THE BULL & BURLEY
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Full time knifemaker, fledgling pipe carver, ballistic enthusiast.
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Sillem's - Black 100g
Rich & Meaty!
This one got me from the first bowl! The tin note was great, but the tone of the first few puffs sunk its teeth deep into my nostalgia bone and settled in for a good nibble. It has all the bark of a good English bulldog, but the caressing ‘bite’ is as pleasing as a Carnivale kiss. From the first puff to the last whiff, it was complex, dynamic, and alluring. My only complaint being that the sweet notes of the Aromatic side of this Witchers coin faded out early…but, they leave you with the sweet comfortable warmth of a quintessential English. The Latakia notes were peppery and rich, complimented perfectly by the tangy virginias, and rounded off by mellow burley vitamin-N brain-chill. Toss me a coin for this one, because I’m stocking up!

Mac Baren - Black Ambrosia 3.5oz
Alright, who did this?
I’m no expert, being a noob and all, but I feel like there’s some wizardry happening here. At first blush it has a very ‘Monte Cristo’ vibe about the aroma and taste. There was a notable thick and creamy oiliness to the smoke. Not having much of an experienced pallet, I have a hard time comparing this to anything else. First bowl; enjoyed it. Second bowl a few weeks later, even more so. Subsequent bowls have settled this treat from Mac Baren nicely into the, “…will buy again,” category.

Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 1.75oz
Ummm…maybe: (revised 11/22)
I’ve been a Mac-B loyalist since the early days of my pipe shenanigans….a whopping 8 months ago; and I’ve also loved VAs from the start. This one fell a little flat for me right out of the gate. Maybe it’s my inexperience, but I couldn’t get a cool or consistent smoke out of it. I freaking love the tin though! Big sucker for tins: so I bought a few to cellar and try again after they age and I grow up a bit. 😜 Revision: after a few months of cellaring, and some palate/technique maturation I’ve found this to be one of my favorite straight Virginias. It’s a pleasant afternoon smoke, with just the right amount of N-chill, and a wonderful beard aroma (beard-roma). This is going to be a deep and constant staple for my cellar. Blockade Runner got bumped over a bit on the shelf….not far, but down a peg! 😜

Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 2oz
Definite keeper
This was one of my earliest trues with a rum soaked Va, and only took about half a bowl before I started looking for my wallet to order more. It’s subtle, creamy, smooth and soothing in all aspects. Very little, if any, bite. And I’m a freight-train style smoker sometimes. There was a mellow tangy earthiness to the whole experience and I’ve been enthusiastically working my way through my first plug all week. No question about it, this is a cellar staple. Easily 4.5 out of 5 ‘Beards’ in overall approval!

Peter Heinrichs
Dark Strong Flake 200g

Currently Out of Stock
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Peter Heinrichs
Golden Sliced 200g

Currently Out of Stock
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Esoterica
Penzance 2oz

Currently Out of Stock
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Capstan
Ready Rubbed Yellow 1.75oz

$25.51 $18.00
003-581-0003

Mac Baren
Virginia No. 1 16oz

$65.65 $48.38
003-039-0036

Low Country
Natural Virginia

Currently Out of Stock
005-780-0009

Cornell & Diehl
Haunted Bookshop Cake 2oz

Currently Out of Stock
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Cobblestone
Chess Rook 1.75oz

$14.98 $11.89
003-861-0019

Cobblestone
Chess Queen 1.75oz

Currently Out of Stock
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Cobblestone
Chess Knight 1.75oz

$14.98 $11.89
003-861-0016

Cobblestone
Chess King 1.75oz

$14.98 $11.89
003-861-0015

Mac Baren
Virginia No. 1

Based on Qty Ordered
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Mac Baren
Navy Flake 16oz

$104.25 $73.20
003-039-0048

Mac Baren
Symphony

Currently Out of Stock
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Sutliff
Ready Rubbed Match

Based on Qty Ordered
005-443-0071

Presbyterian
Reformation 50g

$19.34 $14.99
003-054-0002

Cornell & Diehl
Comfort 2oz

$13.65 $11.60
003-016-0015

Rattray's
Exotic Passion 100g

$26.50 $18.75
003-055-0049

Rattray's
Black Mallory 50g

Currently Out of Stock
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Rattray's
Bagpiper's Dream 100g

Currently Out of Stock
003-055-0035

Cornell & Diehl
Autumn Evening 2oz

Currently Out of Stock
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Dan Tobacco
Sweet Vanilla Honeydew 50g

Currently Out of Stock
003-293-0005

Warped
Cloud Hopper 2oz

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Warped
Until the End 2oz

Currently Out of Stock
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Warped
Sarto 2oz

$15.25 $12.20
003-851-0006

Mac Baren
HH Bold Kentucky 1.75oz

$18.61 $12.68
003-039-0092

Mac Baren
HH Burley Flake 1.75oz

$18.61 $12.68
003-039-0105

Cornell & Diehl
Morley's Best

Based on Qty Ordered
005-459-0035

Cornell & Diehl
Crooner

Currently Out of Stock
005-459-0049

Warped
Kings Stride 2oz

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003-851-0002

Warped
The Red Hunt 2oz

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Missouri Meerschaum
Great Dane 1.5oz

Currently Out of Stock
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Mac Baren
Symphony 16oz

$65.65 $48.38
003-039-0063

Mac Baren
Symphony 3.5oz

$21.46 $14.73
003-039-0010