Discussion in 'Corn Cob Pipes' started by pipedrum22, Aug 29, 2013.
Seems like a Porter would be an appropriate thing to wash it down with~
So far (after 40 years) I have never smoked a blend that did not taste good in a good. Most smoke better than in a briar. Like a briar, some taste better in a large cob, some better in a small bowl. But almost all taste great!
Since you asked. Be sure not to miss these endorsements of Sir Walter Raleigh in a cob. And no, this isn't me.
Hey, at least he knows what he likes.
Not exactly a Lakeland blend, even though a smudge of the lakeland shows through, but give Hyde Park a go, the burley fowardness of it really shines in a cob. I smoke Hyde Park in an MM Dip I have dedicated to Hyde Park and Carter Hall and I feel like it is wasted on any other pipe (that I own at least).
Sir Walter Raleigh in a cob! Sir Walter Raleigh in a cob! Sir Walter Raleigh in a cob next to this sign!
SIR WALTER RALEIGH IN A COB!
Carter hall would be my oh so predictable answer :P I also enjoy English crossovers in my cobs
My drive to and from work every day involves a bowl of 1-Q in a Diplomat.
I enjoy Middleton's Cherry Blend and Walnut in a cob.
Condor Long Cut after a good nose bagging always seems to do it for me.
I just reread this and still love the Anniversary Kake but have really been digging the ODF lately.
I am gonna have to get some Walnut one of these days.
Walnut and SWR for me!!!
I smoke all my tobaccos in cobs. Burleys, Virginias, Aromatics, English and everything I ever smoke.
I do dedicate a few of my cobs to specific tobacco types however.
I'm sure it's just me, but I find briar dulls the flavor somewhat compared to a cob. I've found these changes in flavor of the same blend quite profound.
For some reason cobs and my palate just get along quite well.
Obviously though I wouldn't expect the same to be true for everyone else. All of us have our own preferences in pipes and that's a great thing
Caddy Shack Blend CA Sensimilla and Kenticky Blue Grass.
I have and still do whenever I feel like smoking one of my 3 briar pipes, which is actually pretty rare
To me, blends like Red Cake (on the Va side) and Carter Hall (on the Burley side) taste "cleaner" in my cobs. Whereas in my briars they taste much more "muted", for lack of a better word. The same goes for an English/Latakia blend like Dunhill 965. They all seem to be more flavorful to me when smoked in a cob.
It's interesting to compare how the same blend tastes and even smokes and smells differently in a cob compared to a briar. It's very subjective of course, and there could be other factors I'm not aware of. It may even be partly psychological as I now expect the same blend to taste differently in a cob or briar. I feel that my cobs give me a fuller flavor than my briars.
Definitely try a comparison with your cobs against Maple or Briar. You might come to a different conclusion than me, but I'm pretty sure you'll notice some differences.
And it has only been fairly recently that I started dedicating my cobs to specific blends and styles of tobacco. It'll be interesting to see how my dedicated cobs smoke in a few months.
Thanks for the reply Ephraim! Very informative.
I just smoked a Cob for the first time and used Carter Hall based on what everyone else said about it and was definitely a goods smoke. Carter Hall and a Cob will be in my daily rotation.
All kind of tobaccos in my MM's ,i started with Virginias but latter i smoke Aromatics,Black Cavendish,Rum,Latakia etc. I have a dozens of Aristocobs for that reason.
Alright. I have to disagree with straight Carter Hall in a cob. It needs to be mixed with something since, by itself, it's pretty tasteless. CH with some Virginia aromatic? I can agree with that.