I smoked a couple strong-flavored blends today in this pipe. Not goopy aromatics, just a couple tobaccos with really stand-out robust flavors. Problem is, I couldn't taste anything. Is there normally that much difference between cob and briar? In my cobs, these blends will darn near take your head off with flavor. (Deep Hollow and Burley Without Bite, by the way.) What am I missing? I wasn't smoking hot, and all the people around me could discern the flavor from scent, but I wasn't getting anything. I smoked both of these earlier today in a cob, and enjoyed the flavor immensely. If this is as good as it gets, I'm chuckin this thing over the hill.