Warped - Cloud Hopper 2oz
Abridged: This is delicious! Creamy, full bodied smoke. More mild than medium nic hit. On palate I got notes of milk chocolate, caramel, almond nuttiness, & pure bliss. On the retrohale I savored the molasses, zest and pepper of the Virginia and Perique. Extended: I’ve had the good fortune of smoking exquisite cigars from such manufactures as Davidoff, Arturo Fuentes, Montecristo, Padron, & others. The leaf in this blend is of high-quality. The taste and smoke of the blend is on par with any boutique producer, if not better. I initially bought one of each of the Warped tins when they came out, I smoked them as soon as I got them and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The beauty of pipe leaf is that it’s easy to age, and so while my initial impression was positive, I decided to age mine for six months before revisiting. This aged wonderfully! I am going to buy several tins to cellar. I look forward to future blends from the Warped line up, and wish Jeremy Reeves & Warped GODSPEED!
Cornell & Diehl - Opening Night 2oz
Sweet Red Virginias
This is brown sugar, coco, hints of lemon-grass and sweet bread. Rich and flavorful. Nicotine: Mild to Medium, can be an all day smoker. DISCLAIMER: Let it age, this baby needs time. I let mine age for at least a year before smoking. Most C&D Blends need time. Over all 10/10 untapped treasure mine, can't believe it's not ranked higher on sales.
Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 1.75oz
This blend is perfect, it allows you to relish in the smoky, nutty and complex flavors of the dark fired kentucky with out being intrusive. It is a flavorful, enjoyable and sophisticated smoke. Each puff is a complex and savory experience for the palate. I tried Samuel Gawiths lakeland's dark and it was overwhelming and intrusive. I tried Jacknife Plug and it lacked intensity and flavor, it din't have enough Dark Fired as opposed to lakelands which was pure dark fired. Then I tried HH Old Dark Fired, and it was just right! If you want to enjoy dark fired kentucky, this is the blend to get.
Sutliff - Z92 Vanilla Custard
Reaks of Vanilla, Taste like cheap cigarette
The name is enticing, and the "tin" note is appetizing but the flavor while smoking is disappointing. I tossed it in the garbage. Unlit it'll make your house smell like a chic coffee house, the aroma is THAT pungent. From inside my garbage bin, its fragrance adorned my house for an afternoon. 10/10 would throw away again.