Warped - The Haunting 2oz
At least fresh from packing (tin is dated 9-28-19) the Cigar elements are leading the way here. Ribbon cut that has some stems from the cigar leaf mixed in. At first it was very peppery but as it smokes down you start to get some supporting sweetness from the VAs in there. If I didn't watch the video I'd think the cigar element was more than 35% Moisture in the tin is great, no time required for drying. Easy to light and no relights were required. Tickled the top of my mouth and the aftertaste was def on the cigar side.
BriarWorks - Peach Cobbler 2oz
Summertime in a jar
The room note is incredible and the taste is like the room note. Not a big aro smoker but keep this around for when I want to smoke around others or when I'm just up for something sweet.
Cornell & Diehl - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 2oz
The ginger and orange play off of each other through the bowl. If you like ginger you'll enjoy this one.
Sutliff - 150 Mark Twain
I'll admit, I got it because I'm a Twain fan and because of the overall good reviews. Its not a strong blend. It has a good mild taste and is an easy smoke. Tasted much better after jarring for a few weeks.
Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 2oz
Easily my favorite
The flake is better than the ribbon like everyone says. I bought some bulk which is good, but no where as good. This was my introduction to non-aros in a sample and I instantly fell in love. Nice mix of flavors and I find myself smoking it quite often now.
Cornell & Diehl - Bow-Legged Bear 8oz
the bear will bite you...
I was surpised with the nic hit I get from this one. Luckily someone warned me to try it on a full stomach. Flavor wise, I enjoy it the crumble cake seems to enhance and blend the flavors together. Not my everyday by anymeans but a welcome addition to my cellar.
Cornell & Diehl - Engine #99
Nice mix of flavors
I found this one more complex than I expected. As the bowl burns I get hints of the different players without any dominating. I'd like a little more perique, so I tend to add a few extra pinches when I move into my container for the week.
Peter Stokkebye - PS701 Virginia
Nice color and jar note
I bought for blending but decided to try a bowl straight. It has a really good light taste, just a little sweet. Burns easily and great straight out of the bag.
Sutliff - Z92 Vanilla Custard
the best vanilla I've tried yet
I tried this one on a recommendation. Its the best vanilla flavor and room note I've had yet. I really enjoy it straight or mixed with other flavors.
Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
the tin note is more cherry than the smoke
Like most cherry tobaccos, this ones tin note is much stronger than the taste. Its a good smoke, lights easy and tastes great in a cob. Still not the "ultimate" cherry tobacco I'm looking for, but one of the better ones I've tried.
Cornell & Diehl - White Lightning 2oz
great tin note and good flavors.
The raspberry and vanilla are real mild and nice finishes to the VAPER mix. Looks great in a mason jar too. Love how easily the C&D labels come off so they can be used in jarring.