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Blind Review Thread II

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michiganlover

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Smoking Sample #6 today, in my vintage MM Corn Cob Pipe.

This is a delicious tobacco, but I am having difficulty ascertaining what the toppings are, or what the underlying tobaccos are.

I don't detect any Latakia (which I enjoy in small dosages), but can't really make out the blend components. So far I have smoked about a half a bowl.
 

michiganlover

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Today I smoked Sample #4, which presents itself as a dark colored flake, with some bloom on it.

I smoked it in my Dr. Grabow Grand Duke.

Sample #4 is a Latakia forward blend, with the taste of Latakia being predominant. For my pallet, this has too much Latakia. I don't mind Latakia when it is a condiment tobacco, but don't enjoy it as much when it is the predominant flavor of the blend.
 

michiganlover

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I've smoked two bowls of Sample #7.

Mostly I am tasting Virginia, but I don't believe this tobacco is just pure Virginia. The taste of the Virginia is slightly subdued compared to other Virginia only blends I have smoked. There seems to be something else besides the Virginia.

My guess, is this tobacco is Stonehaven. :byg:
 

dbt13

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Well done all around! This one is a subdued VA....it came from a tin that was nearly ten years old so it seems to have mellowed a little with age. I love this one because its just smooth and simple pure VA.

Sample #7 is Butera's Royal Vintage Golden Cake.
 

michiganlover

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Well done all around!
Thanks for the opportunity!!

Without a preconceived notion of what a blend is comprised of/ supposed to taste like, it forced me to slow down, and really enjoy each tobacco. This has been a great experience!!

Here are my seven samples (all revealed):

Sample #1: Esoterica And So To Bed
Sample #2: Cornell & Diehl's Pennington Gap
Sample #3: Cornell & Diehl Kicken' Chicken
Sample #4: Esoterica Penzance
Sample #5: Esoterica's Tillbury
Sample #6: Condor Ready Rubbed
Sample #7: Butera's Royal Vintage Golden Cake
 
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