Three Nuns

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Snake

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Morning gents! Well, at least for
some of you. ;)

If didn't catch my TAD order thread,
This is a rectangular tin of Bell's
bought from FF pipes out of Randers,
Denmark.

Upon opening the tin, I was greeted by
the small medallion beauties. The
tin note was of plums, and raisin bread,
with a nice VA undertone.

Fist pipe was my Savinelli 602 bent apple.
Loaded the medallions in a stack with
two or three rubbed out to help with the
charring/false light.
This smoked nice and clean with no gurgle
or bite, and had some nice darker room
notes to it. As I often do, after the
full light, I waft the aroma from the
bowl to get a better idea of what the
toby smells like while burning from under
the ash. Not much in the way of flavour,
but what I could taste was a toasted
raisin bread with hardly any sweetness.
Burned well to the bottom, and produced
a little more smoke than I would have
expected. This enabled me to create some
very nice smoke rings (which has no bearing
on the toby. hehe)

Second pipe was my CAO meer. I rubbed out
the medallions and cannonballed this one.
Darker room notes that really brought out
the fire/flue cured aspect of the tobacco.
Almost as if there was a Lat presence to it.
Interesting. Again, little sweetness detected.
At one point, I really pulled on it, yet it
did not bite whatsoever. Burned again to
mottled ash, but gurgled a wee bit, which I
attribute to the meer being a sitter, and
some tugging on my part.

Great darker VA/Kentucky that doesn't taste
or smell like a lot of American blends
which seem as if they're soaked in A-1,
or Worcestershire sauce.

If traveling abroad, or don't mind spending
the equivalent of three tins for shipping,
one should definitely pick up a tin. I have
NO idea what the old school version of this
was like, but this one's very nice.

cheers,
dp
 

Falconeer

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Hi All,

The normal stuff is available here but it's the usual £9.35 for 50g. The original was a virginia/perique mix - initial tin aroma as you describe, but I never found much taste to it and the perique and I didn't get along - tongue bite always resulted,

Thanks for a super review

Gerry
 

Mister Moo

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... The original was a virginia/perique mix - initial tin aroma as you describe ... I never found much taste to it...
Gerry
I think people create great fictional flavors for hard-to-get tobacco so they can sell the stuff on ebay for $200/tin.
 

Mister Moo

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That reminds me...I have a ton of a really rare one I would like to sell for only 100 dollars a tin.....my own creation "KensBS"
I've heard of that! Is that the one that's 70% tobacco, 15% goat hair, 10% dust and 5% mustache clippings and just a hint of seven year old essence of diesel fuel?

Be honest. We can talk.
 

Falconeer

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To say nothing of "Ingredient X" - toenail clippings to stop it "smoking thin" and the pack sealed with earwax!

OK I'm off before I get a "Warning!"

Gerry
 

SSGpiper

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I've heard of that! Is that the one that's 70% tobacco, 15% goat hair, 10% dust and 5% mustache clippings and just a hint of seven year old essence of diesel fuel?

Be honest. We can talk.
Ok, if you need the mustache hairs thrown in, that raises the cost. :yikes:
 

ruffinogold

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Three Nuns was the finest blend ever to me . The review sounds great . Sounds in the ballpark . Whish they'd bring it to the states
 

Mister Moo

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Three Nuns was the finest blend ever to me . The review sounds great . Sounds in the ballpark . Whish they'd bring it to the states
I wonder how it is that our tobacco masters decide we will not have Capstan, St. Bruno and Three Nuns in the US?
 

Snake

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Appreciate the replies, mates.
I try to give a non-biased take
without any sugar-coating.

dp
 

noflex

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Hi Snake, you ask me to give my say on this blend, I'm not use to write a review, I'm just not good at it, but here it goes.

I just finish a tin a few days ago, I has Three Nuns as a part of my rotation, it's not a blend I smoke all day, but a bowl 2-3 times a week. So last night I found a 3Y/O tin, when i open it, I smell a very nice, earthy/raisin/and something I had a hard time to identify, the toby was a bit moist, but I don't minde that, so I filled a Savinelli Orient #144ks, just like Snake some coints down the bowl, and a few rubbed out, to make a good light going, first thing I notis was a nice smooth tobacco. The 3 year's on it has made it more smooth, as any VA blend do.

The perique that many ppl say it's in it, well I smoke lots of VA/Per and I can't taste any perique?? But the kentucky is in there for sure, it give a special taste to is. Three Nuns is the only blend I smoke that has kentucky in it, so to me it's the unknown, what I can't identify, not a bad thing at all, I like the taste and flavor of Three Nuns. And like Snake wrote the raisin is there for sure, but I also taste the good VA that's this blend has. I must say this is a very good blend, and if you like VA and VA/Per, I'm sure you will like this. But again, this is not a VA/Per. But a very good smoke I enjoy it very much, and I'll keep having a few tins in my cellar.

I do also use FF-Pipes to some of my TAD, and they have got, Paul Olsen to blend them a FF-3 Nuns. I have a tin of that, I'm going to smoke some back to back of the Bell's and FF-Pipes, this weekend. :thumbsu:
 

Snake

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Big up to Noflex for writing a
complimentary review of this toby.
Much appreciated, mate!

dp
 
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