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G.L. Pease JackKnife Plug - Pipe Tobacco Review

    July 27th, 2011

 

By Bob Tate

G.L. Pease JackKnife Plug Pipe Tobacco Tin

The tin aroma of this blend is a nice sweet and tangy smell that tickled the nose some. For this review I decided to mix the cut of the tobacco up. I shaved some of the tobacco off of the plug into a very fine ribbon cut and then I cut off a flake and cube cut it. After rubbing out the ribbon cut portion, the tanginess became a little more pronounced, but overall it smelled pretty much the same as it did before cutting the plug. The moisture level was a tad on the moist side, so I let it dry for a bit. I then mixed the ribbon and the cube cut tobaccos and loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.
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G.L. Pease Montgomery - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    August 23rd, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

montgomery-tin
The tin aroma of this blend is a nice tobacco smell with a pretty tart and tangy aroma of, what I can only describe as, plums. The tart and tangy plum aroma is a smell that I get with a lot of blends that contain dark fired Kentucky tobacco. The moisture content is perfect for smoking right away. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.
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G.L. Pease Cumberland - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    March 10th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

cumberland-tin

The tin aroma of this blend is a nice sweet and tangy straight forward tobacco smell. It smells pretty good. The moisture content is perfect for smoking right away. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light. Upon the charring light, I am greeted by a straight forward tobacco taste and aroma accompanied by a slight sweetness. There is also a sort of a sharpness to it has well. I detect the sharpness on my palate, but it is not a bite. That may be the Kentucky tobacco. I finished lighting the pipe to see where this blend would go.

At the start, I taste a nice naturally sweet tobacco taste. There is a bit of fullness to the smoke that I would attribute to the Kentucky. The sharpness is still there, but it moved more to the background. There is some smokiness to it as well, but not a Latakia smokiness. It’s more of a natural straight type of smokiness. The sweetness is very light and subtle and seems to be detected more on the finish than the actual smoke. Read the rest of this entry »

Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    July 6th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian Pipe Tobacco Tin

Editors Note: This tobacco is from an sample pouch that I received from Mac Baren at the time this blend was introduced. It is has about 2 years of age on it. HH Vintage Syrian is not available in this pouch.

The pouch aroma on this blend has a sweet and tangy Virginia smell which was accompanied by the smokiness from the Latakia. The moisture content is perfect for smoking right out of the pouch. It is a coarse cut, which means there are some nice chunky pieces of tobacco. I loaded my pipe and proceeded with the charring light.
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Peterson Irish Flake - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    May 10th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

Peterson Irish Flake Pipe TobaccoTin

The tin aroma from this blend is a straight forward strong tobacco with a hint of tanginess. The moisture content is almost perfect for smoking right upon opening the tin. This means that it dries out a little faster than other blends, which does not bother me. I have smoked it fresh from the tin, dried out quite a bit, and have also re-hydrated it a little before smoking with no problems and no noticeable change in flavor. Read the rest of this entry »