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Super Value Black & Gold - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    March 31st, 2010


By Bob Tate

black-gold-003The pouch aroma of this blend is of a nice, sweet, old fashioned drug store type of pipe tobacco. The closest that I can come to describing it in terms of actual aromas would be Vanilla, Chocolate, and sweet Coffee all mixed together. The aroma does remind me and my wife of the old drugstore blends that our grandfathers used to smoke and it smells quite good. The moisture content is very moist and it is obviously cased with PG (Propylene Glycol) to keep it moist on the shelf.
[Editors Note: Propylene Glycol (PG) is an additive that is added to some tobaccos to keep them from drying out on the shelf.]

It is quite moist and sticky and experience has taught me that no amount of drying time will really help to dry it out. So I loaded up my pipe with it directly from the pouch and proceeded to the charring light. I was greeted by a nice, sweet, smelling aroma that I can only describe as an old time classic pipe tobacco smell. My wife said that it really reminds her of her grandfather and smells good and comforting. As far as the taste goes, I am picking up on a generic sweet taste. There are no distinguishing flavors in it. I finished lighting the pipe and sat back to see how this blend would perform.
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