spices. The black and tan ribbon cut tobacco has a little brown in it. Moisture content is ok. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and somewhat consistent, with notes of smoky, very woody, dry earth, mild sweet herbs, floral, mild lemon grass, moderately spicy, a mild tart dark fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Orientals supporting. Virginias are playing backup. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Key Largo 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of sweet smoky, spices, and tart fruit. Tobacco Broken Flakes are brown, light brown and black. Moisture seems a little high, recommend drying a bit. Rubs out nicely. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with complex notes of very earthy, cigar, dry wood, leather, mildly smoky, floral, mild herbal spices, mild sour lemon, spicy, mild cocoa powder, mild sweet grass background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is barely beating Cigar for to lead with Oriental and Latakia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Kajun Kake 8oz
very nice!
Tin note of pungent sweet, vinegar and spices. The black and dark brown Krumble Kake breaks apart and rubs out easily. Tobacco is moist and may need a little drying. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of mildly sweet dark fruit, dry earthy, bread, mild lemon, spices, very woody, burnt toast, mild raisins, bitter plum, a mildly sweet grassy background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Virginis Cavendish is leading with Perique closely supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Black Frigate 8oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of tart wine, mild smoky, and spices. The Krumble Kake is yellowish-brown, tan with a little black. It breaks and rubs out easily. Tobacco is moist and may need a little drying. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with notes of rum. Taste is medium to full and a little consistent, with notes of mildly smoky, very woody, spices, dry earth, mild lemon, floral, musty herbs, mildly spicy, and a mildly sweet grassy background note and a mildly peppery retro. Cavendish is leading with Turkish supporting, Latakia supports when it wants too, and the flavoring jumped ship at first opportunity. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Dreams of Kadath 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of spices, mild barbeque, and sugared Rasins. The dark brown, tan and black marbled plugs need cut thin with a razor or thin sharp knife. Rubs out easily, may need a bit of drying. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is medium, with notes of licorice and stone fruits?. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with complex notes of dry earth, sweet raisin bread, floral, herbal grasses, lemon zest, peaches, spice, sour plums, smoky charred wood, toasted nuts, mildly spicy, sugary background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Team Virginia & Perique are barely leading Team Katerini & Cavendish with Kentucky supporting both. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is my jam.

Dan Tobacco - Da Vinci 500g
nice change of pace
Tin of vanilla, spices and mild dark chocolate. Tobacco is mostly dark brown and black with a little tan. The fat ribbon cut has some moisture, no drying needed. Burns slow with relights. The strength is mild and nic is mild. Flavoring is strong, and nothing like the tin note. Flavor notes of mildly sweet and tart red wine. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of lemon grass, tart dark fruit, dry herbs, wood, salty caramel, spicy, mild earth, mild floral, mild sweet background note, and a mildly peppery retro. Virginias is leading with Flavoring and Cavendish supporting. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is good.

G. L. Pease - Odyssey 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of smoky, mildly syrupy, and earth. Tobacco ribbons are mostly black with some brown and a little tan. Its damp but not wet, no drying needed. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected, despite tin note. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of smoky wood, salty earth, musty leather, toasted bread, lemon grass, mildly spicy, semi-sweet nutty background note, and a very peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Orientals supporting. Virginias are providing back up. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

G. L. Pease - Westminster 8oz
awesome!
Tin note of smoky, tart fermented fruit, and sweety wine. Tobacco cut is a thin ribbon cut. Tobacco is an even mix if brown, tan and black leaf. It's soft and damp but not wet, no drying needed. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of dry earth, wood, sweet bread, sour lemon, sweet grass, smoky floral, mildly buttery, mildly creamy, tangy herbal, mildly spicy, mild tart dark fruit background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Latakia and Orientals superbly supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is outstanding.

Cornell & Diehl - Da Vinci 2oz
20 year old tin
Tin note of sweet smoke, earth, and soda. Tobacco is mostly rough cut, mostly black with a little Bown and tan. Tobacco is dry but soft, no prep needed. Burns normal with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of smoky, dry wood, earth, spicy incense, musty hay, toast, mild sweet grass, tart lemon, nutty, mildly salty sweet background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with little support from the Virginias. Burley steps up a little when Virginias are lacking. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 8oz
very nice!
Tin note of smoky, spices, and mild tart fruit. Tobacco flake is more of a broken flake. The dark brown flakes rub out nicely, and though moist, I don't think it needs any drying. Burns slow with many relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent, with complex notes of dry earth, wood, bread, smoky, musty sweet grass, lemon zest, spice, mildly sour herbs, floral, mildly spicy, mildly sweet raisin background note and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading slightly, with Latakia, Perique and Oriental/Turkish supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Meridian 8oz
good to go.
Tin note of mild smoke, mild tart fruit and dirt. Tobacco broken flakes are dark brown with a little tan. Tobacco is somewhat dry, rubbing out is easy. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent, with notes of dry earth, musty wood, herbal spices, hay, bread, lemon zest, spicy, mild tart dark fruit, mildly smoky, mild creamy-sweet background note, and a peppery retro. Orientals are leading with Virginias supporting. Latakia is lounging in the back. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

G. L. Pease - Fillmore 8oz
awesome!
Tin note of Rasins, sweet-stewed figs, and spiced wine. Tobacco cut is broken flake, its moist and reddish brown. Rubs out easily, no drying needed. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent, with notes of earth, very woody, spiced bread, lemon grass, floral, raisin, mildly sweet-dried fruit, spicy, tangy stewed plums, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with perique supporting. Latakia is absent. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Kensington 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of smoky, sweet fruit, and tart wine. The ribbon cut tobacco is brown, light brown and a small amount of black. tobacco is dry, no prep needed. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent, with notes of earth, lemon grass, tangy spices, mild sweet dark fruit, smoky, bitter dry wood, floral, and a moderately spicy retro. Virginias is leading with Orientals supporting. Latakia is supporting from afar. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

G. L. Pease - Blackpoint 2oz
meh
Tin note of smoky, mild sweet fruit, and tart wine. Tobacco ribbon cut is brown with a little black and tan. Tobacco is moist but drying isn't necessary. Burns is normal with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and inconsistent, with notes of mild dry earth, wood, very mild sweet grass, bread, floral, sour vegetation, smoky, musty herbal, floral, mild spice notes, a lemon background note, and a spicy retro. Latakia leads, Oriental/Turkish supports, and Virginias try to support. Perique got lost on the way. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

G. L. Pease - Navigator 8oz
good to go.
Tin note of sour stewed fruit, spices, and mild smoke. Tobacco is red-brown broken flake. Tobacco is mostly dry and rubs out fairly easy. Burns is slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is not detected despite description. Taste is medium and inconsistent, with notes of very earthy, very woody, very mild sweet fruit, bread, roasted bitter nuts, dry herbs, lemon grass background note, and a spicy retro. Virginias is leading with Kentucky supporting. Rum is missing in action. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Samarra 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of smoky, mild spice, and mild tart fruit. The ribbon cut is brown, black and tan. Tobacco is moist but not dry, no prep or drying needed. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of earth, bread, smoked wood, tart lemon grass, floral, musty dry herbs, mild raisins, mildly spicy, mild sweet hay background note, and a mild peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Latakia and the Oriental/Turkish supporting. Perique is bringing up the rear. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Abingdon 8oz
very nice!
Tin note of smoke and spiced wine. The very thin ribbon cut is brown, black and tan. Tobacco is moist but not dry, no prep or drying needed. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of very spicy, moderately smoky, musty woody, earth, floral, mild ripe fruit, herbal spices, bread, mild lemon grass, and a moderately peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Oriental/Turkish supporting the best they can. Virginias are lollygagging around in the background. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Triple Play 8oz
awesome!
Tin note of spices, rasins, and stewed fruit. Tobacco plug is marbled brown, orange-brown, yellow-brown and a little black. Plug needs cut thin with a razor and dried a little bit. Burns slow with many relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of mildly tangy fruit, spiced bread, lemon grass, very earthy, floral, dry wood, bitter nuts, mildly spicy, and a peppery retro. Virginias is leading with Kentucky and perique providing support. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - JackKnife Plug 8oz
awesome!
Tin note of barbeque, spices, and Rasins. Tobacco is a simi-dense plug, needs cut with a razor or thin sharp knife. Moisture is slightly high, may need a little drying, rubs out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is full and consistent, with notes of strong wood, floral, dry herbal, spicy, earth, bread, mild roasted nuts, mild ripe fruit, mild sweet grass, mild lemon, and a moderate peppery retro. The Kentucky is leading with Virginias supporting. Room note is strong, and aftertaste is excellent.

Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 8oz
awesome!
Tin note of fermented fruit, Rasin, and spices. The broken flakes are orangish-brown, dark brown and tan. Moisture is ok, may need a little drying. Rubs out with little effort. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of very bready, very spicy, very woody, tart dark stewed fruit, sweet grass, earthy, leathery, mild vinegar, mild tangy lemon, and a peppery retro. Virginias are leading with perique supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Lagonda 8oz
awesome!
Tin note of red wine, smoke, and mild sweet fruit. Tobacco is a "stuck together thick ribbon" and is mostly dark brown with a little black and tan. Some pieces need rubbing out like broken flake. Moisture is good to go. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of sharp smoky, very woody, very earthy, moderately spicy, musty sour, floral, bready, mildly tart sweet background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Latakia barely beating the Orientals for the lead with Virginia supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is outstanding.

G. L. Pease - Robusto 8oz
awesome!
Tin note of sour fruit, mild spices, and smoky. Tobacco is an "every shade of brown" Coarse Cut, moist but not dry, no prep or drying needed. Burns moderately slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of very earthy, moderately spicy, smoky wood, bread, floral, sweet grass, cigar, slight tangy lemon, mild creamy sweet background note, and a moderate peppery retro. Virginia is inching out the other leaf for the lead, Latakia and Cigar Leaf are battling for a supporting position. Oriental/Turkish are in the race, but mostly in the background. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is outstanding.

G. L. Pease - Regents Flake 2oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of spices, stewed Rasins/figs, and mild lemon. Tobacco is a brown and black broken flake with a little tan, moisture content seems good to go. Burns is slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent and a little complex, with notes of herbal spices, wood, bread, floral, raisin, earth, moderately spicy, mild sweet grass, mild tangy lemon, mild tart plums, and a peppery retro. Virginias are barely leading with Orientals supporting. Perique is there, but on standby. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is excellent.

Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 16oz
awesome!
Package note of pungent barbecue, wood, and tart fruit. The dark brown tobacco flakes are easily rubbed out, moisture content necessitates a little drying. Burns slow with a few more than normal of relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent, with complex notes of tangy sweet, very woody, smoked herbs, tart sour/mild vinegary, moderately spicy, dry earth, mild floral, lemon grass, roasted nuts, and a peppery retro. Dark Fired Kentuckey Burleys are leading with flue cured Virginias supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is outstanding.

Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 16oz
awesome!
Package note of tart smoky, moderate spice and vinegar. The mostly black and dark brown flakes easily rub out, moisture content is fairly high, a bit of drying is recommended. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of sweet campfire, earth, pine wood, floral, herbal spice, leather, sour musty vegetative note, sweet grass, tart lemon, mild bitter nuts and a moderately peppery retro. Virginias is barely winning the lead over Latakia. Orientals are supporting. Burleys is providing backup. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is awesome.

Lane Limited - 1-Q
meh
Package note of tart fruit, mild vanilla, and a caramel background. The brown and black ribbon cut is moist and refuses to dry out. Burns moderately with few relights. The strength is mild and nic is very mild. Flavoring is medium, with notes of Vanilla and caramel. Taste is mild to medium and consistent, with notes of lemon grass, tart stewed fruit, and a little smoky. Virginia is leading with cavendish supporting. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is good.

Dan Tobacco - Salty Dogs 50g
awesome!
Package note is sweet, dried fruit & vinegary. Needs effort to prepare. I generally cut slices less than 1/8 inch think and it rubs out fairly easy. Tobacco is slightly sticky but not wet, no drying needed. Burns slow rubbed out, even slower when cubed, requires relights. The strength is medium to strong, nic is medium at most. Taste is full, and mostly consistent throughout. Taste of sweet grass, ripe fruit, a little sugar, and slightly spicy. I couldn't discern the rum flavoring. Room note is not offensive and after taste is good.

Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake 8oz
awesome!
Tin note is sour and latakia, tin date is 102617. The Kake easily breaks apart, easily rubs out. Tobacco is soft and dry. Burns consistently once lit. The strength is mild-med, nic is mild at most. No Flavoring detected. Taste is med to full and consistent throughout. Taste wood, mildly sweet, some floral and smokey earthy flavors. The smokey latakia is up front (though I wouldn't consider it a lat bomb), and floral riding shot gun and mildly sweet in the back. Room note offends everyone and leaves that creosote like aftertaste that I enjoy.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Bosun Cut Plug
awesome!
Package note is slightly sweet, grassy and Lakeland. Rubs out fairly easy. Tobacco is slightly sticky but not wet, no drying needed. Burns slow rubbed out, even slower when cubed, requires relights. The strength is medium to strong, nic is medium. Lakeland flavoring is consistent throughout. Taste of sweet grass, Lakeland and cigar toward the end. Room note is loud but not offensive and after taste is good.

Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 50g
nice change of pace
Tin note reminded me of canned fruit in syrup, like canned peaches or fruit cocktail... smells sweet. The tobacco looks like orange-brown ribbon cut needing no preparation and no drying. It took a few lights to get it started and burned slow and fairly consistent. The strength is med, nic is mild. Flavor is med and a bit complex. The taste is a grassy, orange, mildly sweet with mild Lakeland. Room note is pleasant and pleasant aftertaste.

G. L. Pease - Stonehenge Flake 2oz
awesome!
Tin note ripe fruit, Rasin and vinegar. Tobacco flakes are brown and dense, cubes nicely and/or rubs out with a little effort. Tobacco maybe a little sticky, no drying out needed. Burns nicely and slow with average amount of relights. The strength is med and nic is mild-med. Floral flavor is consistent throughout, though no coca was detected. Tobacco taste sweet, floral and mildly spice. Virginias leads with perique supporting. Burleys peek through in the background. Room note got a compliment from the wife, and aftertaste was great too.

McConnell - Folded Flake 50g
good to go.
Tin note ripe plums, ketchup and vinegar. Tobacco flakes are brown and black and semi dense, cubes nicely and/or rubs out easily. Tobacco needs no drying and burns nicely and slow with average amount of relights. The strength is mild-med and nic is mild-med, both getting stronger toward the end. No flavoring detected. Taste is med, beginning with raisin, bread, lemon, mild sweet grass and pepper and later developing some Foral notes. Virginias led, with perique supporting and Kentucky lounging in the back just hanging out. Room note is non offensive, and aftertaste was good.

Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake 50g
awesome!
Tin note is tart fruit, raisins, vinegar and mildly sweet. The tobacco is dark brown, fairly dense and sticky. Rubbing out takes some effort and may need drying. It burns slowly and requires relights. Virginias leads the perique. The strength is med, nic is mild and no flavor topping discerned. Taste is full and fairly consistent with notes of tangy lemon, earth, sweet grass, slight note of vinegar and slight note of florals, lots of pepper. Room note received few complaints and great after taste.

Samuel Gawith - Perfection Mixture 250g
meh
Tin notes of aromatic English; sour, sweet and smoky. The ribbon cut looks is light brown, dark brown and black. Fairly dry, no prep needed. Burns slow with few relights. The strength mild, nic is mild. Sweet flavoring detected with tin note and taste, though light. Taste is med and consistent, with notes of smoky wood, earth, floral, slight sweet lemon, mildly spicy and a few sour notes. Room note is tolerable and after taste is ok.

Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 50g
awesome!
Tin notes of figs, grass, and lemon. The flakes are light, medium and dark brown, with flecks of yellow. The flakes are fairly dense and requires some prep. No drying needed. Once lit, it burns slow and consistent with relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected and taste is medium. Taste of sweet grass, stewed fruit, lemon, floral and pepper in the retro. Room note not offensive and has a great after taste.

Samuel Gawith - Navy Flake 50g
awesome!
Tin notes of tart plums, vinegar and sweet grass. The flakes are dark brown and dense, rubbing out takes some effort. Tobacco is a little sticky and may need some drying. Burns slow and with an average amount of relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. Flavoring seems mild, but I think it gives the tobacco some depth. Taste is medium and fairly consistent, with notes of stewed fruits, smokey wood, grass and floral. Room note had no complaints and after taste was great.

Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 50g
awesome!
Tin notes of sugary Tonquin and tart fruit. Flakes are dark brown and black and dense so rubbing them out will require some effort. Flakes are moist and will benefit from some drying. Burn is slow with multiple relights. The strength is strong, Nic is strong. Flavor is medium. Taste is full, with notes of Tonquin, sweet nuts, floral herbs and moderately spicy. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is pleasant.

Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 50g
awesome!
Tin notes of sour smoky sweet goodness. The mix of ribbon and broken flakes are brown, dark and light brown, tan and black. Tabacco is relatively dry, no prep needed. Average burn and few relight. The strength is med and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. The taste is med-full with notes of smokey wood, slightly sweet, lemon grass, floral and bread. Latakia leads with Turkish and Virginias providing backup. Room note is a little offensive but has a pleasant after taste.

McConnell - Scottish Flake 50g
good to go.
Tin notes of figs, grass and a sour smell. The flakes are an orangish brown and only a little moist, drying not necessary. Rubs out easily. Slow burn and needs relit. The strength is med and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. The taste is med-full and somewhat consistent. I taste notes of sweet grass, wood, floral, bread, Rasin and pepper. Virginias leads with Kentuckey and perique providing backup. Room note is pleasant to tolerable and has a good after taste.

Samuel Gawith - Balkan Flake 50g
I don't reach for it often, but its good
Tin notes of sour and smokey. Flakes are mostly black and dark brown, not too moist, rubs out easily. Burns a little slow, once lit, relights were minimal. Strength is medium, nic is mild and no flavoring detected. The taste is med at most, with notes of smoky wood, leather, slight sweet grass, and peppery in the retro. Seems like the latakia leads with Virginias supporting. Room note is tolerable, and has a good after taste

Samuel Gawith - Black XX Rope 50g
very nice!
Tin notes of pungent smoky, leather and slightly tart sweet. The fat black rope needs preparation. The easiest way I found is to use a razor or thin sharp knife, cutting thin coins, and rubbing out. The Tabacco is relative damp and could use some drying. Burns slow and requires relights. The strength is strong and nic is moderate. No flavoring detected. The taste is full with notes of strong spicy cigar, strong smoky wood, very earthy and mildly grassy floral. To me sun cured Virginias are driving and smoked flue cured Virginias are supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong. Has a good aftertaste.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Flake
awesome!
Package note soap, spices and mildly sweet. Tobacco flakes are light and medium brown and fairly dense, cubes nicely and/or rubs out with a little effort. Tobacco is a little sticky, no drying out needed. Burns slow with relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild-med. Flavoring is medium and consistent throughout with notes of floral, sweet almond, light vanilla and a mild Lakeland. Taste is medium with notes of earth, mild sweet grass, floral and mildly spicy. Virginias leads with flavoring supporting and the Indian leaf in the background. Room note is nice, and aftertaste was great.

McConnell - Scottish Cake 50g
nice change of pace
Tin notes of figs, grass and a sweet vanilla like smell. The broken flakes are an orangish brown and slightly moist, drying not necessary. Some chunks may need further rubbing out, but mostly no prep needed. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected despite tin note. The taste is medium and somewhat inconsistent. I taste notes of sweet bread, Rasin, wood, grass, slightly floral and a little pepper on the retro. Virginias leads with Kentuckey providing backup, The perique seems to linger in the background. Room note is pleasant to tolerable and has a good after taste.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - American Delite 50g
meh
Tin notes of coconut rum, brown sugar and chewing tobacco. The tobacco looks like brown shag with cavendish chunks. Tobacco is slightly tacky and may benefit from a little drying. Burns relatively slow and requires relights. The strength is mild and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild-medium with notes of toffee, spiced rum, and sweet. The taste is mild and consistent. I taste notes sweet grass, bread, nuts and floral. Flavoring and Cavendish leads with Virginias and burley providing backup. Room note is pleasant and has an ok after taste.

McConnell - Oriental 50g
awesome!
Tin notes of sour, sweet and smoky. The mixed cut is mostly black with dark brown and a little light brown. Tobacco is soft and slightly tacky, no prep needed. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength mild to medium, nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is med and somewhat consistent with notes of smoky wood, earth, mildly sweet ripe fruit, floral and a little spicy. Oriental/Turkish is driving with Virginias riding shotgun. Cavendish and Latakia are in riding back. Room note is pleasant to tolerable and after taste is good.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Flake Aromatic
awesome!
Package labled "Brown Flake Liquorice" and has notes of Rasin, sweet ripe fruit, and lightly anise. Tobacco flakes are marbled light, medium and dark brown and fairly dense, cubes nicely and/or rubs out with a little effort. Tobacco is a little sticky, some drying out may be needed. Burns slow with relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild-medium. Flavoring is extremely mild. Taste is medium and consistent beginning to end, with notes of ripe fruit, sweet grass, toasted nuts, earth, floral, and a hint of spice. Virginias is driving with burley riding shotgun and the flavoring is napping in the back. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste was great.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Scotch Mixture
meh
Bag note of campfire, sour and slightly sweet. Tobacco cut is mostly ribbon in colors of tan, light brown. there's a smaller amount of brown leaf and a tiny amount of black. Tobacco is moist but not wet, no drying/preparation needed. Burns is average with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent, with notes smoky wood, light floral, earth, a spicy retro and a sporadic lightly sweet note. The various Viriginia's are leading, supported by burley and latakia, and the dark fired cavendish is playing hide and seek in the background. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2 Flake 50g
awesome!
Package note of stewed fruit, raisin and vinegar. Tobacco flakes are a marbled brown and fairly dense, will require some prep either cubing or rubbing out. Tobacco is moist and may need some drying. Burns is slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is very mild and inconsistent, with notes of slightly sweet and even slighter Lakeland. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of wood, earth, tart citrus and tart dark fruit, grassy floral and a little spicy on the retro. Virginia is leading with burley supporting and the flavoring hiding in the background. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great too.

Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 50g
awesome!
Tin note of tart red wine and a sweet smoky campfire. The tobacco is ribbon cut and a mix of light and medium brown and a little black. Tobacco is slightly damp so no prep/drying needed. Burn is medium with a normal amount of relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes herbal smoky, wood, mildly sweet, earth, little sour, grassy floral, with a peppery spice on the retro. Oriental/Turkish is leading with Latakia and Virginias supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is very pleasant.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake
awesome!
Package note of chocolate liquor and campfire. Tobacco flakes are a marbled orangish browns and a little black. Tobacco is slightly damp and easily rubs out. Burns a little slow and requires few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with notes in the background of coco powder. Taste is medium and consistent, with notes of mild lemon grass, wood, earth, floral, slightly sweet, toasted nuts, and a little spicy on the retro. Virginias is leading with burley supporting. Latakia providing support with thoughts and prayers. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is good.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Balkan Mixture
meh
Package note of campfire, sour, and a slight stewed fruit. The ribbon cut tobacco is mostly brown with a little tan and black. Tobacco is dry and needs no prep. Burns is normal with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected; thou I feel it could benefit from some. Taste is medium and consistent, with notes of mild sweet grass, lemony, smoky wood, leather, floral, earth, and quite spicy. Latakia is being molested by Indian cured leaf on a bed of Virginias, very unique. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is not bad, but not great either and lingers in the back of my mouth.

McConnell - Pure Latakia 50g
good to go.
Tin note of campfire, earth and a tart wine background note. The soft and dry ribbon cut is dark brown and black and needs no prep. Burns slow with a normal amount of relights. The strength is medium at most and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes smoky wood, leather, floral, slight sweet, and mildly spicy retro. This one leaf show apparently can do it all. Room note is strong, and aftertaste is great.

Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 50g
very nice!
Tin note of mildly sour, tart, and smoky. This brown, tan, black, mostly ribbon cut tobacco is relatively dry and needs no prep. Burns moderately with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes smoky, earth, floral, leather, spicy retro and some sweet notes. Latakia is leading with Virginias supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.

Ashton - Consummate Gentleman 50g
good to go.
Tin note of tart fruit like wine and slightly smoky note. Tobacco ribbon cut is brown, light brown and a small amount black. Tobacco is moist, drying may improve performance, but no drying or prep is needed. Burns average with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent, with notes smoky, citrus, wood, a little nutty, slight stewed fruit and a spicy retro. Virginia is leading with Burley supporting. Maryland and Latakia are providing back up. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Palmetto Balkan 8oz
very nice!
Tin 1974 of 3000 has a tin note of smoky, slightly sour/vinegar, mildly creamy on a background of ripe dark fruit. Tobacco is brown, with a smattering of tan and black, ribbon cut. It's not damp enough to require drying. Burns reasonable with average number of relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring is detected. Taste is medium and somewhat consistent, with notes of floral, leather, earth, lemon zest, mild smoky wood, mild tart dried fruit, very mild sweetness and a spicy retro. Oriental/Turkish is leading with Latakia supporting. The Virginias seem to hang back during the 1st half before timidly making itself known in the latter stages. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good. Mix 1/2 Palmetto Balkan and 1/2 Sutliff 515 RC-1 gets 5 stars.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Rum Twist
good to go.
Package note of sweet, stewed fruit. The 3/4-inch-wide rope is brown and darker brown. Tobacco is wet, prep entails a razor or thin sharp knife and cutting thin coins for rubbing out, finally drying a bit. Burns somewhat slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. Flavoring is mild despite tin note, The sweet rum topping is a background constant giving some mild sweet notes. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with complex notes strong wood, very earthy, mildly tangy fruit, a little sweet grass, floral and moderately spicy cigar. The various Virginias are leading and burley supporting, with the flavoring watching from the back. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Whisky Twist
awesome!
Package note of tart wine, dark stewed fruit and mild barbecue. The 3/4-inch-wide rope is brown and darker brown. Tobacco is wet, prep entails a razor or thin sharp knife and cutting thin coins for rubbing out, finally drying a bit. Burns is slow with more than a few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium, and flavoring is very mild only showing up as a consistent sweet background flavor, though the whiskey is UA (Unauthorized Absence). Taste is medium to Full and consistent, with notes sweet dark fruit, spices, earth, wood, cigar, floral and a very light smoked lemon grass. Dark fired Virginia leaf and dark air cured burley Indian leaf are fighting together supported by the flavoring. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is Excellent.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Sweet Black Cherry Twist
awesome!
Package says, "Sweet Black Cherry Twist" vice "Black Cherry Twist", also has a package note of light cherries, mild fermented fruit and mildly smoky. The wet, three shades of brown, 25/32-inch (20 mm) fat rope needs slicing into thin coins (with a razor or thin sharp knife) and rubbed out to get the fastest drying time. Burn is slow and requires numerous relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is mild-medium. Flavoring is mild with a faint note sweet cherries. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of earth, smoky wood, simi-sweet dark fruit, mild lemon grass, mildly floral, cigar, and a very spicy retro. It's like Dark fired Virginia is wrapped around more Dark fired Virginia and a small amount of dark air cured Indian burley, lightly flavored with inverted sugars and black cherry, spun into a rope, rolled up, and cold-pressed overnight. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Black Irish X
awesome!
Package note of pungent salty barbeque, smoky and slightly tart. The 3/4-inch-wide rope is jet black. Tobacco is wet, prep entails a razor or thin sharp knife and cutting thin coins for rubbing out, and drying. Burns is slow with numberous relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is mild and no flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes earth, musty chard wood, leather, maduro cigar, faint burnt spices, and a moderate peppery retro. Dark fired leaf is leading dark air cured Indian leaf through the fires of hell. Room note is strong, but not offensive and aftertaste is great.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish X
awesome!
Package note of smoky barbeque, fermented fruit and mildly sour. The wet, three shades of brown, 25/32 inch (20 mm) fat rope needs slicing into thin coins (with a ravor or thin shart knife) and rubbed out to get the fastest drying time. Burn is slow and requires numberous relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium to strong. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and somewhat consistent, with notes smoky wood, earth, roasted nuts, mild sweet grass, slight floral, slightly spicy, and peppery cigar retro. It's like Dark fired Virginia is wrapped around more Dark fired Virginia and a small amount of dark air cured Indian burley spun into a rope. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is outstanding.

G. L. Pease - Piccadilly 2oz
awesome!
Tin notes of mildly smoky, sweet wine, and resin like spice. The tobacco is a ribbon cut and has a small amount of tan, a moderate amount brown-red and small amount of black. Tobacco is moist, so no drying needed. Burns is normal with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent with notes of lemon grass, tart fruit, raisin bread, earth, slight smoky wood, slightly floral, and a peppery retro. The Virginias are leading with Perique and Latakia supporting harmoniously. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Burley Flake #3 2oz
not my favorite.
Tin notes of Rasin, dark fruit, and faint barbeque. The flakes are dark brown with a little black and slightly moist. Rubs out fairly easily, no drying needed. Burns somewhat slow with some relights. The strength is strong and nic is strong. No flavoring detected. Taste is full and a consistent beat down, with notes of very spicy cigar, quite earthy, dry wood, roasted nuts, overly toasted bread, dry bitter herbs, mildly sweet, mildly floral, mildly grassy, mild lemon, mild raisin and a very peppery retro. The burleys are leading a beatdown with perique and dark fired Kentucky actively participating. Virginias may not be actually throwing punches, but its supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 8oz
awesome!
Tin note of fruit syrup, sour plums and liquor. Tobacco cut is Krumble Kake, the chunk of tobacco is marbled brown, dark brown and black. Tobacco breaks apart easily and rubs out fairly easy, it is also slightly moist and needs no drying. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild-medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and fairly consistent, with notes of wood, toasted nuts, sweet grass, lemon, floral, mild carrot cake note, mild stewed fruit, mild cigar, mild bitter coco powder, and a moderate peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Burley supporting. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic 8oz
good to go.
Tin note of stewed figs, vinegar, and sweet bread. The orange tinted yellows and brown broken flakes are not uniform as some flakes wider than others. Moisture is good, rubbing out is a snap and no drying needed. Burns somewhat slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and fairly consistent, with notes of sweet grass, floral, lemon, dry herbs, bread, earth, mild wood, mild raisin, very mild tart stewed fruit, and a moderate peppery retro. Virginias are leading with Izmir supporting and perique providing backup. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 8oz
awesome!
Tin note of stewed sour fruit and campfire. Tobacco Flakes are dark brown and black. Tobacco is somewhat dry, rubs out easy and no drying needed. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild-medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of oak campfire, earth, bread, herbal spices, floral, mild sweet fruit, mild lemon grass, and a moderate peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Izmir Turkish supporting and stoved Red Virginia in the background. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is excellent.

Cornell & Diehl - Night Train 8oz
good to go.
Tin note of stewed sour fruit, slightly tart, and Rasin. Tobacco is a brown Krumble Kake with a tiny amount of tan and dark brow. It breaks apart and rubs out fairly easy. It's not moist enough to need drying. Burn is moderate with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of mild lemon, sweet grass, dry earth, mild ripe fruit, toasted bread, bitter nuts, very peppery spices, tangy raisin, mildly floral and a very peppery retro. Perique is leading with support from burley. Virginias are kind of doing their own thing while along for the ride. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Embarcadero 8oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of Rasins, spices, and hay. The reddish-brown broken flakes have a small amount of tan. It's not moist enough to need drying, larger chunks rub out easily. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and somewhat consistent, with notes of strong earth, strong wood, strong herbal spices, dried tart fruit, roasted nuts, bread, floral, mild bitter burnt toast, mild lemon grass, mild cigarette, and a slight peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Izmir supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Cornell & Diehl - Tuskegee Airman 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of campfire, spices, and Rasin. The tobacco Krumble Kake breaks and rubs out easily. The dark brown and black block is moist but not wet. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No Flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of lemon grass, smokey wood, leather, floral, tart stewed plum, mild sweet spices, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Latakia and Perique providing close support, Orientals are supporting from afar. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of tangy fruit, smoky, and mild spice. Tobacco flakes rub out super easily. The dark brown flakes need no drying. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of smoky, raisin spice note, lemon zest, musty sour wood, dry earth, floral, mild tart plums, mild sweet grass, mild bitter herbs and a moderately peppery retro. Latakia and Izmir are tag teaming the lead, with perique providing support. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Bijou 2oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of sour, grass and mild Rasins. The brown, dark brown and black broken flakes are not too moist, rubs out easily. Burns somewhat slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is so mild I can't detect it. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of quite earth, quite woody, dry herbal spice, moderately floral, lemon grass, mildly dark fruit, mildly bready, mildly tangy sour, very mildly sweet, and a mildly peppery retro. Virginias is the lead with Turkish supporting. The Honey flavoring is hiding. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is good.

Cornell & Diehl - Exhausted Rooster 8oz
good to go.
Tin note of Rasins, spiced rum and fruit syrup. the mostly brown Flake, is moist, but not overly so. Rubs out with a little effort, no drying needed. Burns normal with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. Flavoring is very mild in the background. Taste is medium to full and somewhat consistent, with notes of herbal raisin spice, sweet grass, toasty nuts, wood, earth, floral, bread, mild dark fruit, mild tangy orange, mild sour plum, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Kentucky supporting and Perique filling in when needed. The flavoring is there too, hanging around in the background. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is outstanding.

G. L. Pease - Caravan 8oz
not my favorite.
Tin note of smoky, stewed sour fruit, and mildly spicy. The light brown, brown and black ribbon cut is not too moist. No drying or prep needed. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent, with notes of smoked spices, leather, wood, mildly sweet fruit, mild toasted nuts, mild lemon, mild bitter dry earth and a slightly peppery retro. The Cyprian latakia fighting Orientals for the lead, each supported at times by Burley or Virginia. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is not my favorite.

G. L. Pease - Cumberland 8oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of mild Worcestershire, tangy barbeque, and wood. Tobacco is coarse cut is mostly dark brown with some light brown and black. Tobacco is moist but needs no drying. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is mild to medium to full and consistent, with notes of wood, floral, spiced figs, leather, Rasin bread, mild sweet grass, and a moderately peppery retro. Virginias are barely leading, with Kentucky on its heels. Perique is supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Bankside 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of pungent smoky, dried fruit and wet wood. The brown flakes are moist but not tacky. They rub out easily and no drying needed. Burns slow with more than the normal amount of relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium, starting out strong, but mellows out quite a bit. Mostly consistent notes of sweet grass, lemon, toasted nuts, bread, dry earth, lightly smoked wood, mild tart plums, mild floral herbs, mild vinegar, and a mildly peppery retro. Virginias are leading with perique supporting. Kentucky and Latakia are keeping pace in the background. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is outstanding.

Low Country - Atalaya 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of pungent, tart fruit, and mildly sweet figs. The mostly dry broken flakes are mostly brown with a little tan and a little dark brown. No drying needed and it rubs out with a little effort. Burns moderately slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring was detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, but complex, with notes of peppery herbs, dry earthy, mildly sweet ripe plums, wood, floral, sweet grass, mild lemon zesty, mild stewed fruit, and a peppery retro. Virginias are leading with perique, Orientals are supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - Afternoon Melange
good to go.
Package note of smoky, sharp sweet, and mild mustiness. The tobacco is mostly a dark brown, black, and tan ribbon cut. Tobacco is moist, but not enough to warrant drying out. There are some sizeable stems that may need removing or cutting down. Burns slightly slow with relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent, with notes of smoky wood, dry earth, tangy lemon, floral, leather, mild sweet grass, mild spicy, mild bread, mild musty sour bitterness, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Oriental supporting. Virginias provides minor support from the background. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Captain Black - Gold 1.5oz
meh
Package note of vanilla, tart fruit and hay. Tobacco cut is ribbon cut, and mostly brown, a little dark brown, and a small amount of tan. Tobacco is quite moist. needs drying a bit. Burns somewhat fast with few relights. The strength is mild and nic is zero. Flavoring is mild, with notes of vanilla. Taste is mild and consistent, with notes of lemon, sweet grass, and bread. Virginias are leading, supported by flavoring. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is ok.

G. L. Pease - Temple Bar 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of spices, stewed Rasins/figs, and mild lemon. The brown, light brown and black tobacco plugs aren't moist enough to warrant drying. Tobacco plugs need sliced with a razor or sharp knife and rubbed out. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of strong wood, strong bread, floral, sweet grass, earth, dry herbal spices, mild raisin, mild tangy lemon, mild tart plums, and a peppery retro. Virginias are leading with Orientals supporting. Perique is there, but on standby. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is excellent.

G. L. Pease - Union Square 8oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of stewed Rasins, spice, and hay. Tobacco broken flakes are not too moist, no drying needed. The yellowish-brown flakes have a little dark brown and tan leaf. It rubs out fairly easy. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and consistent, with notes of strong spiced bread, wood, mild earth, mild sweet grass, mild floral, very mild tart lemon, very mild orange bitter and a mild peppery retro. Virginia is leading, supporting and providing backup. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

G. L. Pease - Gaslight 8oz
I don't reach for it often, but its good
Tin note of super tart, slightly smoky, and a background spice note. The loose plug is black and dark brown. Moisture is not high enough to need drying. Slicing has some complications due to the loose plug coming apart, recommend a razor or sharp thin knife. Rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few more than normal relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of very woody, lots of spice, smoky, tangy lemon, floral, earth, mild bitter dark fruit, mild sweet bread, mild sour/tart and a peppery retro. Latakia and Orientals are leading side by side with Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Seattle Pipe Club - Hogshead 4oz
good to go.
Tin note is sweet, figs and hay. The plug is easy to break apart and rub out, more like a cake. Maybe a little wet, burns slow, requires multiple relights. The strength is medium at most, Nic is mild to medium. No flavor detected; taste is full. Taste is consistent throughout, mostly a caramelized sweetness and tart fruit and mildly spicy. Room note is pleasant and after taste is nice.

Drucquer & Sons - Loch Ness 100g
awesome!
This freshly opened tin has notes of fruity alcohol, smoke and mild Rasin. The mostly brown marbled crumble plug has a little black and tan mixed in. Tobacco is moist but doesn't really need drying. Breaks apart and rubs out with little effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring overtly detected, though tin note said otherwise, and I admit it could be a little fermentation (tin date 032322). Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of musty herbal spices, dry earth, lots of smoky wood, floral, sweet grass, tart lemon, mild burnt toast, mild sour vinegar, tangy stewed plum, and very mild peppery retro. Oriental leading Latakia supported by Virginia and perique. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 2oz
very nice!
Tin note is orange, spice and a little sour. A mix of ribbon cut and rough cut. After lighting, there’s an orange peel flavor (maybe the orange liquor and ginger combined?), either way no liquor detected, earthy, a bit of pepper on the retro hale, mildly sweet, mildly grassy, occasionally floral. The strength mild until the bottom 3rd, steps up to medium. the flavors are mild throughout. The lack of sweetness was surprising given the tin note. After taste isn’t unpleasant, room note got no complaints either (I’m not supposed to smoke in the house, but this got no complaints from the wife.)

Cornell & Diehl - Speakeasy Navy Blend 2oz
good to go.
Tin note of raisin, stewed fruit and spices. The light, medium and dark brown flake tobacco has a reddish hue and rubs out easily. Tobacco is not wet, but some may want to dry out a little. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. Flavoring is very mild, with hints of spiced rum coming through every now and again. Taste is medium and somewhat consistent with tasting notes of fig newtons, grass, earth, wood, dry spices, slight lemony, slightly sweet dark fruit, and a spicy retro. For me, the Virginias are leading with Perique supporting and the Kentucky bring up the rear. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is excellent.

Cornell & Diehl - King Cake 2oz
great
Tin note of Nutella, rum and fig newtons. Tobacco cut is Krumble Kake, the chunks of tobacco are marbled light brown, medium browns and a little dark brown. Tobacco breaks apart easily and rubs out fairly easy, it is also a bit moist and probably could use some drying. Burns moderate with normal amount of relights. The strength is mild-medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with background notes of spiced rum, overly ripe plums, and sweet nuts. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of tangerines, ripe fermented fruit, lemon grass, pumpkin spice, dry earth, stewed Rasins, maple, mild cedar and moderately peppery retro. Virginias are leading with Izmir supporting. Cavendish is keeping pace but remains in the back. Perique is all over the place. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Joie de Vivre 2oz
i like it
Tin notes of smoky and fruity vinegar. The tobacco cake is black, brown with a tiny amount of light brown. Tobacco is not wet enough to need drying, breaks apart and rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring was detected. Taste is medium, with notes smokey, woody, sour, earth, mildly tart fruit, mildly herbal, mildly sweet, and a spicy retro. Lead component is a battle between Latakia, supported by Turkish, and Virginias, supported by perique. Cavendish is in the background. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is ok.

Cornell & Diehl - Bourbon Bleu 8oz
meh
Tin note of tangy stewed figs, liquor, and Rasins. The orange, tan and brown marbled Krumble Kake easily breaks apart and rub out. The tobacco is quite moist, drying is needed. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. I can't detect any Bourbon. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of lemon grass, sweet bread, wood, earth, tangy raisin, floral, mild dry nuts, mild baking spices, and a moderately peppery retro. Virginias are leading with Perique playing backup. Dark Fired Kentucky is supporting. The bourbon is upwind somewhere. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Cornell & Diehl - Sansepolcro 2oz
very nice!
Tin 1221 of 8000 has a note of bread, Rasins, and mild smoke. The tan, brown and dark brown broken flakes have a reddish hue and needs only minor attention on the few bigger flakes. Tobacco is a little moist, no drying needed. Burns relatively slow with multiple relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of wood, earth, cigar, slightly grass, slightly floral, mildly sweet bread, mildly dried bitter fruit, mildly tart, mildly lemon and a very peppery retro. It seems like Italian dark fired and Red Virginias are playing high stakes poker while smoking cigars. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Oak Alley 8oz
good to go.
Tin note of Rasins, stewed apricots, and sugar. Tobacco cut is Krumble Kake, the chunk of tobacco is marbled light brown, darker browns and black. Tobacco breaks apart easily and rubs out fairly easy, it is also quite moist and may need a little drying. Burns moderate with normal amount of relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild-medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and complex, with notes of very grassy, very dry earthy, bitter roasted nuts, raisin bread, peppery retro, sour lemon, mild tangy sweet, mild wood, mild floral, and a mild herbal spice. Virginia is trading the lead with brown burleys and white burley, Katirini is supporting. Perique is bringing up the rear. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Cornell & Diehl - Chenet's Cake 8oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of stewed sour plums, spiced Rasin bread, and tart dark fruit. The moist marbled reddish tan, brown, and dark brown Krumble Kake breaks apart easily and may need some drying. Burns slow with multiple relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and somewhat consistent, with notes of very earth, very spicy, woody, bread, sour lemon, tangy raisin, mildly floral, mild sweet grass, mild dark chocolate, and a very peppery retro. The evenly matched Perique and Virginias are locked in a grudge match. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Bogie
awesome!
Package note of barbecue, earth and mild ripe fruit. The wet 1/2-inch-thick rope is brown and darker brown and needs slicing into thin coins (with a razor or thin sharp knife) and rubbed out to get the fastest drying time. Burn is slow and requires numerous relights. The strength is very strong and nic is strong. No flavoring detected. Taste is full and consistent, with notes earthy spicy cigar, wood, leather, slightly sweet, wisps of coco powder and floral. Dark fired leaves leading more Dark fired leaves supported by dark air cured leaf, if I didn't read the "contents" above, I'd say burley was the lead component. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Cornell & Diehl - Mississippi Mud 8oz
I don't reach for it often, but its good
Tin note of smoky, sour, and slightly sweet. Tobacco is dark brown and black Coarse Cut. Tobacco is moist, but not wet. No drying or prep needed. Burns normal with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and inconsistent, with notes of smoky, cedar wood, dry earth, musty floral, overly toasted bread, mild sweet tart fruit, mild bitter dark chocolate and a mild peppery retro. Latakia is leading with the cavendish and perique arguing back and forth about who's the best supporter. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is ok.

McClelland - Balkan Blue 50g
love it!
ALL DAY BALKAN! nuf sed.

Three Nuns - Three Nuns 1.75oz
like it more with time
I'm not talking about aging, though it probably would age well, I'm an escudo fan, and at first I wasn't a fan of three nunns, but after smoking a few bowls, I find my self going to it more often. Therss something in it I like, something different.

Presbyterian - Presbyterian 50g
Nice!!
Great mild/medium English for an all day smoke. I would love to get this in bulk...

Presbyterian
Presbyterian 50g

$14.00 $11.20
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McClelland
Balkan Blue 50g

Currently Out of Stock
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