Hmm it seems for me, no matter my cadence, or no matter who the maker is, that coating imparts a taste, and they all taste different. Perhaps I'm just sensitive to it. But I will say that no matter if there is a coating or not I notice a taste when smoking a new pipe, but I just contribute this to the break in process.depends on how hot and fast you smoke. If you smoke fast enough it adds a nasty taste with the coating. That's my experience with it.