|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Pilot Lon (14)||Extremely Mild||Extremely Mild||Extremely Mild (Flat)||Very Pleasant|
Although this gets fairly consistent rave reviews on P&C, it just barely worked for me. Although the cut packs well, was dry enough right out of the bag, and burns with only average relights, I just found the flavor, while not objectionable, too indistinct for my tastes. 1-Q is a better choice, IMO, and at less cost. There was some mild hint of vanilla, but it was rather one-dimensional.
Initially, I smoked it right out of the bag, and attributed the lack of taste to being very fresh. But, at three weeks, it hasn't improved. While a brand new smoker might find this OK, with no bite, and a very cool burn, it just had little or no tobacco taste, and not nearly a strong enough room note to bring me back. It may be quite the ticket for some, but would not be adding it to my rotations. Just two stars on this one, based mostly on room note. I'd have to give it only one star for any noticeable taste.
Pipe Used: Aristocob - Various
Age When Smoked: Fresh, and again at three weeks
Purchased From: P&C
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