Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 2oz
I was hoping to find something interesting based on the raves by the late great Matches 860's reviews. It didn't happen. HB taste like cigarette tobacco (Lucky Strike or Camel at that). I'll be moving on to something else.
Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 1.75oz
As much as I love MacBaren tobaccos, this was kind of a "Meh". I have found nothing that gets close or beats ODF. I'll try it again down the road and if my opinion changes ya'll will be the first to know.
Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 3.5oz
Every time I open the tin I have to resist tasting the flakes. It smells wonderful. So, the tin note rates a 10. The smoking note is relaxing and pleasant. The room note gets no argument from the wife. I can't imagine ODF not being available. but I'm stock piling tins one at a time just in case. I won't be without.
Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Okay, I'll admit it, I bought this on another site. I popped it open and was surprised it had a mild scent. I put it in a Peterson and was pleasantly met with good taste and good room note. The wife didn't jump up and leave the room. I would recommend this and I'll would order it again.
Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 2oz
Lives up to the hype
From opening the tin, to the room note to the smoking, I'm going to keep this one around. Yes, I would go back to sea for this blend.
Mac Baren - Original Choice 3.5oz
I bought it on a lark
Tobacco like is drawing my away from aromatics. The room note is good, it's just a pleasure to smoke. This could be a year round every day smoke for me. I meant to give it 5 stars but had a finger slip.
Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 1.75oz
It grew on me
I can't say I was impressed with the first bowl, but as it worked it's way through my tobacco rotation I found myself enjoying it. I thought the room note was interesting too. This is a keeper and a smoke for all seasons.
Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
One of my top two
As titled it is one of my top two tobaccos. On opening it smells like desert. I would recommend this particularly to new pipers for the pure pleasure and a good beginning in the pipe world. I'll never be without this tobacco in reach.
Missouri Meerschaum - Country Gentleman 1.5oz
Didn't care for it. I didn't like it in the pouch. I didn't like it taste or smell of the smoke. I didn't like the way the ashes smelled in my trash can. I love MM pipes, but I pass on this tobacco.
Half and Half - Half and Half 1.5oz
This was a pleasant surprise. It smells like honey. It could be my every day smoke.