I found myself at our fishing cabin with pipe, but no tobacco. Rummaging, I came across an unopened can that I believe I picked up in Ashville years ago. It was wonderful and a complete surprise. I am glad to see its still made and am now going to... Read More see if it continues to stack up. Read Less
This is my go-to tobacco. It has a mild almost creamy flavor and burns well. It provides a good bit of nicotine without going overboard, but will certainly wake you up. I enjoy the flavor so much that I plan to buy more and make it my regular smoke. ... Read MoreGive it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Still my favorite all day tobacco. If you enjoy latakia, mix in some GL Pease Odyssey 50/50 for extra yummy flavor. I always have a spare can of The Bear around in case I get low. Read Less
First bowl out of the tin, I thought it was alright, but nothing special. But after sticking with it for a couple more bowls, and then eventually the whole tin, it quickly became one of my favorites. Kind of a creamy feel, just a little bit of smoke ... Read Morefrom the Latakia, but not so much to be overpowering. I think it has a noticeable improvement after at least a year of sitting and stewing. Overall, a fantastic blend that’s great all day long. Read Less
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... Read More 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. Read Less
I have recently come back to pipe smoking and started the journey to find some blends that I really like. I have tried some aromatics and now exploring English blends. Don't know what drew to the Bear but man am I glad I tried this blend. It comes ou... Read Moret of the tin right ready to smoke. Easy to light and keep lit. I will be stocking up on this. If you haven't tried Bow Legged Bear you owe to yourself to get a tin. You will not be disappointed. Just a quick shout out for the extra quick service. Ordered it and it was here in two days. Can't beat the blend or the service. Read Less
This is a nice smoke. I believe the nicotine content is higher than some English blends, though it is very pleasant to smoke. There is just a touch of perique, whichgive the tongue a nice tingle. The burley seems to really come through and blend well... Read More with the Latakia. Read Less
Some of the best Latakia blends ever made have been ones pressed into a crumple cake. However, this is not one of those. “Harsh” is the word that keeps coming to mind when contemplating Bow-legged Bear. Even among C&D there are much better Engli... Read Moresh crumble cakes. I’d suggest Sunset Harbor flake of Star of the East flake over this. Peace’s Quiet nights is another. Read Less
This blend has a lot going on, and all of the components get their minutes of fame. At some point there will be some flavors melding and things get cohesive into a cereal, Burley, Latakia, cocoa, creamy, fermented flavor. It's like having a deep, oak... Read Moreed wine, or some dark, malty ale. This one is strong in the nicotine department. Just take it slowly. It's an accessible blend with lots of flavor. I recommend it to anyone that wants an interesting smoke. Read Less
This crumble cake has a slightly sweet nutty smell with a hint of smokiness out of the tin. The false light gives a plesant sweet english taste. The true light is burley strong with the VA and LAT taking a supporting role by giving a hint of sweet sm... Read Moreoke. This is how the tobacco stays till the last 1/4 of the bowl where the sweetness disappears and the Burley becomes harsh and ashy.
The nic-hit is between medium and strong. Not a morning smoke. Leaves no moisture in bowl. After taste quickly leaves the mouth when sipping water.
This is not a bad smoke just do not like how it finishes. This is an excellent before bed smoke for those who like to Dose up before turning in. Read Less
I can really see just about anyone enjoying this tobacco since there’s just about every type of tobacco in this blend. Smooth and silky with Virginia and Perique notes the most prominent to me. Latakia and orientals add spice to the blend. The moistu... Read Morere level right out of the tin was perfect. Read Less
At first this blend hits on some high notes of sweet, rich, smokey goodness! but as the bowl settles the blends purpose seems muttled and confused. its an intriguing blend with a heavy Nic hit. but seems to fall short of 4 or 5 star rating!
I couldn’t believe how strong this hit me in the nicotine Dept. I had a full stomach and I’m not anywhere new but my head was spinning 3/4 through the bowl. Weird. The flavor was strong and rich. Reminded me vaguely of pirate kake in how it’s rich an... Read Mored dark. A slight sweetness peeks forward every now and then especially when I got it hot. Read Less
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 addi... Read Moretion to my cellar. Read Less
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