Sutliff - Pumpkin Spice
The one pumpkin flavored item I enjoy
This smells like spicy autumn. There's a nutty flavor, but mostly kind of a spiced vanilla. It is just interesting enough to not be bland, and just bland enough to not be a gross overflavored mess.
Sutliff - Ready Rubbed Match
If this was as chocolatey as Bob's Chocolate Flake, I'd love it. It is like that blend without the Lakeland flavor. Not nearly as wet as a lot of aromatics.
Cornell & Diehl - Crooner
Interesting if nothing else
The deertongue makes this smell like interesting cigarettes. There is a vanilla-like flavor to it, like actual vanilla, not vanilla flavored things. The nic was pretty high and I got a caramel type flavor very occasionally.
Comoy's - Cask No.7
I'll need to come back to this as my palate evolves
There's a bit of spice, the cavendish really gives sweetness when you hit it, but compared to the strong aroma it feels bland. I enjoy it well enough, but it didn't do much for me. Though I will definitely want to revisit this as it ages and my tastes evolve.
Kramer's - Father Dempsey
Would have been a big loss if this went away
I was thrilled to hear that with Kramer's closing SP would be taking over the recipes. This is like a milder 965 and is very relaxing. It's nice if your focusing on it, but also if you're concentrating on something else as it's interesting enough but doesn't steal your attention.
Newminster - No.403 Superior Round Slices
No waiting for this
You get full flavor as soon as you light the pipe. It's a mellow flavor with an obvious spice element. Being in the mood for that or not bumps this up or down a star accordingly.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake
Just shy of great
I think the Lakeland flavor kept this from being excellent for me, but it burns long, has a good nic hit, and is surprisingly tasty in terms of the flavoring for such strong leaf.
Lane Limited - 1-Q
I get a nice cocoa and vanilla flavor and the smoke is mild. It does what it does very well, though what it does is unremarkable.
F & K - Lancer Slices
Smoky and tasty
I love this one. The Virginia and Latakia both play their roles magnificently, and there's an overall leathery quality to it.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Sweet Maple Twist
A bit too much like a cigar
I'd have preferred the work to get this going reward me with more than just a cigar flavor. It is better when it stays lit, though the nic hit is very high and I didn't get any maple flavor at all.
Peter Stokkebye - PS402 Luxury Twist Flake
Wow. I don't think there's an element of this blend I don't enjoy.
The look is incredibly appealing right off the bat. It has a kind of farmlike, hay smell that I really enjoy. The taste is a mellow, grassy Virginia, very smooth and relaxing. As the blend is older, I found the caramel flavor more prevalent.
Cornell & Diehl - Nutty Irishman
Fine, but too nutty for me
The blend smells nutty, a bit like a syrup for flavoring coffee. The burley is nutty, and the hazelnut flavoring makes this taste even nuttier. The specific hazelnut flavor is very prevalent on the retrohale, while the smoke has more of a general nuttiness with normal breathing/puffing. I'm not a hazelnut fan so I found the flavor far too strong to enjoy much.
CAO - Moontrance 50g
The tobacco is light and smooth, and the flavor is nice. The vanilla is more prominent, but the bourbon sneaks in some time. The fruitiness is vague, it kind of blends with the tobacco.