Sound's like I should give it a try.Many fall in this camp. I think for a lot of folks who enjoy strong, dark espresso and heavily hopped IPAs, bitter is not so off-putting.
Having just had a large bowl of Haddos Delight (Peterson System 307) as my evening smoke I obviously disagreeHaddos Delight.
I’m not saying it’s bad, but it’s terrible.
If you like the taste of a rotted corpse dipped in Hawaiian Tropic and slow roasted over a dumpster fire…..this blend is for you.
I’m auditioning for a spot at Hallmark Greetings.
I’ve tried quite a bit in a short time also, for the same obsessive reasons. I just finished a bowl of Haunted Bookshop when I saw your post.Title edited. Rule 9.
I know tastes are varied and extremely personal but I’m just curious if there is a blend that you’ve tried that you just absolutely couldn’t stand.
In my short time smoking I’ve tried a lot of different blends thanks to a slight obsession and some generous folks and the only blend that I’ve knocked out of my pipe mid-bowl and said, “Nope, I hate it, not worth it” is Haunted Bookshop. To me it was extremely harsh and bitter with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
I’ve still never tried HB but I’m super curious because it seems like a very polarizing blend.I'm in the camp that didn't enjoy Haunted Bookshop (but I love the name).
It jus just didn't do anything for me. As a result, I used it as "kindling" by topping off bowls with it to help other blends/flakes remain lit. HB was successful for its purpose in that manner.
Pick up a 1 ounce sample and decide for yourself.I’ve still never tried HB but I’m super curious because it seems like a very polarizing blend.
Maybe one day. Living in WA limits your ability to find things. My local B&M does very little C&D and all their bulk is Sutliff. One of these days when I find myself on the westside of the state or heading to Idaho to visit some family, I’ll keep my eye out for some.Pick up a 1 ounce sample and decide for yourself.
Haunted Bookshop gets a lot of love, so I thought I was doing something wrong when it didn't appeal to me. Then I began noticing all the other negative reviews (which apparently escaped me previously).
Based on the spectrum of reviews, I agree HB is polarizing.
When did they change Half and Half?I can’t do lakeland blends. Something in them makes my mouth and lips burn like hot peppers, and they taste and smell like soap to me. I had a sample of one I liked as a gift, but the label was indiscernible lol. Aside from that, the newer version of half and half. It’s a train wreck.
I’ll probably hang on to some and keep trying it every so often. It might be a good barometer to gauge any change in my palate/tastes.I’ve tried quite a bit in a short time also, for the same obsessive reasons. I just finished a bowl of Haunted Bookshop when I saw your post.
When I first tried it, I thought there was a very peppery flavor that made it seem a bit harsh and dry tasting. I keep smoking it every couple of weeks and now I’m at a point where that harsh, peppery flavor just doesn’t seem to be there. I actually like it now.
I’m not saying that you will find the same thing to be true for you, but I have noticed that a lot of blends that seemed a certain way to me at first seem different to me now.
To actually answer your question, I tried Velvet the other day thinking it would be a mildly flavored codger blend, and instead it is the only tobacco that I have tried that really and truly bit my tongue. In a major way. I didn’t finish the bowl. The topping was just too much, it seems like a liquor (liqueur perhaps) based topping and I think that is what bit me. I’ll try it again a few times, but I really didn’t care for it at all. Worst mouth taste of anything I have tried.