The last of the sampler pack I ordered and the worst of the bunch. I am not a fan of peaches both peach flavoring and the real thing so Dolphin disappointed me. On the good side, anyone within smelling distance will appreciate you for smoking a peach scented blend but unless you like that flavor, you will not like Dolphin. Good quality leaf is used (as always with Edward's)Burley, Cavendish and Virginia's. Another very mild smoke with zero nicotine and an easy burn. I just can't get past the awful flavor so I smoked one bowl and gave the rest away.
Dolphin blend is no denial thats its predominantly black cavendish and burley ribbon cut....and may i add i thick cuts. Pouch note is very unique i catch dark choclate, slight creamed coffee, and hazelnut. (remember everybodys sense smells is different.)
Packing my cob with it was pretty easy i usually pack aromatic ribbons loose enough to draw that it wont require much draw, but packed enough to where the flame can stay going. It to me is a great smoker paired with a coffee with cream or a white russian or dark stout. Theres very dark florel flavors in this blend. Hazelnut slides into play from the burleys, while the choclate and coffee came from the black cavendish. The room note was very pleasant really opened up the smoke allowing me to pick up on vanilla and carmel at time with coffee.
Overall very enjoyable smoke...not my everyday but still be in my rotation.
A blend of unsweetened black cavendish, some virginia, and some burley both straight and that is that is essence cured with "English Aroma".
English aroma is old back to the 60's and is akin to some lakeland flake multi-flowery/fruity scents today, but dryer.
Cool but richly sweet (almost peachy) with an abundance of english aroma in the essence tobacco. Not wet or goopy, as this is an essence technique based on aroma absorption alone.
Good for crowd pleasers, room aroma and also for one who likes a real sweet taste. The black cavendish keeps it cool but you have to like sweetness to like it. For the aromatic puffer, but good tobacco quality is here. Not bad but I just smoked a small pack once.
I tried Dolphin when I was looking for an aromatic that my wife would enjoy the aroma of.
The bag aroma was kind of a sickly sweet fruitish air-freshener smell. When I lit it, I found that the taste was the same. I actually thought it was going to make me sick.
I must confess, I cannot tell you if the taste is different at the bottom of the bowl - I never made it that far. I rated the taste as 'full' because there was no category for 'nasty'. The flavoring overpowers any tobacco taste.
One innocent bystander (also a pipe-smoker) described the room note as "sickeningly sweet".
If you try this blend, be forewarned - that taste is not easy to remove from the pipe.
Dolphins live in the ocean. Maybe that would be the best place for this stuff as well. Anywhere but your pipe.
I sampled this blend a few times at the insistence of the proprieter of an Edward's tobacco store. It is intended, I think, to fill the same niche as their Bucaneer blend--that is, it is intended to be a tasty high-quality aromatic that doesn't gunk up your pipe. The problem is that Dolphin has some kind of fruity topping that comes across as sour and not at all tasty. Plus it bites. I no longer smoke this, even when it's offered free.
I had a very similar experience with this blend that lustra had. I tried this a few times because the guy running the edwards shop insisted that I try it. I tried it 2 times,the first time in a stanwell horn pipe and the 2nd time in a meerschaum. I would of only tried it once except that the guy running the shop insisted that it would smoke and taste much better in a meerschaum. I was a new pipe smoker than and thought he might be right since I did not have much experience with blends or pipes. He was wrong, it was just as bad in a meerschaum. A lessoned learned!
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