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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:08 am

I was lucky enough to have a gift of a sampler from one of the brotherhood.

It's wetter than a Friday night in Cleethorpes, so I dried it out a bit.

Lovely rich leather, vanilla and toffee aroma.

Hard to get started but easy to keep going when it fired up.

Cool, smooth, Latakia-rich smoke. It's much better than some of the poor reviews it has received but I can't detect some of the subtleties mentioned either.

It's like a cross between Commonwealth and Perfection but less vanilla-sweet than the latter.

A nice 'un and very positive on the smoking quality.
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Post by Thoth » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:54 am

Uncle Bob prefers cold hard cash as a token of thanks instead of kind words. :P
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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:15 am

Thoth wrote:Uncle Bob prefers cold hard cash as a token of thanks instead of kind words. :P
It's paid for, Thothidge
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Post by UncleBob » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:32 am

huddsbaggie wrote:
Thoth wrote:Uncle Bob prefers cold hard cash as a token of thanks instead of kind words. :P
It's paid for, Thothidge
I have yet to see a check... :)
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Post by Thunktank » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:46 am

I've had Shortcut to Mushrooms once. I really liked it and wish I had more. But I don't know if I will be smoking enough in the future to justify the expense of buying more tobacco.

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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:55 am

Good stuff, I'd like to get some more... I have a lot of tobacco for me right now though...
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Post by AFRS » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:38 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:Good stuff, I'd like to get some more... I have a lot of tobacco for me right now though...
This is easy to fix; what you do is share it with friends. Thats assuming you have friends. And assuming that if you do, some of them smoke a pipe.

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Post by Spyderweb » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:48 pm

AFRS wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:Good stuff, I'd like to get some more... I have a lot of tobacco for me right now though...
This is easy to fix; what you do is share it with friends. Thats assuming you have friends. And assuming that if you do, some of them smoke a pipe.
I volunteer to be your friend. Hey, I smoke a pipe! Problem solved - you buy it and I'll help you smoke it. :D

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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:52 pm

I can tell ypou it was CodeMonkey what dun it.

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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:53 pm

UncleBob wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:
Thoth wrote:Uncle Bob prefers cold hard cash as a token of thanks instead of kind words. :P
It's paid for, Thothidge
I have yet to see a check... :)
Do ypou mean "cheque"? Eh?
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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:01 pm

Thunktank wrote:I've had Shortcut to Mushrooms once. I really liked it and wish I had more. But I don't know if I will be smoking enough in the future to justify the expense of buying more tobacco.
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Post by DepartedLight » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:02 am

Just had my first bowl of this blend in a fairly large straight Sav. military bit billiard.

Interestingly mild, a tin scent I can't put my finger on, slightly alcohol aroma, moderately aromatic, can't smell any Latakia, moist but workable, single match light. Interesting taste throughout, especially when blown through the nose.

I asked three people about the room note:
- Under lying eucalyptus scent, but very light.
- Smells like dry horseshit, like on a farm.
- Smells faintly like a little sweet whiskey.

More to come as I go.

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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:47 pm

I'll be trying this tonight. I'll return later with a review.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:43 pm

First thoughts...

I've heard a lot of complaints that this blend is hard to light and/or stay lit. I did have to light the top two times when I normally only use one, but other than that it's still burning good.

Further thoughts to come.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:49 pm

Second thoughts...

I am primarily using the Wos non-tamp lately, but this cut of the baccy seems to be holding its shape when burnt which makes it hard to use the Wos.

As for flavor, it's got an interesting taste on the tongue throughout the first third of the bowl. It started with a hint of vanilla but is morphing into what can best be described as musky heaven.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:04 pm

Third thoughts.....

Actually 2/3 thoughts, second third of the bowl, that is. The reported sticky-wet of previous reviews is not showing up for me. In fact, this weber poker is usually a gurgly SOB, but I haven't a drop of wetness since the first couple minutes of the bowl. A strange side effect of this is that it's a super smokey smoke. So much so, that my living room is a haze and a half. Time to open a window.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:23 pm

Fourth thoughts....

The Wos is working much better as the tobacco has burned below the halfway point of the bowl. The flavor/taste has mellowed but still carries a soft sweetness across the middle of the tongue as the smoke rolls across it. I expected a hotter smoke, but it hasn't been hot at all. This has been an overall delightful experience with none of the complaints I've heard to date.

The last thought....

The bottom third of the bowl is ashy grey but still smoking well. An interesting thought: the smell of the room as I walked back in has a certain cigar-essence to it. Not the, "burning turd" of most cigars, but the smell of a good B&M as you walk in from the street. Positively inviting.

This baccy is going on my list of potential AT blends.
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Post by DepartedLight » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:30 pm

AT blends??

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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:56 pm

DepartedLight wrote:AT blends??
I have plans in place to pack one pipe and a 2 oz baggie of tobacco in a small travel pouch while I hike. As I hike and smoke through the tobacco, I have a friend who will mail me a different pipe and tobbaco whenever I get close to smoking through the baggie. I'm currently working on a rotation of pipe/tobbaco combo's for the hike.
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Post by DepartedLight » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:08 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:
DepartedLight wrote:AT blends??
I have plans in place to pack one pipe and a 2 oz baggie of tobacco in a small travel pouch while I hike. As I hike and smoke through the tobacco, I have a friend who will mail me a different pipe and tobbaco whenever I get close to smoking through the baggie. I'm currently working on a rotation of pipe/tobbaco combo's for the hike.
ahhh very cool

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