Esoterica Blackpool

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Stonewall

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Since I truly love Virginia's, and flakes/broken flake cuts, and I kinda like that licorice, I've been thinking very seriously of adding this blend to my cellar.

I've read a many review on the blend, and most seem consistent in their particular thoughts and opinions on it. So I go to those I trust to ask, what do those who've tried it, think of it?

Thanks in advance!

Steve
 

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I have only smoked two bowls of it that I got in a trade, but I did enjoy it quite a bit. Mine was sort of crumbly or almost granulated feel to it so I had to smoke it slow because it was burning my tongue and embers could make it through the airway. But the flavor was quite interesting.
 

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I was interested in it last year but dismissed the idea of actually buying any. I really enjoy Esoterica blends and have been wondering about this one. I went ahead and ordered a pound from SP.com. For the price it's hard to pass up. I'm looking forward to some feedback here to determine how consistent peoples tastes here are regarding it.
 

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It may be sacrilegious to say so but I like it better than Stonehaven. I don't get any licorice flavoring though.
I don't think so, Mike. I mean Stonehaven is good tobacco, but I've smoked others that were just as good or on par with it. I'm looking forward to trying this stuff. I remember Russ thinking so highly of it.
 

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I think I may have sampled every Esoterica blend. I was on a mission a few months back. I liked Blackpool but did not love it. There was just something missing with it. Now Woodbridge on the other hand I loved. This is just my opinion and from everything I read, people prefer Blackpool to Woodbridge.
 

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I like it and have a bunch of it somewhere, but I don't smoke it all that often and even pawn it off on the elderly from time to time.

Agreed with Mike; I don't taste licorice through the pipe. And if anyone would, it'd be me (I don't like black licorice, at all). To me it's more of a smokey/fruity/sweet/darkness.

How's that for vague and subjective?
 

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I like it and have a bunch of it somewhere, but I don't smoke it all the often and even pawn it off on the young at heart from time to time.

Agreed with Mike; I don't taste licorice through the pipe. And if anyone would, it'd be me (I don't like black licorice, at all).
To me it's more of a smokey/fruity/sweet/darkness.

How's that for vague and subjective?
 

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Some people have noted that it tastes a lot like a very rich black tea and I agree the flavor profile is similar.
 

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Fbones24 said:
I think I may have sampled every Esoterica blend. I was on a mission a few months back. I liked Blackpool but did not love it. There was just something missing with it. Now Woodbridge on the other hand I loved. This is just my opinion and from everything I read, people prefer Blackpool to Woodbridge.
I got my sample from this fine gent, and my feelings were very much the same. I had a bowl quite recently and just confirmed that I like it, but don't love it.
 
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