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Peterson Old Dublin - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    November 8th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

Current Production Tin

Current Production Tin - Current Artwork

My Tin

My Tin - Original Artwork

The tin that I am reviewing has over 5 years of age on it. The tin has the old artwork on it. The blend is the same, just the artwork was changed. The tin aroma is a very nice smoky and sweet smell with a little bit of a tang in the nose. The moisture level is a little on the wet side and some drying time wouldn’t hurt. I loaded up my pipe using the Three Step Method and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light, I was greeted by a nice smoky flavor with a baseline of sweetness. It tasted very nice. Aroma wise, there was a nice smoky smell of the Latakia with some sweetness from the Virginia and Orientals. I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for the smoke.
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Mac Baren 7 Seas Royal Blend - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    September 23rd, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

7-seas-royal-tin

The pouch aroma of this blend smells really good. I am picking up on hints of vanilla, chocolate, raisin, a little bit of fruitiness, and maybe a very light hint of rum. This seems to me to be a mixture of the Regular Blend and the Gold Blend. The moisture content of this blend is on the wet side and it is a little sticky. Some drying time would be recommended. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.
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Mac Baren 7 Seas Regular Blend - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    September 8th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

7-seas-regular-tin

The pouch aroma is nice and rich smelling. I pick up on the aroma of raisins, chocolate, and maybe a light hint of coffee. I had someone else smell it and they said that it smelled mainly of raisins with a hint of rum. Either way, it smells really good. Moisture content is on the wet side and a little sticky. Some drying time would be recommended. I did not let it dry and just loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.
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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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CAO Eileen’s Dream - Pipe Tobacco Review

    May 18th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

eileens-dream

On the tin aroma of this blend I am picking up on Irish Cream. Not the sugary coffee creamer type but a good liquor type of Irish Cream. It is accompanied by a light chocolate aroma. It is weird, but the chocolate aroma smells like white chocolate to me. Those of you who have eaten white chocolate know that there is a difference in the aroma of white chocolate compared to other chocolate. Well, to be technical there is a difference in aroma of all different kinds of chocolate, but this is a tobacco review, not a chocolate review. The moisture content of this blend is perfect for smoking right out of the tin.
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Hearth & Home Sunjammer - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    April 21st, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

 

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The pouch aroma of this blend is very nice. In the aroma, I am picking up on the smoky Latakia along with some sweet and spice from the Virginias and the Orientals. The moisture content was perfect for smoking right away. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light, I am picking up on some light smokiness and a little sweetness on the base of a nice tobacco taste. There are some nice, thick billows of smoke coming from this blend. I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for the smoke.
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CAO Moontrance - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    March 27th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

moontrance

The tin aroma of this blend smells great. I am picking up on the vanilla and bourbon. There is also a very intriguing lightly fruity aroma accompanied by a coconut essence. I really like the complexity of the tin aroma. There is a lot there. The moisture content of this blend is perfect for smoking right out of the tin. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light I was greeted by the aroma of vanilla and it also smelled like some kind of pastry. The flavors that I detect are predominately vanilla and there is also a light fruity flavor to it as well. I finished lighting the pipe and sat back seeing where this blend would go. Read the rest of this entry »

Dan Tobacco Milonga - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    November 18th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

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The tin aroma of this blend is a heavy caramel and vanilla aroma, caramel being a little more prominent than the vanilla. It smells almost like a caramel-vanilla flavored cup of coffee. The moisture was good for smoking right away, but a little drying time might not hurt. The tobacco is more of a ready rubbed and a little chunky. I didn’t rub it out any, I left it the way it was, loaded my pipe, and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light I was greeted by a lovely vanilla aroma with a hint of caramel to it. The vanilla also was more prominent in the taste as well. This surprised me a little as the caramel was more noticeable in the tin aroma. I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for the smoke. Read the rest of this entry »

CAO Cherry Bomb - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    November 14th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

CAO Cherry Bomb Tin

 

When I opened the tin and the aroma hit me, I heard a loud rumbling and then a crash. This guy had just busted through my wall!

 

koolaid-man

The tin aroma smelled exactly like cherry Kool-Aid powder. The name Cherry Bomb is right as far as the tin aroma goes. It was a very strong cherry smell and although the tin description says there is vanilla, I smelled no vanilla at all. It was pure cherry. I detected no medicinal smell to the aroma that seems to accompany a lot of cherry flavored blends. It smelled quite good. Read the rest of this entry »

Cornell & Diehl Autumn Evening - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    September 28th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

autumn-evening-label

Now that autumn is here and the nights have become quite a bit cooler, I have been having the urge to smoke some of my heavier aromatic blends. I figured what better blend to smoke first than Autumn Evening by Cornell & Diehl.

The tin aroma of this blend is a very strong, sweet, maple syrup aroma. The moisture content is a bit on the wet side and I would recommend some drying time before smoking. I used a two step packing method and proceeded to the charring light. On the charring light I was greeted by a nice maple syrup type aroma and a light maple taste. I was a little worried because the tin aroma was so strong and I thought that the flavor would be as well, but so far the taste is not that strong. I settled in for the smoke. Read the rest of this entry »