|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1981)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Cornell & Diehl - Engine #611.
LOL, not the kind of vanilla aromatic I'd recommend for a newbie!
Supplied from bulk so I'm unable to comment on the moisture from a tin, but this pouch was smack on. The aroma isn't like your usual vanilla aromatics, it's a little fragrant. The blend is mainly a mix of browns, hardly any blacks, and apart from a few coarser pierces, it's mostly made of well rubbed ribbons.
The flavour's quite unusual for a vanilla aromatic. It isn't sticky, sweet, or clumsy. The vanilla has a sort of herby quality to it, as well as some vanilla-sweetness; it's 'edgier' than the most of this genre, hence why I wouldn't suggest it to a new smoker. The tobaccos? Engine #611 is more of a VaBur aromatic, the black Cavendish seems virtually vacant. It burns steadily, giving a cool, bite free, smoke.
Nicotine: not too mild. Room-note: not good.
Engine #611? To be blunt, I don't like it. Not recommended:
Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday pipe
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com
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