After researching some reviews on the ‘Frog Morton’ line of tobacco and its positive reviews I decided to purchase the sample pack from Pipes & Cigars. I’m certainly not a veteran pipe smoker, and rather new to it after my failed attempts at doing so some 35 years ago. I just received the 5 can sample pack today and decided to first try the “Frog Morton’ to try something other than aromatics.
Obviously, the first thing one does is to give it a whiff and I’ll honestly have to say that it (Frog Morton) was one of the most obnoxious smells I’ve encountered! Well, certainly not the worse after smelling some of the things I encountered thanks to Uncle Sam back in 1966 – ’67, but pretty freaking bad! Anyway, seeing all the positive reviews on this blend I simply figured that there was no possible way on earth that it could conceivably taste as horrible it smells. However, much to my dismay and disappointment… it did! I’ll admit that it smoked quite smooth, but after smoking a bowl full I immediately had to rinse out my mouth with mouth wash to try and get rid of the disgusting taste. It smelled like rotten tree bark mixed with compost, and regretfully, tasted like it.
Maybe this particular blend is an acquired taste, but I’ve never understood that term. Years ago my uncle would drink Scotch, and said it was an ‘acquired taste’. To me, if you don’t care for something, then why on earth continue with it? Personally, I hate fried liver and would rather shave my head with a cheese grater, chew on aluminum foil while sliding down an asphalt roof bare naked all at the same time rather than place a fork full of liver into my mouth. But… that’s just me, my taste and I’m much too old of a dog to try and change it.
Anyway, I opened up the can of FMOTT and it smelled exactly the same way, albeit not quite as pungent as FM so I’m not holding up much up for that either. I still have unopened 50g tins of FMOTB, FMATB, and FMC. I’ll certainly give them all a try seeing that I spent the money on them, but if they are at all anything whatsoever like FM… FORGET it!
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