FM Night at the Opera

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  1. Mickeyfin

    Mickeyfin Member

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    This blend was recommended to me by a number of you a while back along with Presbyterian, which to me while in the same stadium it has totally different characteristics all of which I like. Night at the Opera however has a nice latakia basa note providing a suprisingly lite smoke that fits well as an all day smoke.....So, along these lines are there any others you would recommend.....
    I am Looking forward to hearing your thoughts...thanks as always.
    michael
     
  2. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Moved to a more suitable sub forum.
     
  3. akohtz

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    Do you mean the Frog Morton On The Town? Yeah. I love that one too. I was surprised how it was like an english, yet somehow not. It almost has a 'citrus' taste to me that I enjoy too. Just has a bowl of it last night in fact ... good stuff.

    - Andrew
     
  4. Mickeyfin

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    Andrew thank you ...yes on the town is what I meant ....
     
  5. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Thought it was a Queen anniversary
    edition or something. ALMOST made
    me scour the e-countryside for it.
    :geek:

    dp
     
  6. Mickeyfin

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    Ha Ha Ha.......sorry for that
     
  7. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    You is an inspired loony!
     
  8. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    You are such a mover (and shaker) Kyle.

    I love FM OTT and regular FM
    Good stuff.
    I will have to try the other 2 one day;
    (OTB and ATP)
     
  9. ChrisD

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    OTB is the winner of the bunch for me
     
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    I'm a big fan. FMOTT is my goto mild English. I've got a tin of Frog Morton Day at the Races (Across the Pond) I look forward to trying.
     
  11. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Actually, it would be very
    cool to see FMNATO, and
    FMDATR as special addition
    tins. Maybe with proceeds
    going towards AIDS research.
    Tins could be emblazoned
    with the album art.

    dp
     
  12. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    On The Town is the only Frog I smoke. It's sort of a crossover English... a latakia aromatic? Whatever. It's a good smoke. Not my favorite by a long shot but a good one. The Turkish leaf really adds a nice dimension to the flavor. I'm sure there's a casing there but the sweetness seems more oriental-inspired than artificially flavored.

    The other 3 Frogs are just sort of "meh" to me. McClellands isn't my "go to" blending house for latakia blends as a rule, although they do straight VA's and VaPers exceptionally well. Please add the usual disclaimers regarding personal taste.
     
  13. Schmitz Bitz

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    Could have some real fun with Queen blends - Innuendo, The Miracle, A Kind of Magic, and, of course, (A blend) Made in Heaven all lend themselves to tobacco names. In fact, every album, with the exception of Hot Space, could be a tobacco name...
     
  14. grga

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    Top of the tops for me, as long as it's "twin brother" Bulk 5110 Dark English Full.
     
  15. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    I like FMOTT though it didn't age well with me. The same with FMOTB. Both were brief love affairs that didn't last a tin. Nothing against either, they just didn't thrill me. That's why I was initially excited to learn of a Frog Morton's Night at the Opera. Anything like a Marx Brothers' movie should have extra helpings of variety and inventiveness. Ah well, I'll keep waiting. FM is not bad by any standard but for the price point I'm just as happy with a B&M house blend.

    Smoke in good health,
    WK
     
  16. Mickeyfin

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    I miss spoke when I referred to OTT as Night at the opera...I was transfixed at the moment on the frog outside the opera, very natty fellow indeed!
     
  17. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    Yes, I know you misspoke but I can't get the idea out of my head. If FM is going to come out with another blend, I think you've given it the right name. I hope they can match the anticipation.

    Best,
    WK
     
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