Cornell & Diehl - Bow-Legged Bear 2oz
I am not sure
So. This is either superb or tastes like whatever was making that poor bear bow legged. I am leaning towards the latter. This may need several years of cellaring. It seems as if it is not certain what it wants to be when it grows up; a polite English bear like paddington or a surly old jungle bum like Baloo. I can’t really identify any particular component as taking the stage, but rather than a harmonious blend, it’s more akin to the royal rumble, every man for themselves. Yes indeed. I think like the review from JohnLoewer 12 years in the bottom of the Gun Safe may do this Bear a little good.
Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 2oz
I ordered this blend because the late great John Harden (Matches860) of YouTube pipe smoking fame said it was a great introduction to Burley. Well if this is the definitive Burley Blend then I am a Burley man. Smokey but subtle, chocolate and Coffee. It is so perfect in every way that I have dedicated a pipe strictly to it and other Burleys. Fine stuff! Order a Tin, pack the Friday Savinelli and watch matches860 videos on YouTube and keep John’s legacy going strong.
Captain Earle's - Mystic Blend 2oz
Practically Perfect in every Possible Way
In all sincerity, if you are looking for a straightforward mellow English Blend that you can smoke all day long, this is it. The tin note reflects a bygone era true to its namesake. I bought this blend because I use to live on the Mystic River staring at the Mystic Seaport, and for some reason this blend magically transports me back SouthEastern CT. The Latakia/Orientals are right up front but we’ll rounded out by the Virginias.....then right in the back of your taste buds you get a definite tang of the Perique. This is the fastest I have ever finished a tin. Just ordered 3 more tins.
Warped - The Haunting 2oz
Hot Mess :(
NOPE. Look I love cigars, I have a cellar of about 200 of fantastic quality, including Warped. But I have no interest of putting a cigar into my pipe. All I could taste was very very strong cigar leaf. The other components didn’t mellow anything out or round out the flavor. I bought 3 tins. Putting everything into the cellar for about 5 years and hope it all mellows out, because this was so unpleasant I immediately scrubbed my pipe with everclear to try and prevent any ghosting.
Cornell & Diehl - Cross-Eyed Cricket 8oz
I have been smoking a pipe for a year now. But just as any hobby I embark upon I go well over the top; for example I did not train to run a marathon, I trained to run a 100 mile ultramarathon. With that said, I have been sampling as many different types of pipe tobacco as humanly possible, searching for that PERFECT everyday smoke that I can sink my claws into. I dont know if THIS is THAT pipe tobacco, but it is certainly in the lead right now. The tin note is delicious, packs easy, burns well, tastes sweet but not cloyingly sweet; smell is pleasant and inviting. honestly I found myself packing 3 bowls in a row while on a 2.5 hour long conference call for work. C&D I have yet to try anything you have blended that gave me pause. great stuff!!