One blend that always gets me woozy is C&D's Big & Burley and I have a high tolerance for nicotine.
Thanks! I’m not interested in nicotine content, just a good solid flavor.Sixpence fills that for me. I can’t comment on nicotine since everyone is different but I think it’s a rich, nuanced blend when I want something like that.
Thanks!C&D Burley Flake #3. (I haven't tried the other ones but I think they're all pretty hefty). First time I smoked that my whole head started buzzing. C&D Big 'n' Burley. Has a little Latakia and Orientals in it offering some subtle complexity. One of my desert island blends. A lot of the GH&Co. blends are good and strong, especially any of the brown ropes, Brown Twist, Dark Birdseye, Kendal Kentucky. Coniston Cut Plug is also one of my favourites. It's in the same ballpark as 1792; a little perfumy with tonquin bean extract (which has coumarin, giving it a flavour a bit reminiscent of vanilla). Dark Flake is maybe the strongest tobacco available. On that, I agree with @wolflarson, but Old Dark Fired is pretty mild to medium if you ask me. All GH&Co. blends should be dried for a week then blasted in the microwave for 5 minutes on high before smoking. Especially the ropes. Five Brothers! Semois! No need to dry them!
Have heard tell that dark flake unscented is basically 1792 without the Tonquin , I like them both , and the unscented won’t ghost cepting a bit of the ol essence. I smoke all my straight Gawith‘s in the same pipe but the topped ones get their ownSamuel Gawith 1792 Flake was that tobacco for me. Strong in tin aroma (I thought something had gone wrong before tinning), strong in taste, strong in nicotine, and strong in ghosting the Virginia-dedicated pipes I had foolishly entrusted to it.
Thanks - you’re like me, wanting a very full flavor, with medium or low nicotine being ideal. I wish I could edit the thread title!I went through a strong blend phase at one point, and I still enjoy C&D Big'n'Burley and Bayou Night, among others. By strong, I think most people mean high in nicotine. One of the sturdier blends I've had was the Indonesian air dried burley Tombolaka which was sold for a while by Cup'O'Joes, I think it was.
I still crave a full-bodied blend from time to time, but I also enjoy many mild to medium blends. It's the flavors of the strong blends rather than the nicotine hit that I enjoy. When I lay off smoking for a few days or a week because of busyness or health, I don't crave the nicotine at all. It's more the ritual and flavors, and the time out that I like.
There are some really good flavorful dark fired Burley/Va flakes out there they burn slow and even so if you are worried about too much Nic just half a third or a quarter of a flake at a time. For robust flavor Mac Barren HH Old Dark Fired or a bit more tangy Bold Dark Fired another one a strong flavor I can’t really describe other than I love it is Peterson Irish Flake and also already mentioned but in a shag form 5 bros. These all have a strong flavor and as mentioned the 5 bros can add some depth to any blend enjoyThanks - you’re like me, wanting a very full flavor, with medium or low nicotine being ideal
As far as strong flavors, anything with Latakia. A little goes a long way for me. Cigar leaf also can add strong flavor for me. I usually smoke dark burley blends. These are flavorful—and have much more nicotine— but positively subtle , flavor wise, compared to many Latakia heavy blends . I have enjoyed heavy flavor blends like nightcap and billy bud, but I smoke them rarelyThanks! I’m not interested in nicotine content, just a good solid flavor.
(This has sent me to tobacco reviews, where “strength” and “flavor” (or taste?) seem to be different quantities. I wonder what the difference is in the minds of most?)
My palms start sweating at the very mention of it...GH Dark Flake kicked my ass a few times too many.
Thanks - you’re like me, wanting a very full flavor, with medium or low nicotine being ideal. I wish I could edit the thread title!