Mark J.

Sillem's - Black 100g
Just Right
What a pleasant surprise this blend turned out to be. The tin note is smokey and exotic. The room note is quite pleasant. The Latakia is the main player here, but is perfectly balanced with the other tobaccos. This blend pairs well with a quality burboun.

Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
Simply The Best!
I just can't say enough about this blend. First off, the tin note is intoxicating. As soon as you crack the tin cherries and chocolate jump out at you. The room note is just as pleasant, and I can't tell you how many people have gone out of their way to complement it, and inquire as to what I'm smoking. Like most aromatics it's a bit moist so you are going to want to rub a bit out and let it dry out for a half hour or so. It burns cool with no noticeable tongue bite, and the flavor lasts throughout the bowl and never overwhelms. This is a must try for aromatic smokers, and even the die hard English smokers will find this pleasing to the palette.

Dan Tobacco - Devil's Holiday 50g
Oh Yeah!
This is one of my favourites, second only to Cult's Blood Red Moon. Tin note and room note are incredibly. The flavor is pleasant, but not overwhelming and lasts throughout the bowl. Burns cool with no tongue bit. Moisture content is just right, which is unusual as most aromatics are wet and goopy. This is a real hit at bar, and I have had a number of complements on the room note.

Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River Rum Barrel Aged 2oz
Wow! This was a pleasant surprise. Your going to want to rub this out and let it set a spell as it is very moist. Tin note is pleasant, with the rum up front but not overwhelming. Upon first light the sweetness of the Virginia and the rum are up front and in perfect harmony. As you work your way through the bowl the oriental and Latakia join the party, with just the right amount of Perique to bring it all together. The room note is surprisingly pleasant, and has an almost incense quality to it. This is a perfect after dinner blend, with just the right amount of vitamin N. This is tailor made for the cellar, and I can't help but think that it will only get better with age.

Cornell & Diehl - Black Frigate 2oz
God Tier
Intoxicating tin note, acceptable moisture content for smoking straight from the tin, however I found drying overnight helped to further enhance the smoking experience. Wonderful room note and flavor. Just ordered an 8oz tin, but feel as if I should have bought truckload!