CAO - Moontrance 50g
I'm not sure what the exotic fruit is supposed to be, but it smells a bit like off-brand cough syrup. At least that doesn't come through in the tastes, but not much else does either. It tastes like a cheap bitter cigar. I guess I'd smoke it if there was nothing else left.
Lane Limited - 1-Q
Hard not to like
Here is my scale: 1= don’t like wouldn’t smoke again, 2= would only smoke if given, 3= like but wouldn’t buy, 4= like and would cellar for later, 5= love and keep in rotation. Most tobacco reviews are not very helpful; if everything is 4.5 stars, nothing is. 1-Q is a classic. I don't necessarily like it that much. I don't smoke it that much. But, I usually keep at least 4 ounces on hand. To me, it's kind of bland and has a weak mouth feel. The room note and tin notes are magnificent. If I don't like it that much, why do I keep it? I guess sometimes I just need a bowl of 1-Q.
G. L. Pease - Odyssey 2oz
My scale: 1=wouldn't smoke again 2=would smoke if given 3=like, but wouldn't buy 4=would buy and cellar for later 5=love and keep in rotation. Most tobacco reviews are not very helpful, because if everything is four and a half stars, nothing is. Odysseus is a pretty strong English, latakia forward. The orientals perfectly balance the latakia and base. It's very fragrant and has a bit of an incense quality. The latakia calms down after about half a bowl and the orientals start to come forward. I'm not a good judge of nicotine, but strong in flavor. Room note is not bad. Tin note is very fragrant, the latakia and orientals stand out. Definitely one to keep atound.