Peterson irish oak

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  1. craig

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    So today rather than the carter hall, i cracked open the jar of irish oak i got off dp.

    nice straight tobacco aromas, i can pick out the cavs and burleys and perique quite easy, nice moisture level just pack up and smoke straight away without any drying.

    Lighting it up, the flavours are quite strong, i dont detect any casing on this, i think the fact it has been aged in oldoak sherry barrels is all the added flavouring it has.
    it can get quite warm, so gentle sipping is a must, which isnt a bad thing, the tobacco has a very musky woody flavours to it and i think it has a generous dose of perique as when i did the whole snork thing, it was very spicy and made my eyes water a bit.
    But i do like the flavours of irish oak, although it wont take over louisiana flake as my top favourite, i do hold it in high regard.
    I would recommend it to someone looking for a for a straight up tobacco tasting vaper.
    And i think i would buy my own tin when the sample i got off dp runs out.
     
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  2. Tony Malerich

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    Nice review, thanks for sharing!
     
  3. MakDragon

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    Nice review! Now I have to add this to my TAD
     
  4. David Emond

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    Thanks for the review
     
  5. craig

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    no worries at all even added some pipe porn to sweeten the deal :D
     
  6. Jussto

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    I always trust Peterson to have a tasty blend that delivers the nic I crave. Irish Oak doesn't disappoint in the least, and has been sitting on my smoking table for the last week or so!
     
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    heavy nic kick ?
     
  8. craig

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    i wouldnt say its a heavy nic kick, but theres deffinitely a bit there, its a pleasant kick, nothing too severe
     
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    I really like Irish Oak, too. I didn't think I would, but I do. It's tasty stuff. It's got a distinctive but not unnatural flavor that keeps getting better down the bowl. It also burns well and has a nice, solidly medium nicotine level.
     
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    Well, you boys have convinced me to open that tin I got in a large trade a few months back. Like I need another open tin.
     
  11. Jussto

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    I wouldn't say heavy, but it is there.
     
  12. IrishRover

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    Nice review.. I have to admit, I love the stuff. I was pleasantly surprised by this blend
     
  13. Stonewall

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    I haven't had a bowl of this in sometime. Maybe I'll give it a go for tomorrows pipe.
     
  14. Slow Tri

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    I tried this blend out way back when I was a new piper. I didn't care for it much back then but my tastes have definitely changed since then. Might have to give this one another go.
     
  15. Skiballa

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    Great review Craig! When I first picked up a pipe in '97, I got a tin of this(the old tin art called to me), and some SWR, it blew me away when I first tried it, but I love it now. I'm down to one tin, I guess I'll need to fix that. I love how the sherry and oak compliment the perique, it has a bit of spiciness but not bite.
     
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