Half and Half - Half and Half 1.5oz
This is a great codger blend. To me this is very similar to Mixture 79 but has less funk and more chill. It has a little bit of cordial cherry but is primarily just a nice and easy burly blend. It's mellow, easy burning and smoking. I prefer SWR, but could easily make H&H my go to if SWR went under. Just scoop and smoke, no muss no fuss, no questions asked just enjoy the ride.
Mixture No. 79 - Mixture No. 79 1.5oz
I was really hoping to like this, as someone who like some other codger blends but this was just so so for me. I think it's burn and light characteristics are great, no doubt about that. There are the primary tastes as indicated by the blend, and to be honest I got a bit of dough from the taste of it. Over all it was good but on the retrohale it there was a hint of urinal cake. No bite, easy to keep lit, and while I'm I fan of camping, this was a little too close for me.
Stands & Pouches - Rattray's Small Stand Up Pouch Black
Best pouch ever
I love this pouch. It fits in whatever pipe pouch or pocket I need it to. The leather is some of the best I've ever seen and it works so well. It is about the size of a wallet and holds plenty and keeps it fresh. Great little pouch!
Sir Walter Raleigh - Regular 1.5oz
Simply the Best
I waited a long time to write a review of swr regular. I couldn't quite grasp the experience until getting through a few tubs of it. I'm still not sure what to say except I think it's great. It's an easy going tobacco that smokes well and tastes great. I get why it's an OTC that has withstood the test if time. It's a mild burly blend that to me smells of chocolate cake in the tin. There is a hit of alcohol to it, so it's got a note of rum cake. Honestly the course cut of it took some getting used to for packing, since it is a bit dryer too. But I found that codger scooping packed the best for this blend. There is an amazing earthy quality to it, and a creamy texture to the smoke. It smokes like coffee. Not that it tastes like coffee but it hits the same comfort feeling for me. It smokes easy, tastests like how I "think" pipe tobacco should and is a rewarding and comforting experience. There are hints of anise but it isn't overwhelming. I find there are hints of baking spice but mostly it tastes like good burly tobacco. The room note is not intended for others but to be frank it smells like what pipe tobacco burning should smell like. I think you do yourself a disservice if you don't pick up a pouch and try it out. Truly swr is a comforting, easy smoking blend that is easy on the mind, toung and pocketbook.
Sutliff - Creme Brulee
Dessert in a pipe
Pretty wet and goopy so make sure you dry it well, it tastes great exactly like it's namesake. Compared to the Vanilla custard from Sutliff this is sweeter and a little more buttery. I think this is good for a little bit because it's just so strong, and the vanilla is good all the time. The tin note is strong and a little overpowering in my opinion, but if you like it, there is no doubt you will get flavor and aroma in spades. If you let it dry well it should be an easier burn and smoke.
Lane Limited - RLP-6
Where LL 1Q is vanilla ice cream, RLP-6 is chocolate. Tastes good and smells great, it's a delicious aromatic. While very similar to CBW, they're not quite the same. To be honest I do give the edge to CBW because I find CBW to be less spicy and a little sweeter. But give it a shot yourself and compare the two.
Captain Black - Original 12oz
It's an OG
What can you say about CBW? Smells great, tastes pretty good and you can get it anywhere. It's not my go to but there is something very comforting about knowing no matter where you go you can find something that is pleasantly smokable. VS LL RLP-6 I give CBW the edge. Yes they are very close,, but a little different. It's a little sweeter and less peppery which I like. I like to keep some handy for a change of pace.
Sutliff - Z92 Vanilla Custard
Sweet Tooth Dream
This is a great aromatic tobbaco. I'd say this is easy my favorite. It's light, flavorful, smells great, tastes great and smokes well. I tried this and the Creme Brule also from Sutliff and I reordered this one. Vs the Creme Brule the vanilla custard is overall just a more even flavor for me, obviously your mileage may very. But if you're looking for a dessert tobacco that can be a breakfast, lunch and dinner smoke too, definitely try this one.
Stands & Pouches - Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation 4 Pipe Combo Pouch Black
This is the most amazing traveler I have ever seen. Great quality, plenty of room for 4 pipes, nice tobacco pouch, and a place to store extras and a pipe tool. If you smoke a pipe and you're going somewhere, bring this. It's about the size of a small notebook or a medium sized day planner. Looks great, very smart.
Tobacco Jars - 2-Liter CVault Humidified Tobacco Container
Holds a pound of tobbaco easily, seals tight and stacks well. Can't really go wrong.
Tobacco Jars - Small CVault Humidified Tobacco Container
Like it says, it's small. If you know how big one of those humidification pouches is, take a look at the picture. You can pack it pretty full though so it's a great supplement to your tobacco pouch on a trip.
Lane Limited - BL/WB
What's in a name?
The name says it all, Burly light without the bite. It Is smooth and flavorful. Great room note and quality all Burley blend. Great aroma and initial flavor on lighting. I can see why some think it could be cloyingly sweet. I don't have that challenge with it, though maybe not an all day smoke.
Peterson - My Mixture 965 50g
Put a Little English On It
This is a Latakia smokey English, no doubt. So be ready! The tin note is strong camp fire and tobacco. Smooth burning and tasting and if you're a fan of English blends,well there is a reason Peterson took it over from Dunhill rather than letting it die.
Lane Limited - 1-Q
What can you say about 1Q that hasn't been said? It smells great, tastes good and overall is a good Aromatic. There are better aromatics around, but for the price and the availability 1Q is a number one seller for a reason. The room note smells like fond memories and with low strength and a mild taste it's easy to smoke all day. Just be sure to pack it lighter and dryer than you think so you don't melt your tongue.
Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
A Great Navy Flake
Smells great and tastes great this Verginia Perique is a winner. It's subtly sweet and bready with a nice flavor and is an easy smoke. If you don't know what to try you should try this, and keep some handy at all times. It can easily become a "go to" tobacco.
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