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Just for Him Shortcut to Mushrooms - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    June 16th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

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[*Editors Note: I do not know for certain what tobaccos are in this blend and am making a guess based on what I see and taste in the blend.]

The tin aroma of this blend is very nice, but it is a little hard to describe. I am picking up light hints of the Latakia and also some vanilla. It smells sweet and there is a lot going on. The moisture content is a tad on the moist side, but it smokes fine as is. Drying time is not needed, but it wouldn’t hurt either. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light. On the charring light, the aroma was a nice vanilla smell accompanied by something else that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I also picked up the vanilla in the flavor. Along with the vanilla, there was a light smokiness and some earthiness. I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for an interesting smoke.
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Cornell & Diehl Mississippi Mud - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    September 7th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

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I see why they called this blend Mississippi Mud. The blend is almost completely black in color and kind of looks like used coffee grounds when it was in the pouch. The pouch aroma is a nice, sweet and smoky Latakia with a very light hint of pepper/spice from the Perique in the background. The moisture level was a tad on the wet side and some drying time would probably be good for it. I did not dry it and opted to smoke it as it was. Read the rest of this entry »

McClelland Frog Morton - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    August 18th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

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The tin aroma of this blend has that great smoky aroma that Latakia lends to a blend. There is also quite a bit of sweetness mixed in with the aroma. The moisture content is a little on the wet side and some drying time is recommended. I filled the pipe using a two step packing method and proceeded to the charring light. Read the rest of this entry »