Nick B.

G. L. Pease - Sixpence 2oz
Mystery you want to solve
This one surprised me on how complex it was. Side note my tin was 2 years 8 months old. On selecting a blend i had on hand, i read reviews and was intrigued by the vague "things are happening", so i gave it a spin. Used an Atlay octo-skull Meerschaum that was decent sized; 6 inch long 2.2 inch high,1.8 inch wide, 0.7 inch bowl diameter, 1.3 inch bowl depth and as always used Nording keystones as i smoke relatively fast. The stages were crazy, i encountered 4. 1- The topping smelled like sparkling grape liqueur, but to me was almost cloudberry after dinner drink that coated the mouth and was sweet and deep. 2- The Kentucky decided it didn't like you and with friend perique was loud, bold spicy and in your face, very dry on the palate. 3- Kentucky after thought and seeing the carnage it caused said it was sorry and held hands with the perique making it the lead with the stone fruit flavor up front and it being meekly in the background. 4- the perique likes being the lead, some sweetness comes back with some mineral esque tartness akin to almost lemon zest. I don't recall having a blend be THIS complex and it thoroughly surprised me. Definitely worth a delve into this mystery

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - Night Slice
Best coin cut i have had
I enjoy coin cuts, and this is about the best i have had with its complexity. FYI i did the "to hell with it and stuff it" method. The virginias have a citrus/ sweet note, there is a warming spice nuance, the dark fired adds a bit of oomph, slight floral / smoky note. There is a dark fruit / earthy / nutty note that dances around for me. Absolutely an all day, i cannot wait to see what age does, but it will be very hard to wait instead of smoking all i have

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - Twilight Mixture
Name is spot on for the blend
I am a fan of the 4th Gen line / Danish style blends in general as disclaimer. The bag note was super bright citrus, with some date like notes, almost like a jam. Smoking it was interesting; the virginias were in the back with some sweetness and a bit of creamy notes, the orientals were the main focus; deep vegetal, occasionally spicy, slight floral. The perique came out a bit later in the bowl in the retro hale / slight stone fruit. It is not terribly complex, but noticed the nuances when i went very slow. When i spaced out the name makes sense; General sweetness as the base, spicy, floral notes popping over it like daybreak emerging from the night. Solid blend, nothing crazy, nuanced if you want it, easily all day blend if you care in a broken flake format

Savinelli - Brunello Flake 100g
This one is a blend to unwind for sure
First off, wasn't this in a smaller square tin? The tin i opened was fresh, as in 9 months of age. The smell was loud and amazing, it was bright, warm / nutmeg / spice notes, and stewed fruit notes that was very present. Flakes rubbed out extremely well, and the smoke was a delight. It was creamy, slightly vegetal, with a molasses / stone fruit flavor that was a refined treat. Slightly sweet but more savory. I was out and about with the blend, but i had to really sit down and stare off into space with this, it makes you slow down and relax

Sutliff - Molto Dolce 1.5oz
Description is not wrong, i am just confused though
So i have in this hobby north of 5 years. I have tried a variety of blends and styles, i don't really have a go to blend as a caveat. So i didn't understand the oily comments that is abound in the reviews, but this had a residue on the ribbons despite they were loose. Lighting made popping noise, which was a new one for me. The flavors were very mild, with the caramel/ honey being more pronounced for me, with the vanilla it almost became baking chocolate notes with a little almost nutmeg or some spice thing that maybe from the burley? definitely more burley forward. I am just confused as Captain Black seemed to get it right, and on a different level so did Stokkebye blends. i am just confused with the super casing / oily state and sub par flavor how its that popular.

Toscano - Modigliani (5 Pack)
A Refined Kentucky fired cured
So i was ambitious and began with an entire stick, but time soon became an issue so i broke it in half. The first bit the cigar has distinct fermented / leathery note that is a pinch sweet. Upon working on half a cigar, it had a dry baking chocolate / peanut butter powder notes. As it neared half it became floral, which became almost medicinal at times like a gin, which hit loudly at times very pleasantly. Very more complex than the run of the mill Toscano / dark fired kentucky cheroots.

Cornell & Diehl - Visions of Celephaïs 2oz
This one creates madness for sure
So, the tin i had was about a year aged, so take that with a grain of salt. When i opened the tin i was hit by intense grape smell that was a bit ...surprising for sure. When i first had a pipe sample, it was like grape pez, very minerally with cigar and perique dancing around the fire of the madness of the blend. Days later attempted again and the grape calmed itself down and was almost like a Primativo wine note (to me which is a raw version of red wine, not quite finished) with cigar leaf and dark fired playing the drums while the cavendish danced around and brought some soothing tones to the madness. This blend is wild; its is almost a fever dream that after about halfway turns into a stout blend with the wine flavor dissipating and the tobacco sobering up and being present. This blend is out there. I have never wanted to try grape infused tobacco, but in this style (which replaces my late afternoon navy blend smoke) it finds it's niche and definitely drums up madness before soothing the end of the day

Cornell & Diehl - Miskatonic Mixture 2oz
An All day cure to the madness around you
This blend is an all day delight which is sure to cure the madness that is all around us. It is Turkish Oriental, wrapped in a sweet semi smoky layer with hints of perique shining through here and there. very mild and pleasant. In the room note and residual smell from the pipe, you would think it was an aromatic with it's sweet notes. Wasn't sure what to expect with the Lovecraft tribute but all in all a lovely mild blend

Tabac De La Semois - La Brumeuse 3.5oz
This is a curious one, it acts like a blend, but has almost a single component. For a "straight shot" of flavor, it is worth a a try
I saw this blend, and upon a whim decided to give it a try. Opened the bag, and saw it was pretty dry and resisted the urge to re-hydrate. SO i read instructions, so what hahaha. "Tin" note for me is anise meets a Connecticut leafed cigar, or one that has a light wrapper. Smoking it, i took longer on my walk just to wrap my head around it. Initially it has a very tabacco taste, almost fruit flavor, almost herbal. Around half it became very much like a black tea with a spot of cream. Latter almost down to a third it gets peppery, like black and green peppercorns with some spiciness. I smoked this in a meerschaum , but while the bowl got hot, there was no tongue bite even while clenching nearly the entire time and using the breathe method, (didn't use a filter or keystones as is my usual). It went like a champ, I tamped it down pretty tight, and bowl was near full, it burned completely down in about 15 minutes ( I smoke bit fast I concede). It is to be noted that some blends, like those with Latakia can be a bit much in warmer weather, but in 92 degrees Fahrenheit, it was almost refreshing. I am writing this approaching half an hour later than when i tried it and still am sorting through my thoughts. In short it is very unique, the cigar / tea with cream/ pepper notes make it interesting but not overpowering. Strength for me is more in flavor than punch, initially the blend more in your face and then mellows out. Even if you don't particularly like burley, or stronger blends, at least try this once. It is one of those singular unique blends that are worth a gander.

Savinelli - Janus 2oz
....SO i tried a different shape of pipe...and it did a thing
So in my last review I called the the antique Virginia musty. I tried a pipe with more of a small classic dublin / poker respectively, and it completely changed. It had a nuance like C&D Haunted Bookshop, matured Virginias, slight spice and light fruit note that was note quite pinapple, not quite tonquin but there. It definately was a nuanced flavor, reminisant of being in the sun (for me i don't know why), it had a elegant profile without being too loud one way or another and was a real treat. Slight disappointment on the other reviews as a spicy pinapple sounded vaguely fun, but as in the last review, no regret on the purchase and the other tins of it waiting in the eaves. This is an elegant blend; matured flavors, some spice, some fruit notes (read citrus), very enjoyable

Savinelli - Janus 2oz
I am unsure....Maybe paid people to write review? in the end decent blend
SO first off, read reviews first before trying. Tin note ( no clue what urea smells like, google was no help outside of urine and that was not the case) tin note was that of a minerally orange or to some in the US of A a generic multivitamin. Sure am game! Tried it twice, and wrote both down just to be sure. Both times; Tin had slight spicy notes that came into the second half of the experience, slight leathery / musty notes, maybe slight sweet / tonquin/ vanilla note? wasn't sweet at all ( FYI been on almost anti inflammatory lifestyle for a month, tastes are off). In the end there is some Virginia brightness / oriental tang / spiciness that seems muted and is what comes to mind leathery and musty , with slight Perique note that is hard to pin down that may or may note have almost a raisin note (VERY slight). It is very nuanced for sure. Do i get the floral and orientals? meh? not it a blend to try and that is refind? YES! With other reviews like a spicy pinapple flavor, i guess i was led by the nose, disappointed? No. End verdict, decent/ elegantly nuanced in the mild European fashion which is hard to do right

War Horse - Green 1.75oz
Missing link of between aromatic and full strength and flavor
With a solid full blend like War Horse, i didn't know what to expect with it claiming to be an aromatic, as the regular blend has a front and center place in a jar in my cellar. The tin note smelled of spiced anise, which was surprising. Lighting it was greeted with a creamy note with a slight Tonquin-esque flavor that was slight top note and tamed the beast down a notch, but make no mistake slow down otherwise it will buck up and knock you off. It still is a touch potent. With the added top note it smoothes things out but does not deter from the flavor that is as bold as the horse on the tin label. The Burley and the Dark Fired Kentucky are the forefront of this blend. Very well done. I do not know if it will be along side War Horse regular, it may take more than one bowl or tin to figure that out. I do know however that i will have it somewhere in my rotation as a staple as long as i can find this blend

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - Small Batch Jubilaeums Flake 3.5oz
A Danish approach to sophistication
So it has to be noted, that the humidor box looks great, although it says made in China, and it has a very loud chemically smell coming from it that is ...concerning. Then there are the fact that the flakes are in a plastic Ziploc esque bag is disappointing as an understatement, especially for the price point which for wat it is is way too high. That being said, the tobacco is slightly sweet, with some hay notes and is delicate and refined and simple End result is that the tobacco is refined, simple, sweet, and palatable, but for the price, the packaging and the chemical ridden box it came in that seeped into the tobacco for god knows how long, it is not really recommended..... and i am a fan of 4th Generation and Erik Stokkebye....don't buy this, the window dressings aren't worth the simple product that is decent but with the lack of quality in everything else , guess loans were due early or something

G. L. Pease - Cairo 2oz
Quality blend that is wonderfully lively
NOTE: This is my second blend from GL Pease that i have had, the first being Quiet Nights. Where to begin, tobacco first off is really good quality, which accounts for the generally speaking higher price for US tobacco. I feel like this is as on par for UK tobacco with their purity laws. IT greets you with a wonderful tangy almost sour notes. Right behind it is bready, somewhat spiced notes and of course some smokiness that i gather from the Perique. this is just a fun lively blend that is satisfying and just a pleasure. not strong, feels like i can go all day with this blend. Very Solid and would recommend to everyone

McConnell - Maduro 50g
this is an interesting light blend
Tried this in a small Ropp vintage briar Devil Anse, used keystones for filter as a consideration point. The tin note was sweet and molasses. Lighting took a bit as noted, and it took me a bit to understand what was going on. The cavendish is very light, with slight burley notes behind it. About quarter through, the perique came out with it's almost meaty notes. It is a refined blend that is subtle for sure, not sweet at all, very subtle letting the tobacco do the talking and not flavoring. its interesting for sure as a delicate blend in the English style. Note that the navy note is that a note, not a navy blend. Definitely worth a try, not disappointed

Cornell & Diehl - Privateer 2oz
Revision for 10-12-21
So....i had been using a smaller pipe, aka Vintage Briar Ropp Devil anse. I switched to wider bowl and ...ok, there is more going on. There is cooking spice note going on, like cardamon. Then for me, there is this sharp spice note that cuts through the spice, and every now and then i get this pleasant funk, almost barnyard. The tides flow on this with these flavors coming in and out as the bowl progresses.....i apologize for the last review....except the art and marketing piece, that definitely needs a re tooling

Brebbia - Balkan 50g
Refined Balkan to ease your woes
I enjoy English / Balkan blends a fair deal, they are the go to for much of my escapes into contemplation. This one, Latakia is smooth and it's herbalness is subdued, some spice from the Orientals, to me like a nutmegness to it, depth from the dark fired leaf and a nice "funk" notes every now and then from the Perique. I have never had a Balkan this refined. Definitely now in the rotation

Brebbia - Opera #32 50g
Very refined aromatic
upon opening the tin, the strong vanilla smell made me concerned that it would be too sweet and artificial. The tobacco was wrapped in plastic versus paper like i was used to which made me concerned as well, and the tobacco was more on the dry side as there is no way to tell how old it is. The tobacco itself lit easily, the vanilla isn't artificial, and is a nice back note. The order listed on the components i would say is exactly the mix; Black Cavendish that is flavored with vanilla, burley which adds some nutty/ creamy notes, and a pinch of Virginia which adds some brightness and rounds out the blend. Pretty decent just a few things that bothered me like dryness and the wrapped in plastic

Cornell & Diehl - Privateer 8oz
decent blend....just bit lack luster
So let's first start with the elephant in the room; It tries to envoke the Jolly Roger on it. To me, that would be bold, spicy and smoky. This blend, to me, should have a picture of a fireplace inside, with a window showing snow. It is almost a smoother GL Pease Quiet nights, very smooth and almost nutmeg notes with the Burley. the Virginias add a tang which almost makes me think there is a pinch of Perique, and the Latakia is hidden, sometimes popping up. Its not a bad blend, very consistent and smooth, almost sleepy. Just to put a pirate theme to it seems to be a complete miss. FYI my tin date is 3 years old.

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1882 Founder's Blend 1.4oz
Smoking jacket, fireplace, in a library wanted
I have tried Stokkebye's aromatics before. For English blends i have prefered two styles; GL Pease Quiet Nights smooth and refined and then there is C&D Big N Burley or Bayou Nights, where sometimes i add more Latakia for some OOMPH. This to me, is a bit of both worlds. It has some complexity smoothness, with some spice from the Orientals, but some oomph with the burley and Dark Fired Kentucky. It is almost sweet in tin note, almost smelled like an aromatic Cavendish. Taste was nutty/ carmelly notes from burley, got some spice, and at times had a Virginia moment where it had the leafy flavor which then went into the bitter note that for me was a bit of Latakia. The Dark Fired Kentucky lent a smoky note that was subtle. This blend is now a favorite for sure. FYI the Tin had 14 month's of age on it

Mac Baren - HH Burley Flake 3.5oz
great flake that is well balanced
This flake is what started my exploration into burleys. The tin note is sweet and almost smells like a latakia bland with that essence note. Smoking it is a relaxing experience, slightly sweet from the Virginias, nutty almost buttery notes of the Burley, the Dark Fired Kentucky lends a slight smoky back note with some spice which makes it lively. Definitely have to have a tin on hand at all times. Very enjoyable

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Black Irish X
an experience where i wish i had a smoking jacket, a library and a dram of scotch
have never had a rope spun blend before, and was a deer in a headlights when i first put it out to prepare. After some floundering, i took the lead of the end of the rope which was freyed, and cut some thicker coins and tore off larger ribbons. I used a meerschaum pipe with Nording Keystones as a filter. The tin note was of leather, almost plumb, very meaty like bbq with some spice. The smoke was luxurious, the taste was tobacco, very meaty and a little sweet. After pondering the mild Smokey sweet flavor of which what meat it reminded of, added another thick coin and while wondering what the warnings were about, a lightbulb went off in the charring process which told me i had reached a stopping point. After having HH Burley flake in the morning i was not disappointed. What i had was great and satisfying. I am looking forward to having this experience again, one where i need to make a reservation for.

Mac Baren - HH Burley Flake 1.75oz
a true standard
Through my adventures and exploration of this hobby of the leaf, i have often dabbled in mixing and often found myself adding a bit of body (Burley) and some smoke/ strength (Latakia). This style is what i was aiming for and MacBaren did it right.; nutty Burley, bright tang Virginia nd a bit of the Dark Fired Kentucky that just adds a tiny smoke and enhances the nutty/creaminess and bright notes. Absolutely can be a daily blend

Edward G. Robinson - Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend 1.5oz
an interesting old style blend
Caveat is that i opened the tin 20 days later after i received it. Upon opening the tin, i am reminded of Danish aromatics, which i like. after getting it going, i got the plumb / fruit flavor, by half a bowl it got a little toasty zest of the burley, and by the end, after i was wondering if there was latakia at all, i got the trademark smoky campfire flavor. In a sense i would put it next to Sir Walter Raleigh as an old school blend and similar though this blend is more nuanced. Definitely worth a try

Mac Baren - HH Burley Flake 1.75oz
not your average burley mix
So i have tried other burleys and enjoyed their nuttiness and body. This when i opened the tin smelled like a navy flake very bright, some citrus and hay. Smoking it was very bright, slight body and very pleasant. The dark fired kentucky is hiding in the back which is a new one for me usually it is more pronounced. This is just a tasty blend that is takes you to a summer mindset. Worthwhile to try no matter what. In writing this it hit me that it reminds me alot of their navy flake without the rum notes and more burley. Still, very tasty

Mac Baren - Navy Flake 3.5oz
Decent Navy Flake
Navy flake is absolutely my favorite style. That being said, this is decent. Tin note is absolutely honey and its floral / citrus notes, and almost hay. The flavor is light, the honey is more pronounced to me, don't get so much of the rum, with hay notes of the virginia. Very light, tongue bite can happen with the amount of virginia if smoked too fast. Absolutely a decent blend for summer

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1957 3.5oz
Summer delight
This blend's tin note is lovely; vanilla and some berries. Overall it is a light blend, i was originally shocked there was burley in there, not like other blends with it in there in terms of lacking body. The flavor is vanilla bean and almost blackberry to me. Very Danish styled. It also should be said it has aged 2 years plus. Does need a bit drying out, but absolutely a relaxing blend that is as refreshing as an iced tea

Cornell & Diehl - Crooner 2oz
like meeting a legend
So i read the story, have no way to validate it and i am good with that. Opening the blend, it almost has a nutmeg, warm smell. The different cuts i had never seen before was fascinating. As soon as i lit the blend in my NOS Ropp, i was greeted as if by an old friend. It drew well the room note was nice, nutmeg and other spice, the nuttiness of the burley. To me, i would consider some blends as complete like Peterson's Royal yacht. This is the first mix of different leafs that i would say is absolutely complete. This to me is as legendary as the Crooner and his songs. "Wrap your troubles in dreams" of this tobacco

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1931 Flake 3.5oz
Contemporary as scandinavian modernism
Throw out your ideas about navy flake. This puts it on its ear. Honey is the tin note with floral hints. The flavor is warm, bright with earthiness that completes it for me. The sweetness is mild with honey notes that presents minor floral notes without being botanical. This blend is light, but complex in a sense. Definitely encouraged me to comptenplate all the nuances with it. Definitely wants to be slow affair as it can bite back. It is a favorite for sure that shows that rum doesn't make a navy flake

Capstan - Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Pure simplicity
Based on Navy cut i wanted to try not sure what to expect. It was slightly sweet hay, summer vibes even in 50 degree weather. And that continued through the whole bowl. It is simple smoke, but a pure one

G. L. Pease - Stonehenge Flake 2oz
solid blend
I bet the original was amazing. This is a solid blend that is bright, lemony, slight nutty note. I had to read the label to double check the perique, it has a zest but not spicy. The back note to the lemon for me has the Lakeland essence, and i now get what people are talking about and in this blend its a mild nuance. definitely an easy smoke, room note is subtle and pleasant.

Peterson - Royal Yacht 50g
This yacht is worth the sail
This one caught me off guard. The combination of the sweet upfront which was super bright, and then the strength is a great combo. Flavor went from plum notes to almost a sparkling grapefruit. I liked it more than i thought i would. Reputation proceeds it for sure

Cornell & Diehl - Snug Harbor
mildly complex, daily smoke
This a charming mix. Mellow, has spicy notes, latakia helps out every now and then but doesn't dominate, there is a brightness and nutty note, the liquor top note just rounds things out. It is snug for sure, i would give it a shot

Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
As described, but not for me
Yup there is a true cherry taste that doesn't feel like a jelly bean flavor, with chocolate notes. ....thats it. no tongue bite, but was expecting a bit more from in, almost feels incomplete.

Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 50g
brilliantly simple
Mouthfeel is bright, semi sweet, with a hint of nuttiness. Smells gentle. i lost track of time when i tried this lost in thought of how this minimalistic blend works.

Cornell & Diehl - Pegasus 2oz
warm, simple smoke
Straight forward simple blend. Mouth feel is nutty, slightly sweet the cavendish adds an element that makes it feel well rounded. happily simple

Cornell & Diehl - Awakened Elder 2oz
The stuff colossal squid would have in the Mariana Trench
This is something from the depths; It is smoky and sharp, very latakia forward, pungent , spicy. I would almost describe the flavors as raw. Definitely agree with the description of something awoke from the depths.

Sutliff - Sutliff 1849 1.5oz
A great summery blend
The Art Nouveau label caught my eye. I had tried VaPers before and found them charming in simplicity and flavor. This surprised me; the sweetness upfront was strong but not off putting. Hay notes transitioned to almost tart citrus and the pepper note became spicier as the bowl came to the end. This is definitely a favorite for sure

Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 50g
Bright, sweet and simple
Out of the tin, there are fruit notes that are pleasant. The tobacco only had to relit once, with silky plumes. It is a bright and semi sweet mouthfeel, with good room notes that easily can be an all day smoke as long as you pace yourself. Very pleasing, simple done right

Cornell & Diehl - Gray Ghost 2oz
simple straight forward as an old friend
So, full disclosure, i can be a sucker for marketing. The Art Deco label, the description that feels like Humphry Bogart should be reading, i was curious. I have smoked cigars before and the mix sounded right. And it was, it is straight forward; the cigar leaf is not quite medium, and is the primary note. The Virginia adds sweetness that comes in and out. Strait out the tin, lit beautifully, only to be re lit once. The plumes were good. It is as described and i enjoyed it as something simple but with slight nuance, at points had hits of clove. Definitely adding to the rotation and cellar

Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 100g
First time with coins, and this is lovely
First time with coin tobacco, just peeled some off and folded it in my Savinelli churchwarden and magic happened. Lit well, and instantly had lemon notes, followed by some spice, nutty notes, smoky from the Dark Fired Kentucky. The plumes of smoke were luscious and danced around like the flavors that would alternate in my mouth. NO tongue bite, this is the first blend that is above an 8 of 10 for me, and may be an absolute 10. absolutely worth a peek

Chacom - #3 50g
Chicken smoking a pipe didn't know what to expect
the smell from the tine almost smells like sweet candy. Not my thing, everything on paper is up my alley when i want an aromatic. The bourbon vanilla is slightly sweet, slightly detectable, it almost has a nutty flavor and the dark fired Kentucky adds a bit of smokiness. It is comes to mind a whisky cask; slightly sweet bourbon, smoky wood. I was surprised

Cornell & Diehl - Snug Harbor
snug is the key word
Its snug; slight spice in between latakia, some nutty elements, Orientals adds a well rounded note. The topping solidifies the blend without adding confusion to the flavor of the blend

Cornell & Diehl - Byzantium
hidden gem
Once you get past the fermented smell, it is almost a Balkan. Its smoky, lightly spicy, woodsy. I get silky chocolate notes, it was a mellow English that was very smooth and inviting

Mac Baren - The Solent Mixture 3.5oz
fun, deep flavor smoke
For me, its not heavy at all, get hints of vanilla, rum/ liquor, slight smokiness. Some days when i want the rum smooth notes but more bite, i add more latakia to it. Definitely worth a try

Peter Stokkebye - PS301 Natural Dutch Cavendish
simple but pleasing
Straight forward blend, warm, slight nutty notes. At the end i get a little clove esque note. very easy going blend

Peter Stokkebye - PS24 Nougat
warm aromatic
notes of vanilla and cocoa, great plumes, burns hot but if you take your time is warm and inviting.

Daughters & Ryan - Vengeur 16oz
straight forward blend
This reminds me a bit of when i would smoke American Spirits. The burley is nutty, the virgina adds a warm note, the orientals adds some nuance to the mix. It is interesting for sure, flavor doesn't fall flat. It is essentially a complex cigarette blend, to me.

Samuel Gawith - Navy Flake 50g
A Navy on another level
Definitely breaks up the classic navy with latakia smokiness. The rum has a molasses flavor to me that gives a sweet kiss in between the spice that keeps dancing in you mouth the more you smoke it. Creates awesome smoke that is mesmerizing. This complex navy blend will definitely be in rotation

Samuel Gawith - Navy Flake 50g
a complex navy flake that you need to try
I like Navy flakes, but sometimes i find them too sweet, and wish there was something to break up the single flavor note. Here it is. This has a subtle latakia smokiness, followed by a kiss of sweet, molasses flavor hints which dart in and out of the smokiness. Very pleasing, and will be in permanent rotation in my cellar

Samuel Gawith - Navy Flake 50g
a complex navy flake that you need to try
I like Navy flakes, but sometimes i find them too sweet, and wish there was something to break up the single flavor note. Here it is. This has a subtle latakia smokiness, followed by a kiss of sweet, molasses flavor hints which dart in and out of the smokiness. Very pleasing, and will be in permanent rotation in my cellar

Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 2oz
This is what they guy in the picture smokes in the swamp
OH, mornings in the bayou for sure. It is a powerhouse for sure. It has a strong nose to it, but that shouldn't scare you off. I recommend this for sure. It has dark fruit notes that is surrounded in a bayou fog of smokiness. It is a thick smoke, tasty but almost a meal in itself. It definitely is on the stronger strength scale for sure

CAO - Moontrance 50g
Makes more sense as a cigar
I thought the bourbon vanilla fruit combo would be interesting. I was right, but in the wrong way. The notes off the tobacco were current, blackberry esque that had a sharp note at the end like bourbon does as a drink. The taste was more cigar ish- almost spicy in that cigar style without being harsh but with vanilla bean / bourbon being the focal point it felt flat in the mouth. Was not sweet as with other liquor tobaccos, which wasn't bad. All in all wasn't a bad smoke just not what i thought. Note that this purchased in 2019 so it sat awhile, may have something to do with it.

Comoy's - Cask No.4 3.5oz
A Savory Navy
I like Navy flake a lot. Though i don't like too much sweetness. This did it for me, as a more savory. I mean that in the sense that it isn't too sweet, mild hay and nice smoke plumes makes this a good candidate for a Navy flake tobacco

Mac Baren - 7 Seas Black 3.5oz
Cavendish that you can have alone but like liquor needs freinds
This is very straightforward cavendish. It has slight sweetness, liquor notes for sure. Personally i like to add latakia to it (50/50) mix or adding to an English mixture to make a English Aromatic.

Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 8oz
Haunted bookshop is one that you want to haunt you
Lovely warm haunting. Peppery, leather, good amount of smoke without being overpowering. It is one of my go to selections

Captain Earle's - Nightwatch 2oz
Thinking time at seas with Captain
This one i was hesitant of with the heavy hitter combos of tobaccos. When i tried this cake, it is smoky, deep and bit of spice. It is very meditative smoke

War Horse - Bar 1.75oz
War horse is true to its name
I am about 3 years now into this hobby. Had smoked cigars previously and with, more maduro. Started with classics like 7 seas. I saw War Horse, and that majestic horse on the front, and i had to try. It was a complex, robust bright punch that was very satisfying. I recommend this highly for when you need a bright punch that gets you through, with help with War Horse

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PS23 B & B

Based on Qty Ordered

Peter Stokkebye
PS24 Nougat

Based on Qty Ordered

War Horse
Bar 1.75oz

$21.44 $15.31

My Mixture 965 50g

$20.25 $13.99

Royal Yacht 50g

$24.60 $16.69