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Three Nuns

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Snake, Sep 7, 2010.

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  1. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Morning gents! Well, at least for
    some of you. ;)

    If didn't catch my TAD order thread,
    This is a rectangular tin of Bell's
    bought from FF pipes out of Randers,
    Denmark.

    Upon opening the tin, I was greeted by
    the small medallion beauties. The
    tin note was of plums, and raisin bread,
    with a nice VA undertone.

    Fist pipe was my Savinelli 602 bent apple.
    Loaded the medallions in a stack with
    two or three rubbed out to help with the
    charring/false light.
    This smoked nice and clean with no gurgle
    or bite, and had some nice darker room
    notes to it. As I often do, after the
    full light, I waft the aroma from the
    bowl to get a better idea of what the
    toby smells like while burning from under
    the ash. Not much in the way of flavour,
    but what I could taste was a toasted
    raisin bread with hardly any sweetness.
    Burned well to the bottom, and produced
    a little more smoke than I would have
    expected. This enabled me to create some
    very nice smoke rings (which has no bearing
    on the toby. hehe)

    Second pipe was my CAO meer. I rubbed out
    the medallions and cannonballed this one.
    Darker room notes that really brought out
    the fire/flue cured aspect of the tobacco.
    Almost as if there was a Lat presence to it.
    Interesting. Again, little sweetness detected.
    At one point, I really pulled on it, yet it
    did not bite whatsoever. Burned again to
    mottled ash, but gurgled a wee bit, which I
    attribute to the meer being a sitter, and
    some tugging on my part.

    Great darker VA/Kentucky that doesn't taste
    or smell like a lot of American blends
    which seem as if they're soaked in A-1,
    or Worcestershire sauce.

    If traveling abroad, or don't mind spending
    the equivalent of three tins for shipping,
    one should definitely pick up a tin. I have
    NO idea what the old school version of this
    was like, but this one's very nice.

    cheers,
    dp
     
  2. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    I have always wanted to know - but not bad enough to buy those crazy $200 tin off'n ebay.
     
  3. Falconeer

    Falconeer Active Member

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    Hi All,

    The normal stuff is available here but it's the usual £9.35 for 50g. The original was a virginia/perique mix - initial tin aroma as you describe, but I never found much taste to it and the perique and I didn't get along - tongue bite always resulted,

    Thanks for a super review

    Gerry
     
  4. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    I think people create great fictional flavors for hard-to-get tobacco so they can sell the stuff on ebay for $200/tin.
     
  5. SSGpiper

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    That reminds me...I have a ton of a really rare one I would like to sell for only 100 dollars a tin.....my own creation "KensBS"
     
  6. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    I've heard of that! Is that the one that's 70% tobacco, 15% goat hair, 10% dust and 5% mustache clippings and just a hint of seven year old essence of diesel fuel?

    Be honest. We can talk.
     
  7. Falconeer

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    To say nothing of "Ingredient X" - toenail clippings to stop it "smoking thin" and the pack sealed with earwax!

    OK I'm off before I get a "Warning!"

    Gerry
     
  8. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    Nice review, Snake. I like the raisin bread analogy and how you smoked it different ways for comparison's sake.
    Thanks.
    WK
     
  9. SSGpiper

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    Ok, if you need the mustache hairs thrown in, that raises the cost. :yikes:
     
  10. ruffinogold

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

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    Three Nuns was the finest blend ever to me . The review sounds great . Sounds in the ballpark . Whish they'd bring it to the states
     
  11. Mister Moo

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    I wonder how it is that our tobacco masters decide we will not have Capstan, St. Bruno and Three Nuns in the US?
     
  12. ruffinogold

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

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    Yeah , no s*#^ ... surely we were smoking enough of it to keep it around . Oh ,by the way, the edgeworth rocks :yes:
     
  13. ryan65

    ryan65 Member

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    ahh crap maybe i should have bought it when i was in japan....
     
  14. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    You could go back....and buy enough for all of us! :thumbsu:
     
  15. ryan65

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    hahaha dec my friend dec... :groucho:
     
  16. Snake

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    Appreciate the replies, mates.
    I try to give a non-biased take
    without any sugar-coating.

    dp
     
  17. noflex

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    Hi Snake, you ask me to give my say on this blend, I'm not use to write a review, I'm just not good at it, but here it goes.

    I just finish a tin a few days ago, I has Three Nuns as a part of my rotation, it's not a blend I smoke all day, but a bowl 2-3 times a week. So last night I found a 3Y/O tin, when i open it, I smell a very nice, earthy/raisin/and something I had a hard time to identify, the toby was a bit moist, but I don't minde that, so I filled a Savinelli Orient #144ks, just like Snake some coints down the bowl, and a few rubbed out, to make a good light going, first thing I notis was a nice smooth tobacco. The 3 year's on it has made it more smooth, as any VA blend do.

    The perique that many ppl say it's in it, well I smoke lots of VA/Per and I can't taste any perique?? But the kentucky is in there for sure, it give a special taste to is. Three Nuns is the only blend I smoke that has kentucky in it, so to me it's the unknown, what I can't identify, not a bad thing at all, I like the taste and flavor of Three Nuns. And like Snake wrote the raisin is there for sure, but I also taste the good VA that's this blend has. I must say this is a very good blend, and if you like VA and VA/Per, I'm sure you will like this. But again, this is not a VA/Per. But a very good smoke I enjoy it very much, and I'll keep having a few tins in my cellar.

    I do also use FF-Pipes to some of my TAD, and they have got, Paul Olsen to blend them a FF-3 Nuns. I have a tin of that, I'm going to smoke some back to back of the Bell's and FF-Pipes, this weekend. :thumbsu:
     
  18. Unforgivin

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    I think I have a tin of something like that! :0laugh:
     
  19. Snake

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    Big up to Noflex for writing a
    complimentary review of this toby.
    Much appreciated, mate!

    dp
     
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