The Mad Mans take on 26 samples from Russ..

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  1. TheMadMan

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    Well decided to start a thread on the 26 samples i received from Russ this week. Buy doing this i can keep notes on what i like and don't. And maybe a few of you who do read this post, will get a laugh, chuckle, or some other info that will help ya.. As myself, I'm a new pipe smoker with only a month or so under my belt smoking the pipe regularly 3X a day.

    Here is the list of what I'll be sampling down the road.. If anybody want's me to sample one before the other. Just give me a shout out!! Again, Thanks Russ!! for the samples/trade..

    1. GLP. Maltese Falcon
    2, Lord Fair Fax
    3. Savinelli aroma
    4. Sam Gawth-FVF
    5. English Luxury-same maker as #2
    6. Sam Ganith -Grouse Moor
    7. Petersons- Old Dublin
    8. Two Friends- English Chocolate
    9. GLP-Haddos Delight
    10. Mac B- H&H Highland Blend
    11. Benjamin Hartwell-Evening stroll
    12. Double Fantsy-4Noggins Blend
    13. Imagine- 4 Noggins Blend
    14. Estorica- Penzance
    15. Captain Black White. OTC
    16. Dunhill Night Cap
    17. Captain Earls- 10 Russians
    18. Petersons-Sherlock Holmes
    19. Buteria-Latakia#1
    20. C&D Bayou Night
    21. C&D Ephiany
    22. C&D Billy Bud
    23. C&D Oriental Silk
    24. C&D Captain Bobs Blend
    25. C&D Hunted Book Shop
    26. Prince Albert
     
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  2. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Fire up the Savinelli . I liked their Armonia blend ... but it's not around anymore . Been wonderin what Aroma is like :th1:
     
  3. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    That Oriental Silk is one of my very favorite blends. :th1:
     
  4. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    Excellent package! I have had about 18-20 of what you got and like most.
    Hard to tell you what to choose 1st. Do you like aro's? English?
    Just do an eenie-meenie-minee-moe! lol
     
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    I want you to do the Grousemoor first. You should be aware that this is for my benefit, not your well being.:)
     
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    psquared DGErwin, my horse would like a word with you...

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  7. TheMadMan

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    Guess ill smoke this one first for ya!!!
     
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    Ok just got done smoking Grousemoor for a 50 minute smoke. I'm confused as why you wanted me to smoke this blend? Smell, and taste is all good.. The only thing that was strange was when i took a few pulls i got a cool strange taste that i kept trying to get back, but it never happened when i tried looking for it. So guess 'll try smoking another bowl of this tonight, this way i can figure this one out on why you wanted me to pick this one. Should i smoke this at a cool slow/ crawl pace? Or a moderate pace? B/c i did both and the taste was the same. This is fun!!!

    Ok. I just drank water..And now have a taste of a flowery potpourri in my mouth.:eek:
     
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  9. Russ

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    Thats why he wanted you to smoke it first me thinks...
    I forgot to tell you about that.
     
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    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Jpberg is a mashochist, that's why. And now you're down a pipe.
     
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    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    By the way, very brave, and well done MadMan.
    Many pipe-smoker go their entire lives without having tried that particular tobacco.
    :rofl:
    Really only one thing left to do now: Haunted Bookshop.
     
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    It's all good.. I'll just finish that blend in the same pipe over the next few days. As i didn't find anything wrong with that blend. It smoked great, had a nice burn. Just my lips have that lingering taste. But a stiff drink will cure that in a second.. Along with an OTC in a MM cob..
     
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    Nah I have smoked Grousmoore in a few different pipes with out ghosting. You can however smoke that Captain Bobs blend in that same pipe. That will take out any hints of the Grousemoore
     
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    I concur.

    Forum Running
     
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    Ok.. I'll go and grab a clean pipe for this one. Should be fun!!! And my SWR & COB is gonna wait for after the Devils & Ranger game tonight. Let's go Devils!!!
     
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    Unfortunately, that taste becomes addictive. I just got my 1 month coin for being off of Ennerdale.
     
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    25. C&D Hunted Book Shop: Why is this blend called that? Does it creep into your soul and make you crave it?

    This one i got spooked and only packed a half bowl. Again this one burnt nicer then the OTC's i have been smoking. The taste and smell were fine. But today was just a tad windy so couldn't get a real good smell of it, only when i exhaled could i get a good whiff that wasn't at all bad. Thought it smelt better then most cigars people would smoke. I found this one a little stronger with the nic then the other? Or maybe it's b/c i have smoked a few to many bowls today. Again, i'm new with all these blends, So don't take what i say about these blends as the gospel. Since i'm not researching what i smoke until i do three bowls of each.. Don't want my taste test bias in any way. And i'm going to enjoy each one as a newbie pipe smoker.
     
  19. TheMadMan

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    I'm still working on this list but going slower than i thought i would..

    This is where i'm currently at with them....

    14. Penzance.. This is my favorite as i continue to smoke and search for this one..

    16. Dunhill Nightcap... Purchased several tins and is smoked often.

    17. Ten Russians.. This is another favorite that i purchased and is smoked often.

    6. Grouse moor.. Still finding my way with this sample..

    15. Captain Black White. OTC... It's ok , if im running about and need to hit a drug store for some.

    25. C&D Hunted Book Shop... This is another one that i picked up and enjoy smoking.

    26. Prince Albert.. I purchase this one often and smoke it in a mm cob.


    Sorry, it's taking me some time on these and have many more to sample above. But since they are in a glass mason jar, I think they should keep for some time?

    Thanks again Russ!!!
     
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  20. Mington

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    Why couldn't Russ just make it an even 30? heh :whis:
    I like the reviews and short 1 line recaps. Keep them coming!
     
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