The PAD-man was just here

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by k00k, Sep 27, 2010.

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  1. k00k

    k00k Member

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    :groucho: :goodjob: :thankyou:

    My local PAD-man (aka Mail-man) was just here and left me these. First Boswell's order ever - trying out a few to see what to order more of.

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  2. Shootinok

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    Nice haul

    But.... that would be TAD dude. :whistle:
     
  3. k00k

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    Doh, that's what I meant. Man, too much work today is frying me brains and it's only Monday. No way to edit?
     
  4. Jonny

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    Hahaha. I expect detailed descriptions of each smoke! :idiot:
     
  5. k00k

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    Just tried the Berry Cobbler. The bag note is like Crunch Berry cereal, but more natural. All of these (except the Northwoods - bit different), smell like dessert in the bag.

    The Berry Cobbler was very good. Can definitely taste the casing, in a good way. The tobacco taste subtly comes through as well and is sweet. Overall, I find the blend mild, but tasty. Cool smoking. I probably should have let it dry a bit, it was a bit of a humid smoke, but never steamy or burning.
     
  6. greasemunki85

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    oh god I love it!
    Christmas Cookie and Berry Cobler is awesome.. I dont like Fruity type blends...at all..but that berry cobler was great.
    I do want to try Northwoods, now that Im getting into more english blends.. let us know!
     
  7. Falconeer

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    ...and didn't the Man do well! Eagerly looking forward to you impressions of these,

    Happy smoking

    Gerry
     
  8. Tas Gunsmith

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    Me too,
    They seem to be popular. Might have to email and see if they can mix something really stinky mmmmm
     
  9. Pschoppy48

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    Great order! What a difference between 3 aros and 1 English. I can't wait to hear your impressions on these blends. Phil.
     
  10. k00k

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    I tried the Northwoods last night alongside a scotch, Old Smuggler. At $17/half-gallon, it's a great cheap blended scotch that I keep around as an "everyday drinker."

    I gravity-filled the bowl on my Aldo Velani bent apple. It lit pretty quickly and evenly, and although I probably could have let it dry out a bit more, it burned dry, well, and cool. From the charring light through the initial couple of minutes with the bowl, I experienced a salty-sweet with a hint of sour taste. This was a good thing. It was similar to a salted-caramel and was very present on the center and tip of my tongue. After that, I noticed some greek-olive-like flavors, as if the salty-sweet had matured a bit. The second half of the bowl was less about those obvious flavors and more about the tobacco tones with a hint of evergreen here and there. I can be guilty of fast-puffing from time to time, and I believe I was a bit over-zealous towards the end of the bowl where it lost a bit of its luster for me and it became a bit typical. I also was fighting off squirrels from my patio, and let the bowl go out a couple of times towards the end, thus requiring relighting. Nobody steals MY acorns!

    All said and done, I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to another go with it. 3 out of 4 stars so far.
     
  11. scworrell

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    Gotta watch out for those squirrels...:groucho:
     
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