Michael C.

Cornell & Diehl - Mad Fiddler Flake 2oz
Take a chance!
Smells good. Tastes good. IS good!

G. L. Pease - Robusto 2oz
Tasty!
Mild and tasty! Cigar leaf is a definite great addition.

Amphora - Full Aroma 1.75oz
Crap!
don't know what the other reviewers ate smoking, but this stuff belongs down the toilet. It's not even close to the original Douwe Egbert's. I should have known just by the way the cut is different. Thank goodness it was cheap. And the same goes fo... r the "Original". Even a drug store should be ashamed to carry this!

Amphora - Original Blend 1.75oz
Triple Yuck
I don't know what the other reviewers ate smoking, but this stuff belongs down the toilet. It's not even close to the original Douwe Egbert's. I should have known just by the way the cut is different. Thank goodness it was cheap. And the same goes for the "Full Aromatic". Even a drug store should be ashamed to carry this!

Samuel Gawith - Chocolate Flake 8oz
Very Disappointed
Was hoping for some chocolate taste or at least a hint of chocolate aroma. Unfortunately it has neither. It's l8ke smoking hot air. No more aromatics for me!

Sutliff - Moroccan Spice 1.5oz
Very Disappointed
No tin note, no aroma, and no taste.

Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 1.75oz
The Real Deal!
Love this stuff. Top of the rotation list every time. Smokey, tasty, stays lit, needs no drying time, no bite, no complaints at all. Always keep a full tin ready to jar. No difference noticeable between the tin and the ready rubbed. Simply delicious!

Sutliff - Moroccan Spice 1.5oz
Disappointed
Pulled the plug on this because it sounded interesting. Not a big fan of aros, and this didn't change my husband's opinion. He really wanted to like it. I was looking forward to a spicy aroma. Tin note is light, not really alluring as one might think based on the name and tin art, which leads one to think of the spices trade of the Orient. For now, at least it doesn't have that sickening artificial sweetness that ruins aros. This is actually the complete opposite, meaning it's kind of bland. Maybe some age will help.

Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus 1.75oz
Not sure...
First off, it seems that nearly every review I read about most English blends talks about plums, figs, dried fruit and bread. I'd love to know how this works. They all taste and smell the same to me, and none give me a hint of any fruit. Even Plum Pudding gives me nothing but Latakia. This is just another Latakia forward blend to me. Even the tin note is Latakia. It's dry, almost crispy out of the tin. On the plus side it doesn't bite at all. It's mild, and I guess it can be an all day smoke for that reason alone. Maybe my taste buds or palate is fried. Nightcap did nothing for me either. Fortunately, I love Latakia, otherwise I'd probably dump this out in the trash. The only blend I've ever had that had a great smell and taste was Frog Morton in the Cellar. Magnum Opus? I don't think so. Closer to a rough draft. I'll keep it jarred for a while and revisit it sometime. For now, I'll go back to the other dozen jars of Englishes I have. Or maybe I'll just buy some real dried fruit and eat it.

Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
Awesome! Buying more!
Figured it was just hype, but this literally the first time in over 45 years that my husband has smoked a cherry tobacco that has ZERO BITE! He's not a heavy puffer. He has tried tons of different blends of all kinds. Even the blend called No Bite Delight had some bite. But this was truly amazing. He smoked his first 2 bowls back to back with no issues, few relishes, and great taste with billows of smoke. Going to stock up on this now before it disappears! A DEFINITE BUY!

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