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Jim's Amphora Burley Blend Review.

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  1. jiminks

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    The very woody, earthy, nutty, cocoa-ish burleys also sport some rugged savoriness. The savory aspect reminds me of aged burley. A small amount of woody, earthy, lightly spicy and sour, floral, dry and nutty, smoky dark fired Kentucky boosts up the blend in an important condimental role. The grassy, lightly citrusy, slightly floral Virginia is far in the background. There are no toppings as per Per Jensen (I always wanted to write that.). The strength is a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium, while the taste level almost reaches medium. The nic-hit is in the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite even when pushed, though it does have a rough edge at times. It’s not overly sweet, but the sweetness present is natural. A ready rubbed cut mixture that burns cool, clean and slightly slow with a very consistent flavor from start to finish that also translates to the lightly lingering after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires a little more than an average number of relights. Even though it has a bit of depth and body, it can an all day smoke if you wish.

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  2. paulie66scandinavian

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    Thanks, JimInks, this definitely sounds like a blend in accordance with my preferences, I must assume this is pretty close to A Original Brown minus oriental leaf,and good thing is this very burley is now available in several European countries as well,though a bit pricier than the Amphora regular line offerings,

    Paul The Scandinavian'
    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. jiminks

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    Paul: I think it's different enough from the Original to stand on its own. Spicier, less sweeter (the Original has toppings, this does not), with a bolder, more rugged flavor.

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  4. mso489

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    A Forums member sent me a sample of this from the Chicago pipe show, and jiminks review arrives just in time to whet my appetite after being off the pipe for a while because of a slow-to-heal bug. It sounds right up my street. Thank you for this excellently timed review!

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  5. cigrmaster

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    Great review Jim, thanks for taking the time.

    Harris
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    Jiminks: Thanks for another great review.
    Back in the day, I never did try the original Amphora. Don't know why. I just didn't. I think I was too caught up in smoking the big names in Virginia, Burley, Latakia and Orientals.
    I have now ordered two pouches of the new Amphora and will see if my thoughts and attitude have changed.


    The past is never dead. It's not even past--Requiem for a Nun
    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. judcole

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    Sounds like good stuff, Jim.

    Back in the day, I never did try the original Amphora. Don't know why. I just didn't.

    I was the same way, although I smoked a lot of Sail and Troost Special Cavendish when I was smoking drugstore blends. I've taken both the Original and Virginia into my rotation. Didn't care for Full Aroma, and the SRBC is not my sort of baccy.

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    Posted 6 days ago #
  8. seanv

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    Thanks for the review. I’ll try it out on my next order along with the amphora Virginia

    Posted 6 days ago #
  9. paulie66scandinavian

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    @JimInks, Thanks for the added information, much obliged

    Posted 6 days ago #
  10. jiminks

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    Thanks for the kind words. I usually try not to offer opinions on tobaccos, and would rather let the reviews speak for themselves, but I do think this blend is worth trying. Also, I was told another entry in the Amphora line will be coming later this year, but I don't know anything about it as of now.

    Posted 6 days ago #
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    This thread illustrates once again that some of the presumably fuddy-duddy pouch blends are well in the running with premium tins if given a level-headed consideration.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  12. paulie66scandinavian

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    +1 for the mso489, Mc Barens doing it again,,

    Posted 5 days ago #

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