Sutliff - TS-4 White Cube Burley
The Grapenuts of tobacco
earthy to barnyard from the white burley, with a normal for Sutliff at least level of molasses on the top. The smoke is the earthy/barnyard burley with a nice "top note" of sweet. Rarely smoked by itself, but a staple for me to use in mixing into burley blends that need a little kick at the lower end or that don't burn worth a shit for whatever reason.
Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop
Changing tastes.. cool tin art
Changing tastes.. the story of a blend with cool tin art. When I got back into pipe smoking in 2017 or so, I bought an 8oz tin of Haunted Bookshop based on the tin-art and loving the book. I expectedly popped the tin to discover what at the time was the strongest, foulest of blends. It was "rough" tasting and it had "nic kick" that I didn't enjoy at that moment. I dumped the tobacco into a large jar and put the can on display on my shelf. Over the years, I kept seeing references to it and how people thought it was so great and was their everyday smoke. I just remembered that first impression. Slowly, very slowly as my smoking has progressed I started to try and enjoy other burley forward and stronger blends. One day, digging through the jar cellar.. I found that jar.. and decided to give it a try again. Now the tobacco "spoke" to me.. and I was able to get flavors out of it that were "lost" on me back then. Fast forward to today. I start most mornings with a bowl while I'm enjoying my coffee. I wait for sales to make sure I have some bulk back in the cellar and I've started using it as a blending base for other tobaccos I'm trying to use up. Live, Learn.
Cobblestone - Brick Kentucky Plug 1.75oz
nice dark flavor
I was really impressed by the KY Plug which comes in a crumble cake which makes it sort of obviously a Sutliff product. The crumble cake is easy to cut or just tear chunks off of. Lights easily. Flavor is led by the dark rich KY burley in there with just a little bit of sweet in the background from the VAs. If you like HH Old Dark Fired, you're really going to enjoy this one.
Samuel Gawith - Limited Edition 2015 100g
Dry as a bone
IF you have one in a tin.. JAR IT UP. I had to recondition it to make it smokable again. I'm sure its lost some of the topping in the drying out process.
Cornell & Diehl - Nutcracker 2oz
Perfect for the holidays
Nice flake tobacco. The combination of the burley/VA with the perique makes for a balanced smoke.
Cornell & Diehl - Corn Cob Pipe and A Button Nose 2oz
Perfect for the holidays
I really liked this one. The cube cut smokes fast. Wife loves the room note.
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.
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