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This may not be a hoax.

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Whalehead King, Feb 5, 2012.

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  1. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    I was going through some of my old notebooks in which I keep records of tobaccos I tasted long ago, and then cellared. Unfortunately, the climate control mechanism that preserved these manuscripts went on the fritz last month, and a few pages suffered damage. As my archival assistant and I tried to reconstruct the evidence, we came upon a curious entry that we cannot match to any of the mason jars on the shelves. If anyone can help my identify this blend, I would be much obliged.

    Thanks in advance,
    WK

    #778-54j. A ribbon cut with a hint of hazelnut and Virginia. Bland County bottomland, maybe? Tin note is robust but lacking. Charring light flares then dies. Nice packing capability. Second gives a fizzling lat kick that yields into soft butter pecan tones. No bite, just a teasing tickle. Undertones: Anise, pine tar, sodium nitrite. Overtones: extra virgin olive oil, marischino cherry stem, sodium nitrate. Reported room note: Shrimp scampi, jaegerschnitzl, Mepmphis pulled pork, and wildflowers. Overall impression: Cellar. Overall rating: 4****.
     
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  2. Rewster66

    Rewster66 Active Member

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    OH Yeah, that is definately Borkum Riff Whiskey. You described the flavor nuances to perfection.:)
     
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  3. ArtisanArcher

    ArtisanArcher Member

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    I really need to learn how to analyze Toby.

    My earnest apologies; I can be of no help in this matter.
     
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  4. Lestrade

    Lestrade Active Member

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    Yep that's Bland County bottomland. :eek:
     
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  5. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    LOL ! ... " Shrimp scampi, jaegerschnitzl, Mepmphis pulled pork, and wildflowers " ............. Holy Jeez :startl:
     
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  6. HCraven

    HCraven Active Member

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    Isn't that SWR Aro, Ruff? :xd:
     
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  7. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Sounds like one of my own blending experiments.

    Sorry - I thought I threw all that stuff out. Don't know how you got it. But I named it "An Evening At MCL".
     
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  8. HCraven

    HCraven Active Member

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    By the way, WK, if you can tell the difference between sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite, you have a far more developed palate than I. I got nuthin'.
     
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  9. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    ??????! You gave this 4 stars?
     
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  10. JescoWhite

    JescoWhite Member

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    You should get in on the blind review thread. Any chance you were smoking this in a restaurant when you did the review?
     
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  11. Dondi

    Dondi Active Member

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    What's the hoax? The "archival assistant"? ;)
     
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  12. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    Were you writing on parchment? Don't know how far back your records go.

    OBD.
     
  13. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    My archival assistant laughed out loud when she read this.
     
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  14. user2428

    user2428 Active Member

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    Nah! Thats obviously cuneiform and clay tablet right there...
     
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  15. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Iffin you figure it out, let me know. I'm not adverse to avoiding blends on recommendation. :)
     
  16. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    Great humor, Archer!

    OBD.
     
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