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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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Scotty’s Bulk Blends English Stout - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    July 7th, 2011

 

By Bob Tate

Scotty's Bulk Blends English Stout Pipe Tobacco 001

The pouch aroma of this blend is very smoky with quite a bit of a woody aroma as well. The Latakia in this blend is heavy. This blend is predominately black with a few specks of brown here and there. The moisture level feels like it is one the moist side, but it lights up and stays lit very well. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light:
Flavor: There is some sweetness and a light black coffee type of bitterness.
Aroma: Sweet and smoky Latakia aroma that some, like me, may love; but others will probably hate it.

I finished lighting the bowl and settled in for the smoke.
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Mac Baren HH Highland Blend - Pipe Tobacco Review

    May 3rd, 2011

 

By Bob Tate

Mac Baren HH Highland Blend Tin

As some of you may already know, HH Highland Blend is based off of an old blend that Mac Baren used to produce called Highland Mixture. They tweaked and re-worked the recipe and re-named it HH Highland Blend. You can read more about it in Kevin’s article and review – New Mac Baren HH Highland Blend Exclusive Sneak Peek

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The pouch aroma is smoky and sweet with a hint of tang. The sweetness stands out above the smokiness from the Latakia and there is a heavy smell of BBQ/BBQ sauce in the aroma. I sometimes notice this BBQ type of aroma and flavor in some blends with Latakia. It smells really nice. The moisture level is perfect for smoking without any drying time needed. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.
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Capt. Earle’s Honor Blend - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    April 14th, 2011

 

By Bob Tate

Capt. Earle's Honor Blend Pipe Tobacco

The tin aroma is rich, sweet, and slightly earthy with hints of plum to it. There is also a kind of fruitiness to it that reminds me of wine. I cut off some of the tobacco and rubbed it out. After it was rubbed out, the aroma changed a bit. The sweet and plum aromas are more pronounced and now there is quite a bit of tang to it that tickles the nose. This blend smells great! The moisture content is perfect for smoking right away with no drying time needed. I loaded up the pipe and proceeded to the charring light.
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Hearth & Home Rolando’s Own - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    March 17th, 2011

 

By Bob Tate

 

Hearth & Home Pipe Tobacco Tin

The pouch aroma of this blend reminds me of dry grass/hay with some sweetness and a noticeable amount of spiciness. I detect some tang to it as well. It smells quite nice. The moisture content is perfect for smoking right away. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light:
Flavor: Is a straight forward tobacco flavor with light hints of sweetness.
Aroma: Is very sweet smelling.
I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for the smoke.
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Capt. Earle’s Ten Russians - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    March 2nd, 2011

 

By Bob Tate

Hermit Tobacco - Capt. Earle's Ten Russians

The tin aroma of this blend is sweet, smoky, earthy, and with a hint of tanginess. It smells very good. The moisture level is perfect for smoking right away with no drying time needed. This tobacco comes in cake form. Using a sharp knife, I shaved off some of the tobacco from the cake and rubbed it out. I loaded the pipe and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light:
Flavor: It is a heavy Latakia flavor with lots of woody, earthy, and smoky tones, with hints of sweetness and a very light hint of black coffee.
Aroma: It is a very heavy and strong Latakia aroma. I find it pleasing, but I know for a fact that it will be very unpleasant and offensive to most others. This blend will not win you any popularity contests with its room note.
I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for a nice relaxing smoke.
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Cornell & Diehl #107 Haunted Bookshop - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    February 21st, 2011

 

By Bob Tate

Cornell & Diehl Haunted Bookshop Tin

The pouch aroma is a nice straight forward tobacco smell with a light hint of tanginess. The moisture content is perfect for smoking right away with no drying time needed. The cut of this blend is rough, coarse, and chunky. I loaded the pipe using the Three Step Method and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light:
Flavor: Is a straight forward tobacco flavor.
Aroma: Is a straight forward tobacco aroma with a hint of sweetness.
I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for the smoke.
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McClelland Christmas Cheer 2007 - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    December 19th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

McClelland Christmas Cheer

McClelland Christmas Cheer 001 McClelland Christmas Cheer 2007

 

The tin aroma of this blend is very sweet and tangy. There is also a very strong vinegary smell that reminds me of ketchup. I have a bit of experience with McClelland tobacco blends and I know that this is a common smell in a lot of their tobacco tins and that it does not affect the flavor and room note aroma of the smoke. It goes away almost instantly upon lighting. The moisture content of this tobacco is pretty moist out of the tin and some drying time is recommended. I took a few of the broken flake pieces, fully rubbed them out, loaded my pipe, and proceeded to the charring light.
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Dunhill Early Morning Pipe - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    December 9th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

early-morning-pipe

*Editors Note/Correction:

I have to make a correction to this review. After further investigation, I have found out from Orlik that this blend does contain Latakia. Here is a list of the tobaccos that are in this blend and where they come from:

•Virginia tobaccos from Africa and South America
•Oriental tobaccos from Greece and Turkey
•Latakia from Cyprus

A part of the Virginia tobacco is steamed in order to get the smooth taste.

Because the recipes of the Dunhill Pipe Tobacco Blends are kept secret, I could not find out how much Latakia that they put in this blend. I presume that it is not very much because the Latakia is not very strong like I encounter in most every other Latakia/English type blend.

However, with this new information taken into account; I still stand by my review of this blend, with the obvious exception that it does contain Latakia. It does not change the fact of what I thought about the flavor and aroma of this blend. It is still a really good blend.

Bob Tate

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The tin aroma of this blend is a nice tobacco smell that is a little earthy with some sweetness to it. I am also picking up on hints of smokiness with some spice. On the first smell, it kind of smells like there is Latakia in it from the smokiness. But upon further and deeper smelling, I am no longer really picking up on Latakia. The smokiness faded quite a bit and was replaced by a more predominate aroma of tobacco. I am not sure if this blend contains any Latakia in it or not, but I do not think that there is. I would guess that the reason for the first smell of it is that Latakia is made from Oriental tobaccos and I was picking up on the base aroma of it.
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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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