I like to try some new and different tobaccos every now and then, and ordered this one based on the reviews. Tin note has big peach right out front as well as citrus. I honestly didn't think I would like it, however within the first few draws I could... Read More tell this was a keeper. It's definitely a mild tobacco, but the flavor is very refreshing, as noted by others in reviews here. I absolutely agree with "big smoke" that this would be a phenomenal summer time tobacco Read Less
I don't smoke aromatics. I can count on one hand the blends I've tried that are aromatics, and even less the ones I liked. But this one, just wow. Sweet, peachy, cool; grassy notes from the virginias. Aromatics, to me, tend to bite and offer not a lo... Read Moret of flavour; this defies both those traits. Will be ordering again. Read Less
I'm a traditionally English smoker or Dunhill smoker if you like I don't care really for aromatic tobaccos but this is fantastic if you have a sweet tooth it's an occasional master piece and whoever a gave this to try at a party that I had in my back... Read More yard was amazed although they were not pipe smokers!this must be the best aromatic out there Read Less
The title describes this well enough I think. The tin note is amazing. I was tempted to have a bite - which I did try a little. Don't do it, I've learned my lesson there. In my defense, I wasn't alone in that act. But more to the point, this stuff sm... Read Moreokes beautifully and tastes amazing. The room note is so good you'd wish the sold it as a bottled fragrance. Compliments from everybody around me. It does remind me of the LOTR trilogy (and the Hobbit). If I could afford one of the Auenland churchwardens, my life would be complete. Just kidding, there's more important things than that, but it would help. But seriously, this is a VERY good aromatic mix for the aromatic lover. I'd put this right up there with Russ Oulette's Snow Drift tobacco. It's not sold on here, but it's good...really good. Hopefully, we might see that on here someday! Read Less
Smoked in small Ascorti 9mm apple, false light is easy, small amount of tamping down then stayed lit through whole pipe.
Peach and orange in the background, pleasing melding of tobaccos, I must remind you this smoke is on the light side, a good one f... Read Moreor beginners, no tongue bite and no aftertaste.
For oldschool smokers of english styles, and thick smoke lovers this isn't it, alighter style smoke with a great room note, will keep your missus and friends happy, why not give it a try, I've given you the drum, long live the pipers of the world, greetings from Adelaide Australia.
P.S sample provided from Germany, and I thank you for that my friend. Read Less
Opening Review: The tin's label is cute, and definitely sets an expectation. There should be no disappointment when you crack open that tin, as the note is so inviting, it's honestly mindblowing. It awakens your senses from the get-go. I don't get an... Read Morey artificial character sometimes associated to aromatic tobacco. I can see the cherries others mentioned, but it's more profound than that. Some nuttiness, a small vanilla note, both most notable in the room after simply opening and closing the tin. Overall, yes, it's sweet, but in a way like ripe tart fruit, there's an acidity here that gives this blend "air and stage". Out of the tin, I would say it was the right moisture. Smoking this stuff is an absolute pleasure, start to finish. I smoked it in small pinches, small shallow bowl. It left a nice ash and didn't gum up my pipe (small reside maybe?). It's a light smoker overall, no heavier say than Peterson's Sweet Kilarney. At a broad stroke, it's perhaps close to Larsen's Signature Series - Vintage Mixture. But, still, this is a whole different ball game. You don't smoke that Vintage Mixture and think "I'm in Lord of the Rings." No, The Shire makes you think you might be Merry and Pippin, striking it rich on Longbottom Leaf.
Post Tin Review: I have to say, while it's fun to know I have a spare tin, I'm ok with sitting on it. The last of what I got is good. However, like most aromatics, it's a little much on the regular. That being said, I still had tons of wows and oous from my friends about this one. It's definitely one to try. Read Less
If you enjoy aromatics this one is definitely a must try. The peach and orange are such a great change of pace from the normal vanilla / chocolate / cherry / etc. that most aromatics have. Great with a cold drink while enjoying a nice warm day.
I honestly always thought the Shire Tobaccos of Tolkiens mind would be natural or even english mixtures. In this German interpretation they are not. To bad. But that aside I have to admit it is a good aromatic tobacco.
I'm relatively new to the pipe world. Therefore don't take my word for this completely 100%. However, I will say that this is a go to tobacco for a nice, light smoke. You will not regret the fruity notes, and its definitely a room not 10/10 scorer fo... Read Morer that. Also, if Gandalf and the hobbits like it so much, it's obvious anyone else would too! (wink wink) Read Less
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