Clenching the pipe between the teeths and puffing while strolling in the woods since 2011, I’m mainly an outdoor smoker, hence the acronym ODS.
Latakia and dark-fired Kentucky cultist. Lover of strong, full, deep, smoky and earthy blends, occasionally appreciating some pressed Virginias and still on my way to figure out how this Perique tastes like.
I managed to get my hands on quite a few blends, and I decided to do some reviewing to help me to keep track of the blends on the market, the outstanding ones, the ones to give at least a try, and those to avoid as the black plague.
This is how I rate blends :
1 star : tried out of curiosity, but revealed to be nothing special, wouldn’t buy it anymore.
2 stars : good, should try at least once.
3 stars : outstanding, worth further purchasing.
4 stars : exquisite, a “must” and worth cellaring.
I’m not a native English speaker, so bear with me…
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|2015-12-01||Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Comune||20||3.0|
|2015-11-25||McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue||101||3.4|
|2015-11-22||Peterson - Irish Flake||434||3.3|
|2015-11-23||Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope)||156||3.0|
|2015-11-22||Samuel Gawith - Brown No. 4||141||3.2|
|2015-12-20||Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Westmorland Slices||14||3.7|
|2015-12-20||Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake||292||3.4|
72 helpful votes
4 star: 6 Strongly Recommended
3 star: 2 Recommended
2 star: 2 Somewhat Recommended
1 star: 5 Not Recommended
Preferences: Virginia 3.7
|2015-12-01||Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Comune||20||8||3.0|
|2015-11-27||Robert McConnell - Scottish Blend||46||4||2.9|
|2015-11-26||Mac Baren - Dark Twist Roll Cake||213||4||3.0|
|2015-11-25||McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue||101||1||3.4|
|2015-11-24||Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series)||112||3||3.5|
|2015-11-24||Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma||211||0||2.8|
|2015-11-23||Samuel Gawith - Celtic Talisman||90||3||2.8|
|2015-11-23||McClelland - Stave-Aged Virginia 35 Ribbon||27||2||3.5|
|2015-11-23||Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope)||156||25||3.0|
|2015-11-20||Peterson - Irish Flake||434||6||3.3|
|2015-11-19||Samuel Gawith - Brown No. 4||141||4||3.2|
|2015-11-18||Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Clan Aromatic (Original)||176||1||2.0|
|2015-11-18||Peterson - Hyde Park||96||3||2.9|
|2015-11-17||McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series)||201||4||3.5|
|2015-11-16||Torben Dansk - Black Velvet||40||4||3.1|