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monty55

Preferred Member
Apr 16, 2014
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Bryan, Texas
Good evening all.

I posted the other day of a 20 something yr old tin of A&C Petersen Caledonian I found tucked away, and I said when I got my recently purchased estate pipe in the mail, I'd pop that tin and see what lies beneath and share with yall. Well, I got my pipe in today (Thanks SP!). It's a dandy. It's a group 4 size, Author-like "83" Rhodesian, 1977 Dunhill Bruyere (The year I graduated from High School at New Mexico Military Institute).

So here's some pics of the experience for your enjoyment

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In conclusion, I note the following...

In popping the tin open there was no release of a vacuum sound, much to my dismay.
The flakes were on the dry side, but not entirely crumbly mummy dust.
The taste was on the flat side and pretty much um, uninteresting. Like a dry tasting hay.
I plan to do a slow rehydration over the next several days and try another bowl.
The pipe smoked wonderfully, and I followed that bowl up with another of Cooper and it smoked delightfully. Very pleased with the pipe.
Finally, I'm sorry about the out of focus pics. damit, it looked in focus with I took the pic!
 

Laurent

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Dec 25, 2021
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Michigan
Good evening all.

I posted the other day of a 20 something yr old tin of A&C Petersen Caledonian I found tucked away, and I said when I got my recently purchased estate pipe in the mail, I'd pop that tin and see what lies beneath and share with yall. Well, I got my pipe in today (Thanks SP!). It's a dandy. It's a group 4 size, Author-like "83" Rhodesian, 1977 Dunhill Bruyere (The year I graduated from High School at New Mexico Military Institute).

So here's some pics of the experience for your enjoyment

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In conclusion, I note the following...

In popping the tin open there was no release of a vacuum sound, much to my dismay.
The flakes were on the dry side, but not entirely crumbly mummy dust.
The taste was on the flat side and pretty much um, uninteresting. Like a dry tasting hay.
I plan to do a slow rehydration over the next several days and try another bowl.
The pipe smoked wonderfully, and I followed that bowl up with another of Cooper and it smoked delightfully. Very pleased with the pipe.
Finally, I'm sorry about the out of focus pics. damit, it looked in focus with I took the pic!
Well at least you have that great pipe though!
 

monty55

Preferred Member
Apr 16, 2014
892
699
63
Bryan, Texas
That may be the extent of it. If I remember correctly, that one was extremely mild with a light grassy/hay flavor. Even milder than Orlik Golden Slices.
If that turns out to be the case, I'll put it up for offer on here and mail it to anyone who wants it, free of charge of course.
 
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