Stoved Virginias ?

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  1. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    After reading this article that cobbsmoker recently posted here, Stoved Virginia's caught my attention.
    http://pipeshowonline.net/McClelland_Guide_1.php
    What are some good tobaccos out there that have Stoved Virginia in them?
    I bet I have had some already and not realized it.
     
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  2. Kiowapipe

    Kiowapipe Active Member

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    It's a McC staple. Ever had a Frog? They're all full of it.
     
  3. Albert

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    +1 on the Mcclelland.... my all time favorite.. Blackwoods Flake
     
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  4. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    Hi Ming,
    McC Dark Star & Bulk Navy Flake 2035 are both stoved and great tobacco's.
    Paul
     
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    I'm all eyes! :popc:
     
  6. cobbsmoker

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    Blackwoods Flake is sweet Red Virginia and Stoved Virginia blend and Dark Star is a triple aged, pressed and stoved sugary bright yellow Virginia, Dark Star is awesome! :th1:
     
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    Blackwoods :th1:
     
  8. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have had all 4 Frogs and Blackwoods.
    I have not had McC Dark Star & Bulk Navy Flake 2035.
    I knew I probably had some and didn't realize it.
    I like the 5 above I have tried.
    I wonder what else.
    Thanks for the replies so far.
     
  9. cobbsmoker

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    In my opinion, there is no equal to Dark Star in the stoved Virginia realm that I am aware of, even the bulk #2035 does not compare in flavor or taste.
     
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    ......most of the SG, G&H flakes!.....Dark Flake (unscented) is one of my favourites.
    OT
     
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  11. Mington

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    Another to the TAD list. Thanks! lol
     
  12. Stonewall

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    You will not regret it, Ming. When I open the first tin of Blackwoods (based on the reviews here) the scent of smokey steak sauce was the first impression I had. I wondered if this was going to be for me or not. After smoking it, I bought 5 more tins in addition to the first. It is that good.
     
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    Ming, you might also like to try the McClelland bulk blend #5120 (Fragrant Virginia Ribbon), it's a well-balanced red and black all Virginia mixture that is fruity and naturally spicy, with a rich, smooth taste.

     
  14. Mington

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    Thanks cobbsmoker. Added! (to the never ending list. lol):th1:
     
  15. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    My personal favorite is McClellands Black Shag.

    The main thing with stoved VA's is you often have to be patient and wait for the nuances and various flavors to come to you. Of course, Ted's Dark Flake recom is a notable exception! I'm smoking the scented version as I type this.
     
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  16. FlatbushPaul

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    I agree, Although 2035 is a great smoke, it lacks the depth of flavor that Dark Stars has. Dark Star can give me great pause when I am smoking it as to what I am tasting, where as 2035 is a good smoke to do chores or work with. Dark Star also ages much better. I have some of both that are a few years old and the Dark Star really takes off with a little age.

    Paul
     
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    :th1:
     
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    +1 Black Shag
     
  19. FlatbushPaul

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    What is this Ted's Dark Flake that you speak of?
     
  20. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    The G&H Dark Flake he referred to in his post above.
     
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