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  1. lawdawg

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    In my last TAD order, I added a few tins of blends to try for the first time. I tried some Black Frigate, and liked it okay, but I don't intend to smoke it again. I'll mail the opened tin (minus the one bowl I smoked) to the first person who PMs me his name and address (CONUS only). Hope you all had a great Christmas!

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Lawdawg, get ready for the haters....lol. i actually don't like it AT ALL, despite the cult like following.

    But good for you for giving it away.

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    Lawdawg, get ready for the haters....lol. i actually don't like it AT ALL, despite the cult like following.

    But good for you for giving it away.

    Oh man I'm glad to hear someone else say this. I had someone send me a sample and it was ok, but did not do a thing for me. I'm glad I didn't buy a whole tin.

    EDIT: [FLAME SUIT ON]

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    I wasn't a fan of it either. It tasted like smoke and ash. Perhaps my PH or something?

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    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    I’d love to just try a sample and I’ve never had it

    "It is quite a three pipe problem..."
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    My tin is spoken for. Will be mailing it out later this week. Black Frigate is a good blend, and I can see why people like it, but it just didn't strike much of a chord with me. I'm happy to have tried the infamous Black Frigate, nonetheless.

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  8. chasingembers

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    I've noticed that newer smokers often don't care for it, I had been smoking a pipe for five years when I first discovered It back in the '90s. It is an acquired taste too. Another blend to avoid if you don't care for BF would be Sextant. Very similar taste profile.

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    I'm not a newer smoker. Been smoking pipes for about seven or eight years, and cigars and cigarettes for many years before that, though I don't smoke cigarettes any more.

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    Duane, interesting....I love Sextant .... hmm.

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    Blisterin' Barnacles! Ye should all be shamed fer yer mutiny! 'n then stripped naked 'n hung by yer toes from th' 'Frigate's' figurehead! If I had me way ye'd all be forced t' march through th' nearest port town wit' naught but a tin cup fer a garment! Ye're all a bunch o' scurvy dogs! ....ahem... O' course, really, that only means more o' th' wonderful leaf fer th' rest o' us, so perhaps ye're hatred o' this mana from Fiddler's Green be justified.

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    Duane, interesting....I love Sextant .... hmm.

    May be the difference of the cut and the Kentucky in Sextant.

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    Whether Black Frigate brought the fever or the fever brought... well, from now on I'll always remember Black Frigate as the last smoke before the illness. Last Friday I had a small bowl of the stuff, which I enjoyed, though I didn't finish, as it was getting bitey. Latakia seems to always irritate my throat, so I had that afterwards; but man, a day later I was down with influenza—been a miserable week. I didn't get that from BF, did I? I mean, blends don't come with germs do they? Stuff was taken from the tin to a mason jar, I always wash my hands when handling toby.

    Beats me, but I think I'll be leery of the Frigate from now on.

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    Not the upland clover bloom...
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    I haven’t tried it yet. I ordered a couple of tins last week from COJ’s.

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    I have about 8 pounds of black frigate. Oldest tin is from 2014. I enjoy it in doses. I can't imagine any cigarette or cigar smoker enjoying it unless they can spend 14 nights alone in a forest alone.

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    Whats it compare to ?

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    US only? I am outta luck. BF is a dessert tobacco for the relaxing weekend.

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    Whats it compare to ?

    Sextant

    BF is a dessert tobacco

    How so?

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    US only? I am outta luck. BF is a dessert tobacco for the relaxing weekend.

    Hmm?? I'm not in the US and I can buy it.

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    I haven't tried Black Frigate because

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    To me it’s like Royal Yacht with extra pepper. I like it.

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    I wasn't determined to like it, but I did like it right away, nice robust flavor but not harsh or over-nic'ed. It's fuller strength, so you have to tolerate that. I smoked through the tin pretty fast. I'll order it again, but I have so much tempting blend on hand, it may not be right away.

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    I have had a tin tucked away now for about six months. I’ll crack it open to celebrate spring I think. Sounds promising.
    olkofri - where did you find it in Canada?

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    I haven't tried Black Frigate because...

    Well, how about a viking?

    Load up some Black Frigate, put on your water wings and lean into an oar

    Halls Of Valhalla

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    Halls Of Valhalla
    In my opinion, one of the greatest JP songs ever written.

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    How so?

    It is a dessert because of its niche stronger taste, as opposed to mellow every day smoke.

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    It is a dessert because of its niche stronger taste, as opposed to mellow every day smoke.

    Different palates always amaze me. I always found that one mild, and easily an all day smoke.

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    olkofri - where did you find it in Canada?

    Ordered it from tobaccopipes.com.

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    Different palates always amaze me. I always found that one mild, and easily an all day smoke.

    That would be Aromatic English, BF lite.

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    And yet BF's no aro.

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    Moving this one to Tobacco Discussion.

    Javan
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    I feel like this thread was keel hauled.

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    Well, I guess I am glad I asked the question, and appreciate the action taken. Learned to notice what section it's posted in, esp. noting that Al gets pestered with extraneous comments in those threads. Won't happen again.

    Now I am sorry I have no opinion on Black Frigate, though it's on my list to try.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    And yet BF's no aro.
    Agreed. It's more of a navy blend with an addition of latakia.

    I feel like this thread was keel hauled.
    It was at least thrown in the brig for a while.

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    Good on Javan for not making this thread walk the plank.

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    Load up some Black Frigate, put on your water wings and lean into an oar

    Halls Of Valhalla

    What him say also too.

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    And yet BF's no aro.

    That is irrelevant. Bottom line is I feel that it tastes too strong for me to have more than once or twice a week.

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    When I first smoked it, I remember that room note as a smell of something like a dirty butcher-house where people would be smoking different kinds of almost rotten meat...

    I found it unpalatable and stinky at the beginning, but now I can tolerate it. I still find the smell kind of bad though.

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    When I first smoked it, I remember that room note as a smell of something like a dirty butcher-house where people would be smoking different kinds of almost rotten meat...
    I think it smells lovely But then, I'm a butcher though, so....

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    Thanks to my secret santa I got to try BF. Now have 5 tins stored and more on the way. Great stuff.

    Faugh a Ballagh
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    It's too bad you can't get it in bulk anymore. I missed that ship!

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    It's too bad you can't get it in bulk anymore. I missed that ship!
    You and me both

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    The alcohol fume is a little rough for me first thing in the morning, but by about 10 a.m. I'm all in.

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    I found it to be too mild and flat. I wanted to like it, but it didn't work out.

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