|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|clanobucklin (104)||Medium||Very Mild||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
I remember when I first got this blend I smoked the crap out of it. Now that some time has passed I'm revisiting it again.
This is a blend Bill developed after Stephen Books left and at first I thought it was a replacement blend for Books' delightful Granpas blend.
However, the notes prove me wrong and despite Bill's penchant for Star Trek labels (ie Next Generation, Retro; hey Beam Me Up Blend would be a good one!) this Tobacco stands on its own as a very good blend indeed.
A delicious burly blend that has a Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cocoa taste with a little nuttiness. This is strictly an Aromatic that is almost what I'd call a Natural Aromatic - but there is some sort of casing I can't identify. Think of it as a more sophisticated Lane 1Q that has a real natural taste.
It doesn't taste anything like the Original Grandpas as it is more Vanilla flavor than Chocolate. Albeit the Vanilla has a more liquor taste than your standard OTC Vanilla blends.
Also it lists Latakia in it and for the life of me I don't taste any smokey flavor that hallmarks Latakia blends. So I am assuming this is mistake as this blend is strickly an Aro.
What you get is a semi sweet blend with a unique flavor. So if this sort of thing appeals to you - I'd say give it a try.
Pipe Used: SwinkS Billiard
Age When Smoked: 2-3 years
Purchased From: Rich's
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