Cornell & Diehl - Dreams of Kadath 2oz
Powerful is right
Straight forward is right as well. Tin note is strong, and the smoke is no different. I feel maybe it deserves more then three stars for strength. The casing is magical, in a way that doesn’t completely cover the tobacco taste. Almost seems to “turn up” the flavor of the tobacco or make them seem more exotic. Definitely my favorite Virginia. Not that that says much but it is a nice exaperiance.
Cornell & Diehl - Light of the Universe: Or Olam 2oz
First virginia perique blend
At first impression the tin note was almost kinda sour, but in a good way like...sour leather? Lol i don’t know. At first puff, it was kinda boring like an over the counter tobacco, but it definitely got better and more interesting. I didn’t get much of a peppery perique taste, but maybe that was the magic of the blend. I could definitely sense the orientals, being a lover of such. However, they were not overpowering at all. For me, there was nothing too exciting, but maybe I’ll be editing this review. As for now, I overall feel, yes, it’s good, but meh. I feel it’s a, keeping it simple not too complexed, blend. Just kind of like an original, or normal natural tobacco flavor, and again this isn’t speaking from much exapiriance.
Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus 1.75oz
I have found this to be really amazing. So many different flavors and things to pick up on with your nose. Irreplaceable. The best way that, probably still isn’t the most accurate, that I can think to describe the blend, is if it were possible to smoke ice cream with tobacco and maybe, cherry wood? In meat smoker. Anyway, I will definitely be buying more when I run out. Please keep this blend is stock forever! Can’t put it down.
Cornell & Diehl - Evening Rise 2oz
This blend, i don’t know if it’s just me, but this blend is like eating a meal almost. I like it, but be prepared to take this one nice and slow. Not that there is any bite really, but it’s strong and pretty complex. Kind of nutty kind of woody kind of tangy: s’good s’not excellent, s’good.
Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 2oz
So much maple
The topping is way way heavy. It’s not horrible on its own but I have found it to be a bit much.
Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
I feel so new to it all.
Being a new pipe smoker I picked this one up for the hype that goes with it. It’s nice, but however it’s not my favorite. I could see it being an “all day smoke”, and I’ve only had a few bowls so far, and I have found it does get better and better as the bowl smokes down. This one is good, but I think I’ll be trying other blends before buy more, because I have already experienced other brands I like far better. However I probably will be coming back to this.