Douglas L.

Arango - Balkan Supreme
My favourite english/balkan blend by a large margin.

Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 2oz
Complex and pleasant
This is my go to blend through the day. It offers many different nuances through the bowl and depending on how much attention you pay to it while smoking.

Half and Half - Half and Half 1.5oz
Great "on the go" blend
This is a tasty blend that is incredibly easy to codger scoop, doesn't dry out to dust in it's pouch, has a decent room note, and stays lit with no effort though the entire bowl. It has enough N to keep veteran smokers satisfied throughout the day but mild enough that you can smoke bowl after bowl all through the day.

Captain Black - Dark 1.5oz
This isn't awful but CB Royal and Gold is a much better choice.

Captain Black - Cherry 1.5oz
No real redeeming quality
If you want to smoke a CB blend every other one is much better. If you want to smoke a cherry aromatic any other cherry blend I have tried has been much better.

Captain Black - Original 1.5oz
Okay CB choice
Okay but my least favorite in the CB line

Captain Black - Royal 1.5oz
Unassuming daily smoke
If people would leave their snobbishness behind they would realize that the CB line provide an unassuming pleasant aromatic line. Royal is a step above original in taste.

Captain Black - Gold 1.5oz
Mild crowd pleaser
A mild tasty aromatic with a great aroma for those around you.

Cornell & Diehl - Eight State Burley 2oz
Ordered More
I opened one of my tins yesterday, smoked a large bowl in my Peterson system pipe (because I didn't have time to dry it). I immediately ordered more because it is fantastic. I would classify it as a mellow burley blend with a mild topping giving it a homage to old OTC burley blends.

Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd
Favorite English Blend
I've smoked through what seems to be endless different English blends looking for the perfect blend. One 2oz sample of this ended my journey and started my cellaring.

Mac Baren - HH Rustica Flake 3.5oz
BBQ Nicotine
The tin note smells strongly of ketchup and bbqed beef. Its strength is about a 12 on a 1-10 scale and the flavour promised with the tin note is present throughout the entire bowl. I've only in a very small bowl (1g ish) due to its strength so perhaps in a larger bowl more of the tobacco flavour would come through.

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