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Sas's savory smoke synonymous with satisfying

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by erickghint, Sep 16, 2010.

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  1. erickghint

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    I opened the tin of Club Blend to find a wonderful looking roll cake, neatly sliced into perfect little coins. The tin note struck me as odd. It was slightly sour, but in a good way. Sas had warned me that the coins would look and feel a bit on the dry side, but that was normal and they would be good and moist. Taking this advice to heart, I allowed a few coins to air out for about 30min prior to loading. After their little drying session, I rubbed the coins out and loaded them into my Pete bulldog. The charring light went fairly well, and the true light was the same. The taste can only be described as... interesting. Imagine if awesome was a flavor. In all seriousness, the taste is that of good Va. with unsweetened Cavendish. There's The aroma of this tobacco is comforting for some reason. I don't recall ever smelling anything like this, but for some reason it's relaxing and comforting to me. Makes me think of the country after a rain storm, and for some reason conjures up images of my friend's grandparents' house in Thetford, England. I've already ordered another tin of this stuff, and it's made my normal rotation. If you haven't tried it, and you like Virginias, I highly recommend that you buy a tin.
     
  2. Falconeer

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    Hi All

    Thanks for the post - I'm a big lover of virginias and always interested in trying new ones. The imagery you use is so evocative I've just got to try this one!

    Thanks again

    Gerry
     
  3. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Great review, Erick! You should try
    this blend in an Italian. ;)

    dp
     
  4. noflex

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    Thanks for the review, put it on my to try list. :thumbsu:
     
  5. Sasquatch

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    Resistance is futile.
     
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    Yet I'm just SO go at it!!!!
     
  7. Sasquatch

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    You will be assimilated.
     
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    OK, fine, ordering some club blend.
     
  10. erickghint

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    Coming from you, Gerry, that means a lot. Hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

    Dondi, thanks for the video link. It seems that the infamous MacBaren leather tongue is fairly explainable. From what he said at the end there, it's not just the heat of the smoke. When the sugars in the tobacco get hot enough, they convert to acid. I'm not sure if that's scientifically right, but it would make more sense than most other explanations that I've heard. (Hot + sugar) = acid = mouth that needs a chemical burn unit. Either way, I think the point is take it easy and you won't have to worry about it.
     
  11. Dondi

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    you're welcome Erick! I do look forward to reading more baccy reviews from you, you seem to have a knack for it!
     
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