What Do You Reach For When You're Looking For A Flavour-Bomb?

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Country Bladesmith

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Well since I'm too much of a pussy to smoke Cotton boll, what would you recommend? Id say the fullest tasting burley I've had would be HH Bold Kentucky. Since that is dark-fired burley, I'm assuming that is why the taste is so rich compared to something like haunted bookshop (which I realize is not straight burley, but pretty damn close)
Try Five Brothers if you haven’t yet.
 

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Well since I'm too much of a pussy to smoke Cotton boll, what would you recommend? Id say the fullest tasting burley I've had would be HH Bold Kentucky.
BK's mostly Dark Fired and doesn't fair well in that high of a proportion, it loses something. More of a less is more kind of thing. I'd call it an all day smoke. Definitely give Five Brothers a chance as well as Cotton Boll. It's really not as bad as the stories say. Uhle's Perfection Plug would be another. You may just not be very sensitive to burley, I've seen that before.
 
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BK's mostly Dark Fired and doesn't fair well in that high of a proportion, it loses something. More of a less is more kind of thing. I'd call it an all day smoke. Definitely give Five Brothers a chance as well as Cotton Boll. It's really not as bad as the stories say. Uhle's Perfection Plug would be another. You may just not be very sensitive to burley, I've seen that before.
Well I appreciate the suggestions. I'll give five brothers a try
 

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1998 Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky.
2007 Esoterica Stonehaven
2012 GL Pease Navigator
2012 Peterson Irish Flake
2012 Mac Baren Old Dark Fired
2012 Peterson University Flake
2012 Peterson Perfect Plug
2012 Solani 660 Silver Flake
2012 Wessex Brigade Campaign Dark Flake
2012 Astleys no 44 Dark Flake
Fribourg & Treyer Cut Virginia Plug

2008 EscudoTR

2002 Solani 633 TR

2012 Samuel Gawith St James Flake

2012 Dunhill Deluxe Navy Rolls










These are just a few of my current flavor bombs. I am sure I can name others.
 
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Montford Point Marines by C&D is for me by far the biggest flavor bomb, Latakia, Dark Fired and Perique, Reminds me of a spicy Billy budd on Steroids. to the point my tongue goes numb after a bowl. Also Bayou Night, Dark Plug...
 
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lukasstrifeson

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1998 Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky.
2007 Esoterica Stonehaven
2012 GL Pease Navigator
2012 Peterson Irish Flake
2012 Mac Baren Old Dark Fired
2012 Peterson University Flake
2012 Peterson Perfect Plug
2012 Solani 660 Silver Flake
2012 Wessex Brigade Campaign Dark Flake
2012 Astleys no 44 Dark Flake
Fribourg & Treyer Cut Virginia Plug

2008 EscudoTR

2002 Solani 633 TR

2012 Samuel Gawith St James Flake

2012 Dunhill Deluxe Navy Rolls










These are just a few of my current flavor bombs. I am sure I can name others.

Damn so only those years huh? I have a 2013 Old Dark Fired, but it must be trash and flavorless. 😂
 

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It’s interesting that flavour bomb seems to predominantly equal a lot very strong blends in this thread.

I don’t often equate flavour with strength. Parallels in alcohol with wine/whisky as well. Some lighter ones have equally as much or even sometimes more complex flavours - just not as obvious.

Could that parallel be drawn to tobacco as well or is it merely down to the word bomb in the title?
 

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It’s interesting that flavour bomb seems to predominantly equal a lot very strong blends in this thread.

I don’t often equate flavour with strength. Parallels in alcohol with wine/whisky as well. Some lighter ones have equally as much or even sometimes more complex flavours - just not as obvious.

Could that parallel be drawn to tobacco as well or is it merely down to the word bomb in the title?
My “nic bomb” list would be different, but with some overlap. After all, DFK and Perique are pretty flavorful, but add strength, too.
 

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Depends on which flavor one is searching for. I find myself drawn to the more lighter aromatics but these are a few choices with a strong flavor & scent.

Dan Devils Holiday- fruit
Dan Buddies- Orange Tang
Rattrays Exotic Passion- Orange, Passion fruit
Dan Blue Note- dried fruits, berries


Star Of The East- nice mix of flavors
 
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cosmicfolklore

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I googled "flavor bomb" and this came up...
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It looks like something I'd be afraid to put in my mouth.
This is why I avoid flavor bombs. Maybe a flavor hand grenade, something a tad more than a flavor firecracker, but yet just shy a bomb.
 
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Talking strong in flavor and not nicotine...

Latakia - Quiet Nights

Oriental(less Lat) - Available: Balkan Supreme. Less available: Various KBV Oriental blends, WCC Simply Voriental.

Burley: C&D Burley Flake #1

Virginia: FVF

Lakeland: Dark Flake Aromatic, Ennerdale

Dark Fired: HH ODF


Unfortunately I haven't really found a super strong straight Virginia or Dark Fired blend that I'm in constant love with. Have plenty left yet to try that are ready to pop when the time is ready.
 

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The biggest flavor bomb of which I'm aware, bigger than any lat bomb I've ever had, say Pirate Kake, bigger than Ennerdale, is Exotic Passion. Whatever goop it has in it sticks to the walls for days. Very cloying and very intense, at least to me.
 

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