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Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by David Emond, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. David Emond

    David Emond Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Had lunch downtown with some co workers today and i was real close to our pipe shop so i walked in and got a tin of sg commonwealth. I hope it has a good latakia slap in the face.

    Any one here like this blend?
     
  2. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Commonwealth is one of the Tobaccos of the Month right now.

    I like it a lot. Quite mellow really; not what I would call a face-slapper.

    Enjoy!
     
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  3. JRobert

    JRobert Serious Cat Forum Guide

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    I also like it a lot. It's half Latakia, half Virginia, so it's missing the "spicy" component from Orientals, but this makes it a smooth pleasant smoke, in my opinion, and a nice change of pace from other Latakia blends.
     
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  4. Summit

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    I bought some with the group buy for the Dec/Jan tins. It is an enjoyable smoke but not as big of a lat bomb as I expected. Smoked down to a nice white ash in my meer.
     
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  5. David Emond

    David Emond Active Member

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    Oups i hardly go in that section.
     
  6. David Emond

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    Thanks for the review, looking forward to trying it out.
     
  7. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Latakia, in and of itself, is a flat and rather unremarkable tobacco. The Virginias in this this blend turn it into a winner.
     
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  8. David Emond

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    I was thinking that it would be a lat bomb like ironsides but thats ok if its not.
     
  9. krusty

    krusty Active Member

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    I've gotten to where I don't really care for large amounts of Lat in a blend.
    That said, Commonwealth is one of the exceptions that I really enjoy on occasion.
     
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  10. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Sales Account

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    It's a lat-bomb if you ask me - it's 50% latakia.

    But... it's not an aggressive, spicy, or especially strong (nic) blend. I like it a lot. One review on tobaccoreviews I think called it a Sonata for Flute and Tuba or some such thing, and that's exactly what it is. Only two voices, but a lovely harmony. The Simon and Garfunkel of English blends perhaps. Anyway, I like it a lot and I don't talk about it much because if nobody thinks about it.... I can still buy it.
     
  11. DeusExMachina

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    It's good, solid. A real meat and potatoes blend. It's not going to give you an epiphany, but it's a damn good smoke.
     
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