|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1642)||Mild to Medium||Very Mild||Mild to Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
McClelland - Take 6.
Since McClelland have now gone I feel a bit hoggish. I managed to pop a few into my cellar over the past year! I wouldn't call this coarse cut but it's a little more rugged than a standard ribbon. Being loosely pouched, and having sat in my stash for about three months, there's no excess moisture to contend with.
The smoke isn't your usual cherry aromatic one. You know, sickly, sticky-sweet, and loaded with vanilla from the black Cavendish; like a cross between a cough sweet and a cup cake. No, the Cavendish shares the smoke, fairly, with the grainy tasting Burley. I get very little Virginia, the Va's definitely subordinate to the CavBur side of it. The cherries are a little stronger initially but die down very quickly, in less than a quarter bowl. They fade to the point where they need a search party to find them. It burns quite well, distributing a smoke that's free from bite.
Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: characterless.
Take 6? Like every pper I consider it a massive upset that McC' have disappeared but if all their blends tasted like this I wouldn't be bothered. Two stars:
Pipe Used: Porsche P'3613
Age When Smoked: Three months
Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com
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