My own showdown between Sobranie 759, Black House and Blue Mountain

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  1. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    If anyone cares, I posted the reviews of all three at tr.com

    What I was constantly reminded of during this is that I had access to all the 759 I could want in the '80's and '90's and I rarely smoked it. There was a reason. Sure wish I had hoarded more, though, as I could have made a lot of moolah! :D

    For those who want the short version, Black House was by far the closest in taste to 759, but I preferred Blue Mountain over those two.
     
  2. Prof

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    Funny, I just got in a shipment of the new Sobranie, black house and blue mountain yesterday! Jarred up a tin each, put the rest in cellar, and I am waiting to try them out...
     
  3. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    That's cool. Just remember, though, that the new Sobranie is the "original" or white label and not the black label 759 version. They were two rather different blends. But I'll be interested to hear which one you like the best.
     
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    I have already had some Black House last week at the local pipe get together, and it was excellent. But I have been wanting to try Blue Mountain and when I got the notice that Sobranie was back in stock, I couldnt resist. I will tell you that I thought Balkans had more sour and less smoke smell to them, but that new Sobranie is very smoky indeed...I thought smoky equaled Latikia, and the sour smell was from oriental leaf, but I have given up trying to pigeon hole this stuff, seems I am more often wrong than right...
     
  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I haven't tried the new version of Sobranie white but the old version was definitely latakia-forward. Orientals close behind but definitely behind. So if the new stuff is the same recipe, I think your assessment makes a lot of sense.
     
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    I cant compare the old sobranie " too young hehe " but the new stuff isant bad but does not knock my socks off either .
     
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    Can you give us a quick recap here?
     
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    You know, Dan, I've felt the fool many times since the internet reviews have started. So many blends I passed over are now blends that are "classics", not to mention worth a damn sight more then the 3.99 price tag that was then on the tin........
     
  9. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    Ain't that the truth!
     
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