Kentucky Club Continental Blend Review

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  1. Otoolefan

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    Just smoked two bowls (so far) of Kentucky Club Continental Blend for the first time...

    I was curious to try it, as it's not locally available around here. As of now, I find it to be a pretty good smoke for an aromatic. It's seems fairly straightforward, not perfumed too much, and mild. It almost reminds me of a kinder, gentler version of Captain Black Royal without the bite or goopiness.

    It's still early, but I could see having some of this around as a change of pace in between my other two OTC blends Prince Albert & Carter Hall.

    I wish they made this brand available in a pouch size sample rather than it only being available in a tub, but that's life.

    All in all, I give this blend a thumbs up :)

    Don
     
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    There was a pouch of that in the Box Pass, I should have opened it and tried some. Thanks for the review.
     
  3. Jeffrey

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    I am curious about this blend..
     
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    You should give it a try.
     
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    Good stuff.
     
  6. Otoolefan

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    I also really like the cover art of the tub. This also makes me want to get a tub of it, if that makes any sense...
     
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    I've been wanting to try it for awhile ! I'm glad you did your take on it :th1:How much black cavendish is in it [ if any ] . I think it had just a small amount but I'm not sure if I remember right .
     
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    The cover are is pretty, isn't it.
     
  9. Otoolefan

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    I'd say there's only a small amount...
     
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    Thanks :thu: I got the picture in my head now
     
  11. Otoolefan

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    Yes, one of the best covers for a tub out there, I think. I also always like Granger as well in that department.
     
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    I can remember when cover/tin art was a big thing - kind of like the art that goes into a cigar band and box cover. It was as much an issue of style as it was a clever marketing angle. A few blenders still do it, particularly C&D, but I wish it would become standard practice once again.
     
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    OK, this is my second day of sampling Kentucky Club Continental Blend and I stand by my intital impressions. If anything, I like this blend even more. Again, it strikes me as a kinder, gentler version Captain Black Royal with a much better price tag on it--not to mention the attractive cover art of the tub. This blend hasn't bit me and stays cool even though it's an aromatic.

    By the way, I'm smoking KCCB in a MM Legend. Haven't tried it in my Grand Duke briar yet. Can't imagine it being any better than in a cob, though.

    If there's any drawback to KCCB, a bowl of it smokes pretty quickly. At least for me it does. But that is a tiny thing. You can always refill the bowl.

    KCCB will be the aromatic I keep around. Glad I found it.

    This may seem silly, but the cover art is what first drew me to this blend and to be curious about it.


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    I should also say that to me the flavor of KCCB is a kind of cocoa-coconut, but it is very mld. Just enough to know you're smoking an aromatic, but not over the top.
     
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    Cover art is a lost art, sadly. Really enjoying the Kentucky Club Continental even more. Seems to me tastes kind of like smoking milk chocolate with a hint of pina colada. Really smooth for an aromatic, no bite whatsoever. Will be getting a tub very soon!

    Don
     
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