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Petersons Hyde Park

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  1. bubblehead33

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    i cant really call this a review, just a couple of quick thoughts. im smoking my first bowl of it right now and boy am i enjoying it! easy lighting, great taste and quite a nic kick( i never smoked cigarettes so maybe im a lightweight, but it seems strong.) ill add more as i go through the tin but as of now, id recommend it!

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    I went looking for another tin of Autumn Evening but stuck out.. the owner recommended the Hyde Park. Since I usually like Petersons stuff I went for it and have bought 2 tins since.

    I Enjoy Aromatics
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    Hyde Park is not my thing. Had 4 bowls out of a tin, in different pipes, different packing, different drying, bottom line: the blend doesn't appeal to my taste buds. Though I have to say, that I haven't had a single Peterson tobacco that appealed to me, so I'm not a big fan overall.

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    Soooo......what does it taste like ?

    Yes, I have read the reviews on the review sites .....

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    well @rcstan, im not the guy for a real good review. my nose doesn't work that well so im probably not giving all the info i should. also, ive only had one bowl so far so i couldnt even begin to do it justice yet. ill keep yas posted.

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    Rc,

    The packaging says "Bright and red Virginias with Maple Syrup flavouring".
    When you open the tin it smells like an English (Latakia) blend soaked with a red fruit tea.
    When you puff the blend, it tastes like an acrid smokey red berry. Very harsh and sharp on the tongue.

    To me it's real bad. The last bowl I put out after 10 minutes because I couldn't take the crap anymore.

    For the record I'm a lover of fine Virginia's (Orlik, MB Navy, Escudo, ...), English blends (Nightcap, 965, ...), Balkans (Fusilier's, FM, ...) and Orientals (3 Oaks, Bombay Court, ...). I also do enjoy the occasional Aromatic, like Sillem's black (latakia aro), Boswell's Vanilla, Solani Green, Larsen, 7 Seas, etc.. Hyde Park does not fit into what I like at all.

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  7. rcstan

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    bubblehead no worries. I'd usually say : "it tastes sweet/sour/smokey/bitter/bland"

    hfearly based on the description and what you have experienced, I would probably have the same reaction. I don't think it's a bad blend, it's just the Red VA which causes a chemical "allergy", if you would .... I cannot smoke any C&D blends ( tried 6 of their Balkan/Englishes with ill results ) because they use Red VA as a base.

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    Rc,

    I love red virginias McClelland Red Cake, Christmas Cheer are delicious. No Reaction. Hyde Park is just hideous (personal opinion)

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    just a quick update. smoked half a bowl last night and the Vitamin N really got the best of me. gonna put it in the back of my cellar and maybe dig it out down the road.

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    Has anyone noticed any ghosting?

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    i havent but thats just me.

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    I have a tin of this coming in the mail. Sounds like some damn tasty stuff. I have a lot of Peterson blends cellard but havent tried any yet. Probably going to wait until the summer when I prefer an aro a little more. I also got some of their Nutty Cut and tins of their Connoisseurs Choice and Sunset Breeze, not to mention a crap ton of their 2012 Special Reserve thanks to my man Garyovich.

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    boy I sure feel stupid

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    boy I sure feel stupid

    Tried it and didnt like it?

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    I am going to bump this thread.

    Does anyone have any serious experience with this blend? I have been working my way through the Peterson blends and I have been anticipating loving this blend based on the tin description. I was thoroughly disappointed. I have only smoked one bowl and will smoke a few more before I jar it to try again in a few years but I just couldn't get into this. No flavor at all to what I was expecting based on tin description. I do not like Latakia, and this does not have any in it, but I had the same general experience I usually have when I try a latikia blend. All big bold smoke. Not my thing. I was expecting a much lighter sweeter smoke.

    I even dumped the bowl after half way through. I think I was just so put off I couldn't force myself to finish it.

    I will smoke another bowl of this tonight and rub it out and dry it well to see if that helps. I almost bought a 5 tin supply thinking I knew I was going to like this. Glad I didn't at the moment. Instead I ordered 5 tins of Peterson Connoisseurs Choice, which I really really like.

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    boy I sure feel stupid
    Tried it and didnt like it?

    no, I seem to be the odd man out because I like it. but then I like Peterson pipes so what do I know.

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    It appears that Hyde Park is a crossover crossover?

    A Virginia/burley that is topped and pressed that is at once a crossover aromatic and a crossover Lakeland?

    It's almost certain that Hyde Park just may be somewhat unique. 11 reviews and highly recommended ...

    I too would hope some more puffers here with a bit of experience (a tin or more?) smoking Hyde Park would chime in too. Comments on any ghosting would also be appreciated.

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    I have a tin... haven't opened it yet

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    Dochudson...can you elaborate a little more?

    Did you like it from the start? Do you prepare it a certain way? Do you only smoke it in a certain pipe? What about it do you like?

    I really want to like this blend. I feel I just may not be mature enough palate/technique wise to handle it.

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    boy I sure feel stupid

    Tried it and didnt like it?

    no, I seem to be the odd man out because I like it. but then I like Peterson pipes so what do I know

    Certainly not stupid.

    Look, it gets highly recommended on tobaccoreviews.com so obvious Doc, you're with the majority of those who've provided opinions thus far. Two people here didn't like it but you love it and Bubble thinks it's OK (I am thinking he put it away, at least in part, because it is quite high in nicotine).

    Hopefully, some more members here will provide us with substantive opinions and why they feel so.

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    It appears that Hyde Park is a crossover crossover?

    A Virginia/burley that is topped and pressed that is at once a crossover aromatic and a crossover Lakeland?

    On the review sites this blend is touted as being more like a "Lakeland" tobacco than anything else, and this has really got me curious. Famous youtube personality dubinthedam put a review up that said it is one of the best Lakelands he has tried, and that man is famous for loving Lakeland blends. It has really got me curious, I have a couple of pipes that are Lakeland ghosted so maybe this will give me a chance to put those pipes back in rotation. I might have to crack my tin open and see if I can pick it apart.

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    On the review sites this blend is touted as being more like a "Lakeland" tobacco than anything else, and this has really got me curious.

    I get that -- I suppose it's correct to call any blend with Lakeland essence in it -- well, a Lakeland, but it has a only two types of leaves,African and Indian virginias & burleys, with rum and maple topping -- that doesn't promulgate my "ah ha!" about labeling it as "just a Lakeland" and dismissing it, it flags certain other interest -- such as reflecting an aromatic quality as well.

    Thus my "crossover crossover" label. For now, anyway. Hoping for more reviews

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    There was one review in particular that speculated that this blend is possibly made by G&H or SG for Peterson. They seemed to think this not only because of the characteristics of the blend but because of it coming in a bag instead of the paper presentation normally found in the round Peterson tins. I was surprised by this as well. Mine was one solid cake inside of a plastic bag.

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    I'll give my tin of Hyde Park another go to see if it still tastes as hideous as 3 months ago ...

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    I LOVE this blend. Granted, I'm a sucker for Lakeland-style blends so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

    It had a sour (think sour cherry or apple) flavor which had this brilliant sweetness shine through every so often. It wasn't sugar sweet, think of sweet like tomatoes in a salad or caramelized onions. I rubbed mine out thoroughly and packed somewhat lightly. Something closer to a two-step method. It burnt so well and didn't nip me at all. By the last quarter of the bowls, I got a nice, relaxing nicotine "buzz". Not the nic-hit "buzz" with the heart racing and such, but more of a calming mellow "high" (for lack of a better term). Next order, I'm buying extras of this one.

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    Wild cherry and Lakelands. AND nicotine. Sounds yummi. Will have to get a tin in the next order. I feel an attack of TAD coming in....

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    It doesn't actually have a cherry flavor, I was just trying to convey the type of sour I tasted while smoking Hyde Park. That said, a blend like the one you described, rcstan, is one that would pique my interest. I should point out that the tin-note is very Lakeland/floral smelling. This isn't conveyed too much in the smoke but it does add some dimension... Wow. The more I describe it, the more I want a bowl...

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    So I had another two bowls of Hyde Park in two different pipes and the experience was the same. Harsh, sharp, acrid bitter smoke that tastes a tiny bit of burnt pine and cardboard otherwise. Maybe I just don't get it, but it was as far from a sour cherry and sweet as can be. I've banned the tin never to be opened ever again. Hyde Park is hands down in my list of top 3 worst pipe tobaccos I've ever tasted.

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    This is definitely intriguing now, some say it's Lakeland heaven, some say it's merely Borkum Riff in a tin .... I have to order some next week and give you my thoughts on it ....

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    I think im gonna give it another couple of months and try it again, might surprise me.

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