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rsshreck32

Lifer
Aug 1, 2023
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18,352
Western PA
Nice. As with many tobaks, don’t fall in love-I think Hornady discontinued those. Me and my buddy run a great do all load with 124gr RMR JHPs over AutoComp.

Those DFK stogies look pretty good!
Ah, discontinued...well my Dad picked up four boxes, so I'll have some around for a while. I've honestly never shot 124 gr, have to give some a try.
 

JimInks

Sultan of Smoke
Aug 31, 2012
61,683
574,355
Earlier, I smoked a bowl of Seattle Pipe Club Down Yonder in a straight black 1963 Dunhill LBS Shell 4S billiard with a tapered black vulcanite stem.
And I just finished smoking year 2013 Capstan Blue Flake in a straight black 1963 Dunhill LB Shell 4S billiard with a tapered black vulcanite stem.
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JimInks

Sultan of Smoke
Aug 31, 2012
61,683
574,355
On the way to the half way mark of this bowl of Watch City American Cut Plug Mixture in a smooth medium bend terracotta Peterson POY 2023 X160 464/1100 military mount egg with a silver cap and a tapered black vulcanite AB stem. Daisy the Feral Princess just won't leave Sam the Scamp alone. I think I'll start putting her out when I bring him in because she's just too mean to him.
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JimInks

Sultan of Smoke
Aug 31, 2012
61,683
574,355
Almost a third of the way through this bowl of 2019 C&D Yorktown in a smooth medium bend 2021 Peterson POTY Terracotta 4AB No.108/500 military mount with a silver cap and a tapered black vulcanite AB stem. With any luck, I'll close the day with this smoke.
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Skippy B. Coyote

Starting to Get Obsessed
Jun 19, 2023
299
3,564
St. Paul, MN
After starting my day with Peterson Early Morning Pipe in a Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman then having some Ennerdale Flake in a Peterson Junior Rusticated Billiard this afternoon, tonight I'm smoking Cornell & Diehl's 2024 Sansepolcro again. This time I'm trying Sansepolcro in a Savinelli 401 churchwarden, and taking some notes to try and formulate my thoughts on the blend.

It's much more mild tasting than I was expecting given the ingredients, and while the flavor is quite mild to my palate it does have a dark, earthy, rich red Virginia flavor with just a tiny hint of grassy bright Virginia and a good amount of clove-like spice from the Dark Fired Kentucky. I like red Virginias quite a bit so this would definitely be my sort of blend were it not for the fact that the retrohale really stings and burns my sinuses. The nicotine content is quite high as well, I'd say about a 4 out of 5 to me. I can smoke it for about half an hour without issue but past that seems like I'd be risking nicotine sickness.

If it wasn't for the stinging retrohale I'd say Sansepolcro would be a keeper, but I do really enjoy retrohaling my tobaccos so having a smooth and painless retrohale is a pretty important factor for me. I can forgive my beloved Haunted Bookshop for it's abrasive retrohale on account of how much I like the flavor, but I don't think the flavor of Sansepolcro is strong or impressive enough to warrant keeping it as part of my rotation when the retrohale pummels my sinuses so harshly. Sansepolcro also left me with a rather sore throat, so keep a beverage handy when smoking this one. Overall I'd say it's a good blend, but not quite great.
 
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