H&h black house....your opinions

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  1. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    Just pulled the trigger on an 8 oz. tin from SP for my cellar. What say you lads (and lasses) who have already had the pleasure of smoking this Sobranie-esque blend??
     
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  2. user1975

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    Haven't had any yet, but I plan on it to see how it compares to Blue Mountain.
     
  3. Glenn

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    It is good, very good. I prefer it to Blue Mountain at this point. It will be a regular for me.
     
  4. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    I saw the 8 oz tins on there but I thought that they were a bit pricey in comparison to their other stuff. Let us know how it smokes!
     
  5. smokehouse

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    I looked this morning and both the 8oz tins and 2oz are sold out. Wow!!
     
  6. Ol Brokedik

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    Illegal drugs are more available than our favorite pipe tobaccos.

    Ol Brokedik.
     
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  7. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    Wow. That was quick!! I will certainly post a review ASAP.
     
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    Please do! I want to try this one soon myself!
     
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    Another 1 for the TAD list if it is like Blue Mountain or better. <sigh>
     
  10. Max Gunner

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    And occasionally cheaper.

    MG
     
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    Well, I've smoked a couple of bowls and here is my initial impression:

    8 oz. tin came fairly dry--almost to the point of needing rehydration. Don't know why this would be since this batch was supposedly just made up. Anyway, I picked a large Ed Burak Connoisseur billiard and packed it in the classic three-stage method. After a good charring light, I was greeted with a nice hit of latakia followed by some mature Va. smoothness. Whatever Turkish present is definitely in the background. The latakia is pretty tame here esp. when compared with the original Sobranie and Penzance. Nice complexity throughout with the Va. asserting itself toward the bottom of the bowl. Latakia lovers will likely be a little bit disappointed, but I am very happy with this blend and glad that I purchased a larger tin.
     
  12. Puff The Magic

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    H&H leaf comes a bit dry in some blends while others are moist (esp the kakes). Maybe moisten a bowls worth by breathing into the bowl once or twice and see if that makes it even better....never know.

    Gotta get me some!:)

    Ed
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  13. Strongirish

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    I tried a bowl at the Richmond show and liked it very much. But I won't write a review on just one bowl so will have to wait until I aquire some.
     
  14. Lestrade

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    So far, I like Magnum Opus, Black House and Blue mountain in that order. But, enjoying all three! :)
     
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