SWR

Discussion in 'OTC Over the counter tobacco' started by brumoon, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Robin

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    No, I"ll get to it this weekend, I have about 5 different tobaccos I'm puffing on just now, it's hard to get around to 'em all. I'm actually a very light smoker, so at the rate of one to two bowls a day I must choose carefully! :)
    I will let you guys know what I think about the SWR though, its been so long since I've smoked it I really don't remember anything about it. It was one my dad smoked when I was a kid, and I used to smoke his pipes some when he was at work, raiding the liquor cabinet was another favorite pastime, kids today have no idea how to have fun! :)
     


  2. Ephraim

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    Sorry, I just assume everyone smokes 10- 12 bowls a day like me :)
    When you do get around to it, take a deep whiff of the pouch aroma. Pure yummy tobacco smell, slightly tangy almost like a Virginia. I find there is a slight tang in the smoke as well, to go along with the nutty-sweet flavor.

    It may sound odd for such a basic tobacco, but I really like to take my time and savor SWR. I sip it and frequently let it go out.
    Have I mentioned I really like SWR? :)
     
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  3. User3940

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    I bought a pouch of SWR once......ONCE.
     
  4. Ephraim

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    Didn't like it, I'm guessing?
    If so that's ok. Not everyone likes what I like, for some reason :)
     
  5. Robin

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    OK, I gotta try it out tonight now. Ephraim, you make it sound good, so I guess I just gotta see for myself. :)
     
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  6. User3940

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    Actually the flavor wasn't that bad. The problem I had is the Fire Marshal felt that it was not safe to have indoors due to the lack of any moisture and the combustibility.
     
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  7. Ephraim

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    Hopefully I haven't set you up for disappointment, but its cheap enough that if ya don't like it you're only down a few bucks.
    On the other hand perhaps you'll really enjoy it. Just remember that its a straightforward burley, not extremely complex or anything. Just great burley that tastes like yummy tobacco :)
     
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  8. Ephraim

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    The newer pouches marked with the manufacturer are quite fresh and moist. I end up drying it out anyway though :)
     
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    The regular SWR did not appeal to me. The SWR Aeromatic is very good, and I usually have a pouch of it lying around the work bench.
     
  10. Ephraim

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    I actually haven't tried the Aromatic. I do hear its quite nice though.
     
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    Give it a go. I think you'll like it. Around here it is a little hard to find in the stores as the stores only order the standard.
     
  12. Ephraim

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    My local grocery store where I get my CH and SWR doesn't carry it. But I'll check out the Wal-Mart this weekend, as they do have a rather large tobacco section.
    It isn't overwhelmingly aromatic is it?
     
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  13. Robin

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    I already bought a pouch of it, so like it or not, the money is spent. I'd say I'll like it just fine, as I enjoy both PA, and CH, and they are very basic burley tobaccos. I'll know for sure by Monday. :)
     
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  14. ruffinogold

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    Probably not . If you rehydrated it and are Meh with it .. there wont be much difference with a fresh pouch/tub . Heck , I've smoked some old SWR [ like decades old ] and rehydrated it and could barely tell the difference between it and new stuff
     
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    Not at all ... unless you get SWR Aromatic , which is highly aromatic
     
  16. Ephraim

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    Actually I was asking about the SWR Aromatic ;) Regular SWR is my favorite smoke. I Love it in all it's Burley glory :puffy:

    I am curious about the Aromatic version. As long as it doesn't taste like vanilla or cherry I might like it. I'm not normally into aromatics though.
    I'll check out some reviews.
     
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  17. Robin

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    I got to smoke a couple of bowls of SWR this past weekend, and I can't see anything not to like about it, its very mild and smooth, no bite no burn. I would put it just below CH, and a good step ahead of PA as an all around everyday kind of smoke. I'll probably keep a pouch around for the sake of variety, its a nice basic smoke.
     
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  18. Ephraim

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    Glad you liked it.
    For me it's slightly above CH and way above PA (though I don't dislike PA by any means).
    Something about burley that hits the spot for me.
     
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    Yup.
     
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  20. Robin

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    SWR, revisited: I bought another pouch of it yesterday, it is a fine smoke! Definitely worth keeping on hand.