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A lightly aromatic Virginia Blend.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeAromatic
CutReady Rubbed
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is an entry in the McClelland bulk series that is only carried by a few online vendors, as far as I can tell.

It is very goopy and sticks together in the bag. It requires a lot of drying time to achieve a smoke-able texture and once dried, reminds me of fish food -- little odd shaped very thin flat bits.

In the pipe, it can get very goopy as it burns, when I swabbed my pipe with a bent over cleaner at the end of the smoke, it came out black and tarry, so there's a lot of gunk going on the walls.

Now, all that said, it's got a very strong, distinct, caramel flavor, and is sweet without being overpowering. If you can keep it in the zone, which seems difficult, the flavors are really nice.

I would give it 1.5 stars if that was an option, because goopy pipe tobacco is a bummer. This has enough flavor, though, that I'll give it 2 of 4 as opposed to 1 of 4, if those are my only options.

Recommended for VA junkies that want to try everything, or sweet aromatic smokers that want to try a VA that isn't too far away from the other stuff they've been smoking.

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Novaki Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Novaki (41)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Also known as McClelland - No. 2005 University

This seems like it was McC's take on 1-Q without the black cavendish and burley. I get a light touch of caramel and some vanilla. I get that now familiar sweet, stoved McC taste. The sample I received wasn't goopy at all and I didn't realize it was an aromatic until I lit my pipe. It's funny that as I sample some of these older and lesser known McC blends, I find some of them are much more enjoyable than some of their overhyped ones.

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