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Post by taylor714914 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:52 pm

I was reading GLP's The Briat & Leaf Chronicles and came across some musings on this blend. Anyone care to share their experience with this blend? What is it comparable to? I've read the reviews on Tobaccoreviews as well, just curious to hear what you guys say.

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Post by Biker_Piper » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:58 pm

I've polished off a couple of tins so far , & have a bit over 2 pounds
stashed away to age. for my taste, it's as good as FVF right now.
with 3 or 4 years of aging it will be the stuff of Legends.

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Post by taylor714914 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:12 pm

No one else has any experience?

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Post by USA_traveller » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:16 pm

Biker_Piper wrote:I've polished off a couple of tins so far , & have a bit over 2 pounds
stashed away to age. for my taste, it's as good as FVF right now.
with 3 or 4 years of aging it will be the stuff of Legends.
My first tins were on back order and just arrived -- probably because Biker Piper bought up all the original supply! :wink:

I'm in the midst of a half dozen other tins right now, but I plan to smoke this as soon as the weather gets a bit warmer. I'll weigh in then.
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Post by taylor714914 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:44 pm

USA_traveller wrote:
Biker_Piper wrote:I've polished off a couple of tins so far , & have a bit over 2 pounds
stashed away to age. for my taste, it's as good as FVF right now.
with 3 or 4 years of aging it will be the stuff of Legends.
My first tins were on back order and just arrived -- probably because Biker Piper bought up all the original supply! :wink:

I'm in the midst of a half dozen other tins right now, but I plan to smoke this as soon as the weather gets a bit warmer. I'll weigh in then.
Excellent. Thanks

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Post by ryland » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:44 am

I'm still working my way through a tin. So far it is a solid straight VA. My palate is not so refined that I can tell different nuances between tobaccos. This rates right up there with FVF and Marlin Flake, however I find Marlin Flake to be somewhat of a softer, more delicate smoke.
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Post by GaryInVA » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:58 pm

I just popped open a two year old tin of U***n Square. The tin was bulging and sounded like opening a soda can. Wow is it different with age! A lot softer, very creamy tasting. Most of the spice has settled down.
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Post by Goose55 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:25 am

GaryInVA wrote:
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I just popped open a two year old tin of U***n Square. The tin was bulging and sounded like opening a soda can. Wow is it different with age! A lot softer, very creamy tasting. Most of the spice has settled down.
I am curious to learn what some others here have also thought about U-nion Square. Some reviews seem to say that it is a strong tobacco. With McClelland having vanished, my curiosity is based upon wondering how close a blend like this might be to McCl straight Virginias. I have a tin on the way from 4Noggins so I shall soon have a report on it, too.
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Post by Goose55 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:02 am

Just finished decanting a 2nd 2018 tin of GL Pease Un-ion Square and just lit up a bowl of it. Though this is still fresh I definitely can see how this would age beautifully. So I'm not going to touch the three 8 ounce tins I just got. Gonna call around to see if I might find some older tins to smoke.

This is really a very very good straight Virginia. As 'ol Rusty would have said, "It doesn't have any Perique and it doesn't need any."

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Post by Adam Z » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:08 am

Why is the “U” word getting censored? Even in the South, this word is not considered coarse.

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Post by Goose55 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:23 am

Adam Z wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:08 am
Why is the “U” word getting censored? Even in the South, this word is not considered coarse.
Not sure, but look into this tobacco Adam. Especially if you liked the McClelland straight Virginias
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Post by Adam Z » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:40 am


Goose55 wrote:
Not sure, but look into this tobacco Adam. Especially if you liked the McClelland straight Virginias
I'll add it to my wish list. I've actually never smoked a McClelland straight Virginia. The only blend of theirs I've smoked is Frog Morton. I started smoking about a month after McClelland closed, and by that point their stuff was pretty much gone. I was able to acquire a single tin each of Frog Morton, and Frog Morton's Cellar (haven't popped the tin on the FMC yet).

There are more blends on my wish list of things to try than I have money to purchase - especially when I want to stock up on the stuff I know I love (GH). I think my TAD is a little bit worse than my PAD.

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Post by Goose55 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:28 am

Adam Z wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:40 am
Goose55 wrote:
Not sure, but look into this tobacco Adam. Especially if you liked the McClelland straight Virginias
I've actually never smoked a McClelland straight Virginia. The only blend of theirs I've smoked is Frog Morton.
Well, then, you don't know what you missed and perhaps that is good. McClelland produced the finest Virginia and Virginia Perique Flake tobacco the world had ever known. Nothing touched it.
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Post by FredS » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:59 pm

Adam Z wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:08 am
Why is the “U” word getting censored? Even in the South, this word is not considered coarse.
The old forum software didn't like the word for some reason and the admins carried it through to the new software simply for old times sake. The old system would simply eat your entire post when you hit submit. Poof! It would just disappear so we learned how to work around it by using close approximations. I always used 'onion'.
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