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Grangerous

Lifer
Dec 8, 2020
2,405
9,325
East Coast USA
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Pegasus - Bob Runowski, I do hope there’s a heaven and you’re enjoying your reward. A band of angels should’ve descended to earth to escort you to the pearly gates for your creation of Pegasus alone.

It’s a cool sunny morning of 54 degrees and I’m in early morning bliss. I’m enjoying a modest Peterson Aran filled with C&D’s Pegasus and I have a Kaywoodie loaded with Granger ready to take me the rest of the way. The family is sound asleep on this pleasant Saturday, September morning.

Of the C&D Burleys I’ve sampled, this one just hits home. You guys and gals know what a simple bastard I am. Granger is my all day everyday and you’ll rarely see me stray far and even rarer will you hear me sing the praises of another. But here goes…

Burn characteristics - Pegasus… you clean burning, easy smoking son-of-a-bitch. Your behavior blows Granger away in this department. Relights are nearly non-existent and moisture levels from the tins are perfect. Granger is finicky to keep lit, while Pegasus just keeps the perfect amount of mouth filling fullness going and going.

Flavor - Glorious. This, I dare say, is the epitome of the American codger burley blend. While I absolutely adore the flavor of Granger, Pegasus rivals it in a different way. It’s mildly sweet, nutty flavor is to die for and I aqueous that burley can indeed benefit from a bit of VA and the addition of the unsweetened cavendish as well.

Side-steam and room-note are pipey. I retro most every puff and this one just satisfies my personal expectations in this department. I never needed a Latakia or Perique side to enjoy burley. I enjoy the nuttiness and old time pipey flavors of simple codger blends. This is truly an American classic.

I just set aside the Peterson and lit the Kaywoodie of Granger. Ahhh so good! It’s the flavor of Granger that I’m forever wedded. So satisfying. But the nicotine is non-existent in Granger. Whereas I wouldn’t consider Pegasus a nicotine powerhouse, it’s far superior in its ability to satisfy. The relaxation washes over you gently. I smoke for flavor. But let me tell you, this cool morning, I’m enjoying one of those transcendent smokes. Enjoying the flavor of Granger is just icing on a perfectly baked Bob Runowski cake.
My cellar runs deep with Granger. It’s high praise for me to consider the cellaring of any other blend in more quantity than a tin or two. I don’t have what you’d consider a rotation. I’m happy to sample this and that and occasionally get a craving for Prince Albert or some other nutty flavor profile for a change of pace. But…
Pegasus? You’re growing on me fast.

I’d love to hear your experiences with Pegasus.

On edit: I would be remiss not to mention that today is Sept 11 and the is an eerily similar beautiful fall morning as was 2001. Never Forget.
 
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May 2, 2018
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Pegasus is a wonderful blend that I don’t smoke nearly enough of. It’s nothing flashy, but definitely hits the spot where burley is concerned. It’s comes ready to enjoy right away from the tin’s first opening. Nutty with a subtle gingersnap sweetness & smooth as long as you sip it and not freight train. Great review! ?☕️
 

lightxmyfire

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Jun 17, 2019
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Thanks for the great review! I'd had just a little experience with this blend.

I wanted to try a couple of burly forward/based blends to get a taste for what burley is actually like, this made the list right away and I wrote myself a little review in my tobacco review/sampling journal. Here is the whole thing (slightly edited so it makes sense to someone who isn't me):

C&D Pegasus - 2/24/21
This was my first try of what is basically a straight burley blend; I'm not counting night train because of all the Virginia and Perique. I found the tin note to be soft and woody, leather. The beginning of the smoke is lightly sweet, nutty, woodsy, there is certainly leather in the taste too. I get little hints of something that feels really nostalgic to me, like the smell of Maryland woods, dry leaves maybe? Horse barn? It's really smooth. There's an earthy flavor that can be a little bitter like wet dirt. The burly seems to be the main flavor and the VA doesn't seem to show much except maybe that little sweetness that comes and goes. The first couple smokes of this gave me a little scratchy feeling in my throat, it's dry enough right out of the jar but giving it extra time to get crispy seemed to eliminate that issue. The after-taste is sweet, woody, a little bitter. The nic hit is decent, I'd say a medium level. Overall I like this blend, I think I have a much better idea of what burly tastes like now. I'm still not sure I'd stock up on it.

This pretty much holds true to me 7 months later, I've only got maybe 4 smokes of it left, but something does keep calling me back.
 

saltedplug

Lifer
Aug 20, 2013
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I never had the problem of having 4 smokes left until I would run out of a dearly loved blend. I'd have it when I had a pound left, and then I'd be eyeing ordering 5 or 10 lbs. As tobacco has virtually an infinite supply, so did my desire to buy enough to last the rest of my life, ditto the next!
 

Grangerous

Lifer
Dec 8, 2020
2,405
9,325
East Coast USA
I'm going to have to revisit this again. Bought a pound of it over a year ago, and didn't really care for it. But it gave a decent nic kick.
I thought it harsh when I first tried it. — harsh on retro and on the throat. It mellows with age or familiarity. Certainly not harsh today. I now find it a pleasant smoke with a consistent flavor and perfect nicotine content. Let me know after a bowl or two if you have the same experience.