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Blind Review Thread II

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco Reviews' started by woody, May 26, 2012.

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  1. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

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    No problemo! I do really like Sillem's Black, though THAT takes some serious getting used to! It's a full lat blend....with a full on cherry flavor going on too. Like heavy on the latakia, but still a full aro. It's good, but it took me a few bowls before I could tell if I liked it even at all....now I like it a lot, actually! And its great for when I want to smoke indoors but don't REALLY want a straight aro, and need a little more robustness to the blend
     
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  2. ruffinogold

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

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    Sorry for not smoking anything new today ... I got my mind stuck in the world of Comics .. lol . I smoked one bowl of H&H in the ghosted H&H kaywoodie . I will smoke the #4 blend tomorrow and will write a " review " .
     
  3. nesta

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    It's all good - I sure took my sweet time with it! I'm looking forward to your thoughts on #4, though, because of the blends I sent you, I think it's the best one.

    Just a suggestion, though, for that blend in particular...maybe write your thoughts after the first bowl, and then I will reveal what it is. Just saying, it's not necessarily one you can just go to the store and pick up a tin whenever you want...
     
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    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Is it something awesome amd old ? :beck:
     
  5. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

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    Well, I like it a lot...and not super old, but you'll be hard pressed to find another tin just like the one from which it came. It wouldn't be impossible, just difficult :)
     
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    Damn ... now yer making me want to smoke it now ..at mid night :)
     
  7. ruffinogold

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    You know I'm hating you right now , right !? Nesta , this stuff is fan freakin tastic :eek:, really is . You rubbed out a fire cured VA w/ Burley . This stuff so reminds me of Ogdens Walnut but it's not as strong , not that it's mild by any means .. it's rich ! It dosent have a topnote that I can tell and is damn near , if not a perfect blend . It burns perfect w/ a white ash , slow burning , cool and a full mouth of smoke . It has that " fire cured " flavor , that if over done , can taste kinda tar like .. this blend takes it to the edge but dosent go into the " tar pit " . The fire cured stuff masks the contents of a blend to me .. and thats fine , I dont care if it has so much of this or that . I'm a MB smoker and the MB products are clean and clear . I love fire cured leaf , like Ogdens Walnut , but I dont care for the Tar pit ... some times I do though , ya know .. like when yer in the mood for 1792 or a rope blend . My friend , I thank you for turning me on to this blend but I want to headslap ya cause , whatever it is , I guess it's real hard to get . Being you like this , I know you would really dig Ogdens Walnut . It's similar for sure but a bit more elegante . I've only had one bowl and am sad looking at whats left in the zip loc .. ya bass turd ..lol . If it's a C&D blend .... I would be amazed ! I dont think they could make something like this . If it's a McCl blend .... I could see that. It's done so well that I would tend to think it's from the UK or Germany , but I really have no idea . A wonderful fire cured blend if ever there was ! Thanks :th1:
     
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  8. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

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    Haha! Glad you liked it!

    Got it for 15 bucks at the Columbus pipe show...2011 I think
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    Someone who owned it before me hand dated the tin to 2001
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  9. nesta

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    My thoughts on the blend are it's darn near perfect, slow and cool burning. The subtlety of the beginning of the bowl will almost con you into thinking you're in for a mild smoke, but it builds in intensity and complexity in a way I have NEVER seen in any other pipe tobacco. In the end its super rich and a little spicy, with just enough nicotine to satisfy, too.....love the stuff!
     
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  10. nesta

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    Pictures from when I opened the tin:
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    The leaf is so rich and oily, it actually penetrated the wax paper over the course of at least a decade...
    And, there are some small clusters of sugar crystals throughout, too, though they're tough to catch on my camera
     
  11. ruffinogold

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    Being I'm near the end .... should the word go out for whomever is next up ? Basicly , who's next ... so I can start plotting :ngty:
     
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    Kinfisher is the most Elegante badass blend ! It's lovely . Ok , it's Giada de Laurentiis in Fishnets , a whip and a determined look in her eyes <sigh >
     
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    HAHA I love your Giada analogies
     
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    This is the Blend #5 . It smells and looks so good , I could almost eat it :) I'll give it a go in a little while

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    So ... is there a list of people wanting in on this thread or do I have to go pulling teeth ?!
     
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    I guess I'll give it a go, if no one else is in line.
     
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  17. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    I'm too lazy to scroll back and look but I know that Nesta had to recruit you.
    Maybe shoot off a couple of PM's to your cronies and ask 'em to participate?

    EDIT: oops, Southbound is in.
     
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    I would be game for a go also
     
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    I really like the pipe in that pic Ruff. I like the grain a lot. what is it?
     
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  20. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Hey you. Smoke the samples I sent ya already! Has it been a month? Duuuuude.
     
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