G. L. Pease - Lagonda 2oz
A mild, solid english
I still prefer quiet nights or odyssey over Lagonda, but I still very much enjoyed it. More spice than smoke on the flavor, but the Latakia is very much present, just enough so it does not take over any other leaves. If quiet nights was a little to strong or Latakia dominant for you, give this one a try
G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
I can’t stress enough how great this blend is
It’s perfect. The perfect English. It is exotic and complex as others have said. It’s got spice too! A little sweetness, but the spice is front and center. Delicious! It’s not over powering. Everything is perfect as I smoke a bowl as I write this and have a hard time explaining all the nuances and different floral and earthy tones. Just try it, there is no way you can hate this blend. Worst case, it’s not your favorite. Or love it like I do!
Peterson - Nightcap 50g
Pretty good, but nothing special or stand out-ish about it. It’s medium-full bodied. It’s got spice , floral Smokey goodness, and just a sweet creamy, nutty finish keeping it mellow. I do prefer this over EMP
G. L. Pease - Windjammer 2oz
Rummy and yummy!
This blend is great. Sweet natural tobacco flavors everywhere! I love the flavor of the rum too! I’ve tried a few navy blends and barely detected any rum! This one is a winner and I’ll be buying a few more tins! This was my first GL Pease blend and now I’ll be trying a bunch - excellent tobacco
Mac Baren - HH Balkan Blend 1.75oz
Rich, bold English!
I really enjoy this blend. The tobacco is rich and flavorful, but will not over power. It’s got spice but also some sweetness, natural sweetness that really helps calm and round the rougher edges of the bolder leaves. Latakia is perfect, almost in the background but still very much present. Good stuff, will def get more
Mac Baren - Plumcake 3.5oz
Expected more :(
I try not to be nagative, and always look for the positives. This blend just did not do anything for me. It was not bad, but not much flavor profile, even the rum is barely there. it was rather "plain" and kind of boring... It just left me wanting more, so I cant say I enjoyed my bowl time. ill throw it in a mason and give it some time, see if perhaps it will get better with age. just kind of blaaah, not gross or bad... Bland cake!
Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake 2oz
Easily one of the best English blends available. I’m sipping on a bowl right now and I can honestly say this is the best pipe tobacco I’ve ever had. Floral, Spicy, nutty and smooth! I just purchased the 8oz tin.. it really is that good
Peterson - University Flake 50g
Amazingly smooth, sweet, and pure
I am really enjoying this tobacco. The tin note is incredible. Sweet plums, and natural tobacco flavors from the VA-Bur The flavors have married harmoniously from being pressed. It is not very complex as far as the profile goes, but it sure is consistent from char light to the bottom of the bowl. Smokes pretty good, few delights but I only let it dry for about 30 minutes. It smelled so good I couldn’t wait any longer. Try a tin, you are sure to enjoy
Cornell & Diehl - The Beast 2oz
Very very good tobacco. Rich, full bodied, and rummy! Natural sweetness, with a little spice. It’s a bold blend, but not over powering. Delicious! I really wish I had gotten more that 1 tin.
Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 50g
A solid, mild English.
A perfect blend for your first, and possibly multiple bowl of the day. Very balanced, no one tobacco stands front and center. These leaves all stand together, harmoniously. I keep fanning the smoke back to my face for a whiff. Very good English right here!
Cornell & Diehl - Bow-Legged Bear 2oz
Really, really enjoyed this! Surprisingly mild-medium body while complex in flavor. Nowhere near over powering. Just the right amount of Latakia, where you’re aware it’s in there, it does not take over. This blend deserves more recognition
Mac Baren - Black Ambrosia 3.5oz
I was let down on this one. Not much of anything going on here... the tobacco was even dull. I could get past bland or dried out casing, but even the tobacco had little to no flavor. perhaps I got a bad batch, I am a fan of MB tobacco's, and had high hopes for this, but sadly it did nothing for me.
Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
Wow! I love this blend. Im starting to lean more towards English/ Balkan blends over aro’s. Only a handful of aro’s out of a bunch haven’t let me down. Plum pudding is incredible. Smokey, spicey, also sweet, creamy, floral Smokey goodness!!! I haven’t tried special reserve or barrel aged yet, but I can’t imagine this gets better. So glad I got the 8 Oz tin
Peterson - 3 P's - Peterson's Perfect Plug 50g
I was very tempted to take a bit out of this when I opened the tin. It looked like a brownie, and smelled exactly like raisins, with a very faint scent of cocoa. I cut a few thin strips from the side, rubbed and fluffed up the tobacco goodness, and kicked back and enjoyed every puff, every sip of this fine plug tobacco. Creamy, sweet smoke. I really really like this, and will be buying more.
Mac Baren - Latakia Rolls 3.5oz
Take this review with a grain of salt. I am a new pipe smoker, and this is my first experience with Latakia. I have smoked cigars for several years so no stranger to good tobacco. The tin note, really really turned me off. It was like being slapped in the face with a 2x4 from a freshly burnt down house....We are talking smokey!! like liquid smoke type smokey... HOWEVER, it smokes and tastes completely different, and I mean night and day difference. Its rich but smooth, full bodied yet mild, and full of depth. Alot of floral notes, interesting flavor... not flowery or perfumy, just floral is best I could come up with. it was unique. I also got a nice nutty, woody almost nouget or cream flavor with a little bit of peppery spice. I love this blend, and will be getting another tin or two. This blend will definitely age well.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - 8deco 9mm to 3mm Adapter (2-Pack)
These are the ones you need!
These fit like a charm! There’s another adapter out there that fits very loose and raddles around, this one fits much better! I did get a couple small gurgles while using one, but I slowed down, and it went away. I use filters too, but when I run out or feel like a change I put this in. And you get two per pack :)
Pipe Tools & Supplies - White Elephant 9mm Filters (40 Count)
These are my favorite filters, and I have tried a few different brands. Zero resistance on draw. These do and will capture moisture, while cooling the smoke as it passes through. always look for the elephant for your filter needs!
Sutliff - Rum & Maple
Although I was hoping for a stronger maple presence, it was still a great smoke. the rum is very much present, and very well received.... still like vanilla custard better, but this is very good too.
Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 2oz
Not what I was expecting, but still enjoyed
I was expecting a richer, full body, with a touch of spice and sweetness. All I really got was meduim bodied, but smooth with a bit of spice/pepper. Im happy to report it does not taste like cigarettes, it is just a different taste profile then most pipe tobacco blends..... I enjoyed it. Update- my 2nd and 3rd bowl were a completely different experience and taste profile. I now love this tobacco. It’s nutty, it’s spicy but also semi sweet on the back end. I loved the room note, and it smokes very well! I get it, I didn’t at first, but now I understand this blend a bit more. I can also see why it’s either a love or hate type of blend. Don’t think there’s an in-between on this one. I’m going after more burley blends!
Sutliff - Molto Dolce 1.5oz
Not one of sutliff's best
I am a fan of a few of Sutliffs aromatics, especially vanilla custard, however this was not good. It is sticky, goopy, and I did not enjoy the topping, or even tobaccos in this. very mild, and uneventful... not for me, but hope you enjoy if you decide to try.
Sutliff - Z92 Vanilla Custard
My go-to Vanilla blend
it does not shock me at all that this blend is currently out of stock. Fantastic blend, Creamy vanilla tin note. It tastes exactly as the aroma, nice and creamy, cool, vanilla goodness. I so regret only getting 1 OZ to try, I should have known I would love it.
Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
Excellent tin note of chocolate, vanilla, and Cherry. I was so happy when I was not blasted in the face by CHERRY. the scent is subtle, as well as the flavor.. all the flavors are present without taking over... lets face it, the star of any blend is, and will always be the TOBACCO. No cough syrup, or way to strong of a cherry scent/flavor... just pure chocolate covered cherry bliss with a kiss of vanilla. retro haling this blend almost had me drooling.... give it a try, even if aromatics aren't your thing, you wont hate this.
Captain Black - Dark 1.5oz
I am thoroughly enjoying this all cavendish blend. I have not had any issues keeping the bowl lit. Similiar taste/aroma to a black and mild, only a bit sweeter, and definitely better.
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