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Escudo Navy DE Luxe

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  1. stormydog

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    I saw Smokingpipes.com had Escudo for 9.73 a tin and it was on my wanna try list so I got a tin. What can I expect?

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    The tin aroma is to die for. If the tin is fresh, expect the Virginia leaf to be a little bright and quite a bit of spiciness from the perique. A year of age really changes the flavor profile of Escudo—mellowing out the Virginia leaf and bringing out the dark fruit flavors.
    This is one of my favorite blends.

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    Sounds delectable

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    Made me lightheaded. Might be because I'm a novice piper. It was my first shot at a Perique blend. I'm more of an Mild/Medium aromatic guy but I didn't dislike it. I have been told my taste will change with the more I smoke. I put it away and will give it another try down the road.

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    I get that I just started smoking a pipe in August and Orlik Golden Slice did the same thing to me but now I love it.

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    The perique is much more noticeable in Escudo than in Orlik GS.

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    I'm looking forward to tasting the perique I've never had tobacco with a decent amount. This will be my 5th all-time blend

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    When I smoked a tin of Dunhill Navy Rolls, which I hear are almost identical to Escudo, as a newbie, I didn't care much for it. It was sour (perique) and bready (virginia), and I was looking for sweetness. I suppose I would like it more now, but with all the rave about aging, I'm saving my tins for later.

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    I sat down to a campfire with a tin of Escudo and a Bottle of Whiskey. I absolutely loved the escudo! so much I puffed though almost a whole tin that night.. We wont talk about the bottle. My tongue did not like me the next morning, but that was due to me puffing away enjoying the moment. Its a great smoke, but much like a snake, it will bite you if you poke it!

    You wont be disappointed with it.

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    Escudo is an amazing Va/Per. Fresh, it is okay. After 2-3 years of age, it becomes amazing. Sweet and peppery.


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    Agreed, its nice out of the tin but with 5 years+ age on it, it's amazing. Well, as amazing as a tobacco can be.

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    First time I tried Escudo, it burned my face off... Extreme novice smoker looking to branch out from aromatics and lat/english blends.

    Returned to it after 6 months in a jar and also learning how to smoke, it was unbelievable. Definitely my favorite va/per so far. Gotta smoke it slow though as I’m one of those unlucky ones that has trouble with Virginias. Thinking it’s a PH issue as it’s definitely a chemical type burn as opposed to hot smoke etc. however smoking it slow really helps.

    Anyway, that’s a good deal and would definitely stock up if you like it.

    P.S. Thanks for the reminder. Going to grab a tin or four for the cellar.

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    Next to Dark Flake my favorite. Always loved it and smoked it, the only tinned blend for which I would spend the money. DNR has a variable reputation but has always been pricy.

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    I found it bland and prefer Mac Baren's Acadian Perique.

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    I have found it to be just good when it's young but it is excellent with some age. It is a bit of a finesse blend that could require a more discerning palate to appreciate.

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    Thanks, Cap'n. You just solved my "What next?" issue...

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    One of our forum members donated a tin of 15 year old Escudo to be shared and enjoyed at the pipe show in Vegas a week or so ago. It was delicious! Thanks, _______. I will let the donor decide if he wishes to remain anonymous or not.

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    Smoked my first bowl today. Fantastic tin smell and a fantastic taste as well.

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    Escudo is one of my favorite blends. I recently opened a tin from 2008 and it is amazing. The discs are black now with the 10 years on them. The perique is much less peppery and more fig and raisin flavors. It gets much creamier with age as well.

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    Ah, Escudo, the benchmark of VaPer blends.

    I got into it about 4 or 5 years ago. A friend suggested I try it and right out of the tin it's pretty good. Some bright hay/grassy notes and some citrusy fruit like flavors. The Perique is right about mid range, so if it's too much you can find blends a bit lighter or if you want more of that Periquey punch and spice you can try others that have a bit more of it.

    With some age on it basically it mellows out and gets a bit sweeter.

    I have about 30 tins in the cellar right now. Plan on cracking open a tin from 2014 on Christmas Day.

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    Although it does not have the latakia that I like, it is a top notch tobacco otherwise and it can be a bit bitey if not paying attention.

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    I have has Escudo everywhere from fresh to 20 years out. I like it best at 5 years out, but it's still great past that.

    I can also tell you that PS Bullseye with 5 years is crazy good. From fresh to five it's great. Can't wait for a longer aging.

    That's actually the best part of my cellar...I'm smoking a shit ton of OTCs while my Virginia's and VaPers come on like a great aged Bourbon or Scotch.

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    There's nothing better than Escudo.

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    Interesting, was wondering the same thing and have a tin on route!

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    I like Escudo quite a bit. It's the classic clean Va/Per. But there's Escudo and then there's Escudo, by which I mean that there have been different manufacturers, so the blend has varied in quality. The worst, for me, is the current one made by STG since 2009. It's still an enjoyable blend, but it lacks the depth of the A & C Petersen version, and doesn't improve with aging in the manner that the Peterson and earlier versions did. The newer releases are being made with Stokebbye tobaccos, so if you like Stokebbye, you'll probably like Escudo.

    I like PS-LBF, but only after 4+ years of aging as it's bland as cardboard when fresh. You may experience this with the newer Escudo. If you do, let it age for a few years and try it again. It should ripen up to the extent that the STG product can.

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    I’m smoking some 2012 Escudo right now. Well-mellowed.

    I’ve got 3 tins from 2012 I’d like to trade if anyone is interested:
    Escudo for trade

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    nice and tasty. just had my first bowl of escudo. lightly rubbed and stuffed into peterson sh squire. good smoke, and burnt nice. after an hour sitting on front porch with sun, had to put it out and come in.

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