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Like aromatics? Feel some just don't have enough variety of flavor? Well in Grand Croupier's Jack Pot, we've got an aromatic with all the flavors. The secret is combining all the random sorts of excess batches from an artisanal blender: an all-sorts, if you will, albeit an all-sorts composed entirely of quality components. Price is low, quantity is plentiful, and if our past blind review of Grand Croupier's everything-of-all-sorts offering is any indication, you can expect a good smoke for the mere pittance of a minimum bet.

BrandGrand Croupier
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutMixture
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Very Mild, Mild, Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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Bleepy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bleepy (8)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Very odd blend, as I guess should be expected. The odd thing about it is that all the flavors seem to cancel each other out and in the end it tastes like you're smoking... nothing at all. You can feel the smoke in your mouth, but (to me at least) there is literally no flavor. It's quite remarkable, in fact. It doesn't even taste like tobacco. It tastes like nothing whatsoever.

Age When Smoked: 3 months

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1478)
★★☆☆
Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Grand Croupier - Jack Pot.

Because the constituents of this are sweepings I'm guessing each batch must vary? Here's how I found mine:

The blend includes quite a lot of chunky broken flakes, there isn't much of a smell from it, and the moisture's smack on. Black Cavendish accounts for the smallest amount, the majority's medium brown. The smoke from Jack Pot: nice enough but I wouldn't call it Aromatic. The Burley gives a strong flavour, with the Cavendish sweetening the flavour. Most of the Virginia seems to be Virginia Cavendish as I get only a little natural grass/citrus. The burn from J.P. is a good one, giving a bite-free smoke.

The room-note's quite pleasant and the nicotine's medium.

It's OK, but after one bowl it's boring.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Parker Knight

Age When Smoked: One month

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

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truculentfrogs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
truculentfrogs (10)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

This is more of a modest OTC formulation than an aromatic. Slightly sweet with little black Cav. It is not similar to PA or CH, as that would imply that it is good, but it is a cousin. Char light and burn rate are good. Tend to get harsh by mid bowl and has no definable character. A stuff it and forget it blend with some nicotine content. No improvement after 2 years aging. The 2014 version is quite similar to the 2016 offering, so despite being a bucket blend, there has been consistency in its makeup. A smokeable chore/yard work/dog walking blend. If budget is an issue you can get by with it. A true generic plain jane, that is what it is and no more.

Pipe Used: Briar & Cob

Age When Smoked: 2 Years and Fresh

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