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Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic Blend

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Otoolefan, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. Otoolefan

    Otoolefan Member

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    I'm planning on trying some Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic blend. Based on some reviews, it sounds like something I might like a lot. I think my favorite description was something like, "It smells like Christmas Cookies & booze." With the holidays approaching, it sounds perfect.

    I bought a pouch of the regular Sir Walter recently and was disappointed. The flavor wasn't bad, but I didn't like the cut of the tobacco at all--was like Grapenuts or something--a pain to pack & hard to keep lit. It also seemed a little dry.

    Just wondering if anyone here has smoked it and eager to hear your thoughts on it if you have... I mainly smoke OTC burley's or a mild aromatic like Kentucky Club Continental Blend...


    Don
     
  2. AK Kilted Guy

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    I have smoked a pouch or two of SWRA and enjoyed it. Tastes good, has a good room note, and is an easy smoke.
     
  3. Otoolefan

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    Cool! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the feedback.

    Don
     
  4. Old Ted

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    After a lifelong avoidance of aromatics!, I have to admit to finding that one pretty good!. Middleton 'Cherry' is another that I quite like! - mainly because I don't taste much cherry in it!
    OT
     
  5. AK Kilted Guy

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    I am actually planning on buying a tub of it one of these days, as it is a tobacco that I wouldn't mind having around and smoking fairly regularly.
     
  6. Otoolefan

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    That's the other thing that attracted me to it, it seems to be an aromatic that people who don't like aromatics in general enjoy.
     
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    SWRA is a different cut than the regular SWR...
     
  8. Arkie

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    SWRA has slight chocolate liqueur flavor and it tastes ok but it does have a slight bite so smoke it slowly and use a pipe cleaner halfway through the smoke.
     
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  10. JimInks

    JimInks Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Arkie about SWRA. It can also tickle the back of your throat if you smoke it too hot. But it has a really nice flavor and is one of my favorite aros. Take a little time puffing it, and you'll enjoy it very much.
     
  11. Otoolefan

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    Thanks, will do. I smoke everything slow, and haven't had any tongue bite this time around with my pipe smoking.
     
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