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An exceptionally dark, rich and full Latakia Mixture designed for those who desire really satisfying Latakia flavor but want a pipe tobacco soft enough to smoke anytime. It took Frog Morton four years designed for smoking in quiet serenity. It is his proudest achievement.

Notes: The name Frog Morton comes to us from the works of JRR Tolkien. Frogmorton: A village in the Eastfarthing of the Shire. It stood on the East Road, between the Three-farthing Stone (fourteen miles to the west) and the Brandywine Bridge (twenty-two miles to the east). Immediately to the north of the village, the stream known as the Water broke into two, creating a wide watery region - this feature seems to have given Frogmorton its name, which means "frog marsh".

BrandMcClelland
Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging50g Tin, 100g Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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emmbee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
emmbee (174)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

I started with the Frog Morton spin offs and not the original product. I didn?t expect this one to be as great as Across the Pond or On the Town, but was I proved wrong. This has the more characteristic McClelland Worcestershire aroma in the tin, but the taste and burn are exceptional. The Frog, as I am finding out, is a magnificent critter in all its manifestations.

The leaf is dark stoved Virginia in thick cut ribbons and rubbed out flakes with a nice background of Latakia. The smoke is cool and even, with one charring light usually enough to keep the whole thing going for about an hour of pure smoking delight. The room note is heavenly, and the Latakia, while evident, takes its part gently in the background without crowding out any of the other players. The taste develops and gets better as the bowl progresses. At times the warm & toasty Virginias stand out, but not for long, because the Latakia rears its head to provide curiosity to the nose and palate. This is a tobacco I could smoke all day. The only reason I don?t is that I would run out of the tin in a couple days and have to rush right down to the store to buy another.

I take back all the nasty things I?ve said about McClelland and its barbeque tin aroma throughout the years. When I first tried them, I was too young and foolish to appreciate the quality and magnificence of its pedigree. Frog is a must try for every pipe smoker. Even though taste is such a personal thing, I can?t imagine anyone not liking it, especially those new to non-aromatic English blends. While so many tobaccos are overrated, Frog Morton truly deserves all its accolades.

As for all the embarrassment about the chintzy tin art and the 3rd grade level froggy illustrations, get over it! Okay, so it?s not a visual masterpiece, and it?s a bit on the cutesy side. Is there no room for a bit of playfulness? Besides, it?s the contents that count, and the Frog never disappoints.

Five of five stars

14 people found this review helpful.

The Keeper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Keeper (112)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

--Update--

A year later and I still crave this candy once in a great while, though I rarely keep it around at this point. The Hostess Fruit Pie and Yodels of the tobacco world? I often wonder why I've bothered to smoke it, half way through...but I keep going back for more...

And that tin I bought a year ago...still moist... shiver

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After the many reviews of Frog Morton, I had to give this classic a shot. Ok the Tolkien thing sold me too. Good show McClelland...I don't part easily with my hard or ill gotten cash.

I can see why it is so popular. I have come to think of it as "English Light"? A good break when you don't want drug store sweetness or the punch of the heavier blends.

I love the earthy tones and smell upon opening the can. A bit of muddiness to the texture (twigs and all) and yes, the weird worscester sauce smell. It does conjure up Shire-esque visions though I suspect the hobbits would want something a bit stronger and sweeter (more on Dark Twist later...)

My first smoke of Frog Morton enraptured me. I thought... This is it! I was sure I'd cast aside both the drug store brands and the stronger non-aromatics for this as a regular treat. The taste was so completely different than most of the other tobaccos I've tried (which admittedly aren't a whole lot).

The wetness and getting the right amount of drying time frustrated me a bit but I think it has for the most part aired itself out. For the claims of no bite - this little b@*&ard bit me good once or twice...but perhaps it is the new pipe and my relative inexperience with pipes.

Even two weeks later it can still be a bit uncooperative as far as gurgle and relights, but that could also be me. For the most part though it will burn clear to the bottom and leave a decent ash with a bit of persistence. Fantastic white smoke. Lots of it.

I just took about a 1/4 pipefull with me while getting my car lubed. It lasted until I returned 30 minutes later (so much for 10 minute oil changes). Considering I look like a Hell's Angel compared to most of the upscale locals - my smoking this down in a hand-cut freeform bent pipe on a bench outside of the Mr Good Lube must have been a sight.

Is that casing bubble gum? For some weird reason that keeps coming to mind but not in a bad way. I enjoy the casing and the room note. It is very fruity but not at all overbearing. Very little tobacco taste comes through and I don't get a hit/rush off of this (my first bowl of Highland Targe did infact leave me with the feeling that a Highlander had kicked me down the stairs).

It is pleasant and light with the underlay of the English smokiness. I am sure friends would enjoy it around a campfire or dining room and that itself may make it worth keeping some on hand.

I have found that as the smoking of this has continued I have found it to become slightly more boring. Unlike Deep Hollow which I still can pop in and smoke with some excitement.

Frog Morton will likely come into my rotation again - and I do recommend it to those seeking an "English Lite" type mixture, but for now I will probably step onto another tobacco road, and see where my feet (or perhaps tongue and mouth) carry me.

6 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (569)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Dark black with flecks of brown leaf in the tin. Good moisture content right out of the jar. Unfortunately, I get the impression that this just misses being a 3 star tobacco by a hair. I can't put my finger on either what's missing or what's there that shouldn't be (I'm leaning toward the former). It's like neither the latakia nor the virginia allows each other to develop. This starts out smoky and mildly spicy and stays that way. The VA's are so light as to be bland and seem to be in the mix only to keep this from being straight latakia. As the previous poster hinted, this blend is not much if any different than any other run-of-the-mill English. There's nothing inherently wrong with it; it just doesn't ring any bells with me.

I'm going to add a smidge of perique or some blending orientals to this to see if I can make it more interesting. If you like a monodimensional mild English that you could probably smoke all day, this should be on your short list. It really did not stand out enough for me to encourage me to buy it again.

5 people found this review helpful.

Hephaestus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hephaestus (3)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

Being a huge fan of Tolkien, the name of this one captured my imagination straight away as I sat down in my mind's eye next to Gandalf and Bilbo and lit a relaxing bowl in the cool evening breeze. (Okay, the pipe smoking frog on the tin and the venerable McClelland name helped too.) :P

Reading the description on the tin, I expected something on the order of a Balkan blend, or at least a medium English rich in Latakia . What I was presented with upon tin opening fragrance and first light was an English/ aromatic crossover. This is the tobacco I expected Iwan Ries 'Three Star Blue' to be like, based on R.C.H's description in 'The Ultimate Pipe Book' which it most certainly is not. That however is another story and review so let's get back to the Frog....

I agree with those who say that this one tastes like it smells in the tin. There's Latakia in there but it is sweetened and takes a back seat to the Cavendish component with which it's blended. Is that chocolate or mocha I taste? I'm convinced it's the latter. I find this blend difficult to keep lit in a way which is similar to Tinder Box's 'Philosopher' which leads me to believe it may have a humectant as well. The ash of the two are almost identical with the tell tale black bits left by incomplete combustion. Bystanders have remarked that it smells good compared to my usual afternoon smoke (Dunhill 965) so a pleasant room note can be expected if that's a consideration for ya.

I don't hate this tobacco by any means but I won't be writing any purple prose about it either. It's just not my cup of tea, or bowl of weede as it were.

Somewhat recommended but it won't be a repeat by this pipier at least.

5 people found this review helpful.

WxGuy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WxGuy (95)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Others have commented on this being a hybrid aromatic/english blend. Try as I might, I have a hard time placing this in the aromatic camp. Certainly not at all like Cross-Eyed Cricket (thank goodness) or even Mephisto in that regard. It is a bit sweeter than a traditional english, but not terribly so. I do not understand how it offends in that regard. I had smoked a good deal of FM before I heard it was a closet aromatic, and I never would have guessed. As Granma would say, "and Froggie seemed like such a nice boy...".

The cut makes it easy to handle, and once dried out a bit (OK, quite a bit) it packs and smokes well. The virginias, if that is what they are, are of a fairly dark nature and almost look like brown cavendish.

This blend is mild, especially considering the percentage of dark flakes in the sample that would lead one to believe that this was a latakia-laden blend. Not so. A little disappointing in that regard. the smoke is kind of, well, watery. It does gain in strength near the bottom of the bowl, but also gets kind of steamy, too, even when dried out. Why must McC be so heavy-handed with the moisture? And did you ever wonder why this stuff never molds, being so moist? Cigars certainly do. Humectants must be at play here, or maybe even more insidious chemicals... Hey, what IS that McC katsup smell, anyway?

At any rate, I would have to say that overall I prefer Frog on the Town and Frog on the Bayou to the original Frogmorton, in that these last two hold my interest a bit more than FM. Still, I will always keep FM around. It is like a good friend who's conversation can become tiring after while, but who makes a good occasional companion for old times sake.

5 people found this review helpful.

Uban Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Uban (34)
★★★★
Mild Extremely Mild Full Pleasant

I just opened a tin of this coded 45702, which I guess makes it 12 years old. Somebody correct me if I've got the age wrong. WELL: no funny smells anymore, no ketchup, Worcestire, nothing but tobacco & CHOCOLATE!!! in the tin. I would have sworn it smelled like Latakia & dark chocolate & the better half agrees. In the pipe, though, it's just tobacco & one of the best lat blends I can remember. The Va's come through now & then, but the smoking characteristics are what's best for me - really RICH flavor, totally smooth, no bite, no acidic aftertaste, almost floral at the top, though pleasantly sweet, smoke drier & richer down the bowl. Twice already I have been surprised by a mouthful of ashes at the bottom, not realizing iot was done. Just wonderful stuff.

Pipe Used: Dunhill pot from 1964 etc

Age When Smoked: 12 years

Purchased From: Don't remember

Similar Blends: other chocolate-latakia blends?.

3 people found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (79)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Very Full Tolerable

I love Frog Morton the Original because it has that English Taste I love but can be smoked while on the move or doing something else. This blend does not bite or need focusing as it is very forgiving. I have recently been smoking Smokers Haven's Exotique Mixture at night and FM during the day as a 100 gram tin of FM is the same price as a 50 gram tin of Exotique. I love the brown sugar BBQ aroma in the tin and side stream smoke... If you think of this blend as what it is IE: Cavendish and Latakia with a little Virginia and not a Super Balkan or Nightcap then I think you will be happy with FM as an all day English blend that is inexpensive. :-)

Pipe Used: Wally Frank Pot, Cob, Charatan Canadian

Age When Smoked: One year in the tin

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

3 people found this review helpful.

Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

10/28/2004:I am going four stars on this one even though I am not completely taken with this one. It may be the only English style mixture I could sneak by the wife without her protesting the "stink" of my clothes. McClellands 2015 really got her protesting and if I can't smoke that and be in the same house this Frog Morton will due as a compromise solution. I will update this review later if this too is shot down! Anyway this is a good blend if you don't mind a little "nougatty" aromatic presence in your English. Your tongue kind of does do a "doubletake" on first puff, but hang in there don't dump it yet! It does taste a bit more traditional as the smoke progresses. I think this may grow on me as long as I don't smoke a straight English or Balkan immediately afterward.

11/16/2006 Update: An excellent introduction to blends that include Latakia. No longer in my rotation.

3 people found this review helpful.

Superhula Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Superhula (6)
★☆☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Unnoticeable

With all this fuss about Frog Morton on this site I had to go out and get a tin last night. Frankly, I was very frightened by the results.

My first thought when I got to look at the label was, "Geez,..did somebody find this drawing at a craft fair?" I mean--take a look at the label close up. This DOES NOT look like it was drawn by a professional illustrator for the label of a major pipe tobacco manufacturer. It looks more like something you might find hanging in your Grandma's kitchen. Even the type is messed up--I've seen secretaries make better layouts in PowerPoint. In fact, the label is so unbelievably silly looking that after staring at it for a few minutes at Tinderbox I actually felt a little foolish purchasing a tin.

An awkward transaction took place:

"Um, pardon me sales person, but I'll pass on the nice Dunhill tobaccos you've been showing me, instead I'll take the tobacco in the shitty label that looks like it was drawn by a third grader."

"Uh huh yes, the one with the retarded frog on it"

"No, I'm not into Lord of the Rings, Hobbits, or wizards or anything like that. I just want to try the tobacco in the painfully ugly can"

"No, I don't need a Churchwarden pipe to go with it! Please, just put the tin in the bag before somebody sees me."

After rushing from the store, finally free of what was becoming a horrifying exercise in bad taste, I went to my car and relaxed for a few moments. I tentatively poked and sniffed at the innards of the can.

"Hmmm,.. smells like latikia and virginia. Allright, that seems safe enough--can't be too bad I suppose".

Feeling a bit reassured, I packed a pipeful of Frog Morton. It was then that the true inner evil revealed itself. After smoking but half a bowl, I immediately felt the urge to play D&D. Please Lord, help me!

Even worse, I had to fight off the unholy desire to return to Tinderbox and purchase a knobby cane and one of those God-forsaken Danish pipes carved freehand from a hunk of drift wood.

I went home and lay on the couch until the urge passed. Thankfully it did pass, however I know there are many others who get caught up in the Frog Morton web, unable to break free.

Yes, pipes are treacherous business--never doubt it. Those with questionable taste should just stay away. You could end up like one of those crusty old coots polluting the atmosphere with Prince Albert Cherry Vanilla. Or worse, you could end up with the insane desire to place Boris Vallejo "Lady Demon" posters on the wall, watch reruns of Doctor Who, and attend renaissance fairs while dressed as a druid--all while smoking a clay pipe full of Frog Morton and thinking of yourself as "colorfull." (Shudder)

3 people found this review helpful.

captnmojo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
captnmojo (9)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

We'll I have to say this is one of the best blends I've had. To me a perfect blend of Latakia when I'm not looking for a lat bomb but a well balanced English. It's been quite humid here (75%) and I was foreseeing a hot biting smoke but was pleasantly surprised. Despite the high humidity FM burnt cool, slow, and smooth. The end was a delicious mix of smokey Latakia with a sweetness from the Virginias. To me this is almost my perfect English blend as I am a huge fan of Latakia, yet love the sweetness of Virginias. I will be educating myself on more blends from mclelland and looking to try more

Pipe Used: Savinelli long jhon

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (611)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The ketchup/BBQ scent is there, but doesn't interfere with the taste as much as I expected. The latakia hit is moderate and plays fairly well with the Virginia. I don't know what the top note is, but I think this would work better for me if it wasn't there. Needs some drying time before smoking, but don't dry it too much or you'll lose some of the taste. If it's a three star blend, it barely makes it; maybe more of a two and half star choice for me. It's basically for smokers who don't want lat-bombs and/or easing their way into English blends. I guess I should be more enthusiastic about it than I am because I do like it, will probably smoke it again some day, and I am giving it three stars. It's just not in my top choice English mixture rotation.

2 people found this review helpful.

jshrader13 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jshrader13 (16)
★★☆☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

This was my first English blend that contained Latakia, and I guess I wasn't prepared. From all the positive reviews, I expected this to be a truely wonderful smoking experience. I was more than a bit disappointed. Now, to be fair, I generally prefer aromatics. I like the ambiance and atmosphere created by a pleasant aromatic room note. This stuff was just flat out stronger than I'm used to. The smoke is thick, and to my tastes, acrid. The third time I tried it, my wife was in the room, and she is not typically bothered by my pipe smoking, as she smokes cigarettes herself. After only half a bowl, she actually begged me to put it out and smoke something else. She said the smoke made her naseaus and made me promise never to smoke it near her again.

Honestly, I know alot of people love FM, but perhaps I'm not experienced enough yet to really enjoy it. I'll keep a tin around for the occassional smoke, but I doubt seriously this will be one in my regular rotation.

2 people found this review helpful.

periqueguy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
periqueguy (43)
★☆☆☆
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Full Tolerable to Strong

Based upon the reviews of others and the accolades I've heard, I really wanted to like this and other blends from McCelland. However, with all due respect, I find that many of the blends I've sampled have tasted bitter and left a ghost in my mouth as though I just took unflavored cough medicine.

2 people found this review helpful.

Nojoqui Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nojoqui (28)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I am in the process of going back to some of my old favorite tobaccos that I have stored away. This review concerns a four year old can of Frog Morton. This blend used to be a regular in my rotation a couple of years ago. I had to give this a try to see if I wanted to include it in my lineup again. Except for Squadron Leader, I usually reserve my English blends for the evening. Frog Morton was one, if we can call it an English blend (?), that I enjoyed any time of the day. I now find my all day smokes to be either Squadron Leader, Stratford, or Barbary Coast. Somehow Frog Morton just can't get me to jump like it used to. I would finish my day with something like Dunhill's My Mixture 965 at that time. I might be primed for the Latakia with Froggy, but I could really enjoy it in 965 late in the day. Well, 965 isn't in my regular line up anymore, either. I will occasionally pop a tin of the old Dunhill stuff now and then, for a treat. My evenings are usually spent with Durbar, Nightcap,Esoterica's Penzance, Balkan Sasieni, or, if I would like a Virginia/Perique blend...Haddo's Delight. Frog Morton is a great all day smoke, however. It doesn't overpower you. It's great to hand to a piper who want to make the switch from aromatics to English blends. Some will stay within this "pergatory" of tobacco styles, but others will move in another direction to satify their tastes. I moved on. Even a can as old as mine doesn't excite me even if it burns cool and dry without a hitch. If you are a new English smoker I would give this a four star rating. It won't challenge you. Well, it doesn't challenge me, either. I'll step my rating down a notch to three stars simply because Frog Morton doesn't offer me the complexity that I am looking for. I didn't spend my time describing the experience of smoking Frog Morton because so many others have so well. Still, I would recommend that all who haven't tried Frog Morton should give it a whirl.

2 people found this review helpful.

Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Appearance: Very dark leaf throughout, with little variation from dark brown to almost dead black. Looks like Black Cavendish and Latakia, nothing else. Right from the can, it was more moist than I like. It showed no tendency to dry out in the air.

Aroma: Very smoky and somewhat sweet. I could not determine what aroma what present, but it is definitely an aromatic crossover.

Packing: Best done with a light touch, or it will not burn.

Lighting: Took flame well enough when packed properly, nohing unusual.

Initial flavor: Just like the aroma, the Latakia predominates, with a sweet background. Because of the flavoring, I don?t taste any Virginia or Turkish.

Mid-bowl: The flavor does not vary as I progress hrough the bowl. Monochromatic is one word word for it, BORING is another. It does smoke dry and cool, though.

Finish: Still boring, leaves a dry ash but also leaves its aoma in the pipe.

Summary: If you are looking for a crossover, then it would be worth a try. The quality is there, but it is just not my style.

2 people found this review helpful.

Sceny Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sceny (66)
★★★★
Mild Medium Full Strong

This is clearly my favorite McClelland blend, and most likely my favorite English all-day smoke. Mellow and smooth, I find that I don't need to be careful at all with this blend; it is among the most tongue-bite-free tobaccos I've ever tried. On opening the tin, the odor is clearly that of a full English blend: I like it, but some may not. The tobacco is moist-looking and dark black, with a small percentage of lighter brown flecks here and there. It packs well and lights easily, despite the apparently high level of moisture. I choose a 1/2 bent Peterson with a P-lip for the first test of this blend, a pipe that works well for me with Latakia mixes in general. The first third of the bowl is very enjoyable; the Latakia is very strong but not overwhelming, and the smoke is totally cool, thick, and mellow. The other tobacco present is not totally drowned out, but still plays only a secondary role to that of the nutty, rich Latakia. Be warned, however, that non-smokers in the room may not appreciate the strong Latakia smell! In the second third, the high moisture catches up with me a bit, and I need to use a pipe cleaner in the stem once or twice. The same rich, cool smoke is there, however, and the flavor is mild but complex, as with the first third. In the last third, the moisture remains present, and the very bottom of the bowl is tough to keep lit because of it. I really want to, though! The smoke is just as cool and flavorful right to the bottom. I probably smoke more of this blend than any other. If you enjoy a rich, flavorful, yet cool English blend, this is the one for you. The only complaint I have is with the moisture, and that may be a problem only with this particular pipe. Regardless, the taste makes fighting to the very bottom of the bowl worth it. UPDATE: I've found that, if I leave the tin open for several weeks, the moisture problems gradually improve a great deal. The pipe selection also seems to have an effect; the Peterson gurgled worse than several of my other pipes.

2 people found this review helpful.

JustinCarcerated Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JustinCarcerated (54)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

The original toad, refined as he appears, is good stuff. My tin was 2 years in the cellar, and to me the tin note was rich,.Lat-heavy, but lacking the distinctive MacCatsup scent one expects from McC. Earthy yes, but nicely so.

The cut appears a coarse ribbon, with larger chunks of stoved Latakia overshadowing blonde Vas. It seemed dry to me, which was perfect for the first few bowls but required hydration 1/2 way through the tin.

Tasty it is, the original...reminded me of a rougher version of Legends -a top 10 toby that one is! Some harshness, or perhaps -a missing roundness occurs late in the bowl. I find for me packing this tightly seems to slow down the burn, enhancing the taste.

Better to me than his trip to my stomping grounds down here, but not as good as when he's out in the Quarter, I still have 2 to check out. Kudos to McClelland on their entire Craftbury Collection, worth a look, all of them.

Pipe Used: Dedicated English midsized briars

Age When Smoked: 24 months

Purchased From: P&C.com

Similar Blends: Legends derivative.

1 person found this review helpful.

SteveH Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteveH (28)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Dark brown and (predominantly) black. Smell: molasses. This is a smooth, medium strength, reasonably full-bodied, well-rounded latakia mixture, with hints of leather, molasses and especially blackcurrant. It is a beautiful smoke. I also love the label art of this and the other froggies, pace emmbee.

Pipe Used: Invicta Dublin (and many others)

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: 4noggins

Similar Blends: The other Frog Mortons.

1 person found this review helpful.

TnRooster Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TnRooster (15)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This tobacco is simple and delicious. Full yet mild is what it says on the tin. That's true in that it's pleasantly mild, not harsh, yet it's full enough that you feel satisfied from the smoke. The latakia comes through very nice. I get some acidity and something else my taste buds can't quite pinpoint. Some people complain it's one- dimensional, but I think that's the point. FM is meant to be enjoyed without having to think about it. Let your mind wander while FM relaxes you for the journey. Easily an all day smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

Kerpap Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kerpap (12)
★★★★
Mild Extremely Mild Full Pleasant

I have been a fan of Frog Morton's Cellar for a while now and after reading the reviews I decided to give the original a try. It is a very mild tobacco with a HUGE Latakia hit. its a sharp Latakia with notes of cedar wood and other earthy tones. From what I gather, it is Latakia and Virginia however I did not detect Virginia at all in fact I think it is Oriental not Virginia (I could be wrong). Tin note: is mildly sweet similar but less intense then the Cellar counterpart but with the same WHAM BAM Latakia. Room note is great in fact it got a thumbs up perfect 10 from the wife which is almost unheard of.

for fans of Latakia this is a great blend (other than smoking pure Latakia)

Pipe Used: Peterson System Standard XL305, Savanelli 401

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: McClelland bulk Latakia + McClelland blended turkish ribbon., Frog Morton's Cellar.

1 person found this review helpful.

Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (525)
★☆☆☆
Mild Medium Very Mild Pleasant

I want to like Frog Morton. Smells wonderful in the tin, and I'm told the sidestream smell is nice. But ultimately FM fails to deliver the goods. Very dull, uninteresting flavor. The latakia doesn't have the dense, pungent fragrance that you find in other English mixtures, and unfortunately this substandard lat flavor is all there is. You don't taste anything else. No orientals to lend it breadth or spice, no rich Virginias for balance and sweetness. Might as well suck on a charcoal bricquet.

Pipe Used: Briar and cob

1 person found this review helpful.

crackonosh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
crackonosh (7)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Well, this is probably not very fair, but I am writting a review on 16 years old Frog Morton, acquired on eBay a few months ago. Maybe it’s the years of storage, maybe it’s all about the American type of blend, which is quite hard to get here in Europe. But this tin of Frog Morton is totally different from all English/Scottish/Italian/whatever latakia blends I have tried so far. Broad cut, very dark in colour, featuring rich and deep aroma, pleasantly salty and sour in taste. In fact, the taste is so unique, so incomparable to other latakia blends, that I plan to get as much as possible tins for storage.

Age When Smoked: 16

Purchased From: eBay

1 person found this review helpful.

ctyankeepiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ctyankeepiper (13)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Having only smoked aromatics sense starting pipe smoking, I decided this past spring to make the move over to English blends. I decided to give the frog on a log a try sense everyone recommended it to me. The tin aroma kind of threw me off at first sense I was not use to the smell of latikia, but I quickly got over it. From 1st light to last puff it was very smooth and cool smoking. The taste was very nice, and the room note I found fantastic. This has very quickly became my all time favorite tobacco, and find myself grabbing this over my other tobaccos. Only drawback, my girlfriend hates the room note and kicks me out to the patio when I smoke it. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll have a bowl right now.

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Thunktank Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Thunktank (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Easy to pack, easy to light, stays lit and tastes great! It has a wonderful balance of sweet and smokey spice that often inclines this smoker to have another bowl right away.

It has a lower nicotine content which has it's advantages at times. It is a great go to blend that can be smoked all day.

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SirLoirn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SirLoirn (126)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Tin: 90% black, 10% brown, having a very light sweet English accent; a light Latakia smell, not the patent McClelland "ketchup" odor. The cut is wide thick ribbon, not flake. Something makes it rather sticky.

Packing & Lighting: It packs easily, like FMATP. Not real easy to get lit. Several relights are required, puffing to keep it lit, and it still leaves dottle. There is moisture in the pipe. With undried Froggie, some mouth scour is produced, but no tongue bite.

Left to dry overnight, it is partially dry and still a little sticky, hinting at a fair amount of additive. But, it then tends to burn all the way down with one relight.

Taste & Aroma: There's not much Latakia here. FM is not a full or rich Latakia blend, yet is "mild, smooth, and dark." Upon first light, there is a nice velvety or creamy quality, which hints at a coolness like a mint, with a nice low smoky touch from the Latakia.

Mid-bowl: Very light nutty chocolate taste and aroma, from flavoring and stoving, with a peppery feel.

Nicotine: Mild

Room Note: Excellent

Overall: A very light, sweet nutty chocolate taste and aroma. A mild, lightly sweet and smoky blend, arising from the Cavendish and Latakia. Not nearly as sweet as FMATP. Using it undried, mouth scour occurs, otherwise easily smoked all day.

If Dunhill's EM or Nightcap are to robust due to Latakia, FM makes a much lighter choice. This would be classed as an aromatic English hybrid.

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DoctorThoss Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DoctorThoss (144)
★★★☆
Extremely Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Update: This blend has grown on me tremendously over the past few months. After ditching cigarettes, my taste buds seem to be able to appreciate this blend without furiously puffing on it, which means there is absolutely no tongue bite associated with this blend. Very few mixtures have NO bite in my book (Old Joe Krantz, Gatlin-Burley, Carter Hall are the others), so that's a big plus here. Also, the taste seems to have improved, putting it at the top of my English rotation. It's nowhere near as complex as Odyssey or rich like Westminster or Penzance, but Frog Morton doesn't try to be like any of those. It's just a straightforward English that's easy to smoke and appreciate. As others have noted, this is perfect as an introduction to Latakia, but I'd go further and say this is also excellent for "experienced" smokers who can still appreciate something simple. My one complaint is that it seems to have close to zero nicotine, but others will probably consider that a plus.

Original review: On the one hand, this tobacco has a wonderful flavor and (for a latakia-based blend) a pretty good aroma. On the other, it's FAR too mild for me. Although this blend seems to be "bite free" for many smokers, I've roasted my tongue on it several times because the flavor is so weak that I end up puffing far too hard in the vain hope of actually getting a full-bodied taste from it. Also, there are far too many humectants (or something) on this leaf -- I've had one tin open for more than three months now and it's still overly moist. To be fair, though, I'll again emphasize how pleasant the taste is. The VAs are top-notch and possess a lot of sweetness, and the latakia is quite smooth. I mixed some FM with some burley and the batch is currently aging. Hopefully, the burley will give this tobacco enough "kick" to be satisfying while preserving something of the original taste. This is probably good for those who are just beginning to sample latakia and/or don't like much in the way of nicotine.

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gnossos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gnossos (39)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

This is maybe a solid 2.5 - it's just a little too sicky sweet for my tastes really. It's not bad - it smokes real well, not too hard to light (might want to let a bowlfull air out a bit before lighting up if you just got the tin, though).

It's generally OK but like I said - a little too sicky sweet for me. I had to pick up a tin to see what the fuss was about - heard so much about it - but overall I think that Penzance is my true blue as far as blends strong in latakia go.

The side stream smoke is, however, quite pleasant on the nostrils. A 2 star rating might be rather harsh. Perhaps by the time I finish off this tin my mind will change (I've only smoked about six bowls of the stuff, suppose my review should be taken with a grain of salt.)

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caddad Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
caddad (53)
★★☆☆
Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong

I remember my first tin of Frog Morton . I was new to Latikia, I think Crowning achievement was my first of this type and FM was next in line. It was January and my passion for the leathery taste of the new tobacco was at a peak. I smoked three tins of this in a row and I remember thinking I would never smoke anything else ! But by the fourth tin something strange happened. It was a though I had become immune. Suddenly it seemed bland and I decided to move on and I have never returned. I think I just over dosed on this very monochromatic blend but it was nice while it lasted. If you have never tried it you should , it?s still a very good memory for me.

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Cashmere Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cashmere (11)
★☆☆☆
Medium Extra Strong Medium Tolerable to Strong

As numerous reviewers have said, Frog Morton is a great cross-over blends from aromatics:

If you've been smoking aromatic burley blends flavored with Elmer's Glue or melted Saran Wrap, and are looking for a Latakia-based blend with the same flavoring, you'll really enjoy Frog Morton. The gummy, melted plastic taste comes through clearly, with a nice low smokey note from the Latakia.

Based on its reviews and my experience with other McClelland blends, I was very eager to try Frog Morton. Well, I've tried it, and it's hands-down the worst tobacco I've ever put in a pipe.

As others have said, this is a "love it or hate it" tobacco. I agree.

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Semois Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Semois (18)
★★☆☆
Very Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

I was lucky that a friend of mine payed a visit to New-York a week ago, so I could lay my hands on some tobacco's, that are not available in Belgium.

Frog Morton is a very seductive Latakia-blend, but it lacks the complexity of London Mixture or Nightcap. In contrast to the overwhelming scent, the taste is very mild and discrete. A tobacco for quiet evenings, not asking too much attention but simply present as the blackbird singing on the roof.

I love it, but you musn't expect sensations that it can't give.

So 2 stars or 3 ? A bit difficult, but as giving stars means that you also have a certain responsability towards others .... (the recommendation ....) I stick to 2, because there is always a change that some would be disappointed about the lack of character.

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Professor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Professor (67)
★★☆☆
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

In my reviews, I have never used the word 'mellow' to describe a tobacco--until now. McClelland's Frog Morton, my final stop in this anuran series, is initially a mellow smoke. With that said, it is nothing special and 'mellow' as a descriptive is not actually favourable. The appearance of this weed is mostly dark leaf (the curious moist quality of which reminds me of the general quality of many aromatics). About half way through the bowl, the mellowness fades and is replaced by a peppery flavour that is nauseating. I have tried Frog Morton in different pipes (large and small) with the same sickening results. Conclusively, I am not fond of the 'Frog Morton' series even now finding 'on the Town' much less enjoyable than my initial review indicated. I suppose that I will try this again (if only in the form of Hartwell's Chesdin Mixture that I hear is Frog Morton relabelled). This is realistically a one-star tobacco, but in comparison to the rest of the series it is a tad better than 'on the Bayou' hence the two stars (even though I cannot, in good consciousness, recommend it).

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Beer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Beer (297)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I don't usually like light english blends: even when I would like an all day latakia mixture, I really can't stand those mild products with little latakia, lots of cavendish and little taste. I find stuff like Old Dublin, Celebrated Sovereign and Highland Targe extremely boring, and I downright despise these blends. You can understand how my hopes for Frog Morton were extremely low... and that's where I was pleasantly surprised! I won't digress long on the characteristics of this blend, as many other reviews here pointed them out precisely. The only difference is that I don't find it exceedingly moist. As soon as you light it up, you are welcomed by a thick smoke which nonetheless is not overwhelming, and has a rich velvety, creamy, quality. The Latakia is clearly present, but nicely rounded and integrated into the other ingredients in a perfect whole. You can feel its smokiness, but wrapped in a soft sweetness that never fails to caress tongue and palate. Sometimes you can almost feel chocolate notes, and a refreshing effect: I doubt there is menthol as someone hinted, anyway. Surely a merit of the processing (stoving?) more than of the ingredients or flavoring agents. You can hardly feel a harsh note, something that goes out of the chorus: it is a truly beautifully integrated whole. Sometimes you can get the impression that it lacks in body (especially in some pipes, even from the same brand: I have smoked it in three Dunhills from different years, one Savinelli and one Castello, and the taste was best in a Dunhill bruyere from the early '80s). It does indeed, but the taste is nice nonetheless. It is somewhat reminiscent of the orange-topped Ashton Type 2 in cut and flavor, but better. As an all-day smoke, it doesn't tire the mouth and never cloys, yet providing more satisfaction than I can get from other lighter latakia mixtures: it won't become anyway an all-day, every-day blend for me. That's because it does become very soon boring (and the initial impression of sweetness is reduced once you get used to it) if not alternated with some stronger/different blends (and it certainly won't replace the equally sweet but tastier Mephisto or London Mixture in my rotation). Anyway, it's what actually comes closer to my idea of a fine lighter latakia mixture, and to be honest I finished my tin in a matter of few days!

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Paladin1940 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Paladin1940 (4)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

After a nice steak dinner with a good Merlot, I opened my first tin of Frog Morton to sample what others had such widely varying views on. I noted a black, oily, flake with a few light specs, and a gentle aroma of Latakia. Upon lighting up, however, my taste buds tingled with what I can only describe as a "rich" flavor. It reminded me of my first sip of Lagavullin...loaded with smoky peat, and my favorite single malt to this day. The Frog smoked cool, and surprisingly stayed lit longer than expected, although reliights became more frequent farther into the bowl. This is my third English blend, and while I really liked Rennaisance, this seems richer at the moment. I have been smoking Mel Feldman's Civil War earlier today while breaking in a new pipe, so I swithced to a Meerschaum to try this. Whatever the reason, this was the perfect after dinner flavor...rich and satisfying, to me. I will be looking forward to more of the same. UPDATE: I have finished my first tin of Frog Morton, and ordered more. I have tried this in several pipes, and enjoyed the consistent result in each. It continues to deliver a mild, consistent flavor without being harsh or bitey. Having sampled several English blends, this one continues to deliver for me, and I highly recommend it.

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SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Very Mild Full Tolerable

Upon opening the tin I noticed the smell of vinegar. Then when I put my nose closer, I smelled latakia, and not much else. The tobacco is in long strands, so it was a bit of trouble to pack. Nothing terrible however. It was a bit moist, but it fired up just fine. It has a strong, smokey,slightly sweet flavor, with hints of chocolate. No bite whatsoever. It has a very mild nicotine strength. The flavor is a bit monochromatic to me. Towards the end of the bowl I notice the vinegar smell in the room note, as well as the smoke. I will finish the tin I have, but this stuff is just too plain for me.

Addendum: I have smoked this one a while now, and it has all the charm of vinegar soaked charcoal. Smoking it is a bit like kissing the bottom of my barbeque grill...

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Montague Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Montague (32)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Frog Morton, a member of McClelland?s Craftsbury collection, is considered an all day English smoking tobacco.

The pouch aroma is full, smooth, and rich with a smoky-sweet fragrance. This blends satisfying aroma foreshadows a well-aged and well-married tobacco blend. The Frog Morton blend utilizes, Virginia, Oriental, and Latakia tobaccos; with the majority of the composition being that of Latakia. Although considered by most to be an English blend, Frog Morton probably includes a slight casing of some sort.

Frog Morton has a beautiful ribbon cut of black and brown colored tobaccos, which are sparsely peppered with specks of yellow. This blend is quite moist yet not to the degree in which it would impart a residue upon the fingers when handled. This blend packs readily.

The initial lighting is performed easily and without an issue. A second light is rarely needed with this tobacco. The smoking aroma is smooth and pleasant enough considering this is a heavily Latakia ladened blend.

The strength of this tobacco is medium with a medium-mild taste. Frog Morton blend, simply stated, has no bite whatsoever. This unique characteristic aids in defining the blend as an all day smoke.

In closing, the Frog Morton blend is a dear favorite of mine and I always ensure that I have at least a pipe jar of it on hand.

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mesacactus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mesacactus (21)
★☆☆☆
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong

I just don't get it. Either you like English blends, or you don't. I have heard this blend called a "cross over blend" for those who want to try Latakia. I'm not one to avoid a blend that uses Latakia to spice things up a bit. But, when you take it, and place a casing on it, and try to pass yourself off as an English blend, then I have a problem. I know that McClellend itself does not call it an English blend, but it seems that many people who come into my local tobacconist ask for it as an English blend. I think that whoever first blended Frog Morton, did so in an attempt to have the best of both worlds. Aromatic, and English. However as with all compromises, you get something that just does not work. This tobacco does not work. Because of the heavy use of Latakia, and flavor casing, you get two tastes competing for your pallet. I love English blends, and I like aromatics, just don't mix em. I think I could get better results by mixing Captain Black, with Old Ironsides, but why would I want too?

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fourshephards Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fourshephards (51)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I( feel like the pariah here. I just don't get the fascination with FM. I have tried it several times and find it monochromatic and (ducking) quite boring. Yes, it is a fair latakia blend but there are so many others out there that are superior to this. Every time I smoked this I found my tongue would become numb. Could it be a chemical reaction to a different body chemistry? Sure. Will I buy any more of this? Nope.

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lustra Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lustra (170)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Frog Morton is a good choice for the smoker just starting with English blends because it just can't seem to bite, is nice and mild, has a bit of sweetness to it. I suspect most smokers won't stay with it in the long run, though, as they find blends with more interesting flavors and complexity. I have never been able to get this stuff to dry out, so even though it never bites, it is always goopy and prone to gurgle. This blend is also so mild that I often smoke a bowl and think OK, that was good, now I want to smoke some pipe tobacco. There may not even be any nicotine in this stuff, I don't know. In summary, good as a first English, but not any kind of benchmark.

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CJ Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CJ (45)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable

I would have to generally agree with most of the reviews listed here for Frog Morton. It is an extremely smooth and light English blend with hardly any tendency towards bite. However, for my taste, it is too mild. I do not mean mild in taste, but I do mean mild in sensory perception. I can taste the ingredients, but I can't feel the smoke in my mouth. It is like biting into a steak that feels like a marshmallow. It is like eating without the need to chew. It appears to be completely nicotine free if that is possible. My tin was fairly dry, but it still took many relights to reach the bottom of the bowl. All that being said, I can see where this would be perfect for the first time trial of an English blend, or for one attempting to switch from aromatics to non aromatics.. It won't knock you out, but it will give you the beginning of the taste of an English mixture. It would come in handy if one desired to smoke after and while having tongue bite. I do feel that once one becomes accustomed to a more stout English mixture, one would not find this as satisfying or fulfilling in comparison.

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fortezero Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fortezero (11)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

This was one of my very first latakia/VA blends, and I'm glad that it was. Its flavor is very nice, very rich, and one that I can definately see turning the aromatic smoker onto more rich, delicate mixtures of finer tobaccos. As one pops the top, the delicious aroma almost fills the room. I find no hint of the infamous "McClelland's Stench" about this blend, and thats quite a blessing. However, like most every other McC blend in the universe, it is perpetually moist. One might like to leave the tin open for about an hour before dipping in to fill a pipe, but honestly, I love this stuff so much that the extra moisture doesn't bother me at all. The packing is nice and easy because of the small cuts of tobacco. As flame hits the top, a wonderful flavor imparts itself to the user, and because of the moisture, generally manages to extinguish itself within a minute. This is just as well, so I tamp and relight. Again, this is a very -very- moist tobacco. Relights are frequent at the top of the bowl, but as you finish the first 3rd, become almost nonexistant. This is a fairly one-dimensional smoke, but it is a wonderful flavored one-dimensional smoke. The richness of the latakia and is well managed by the snappy sweetness of virginia, and somehow, this blend smokes very COOL. I honestly have no idea how they manage, but the smoke's temperature seems almost cold to the tongue, either way, its definately interesting. The flavor stays constant down the bowl, but never loses its charm. I heartily recommend this tobacco to all pipesmokers to try at least once. Not everyone will like it, of course, but I find it a delightful smoke for all times of the day. Oh yeah, and it has a Frog smoking on the front.

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natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (36)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Not a bad blend. Has a nice flavor. Could use a little more latakia and nicotine. Cellar and On the town a little better, but this is better than across the pond.

Age When Smoked: New

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Stutter818 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stutter818 (38)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Smells like tangy BBQ brisket! Peppery, smokey, so good and delicious. It was my first non aromatic blend to try. Tin smelled so distinct when I smelled it for the first time. It was awesome! Smooth and cool smoke - I find it doesn't change from beginning of bowl to end which is nice. However, I do prefer FM Cellar now over this one.

Pipe Used: Peterson billiard

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars online.

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TheWoodwose Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TheWoodwose (17)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend hardly needs another review but here it is anyway.

I am about half way through the tin (50 grams) and it has been open for about 2 months. The moisture level was moist upon opening. It really hasn't dried much at all in that time (propylene glycol anybody?). It still smokes well though, if needing a few relights. The flavor is pretty much just latakia though you can tell it is being mellowed out by the other leaf.

I have also smoked on the Bayou and Cellar and for me, this comes in second place. It is a good mellow smoky, well smoke. I kind of wish I had tried this one first before trying the others though, just so I had a point of reference (I was still pretty new to lat blends at the time).

I give it a solid 3 stars. I can't give it higher though because, for a latakia mixture, there are betters out there. Boswells Northwoods, And Blue Mountain Pipe Tobacco are similar blends but better than this one. It is a bit too mellow and balanced for my taste. The orientals in Blue Mountain add spice where this blend starts to lose flavor past the middle of the bowl. Northwoods sits a bit heavier on the palate and has more earthiness.

That said, I DO like this blend a lot and for me the smell of this is really nice (I doubt a non-pipesmoker would like this but it really is a nice fragrant latakia mixture. It just isn't good enough to hit that 4th stat.

Pipe Used: Savinelli bent Dublin, T. Machelli Poker

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Savinelli dublin, T. Machelli Poker, Hackert Apple.

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TexasPipeGuy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TexasPipeGuy (6)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

My 1st smoke after giving up the hobby many years ago due to my lack of knowledge of pipe tobacco availability. I was smoking the Captain out of a Dr G. It was less than pleasant. I just recently became interested in giving it another try. So I went to the local tobacco shop and after reading reviews decided I wanted to try this stuff as it was not an aromatic, which I associated with tongue bite. ( I have now found a few aros that do not bite). Anyways, this tobacco was a great re-into to pipe smoking. When I opened the tin I was quite nervous about my purchase. The tin note is very strong and I just though oh man, if captain bit my tounge, this is going to nuke it. But I said what the hec and gave it a go. I was pleased to find the opposite true. Great smoke. Nice and cool with no bite. Great flavor. A little strong on the room note to smoke inside but it is not horrible.

Pipe Used: Nording Bent

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin

Purchased From: The Briar Shoppe

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Malus Rex Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Malus Rex (9)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Perhaps what stands out most about this blend is the balance. A well rounded blend with character. Personally, I found this another great blend for developing my palate. As I would contemplate this complexity of each draught I could easily pick out the notes & melodies this little frog was singing to me. Yes, I was introduced to the distinct "ketchup" odor many have described but not deterred.

I did find that packing this slightly looser than other blends did help the over all burn quality & flavor development through the bowls. Also, I found that it smoked better in straight billiards compared to my preferred bent bulldogs or rhodesians. Lighting was easy & quick since this was a little drier in the tin than most blends I've smoked to this point. Enjoy this slowly & savor it with all the good things in life.

Pipe Used: briars, & meerschaum

Age When Smoked: 18 months

Purchased From: local tobacconist shop

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balkan_boy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
balkan_boy (30)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Nuff is said about this outstanding wonderful blend. The only thing about it I don't like is the tin smell. Even this one has a hint of the ketchup aroma all McClelland blends have. But this may be the only negative if at all. Also it may be a little bit too lite for my taste, not suitable for an evening smoke, but perfect for an everyday smoke. Every time I smoke it, it's awesome.

I recommend this to everybody. Try it, you can't go wrong. You'll be returning for some more.

Pipe Used: Briars

Age When Smoked: 4 months

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

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Tplumm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tplumm (21)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

I really tried to be unmotivated by the packaging for this blend, but even if it did contribute to the positive bias I have for this blend it in know way makes this any less of a quality tobacco. This is a really great English blend and always leaves me satisfied. This was my "Damascus Road" tobacco; That turning point in a lot of pipe smokers career were you make that permanent transition to English over Aromatics. Well, maybe not entirely, but it is some great tobacco. Give some a try.

Pipe Used: Brog Bulldog, Savinelli Baronet EX

Age When Smoked: Not aged

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

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Ethan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ethan (34)
★★★★
Medium Mild Full Tolerable

This was the 3rd latakia blend i have tried. The first being Dunhill EMP, the second Nightcap, then this. I like The EMP which is surprising because i smoke mostly aros. After that i wanted to try a full english blend so i got some nightcap and i liked that as well but can't smoke a lot at one time or it will put me out! Then i tried Frog Morton...... what a perfect blend! I can't leave this stuff alone. I am half way trough my first 50G tin and i have already ordered 2 100G tins. I find myself craving the sweet smokey flavor of this blend every day. Frog Morton instantly went straight to the top of my list of favorite blends, and will be hard to dethrone this one for me. I have a few other tins of different tobaccos i haven't even tried yet because i reach for this first. No matter if your an english blend person or an aromatic blend person this one is a must try!

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DottleDropper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DottleDropper (1)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

The day was long and my body was tired. I come home to a cozy house with the fireplace rolling. Out my front window I can see out across the Utsalady Bay and to the far side stands Mount Baker with her snowy top. It was time to smoke a pipe on my front porch and further take in the peaceful and serene view. What to smoke? There's no rush. My mood is relaxed and I'm yearning for a smokey drag. I search my ammo can where I keep my tobacco tins stored. Ahhhh yes. A Mcclelland. Frog Morton. I crack open the can and breathe in its fiery smokey aroma. Deeper in I breathe and there's a alfalfa sent with horse pasture note. There's also a hint of something you can't place your finger on. Maybe a smooth gentle fishy note? Nonetheless it is alluringly pleasant. I pack my dedicated Latakia Savinelli Straight in my religious technique as I always do. Not too tight or loose. Upon first light the Latakia is flowing heavy over the palate. Reminiscent of Dunhills Night Cap but not as strong. The Frog Morton is full bodied and smooth. Consistent. It makes me eager to try out the other Frog Blends. As I mentioned before, there is an underlying fish note that I absolutely adore. A fun blend when you want a break from something as beastly as the Nightcap. Silk and smoke. Awesome. Mcclelland Frog Morton.

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Mr.MeerBill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr.MeerBill (35)
★★☆☆
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

light English blend not a huge amount of flavor if you like McClelland English blends (I don't) check it out

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zachchandler92 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
zachchandler92 (5)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable

This is proof that you need a good pipe to fully appreciate a blend.

Tin note: Typical English smell and McClelland vinegar.

Room note: definitely English. Not a real crowd pleaser.

First light: mild, light campfire taste

On the re-light, the flavor definitely picked up. Very full mouth feel. Doesn't bite, but not what I'd call a cool smoke - even in a churchwarden.

Overall: a good, solid English blend. Taste is pretty ubiquitous, but the mouth feel is really what makes this stand out.

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mdnyc71 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mdnyc71 (22)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Medium Tolerable

Frog Morton was the first English style blend I enjoyed. There is quite a bit of smokey Latakia flavor without being overwhelming. I found this blend to need a bit of drying or it could be a little rough on my tongue. If you want just a bit more strength and flavor try From Morton on the Bayou. As far as I can tell, it is the exact same blend but with Perique. I've tried all of the the 'Frogs' and find them very similar.

The bottom line is that this probably won't appeal to long-time latakia fans who are looking for a complex smoke. If you're looking for a simple, all-day, English style blend you should try one of the Frog Mortons.

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Kevfoong Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kevfoong (6)
★★★★
Mild Very Mild Medium Tolerable

This is the 2nd Frog Morton I tried. I can't tell the difference between Frog Morton & Frog Morton Cellar. Both taste the same to me and I like it both very much. Will try out other series of Frog Morton as well as I believe they won't let you down.

Currently I have burn down 25g, will get another tin for sure.

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Cosmicfolklore Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cosmicfolklore (5)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

This is the first of the Froggy series that I've tried, but of all of the other Englishes that I've tried (which isn't too many)the latakia in this one is different (and I assume this is where the bbq flavor some have mentioned comes from). I do enjoy this one when outside in the garden or out fishing, so the little ladies don't run me out of the house with brooms or frog gigs. Definitely a mix that will earn you a little respite from the non-pipers. My dog even looks at me funny when I kick out the first puff. I will keep smoking this, and think about it a little more...

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Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (525)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Not my cup of tea. Very mild, latakia light, if you will. Had some burning issues which were cleared up by drying. I am just really turned off by the ketchup tin aroma and for me it does translate into the smoke somewhat. I have heard some say this is the natural fermentation of the weed, but given that so many other tobaccos do not smell this way, I'm skeptical. I love the Tolkien reference though and wonder if Bilbo would like this blend?

Peace to all the sisters and brothers of the leaf.

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Landon Colby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Landon Colby (2)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The tin note is pleasant, smells like a smokey/sweet BBQ sauce. And the cut is that kind of rough/chunky McClelland style "ribbon". Upon lighting up my first bowl I got great flavors, the smokey sweet BBQ sauce smell translates into the smoke, and doesn't have the vinegar or ketchup smell as McClelland usually has...But I can't get over the slight soapy taste it has. Its the same soapy taste you'd get with certain aromatic blends, but slapped on top a mildly sweet, smokey latakia english blend. Which is a bummer for me because I love the underlying flavor...I'll keep going through the tin and maybe I'll report back any findings soon..

So on that note, do I recommend this blend? Yes, because it has great flavors. BUT...you do need to look past a bit of a soapy taste that begins to fade nearing the end of the bowl.

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ascbear Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ascbear (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I tried all 5 Frog Mortons. I could not tell much difference between them. I really like the original Frog Morton (this one).

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mnadz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mnadz (35)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Fantastic. I know have two tobaccos I can stock all the time...this and Presbyterian. Fantastic Latakia blend that is smooth AND sweet. It has the punch of stronger blends with the sweetness of a straight Virginia. Unbelievable blend. A masterpiece!!!

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ScottishPiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ScottishPiper (3)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Full Pleasant to Tolerable

What more can be said than: WOW. Absolutely amazing blend, so smooth and sweet. Superb crossover blend.

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Buckeye Pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Buckeye Pipes (2)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

A little wet out of the tin, that is the only con about this tobacco. Has great taste and aroma.

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Passion Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Passion (28)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Strong

Every pipe smoker should start with this blend! Not hugely complex, but the VA and Lat play very nice together to round out a full flavor profile that isn't boring. Any english lover should try this if they haven't already. A cellar staple!

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pipeofbriaropenfire Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipeofbriaropenfire (9)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Wow! A Latakia blend I can smoke often. Complex smoke.

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tatersalad Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tatersalad (3)
★★★★
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

A wonderful mild English blend. Smokes cool and leaves little to no dottle, just fine white ash. No bite for me at all.

Good flavor, but easy going enough to be an all day smoke.

Very nice Latakia flavor, without being over powering. A very enjoyable smoke to be certain. This one will have a permanent place in the rotation.

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bteddy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bteddy (20)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Another non-aromatic standard that must be tried. Even though this is listed as a full latakia mixture, I am not sure that is appropriate. What I find is a very pleasant light English blend with depth - for lack of a better word. If you love your latakia, then this blend will be perfect to start the day, full of intrigue and rich enough to keep you coming back. Just got another two tins to be sure..

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arbor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
arbor (9)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This is the best English blend I've tried. I would recommend it to those who would like to try an English blend for the first time. I'll definately be trying the other Frog Morton Blends.

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FlatCapMatt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FlatCapMatt (19)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

I bought a tin of this, along with some Squadron Leader about a year ago for a first taste of an English blend. The first time I tried it, I didn't very much care for it.

Opening the tin, it smelled like smoky BBQ sauce. Fairly pleasant I suppose, but not what I was expecting a tobacco to smell like.

The taste was smooth, maybe even a bit soapy? Smoking it from a pipe that had never been cleaned with soap by the way. It just reminded me of soap, or some fragrance or something like that.

Tried it again just a few minutes ago and enjoyed my bowl. I still prefer aromatics at this stage, but this wasn't bad at all. The room note, as you'd expect is not that great. It would not pass the wife test. She would tolerate it, but not really like it.

I smoked this once in my shed, and for the next few days, the lingering smell of it wasn't very pleasant.

I'll finish my tin, but I may not be quick to buy more of it. Probably my English blend of choice right now, but again, I prefer aromatics.

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Dottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dottle (1)
★☆☆☆
Mild Strong Medium Tolerable

I was always a big fan of the Frog,,but that has changed.After purhasing several tins and enjoying this very tasty blend,I was slapped in the taste buds with a nasty tin of I dont know what it was,,but it wasnt the frog. The only way to describe the flavor was a rancid.soggy mix of 1Q and old socks. No latakia taste to speak of at all. So, good by old frog,,your not on my tad list any more.

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430pat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
430pat (39)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Just a wonderful blend good volume of smoke very enjoyable.Just a little to mild for me.

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cdcherry Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cdcherry (7)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Nice mild English blend. Good and light flavor, not overpowering. Latakia was there, but in a supporting role. Thats not a bad thing, especially if you want an all day blend. I really like nightcap, but i needed an every day blend, something that doesnt kick me in the skull. No offense Dunhill. I don't smoke for/crave the N factor and dont like feeling lightheaded. We have whiskey for that.

Very nice mellow, earthy and slightly smoky/salty flavor to it. Seems to stay lit pretty well, although im a compulsive relighter and dont give it a chance to go out. Very unique mouth feel, but not in a bad way. Absolutely no tongue bite whatsoever. Caresses the tongue and leaves a weird and somehow pleasant tingle. Again not bad, just the first time I've come across it.

Smokes cool. Huffed on it pretty good just to test it out, and was very happy. A huge plus for me because i tend to get carried away.

All together, 4 stars to the Frogmakers for nailing what they wanted to nail with this one. Its a different sort of blend, and I can't nail it down, but whatever it is its got it. All day every day for sure, if thats what you do. Maybe not for you if you prefer your tobac to kick you in the yoohoos. But thats not my cup of tea.

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burlockChromes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
burlockChromes (1)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

When i opened my first tin of FM the tin note was quite invasive on my sense of smell. very smoky and thick smelling. i was apprehensive packing my first bowl of the dark oily ribbons but i found the entire bowl to be quite mild and tasty leaving behind a very mellow and tolerable room note that stuck around for a better part of the day. i left the rest of my tin out to dry a little and it only got better. all in all i would recommend a tin of FM to anyone looking for a nice mild and relaxing smoke. it burned nice , slow and even with absolutely no bite.

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CochenBallstein Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CochenBallstein (10)
★★★★
Very Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Frog Morton remains one of my favorite tobaccos of all time, even though my preference has grown for something a bit stronger in the Latakia department. I highly recommend this because it is THE epitome of a "gateway weed"; that weed being Latakia. When I first tried an English blend I went for some of the strongest blends available and that was a huge mistake because I thought I would never grow to like them. Years later I tried Frog Morton and with just a hint, a perfect hint, of Latakia I developed a taste for it. Sure, I eventually moved on to stronger blends, but that's not what this tobacco is about, nor does it ever try to be. Latakia, for most, is an acquired taste and Frog Morton is the perfect introduction to that extraordinary leaf. What separates Frog Morton from many other fine mild English blends is first: the absolute perfection of balance between the tobaccos, and second: the very high quality of leaf in the tin. When you smoke Frog Morton you know you are smoking a quality blend. Most highly recommend.

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TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (132)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

It is only out of respect of all the brethren that this does not get one star from me. Not that it really matters with nearly 250 reviews to date. I did not like this and this now makes 2 for 2 on frogs I don't like. (FMATP the other)

I think I just probably am not a fan of full english blends in general as I have yet to find one I really like. I also join the chorus lamenting the lack of nicotine with this and with McClelland in general.

The positive. The tin note is incredible. What do you get when you mix ketchup and smoke? BBQ sauce and this is exactly how it smells to me. I like this, several don't. It smokes slow and cool, perhaps cooler than any other smoke I have had. It is hard to even tell it is lit fromt he feel of the pipe. I imagine it would be hard to get a bite from this. Finally, the romm note. I had several people tell me they smelled nothing, which I take as good from a full english blend.

The bad. The taste doesn't do it for me. I find it just short of repulsive. I have yet to find anything from McClelland that isn't a straight Va that I like.

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Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (525)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

Let me start out by saying that I am a big fan of McClelland tobaccos English and Virginia tobaccos. Frog Morton however, is unusual and has some type of top note or casing. I was surprised to find that very few noticed this and pointed it out in their reviews. The flavoring is overwhelmingly sweet and isn't a flavor I care for. This is a very light English blend that aromatic smokers might enjoy but won't be enjoyable for English enthusiasts.

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ap Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ap (56)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Great Va/Lat smoke,extremely cool burning , mild and easy on the tongue, nicotine is on the light side and theres a little dottle left when you finish the bowl , but its a great tasting blend with an outstanding interplay of sweet/smoky flavor!

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Kleidophoros Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kleidophoros (12)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I smoked about 50grs of this out of a 100gr tin. Then I came here to check the reviews; I must have gotten a different tobacco. What I have is a coarse cut, extremely oily tobacco which is hard to light and keep lit. Maybe because I am smoking this in small/medium pipes?

Tin aroma is of course ketchup and almost overwhelming but upon lighting it has smoky, oily, leathery almost salty property while having a great taste. But low in nicotine, not my cup of tea really as I would like a bit more vit N.

A mild and low nicotine latakia blend which tastes great. If that's what you want; go wild!

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rafaelpnbsb Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rafaelpnbsb (5)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

My first blend with latakia and also my first non aromatic blend. I didn't know what I was missing. The tin note was very strange to me, I even thought I would not like it. But when I packed a bowl of this stuff and lit it, it was just awesome!

Highly recommended! Of course I'm a newbie at this kind of stuff, but I surely recommend it. I think every smoker should try it, except those who really hate latakia.

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alfa Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
alfa (6)
★☆☆☆
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong

try to compare this tobacco with almost same kind of GL Westminster, C&D Da Vinci or SG Esquadro Lieder and you will understand how bad is it.

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SBC Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SBC (20)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Strong

I spent the holidays trekking the Shire, and was given a bit of this lovely leaf by an old fisher-hobbit I met while camping one evening just south of The Water, as I journeyed west to visit an old friend in Michel Delving.

The burning characteristics are far more satisfactory than those of most blends: lights pretty easily, stays lit to the bottom of the bowl, and burns to a very fine, white ash. This alone makes for a pleasant smoking experience.

It's a nice, long smoke. Carve out plenty of time for a full bowl. And again, it's extremely low-maintenance for the duration. A good thinking tobacco.

It's quite cool as it burns. I tend to heat bowls a tad much, but that's not been a concern with Frog Morton. Again, this makes for a pleasant experience, as I don't have to give the pipe a rest.

The smoke is soft, though it seems to give my tongue a hint of tingle that I can't quite account for. That's not a complaint, though.

The flavor is very distinct, but very difficult to identify or describe. At first, I think “sweet-and-salty nuts.” But then I think “brine, but with sweetness.” But finally, and usually, I think “salty dried figs and salty dried plums.” Whatever the flavor is, it's very much there. And very good.

The only cons are slight:

[1] The room note is rather distasteful, according to my family. This is surprising given the pleasantness of the flavor.

[2] This blend consistently produce a noteworthy amount of gurgle.

Definitely worth trying.

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CGHurlburt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CGHurlburt (24)
★★★☆
Very Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Got my taste of Frog Morton today. I must say, this is the most mild latakia blend I've yet tried. I can certainly see why it is so popular.

Taste: Smooth and exceptionally mild latakia. Not a whisper of bite at all. Flavor doesn't knock you down like many stronger tasting latakia blends. It is very mild. Seeing how I cut my teeth on stronger latakia blends, I might spike this with some stronger smoke. Still, it is a very good smoke on its own.

Room note: Actually better than expected for a latakia blend. Besides being a mild tasting latakia blend, it also seems to have a more mild room note as well.

Final thoughts: I personaly like a slightly stronger smoke. There isn't any denying that this is a very good blend. It has a smoothness that is almost hard to believe. It is easy to see why many people recommend this as an introduction to English blends. I will certainly recommend it to anyone with an interest in latakia blends.

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LoneRider Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LoneRider (12)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

I have a new best friend and his name is Frog Morton :) Tin notes is fairly strong, but in a pleasing way. Upon lighting, the first thing that hit my tongue was an almost salty taste--very nice. The room note is medium-strong without being offensive. Froggy leaves a slightly salty aftertaste that seems to fit how it taseted. This will be in my rotation from now on. I just wish they made it in 1/2 pound or even one pound tins.

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unixhelp Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
unixhelp (7)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Tolerable

Nice burning, no bite, a great solid latakia....really froggin good!

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Callback Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Callback (3)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

My new favorite. Great smell when I opened the tin, better as I smoked. If you like Latakia you will definately like this blend. Very pleasant room note. I would recommend a bit of drying time before you light up.

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wenkrush Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
wenkrush (2)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

When you open this tin, you catch an aroma very similar to a crackling fire. For some, this might not be appealing. To me, it was like an open invitation. The smokey flavor of this blend is not for everybody, but it sure is for me. Recommended.

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Pipe Puffington Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe Puffington (17)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Great room note. But mild taste. Needs lots of dry time before sparking IMO.

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Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (525)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Plenty of latakia in this one. Lighter in nicotine and body and tot so mushroomy-earthy tasting as most traditional balkan blends.

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RyeWhiskey Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RyeWhiskey (43)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable

This is a great latakia blend. You honestly can't go wrong with the Frog. The blend is had some heft to the leaf so you can't really pack it well in a smaller pipe, this is meant for a medium to large pipe.

This blend burns cool, and you taste just tobacco and it has nothing fake in the 'baccy, casing wise. The tin-note is just a good earthen aroma of nice latakia. It smokes down to the heel with no wet dottle.

Another winner from McClelland in my pipe cellar.

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FarmerKevinDM Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FarmerKevinDM (1)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

My favourite mixture, and this by far. I'd tried a few other mixtures lately - Davidoff's English and Scottish, Peterson's Irish Oak, and the Presbyterian Mixture (which I also like), but this one is by far my favourite.As soon as I lit it, I thought, "I missed this stuff."

It comes in a tin, but it's not tightly packed like most tins, so you don't need to rub it out. Upon opening the tin, you notice straight away a spicy, almost leathery smell from the dark mixture of Latakia and Virginia leaves. But when you light it, there's a burst of sweet, mellow smoke, void of any artificial flavours. It burns cool, and the smoke is very mellow and relaxing. I don't have a wife to rate the room note, but my non-smoker brother-in-law said he really liked the smell, so I can safely call it pleasant. And the price was very reasonable, too. Perfect for sitting in an easy chair and reading. Smokes down to fine ash, with no gunk in the bottom of the bowl. This one is definitely worth trying.

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PIPE JACKAL Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PIPE JACKAL (5)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Stopped by the local shop to get some supplies,(pipe cleaners, tampers, etc..) and noticed a tin of Frog Morton sitting above the jars. I had read and been told it was an exceptional blend and decided to give it a try. As you might have heard it does have a full yet somehow mild taste to it, burns very well(maybe a little slower than your typical blend) and is rather even throughout the smoke session. I do believe this is an accquired blend however and will not be putting it in my rotation, it is just a bit salty for me.

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wekers Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
wekers (14)
★★★★
Very Strong Medium Very Full Extra Strong

Good English blend, burn so nice. But smoking slow, because is a strong tobacco or you will be dizziness. Peoples arround hates the smell that hangs in the air, i like is similar to that herb benzoinand you know latakia almost never bite tongue.I Recommend for lovers of strong latakia.

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Jallen49 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jallen49 (22)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

FM was always one of those blends that I never did get around to trying and that everyone always talked about. Well... I can see why they did.

A more "simple" blend, consisting only of Latakia (a healthy dose) and Virginias. Smokes cool, burns well, and is most satisfying. Really good smoky, earthy taste, coming from the Latakia of course, but cool at the same time.

I would say this is a very user friendly blend that one really can't go wrong with. If you haven't tried this blend yet and you even sorta like English/Latakia blends, I can confidently say that you are missing out on a good thing.

Most highly recommended.

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WinstonTones Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WinstonTones (3)
★★★★
Very Mild Medium to Strong Full Pleasant

I am in love. Bowl after bowl, it just keeps giving. I find myself sniffing the bowl in between puffs like some crack addict.

This is such a soft, delicate mixture that even inhaling the smoke only caresses the sense and deepens the enjoyment of the experience.

A keeper.

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A Northern Breed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
A Northern Breed (16)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Great tobacco here. Love the presentation of the tin, and especially the little drawing of Frog Morton. Overall glad to have purchased it (also purchased the Across the Pond version of the Frog).

As noted, presentation is pretty good. I like the illustration, but I'm not wild about these tins with the plastic lids and all. I rather prefer the sort that have metal lids and a vacuum seal rather than plastic and a metal seal. But oh well. The stuff is loose in the tin, so it's almost like a little jar, and it's a real course cut, but I like it. Fantastic aroma! I love a good Latakia, so this one is just great. Packs pretty easily, although it can be a bit tough to get that perfect balance of loose at the bottom and then tighter as you go up. Not bad though.

The smoke is so COOL with this stuff! It's unreal! I like to let a bit of smoke drape out of my mouth and into my nose, and this stuff never even tingled my nose when I did that. No moisture release at all, just cool burning, no matter how fast I smoked it. I wish McClelland would teach everyone how to make tobacco burn so cool. The taste is gentle yet bold Latakia and just very creamy and tasty. I really enjoy smoking the Frog. I have an issue with the nicotine content though; it's far too low for an English. Why is Dunhill the only company that understands how to put some nicotine in a mixture. Peterson does in some of theirs, but Dunhill is nice and stout. For instance, I would smoke McClelland's AM Pipe over EMP by Dunhill on occasion if it weren't for the weaker nic in the AM Pipe. Maybe this isn't a big deal to some, but I like my tobak to have a bit of a punch, and I generally find that a lot of blenders just fall short on the nic.

Sorry for the mini-rant about nicotine content there, this is really a very nice tobacco. I think that I will keep this on hand from now on just to prove people wrong when they talk about how they don't like Latakia. Someone tell me please, what is not to like about Latakia? I think it's great, and so is the Frog.

EDIT: I'm going back through my reviews as my tastes change and develop, and this one is getting bumped down to two stars. Not that it isn't good, it's very good. It's just not a special tobacco, in my book. Very smooth, cool burning, well-behaved smoke, but basically, there's too much other good stuff out there for me to want to buy this one again.

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vaporcrow Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
vaporcrow (7)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

S.S.S. Smoky, Sweet, Spicy...nice balance here. Frog Morton is unique in smell and taste. You get a richness and sublte latikia note that is really great. I would definitely recommend this blend to anyone. Check out my new video series on youtube called "Adventures in Pipe Smoking"

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Krosham Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Krosham (11)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

What can I say that has not already been said? Read about it. Had to try it. Tried it. Loved it.

I favor stronger English blends so this does not exactly scratch my itch but the flavor (however mild) is well balanced and spot on.

English 101 (the tobacco not the language) for Aromatic smokers.

A cool, easy smoke. Love the tin too! Going to try FM Bayou next!

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Pipe'nitup Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe'nitup (1)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

This blend was easily my favorite in the whole Frogmorton series! I could taste this blend the second I lit it up. It to me was almost a sweet flavor and the room note is actually pleasant considering that it is an English blend. Enjoyable for both new and seasoned pipe smokers! A must for smokers moving from aromatics to English's.

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MacNutz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MacNutz (12)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is the result of my first tasting, only have smoked three bowls so far. I immediately understood why many love this blend. It is not the ultimate English blend but it is very good. I have a preference for English/Balkan blends and quite like it. Would recommend it to flake or aro smokers curious about Latakia dominant English blends.

For me, the sweetness of the Virgina matches perfectly with the smokey spiciness of the Latakia. This is mild enough to be an all day smoke but full enough not to disappoint most people.

Addendum: I've finished the first tin now and I like the Frog even more than when I first got it. I must get more, immediately.

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ctownsen357 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ctownsen357 (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

This was my first non-aromatic and I tried it based on the reviews here. When I sparked it up I was STRUCK by the flavors. WOW! I was hooked on the first smoke. Smokey, tangy, sweet, earthy, like a good scotch and BBQ. Now when I smoke the aromatics I'm wishing I would have sparked up something like this instead.

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yankee piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
yankee piper (2)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Very Strong

Smells terrible. tastes great! My wife hates the room note, so have to smoke it outdoors. I love this tobacco. This will be a constant in my rotation.

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Bucky19 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bucky19 (13)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

i love this blend it is light perfect for the person who wants to try a latakia blend. its an easy smoke im a big latakia smoker and i still love FM. it is the only tin i keep on hand all the time. i really like it because its not hash taste good and burns really well. i have one big bowl pipe i just smoke FM in. no bite you can smoke it all day

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bluemonk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bluemonk (6)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

For a while, I saw the Frog Morton series in my local tobacco shop but never bought it. I was on a hunt for THE latakia blend for me, and nothing was really doing it. But I finally decided to buy all four, and wow, all of them are well done. It's really the first tobacco that really put me at ease, everything feels so good when smoking FM. Not just this Frog Morton but all of them is now my regular tobacco. I can't put it into words. Milky, sweet, smoky, spicy, blissful. But I can't wait until my next smoke of one of the Frog Morton series.

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Darth Vader Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darth Vader (75)
★★★☆
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

Unique. A pleasant mild somke that i somtime crave. Good stuff.

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juvat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
juvat (36)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant

This blend definitely hits all the right notes. I was surprised by how mild and smooth it was. This is definitely one to have on hand if your a fan of latakia, but are in the mood for something mild without sacrificing anything taste wise.

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ContemplativePipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ContemplativePipe (4)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Smoked this for the first time tonight in a churchwarden dedicated to English blends. Loaded it right out of the can without any additional drying. Although I had to relight it frequently (packed it very loosely), it smoked all the way down with no excess moisture at all, very cool. Not one gurgle. Easy on my tongue, no spitting, great taste - I like to french inhale to get the aroma and I very much enjoyed the aroma of this blend. Much of the savory smokiness of the Latakia comes through in the smoke. It is the best english blend I've tried so far, against Bald Headed Teacher, Classic Samsun, and Margate(Dunbar? Whichever one's the english blend).

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Taerin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taerin (20)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong

Definitely a complex, full-bodied smoke that is extremely satisfying with low tongue bite. The flavor and nicotine levels are just perfect, it definitely lets you know your smoking something without being overwhelming. It feels almost like smoking a cigar in my pipe, except cigars are never this complex in flavor, they are however about this strong in flavor and smell. This is the first tobacco in two years of searching good enough to finally call "my tobacco."

It smelled like spicy ketchup when I first got it and I thought that it was going to actually taste like that, how disgusting! It neither smells or tastes the way it comes out of the tin, how interesting. You really feel like a hobbit smoking this stuff, it is best at night outside on a porch where your imagination can run wild.

The first time I smoked this I hallucinated a ghost where an object was, which made me jump clear out of my seat and I drifted into mountain biking memories.

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Brown Pipeman 1940 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brown Pipeman 1940 (40)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I've now smoked several bowls of this and heartily agree with those who have recommended it: This is an excellent blend, especially for those beginning to sample English/traditional blends.

Most reviewers have commented on the smell upon opening the tin. It is not unpleasant, but doesn't make you want to grab a spoon and start eating it, the way some aromatics do. The label claims to be a Latakia mixture and you can notice the Latakia right away. But the smoke doesn't dissolve into just another smoky, Latakia based blend. There is no mention of Black Cavendish in the blend, but it definitely has a touch of that sweet flavor. The Virginias give it some earthy sweetness, and the combination of all these leads to a slow, cool burning, very enjoyable smoke! I smoked this with a friend the other night and he commented on how pleasant of a smoke it was - and he has just joined the Brotherhood of the Briar! Whether you are new to the gentle art of pipe smoking, or have practiced this art for years and never yet sampled this, do so! Tolkien would have been proud of this blend!! Goes great with coffee, tea, and beer, too.

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whitebriar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
whitebriar (29)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

i like it---the first "English" that i truly enjoy--easy light and keeps on burnin'-i will be stocking this one for the long haul, along with my usual complement of burley--

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ASKJDOG Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ASKJDOG (5)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Frog Morton was the second tinned tobacco I ever smoked, having enjoyed the milder Frog Morton On The Town. This one does have a stronger 'ketchup' tin aroma, which I quite like, it's tangy on the smoke, and has an almost fermented.. old sock tin aroma.. Which again is strangely enjoyable. I consider this a milder smoke than prefer these days, tho definitely recommended! It smokes dry and cool.

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HobbyPipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HobbyPipes (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable

I love this tobacco, the smell when you first open the tine, will make you think that this might not be a good tobacco, but when you smoke it, the smell does not coincide with the taste. The taste is a strong latakia. This is perfect for me. I do highly recommended this English tobacco to anyone.

The room note is tolerable says my wife. It smells smokey like a camp fire.

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Trippwire Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Trippwire (58)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This is a sweet dark tobacco. First impressions were of an over ripe mango rolled in dirt, but in a good way. Thick smoke, good for rings. The tin smells horrible, but the smoke is awesome. I think this is the perfect winter smoke, but a a little more nicotine would be good. I will definitely get more, but after I try the rest of the frog series. EDIT 27-02-12- Lost a star because of lack of nicotine. I smoked a 100g tin and it wasn't as fun as I remember.

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tleek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tleek (51)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

This is good but to me it seems like it's missing something. You get a little tiny bit of sweetness from the Virginia, but latakia dominates. This is good sometimes but it would be nice to have a little more complexity. I tried mixing it with burley and that was ok but ill enjoy it as is or smoke something else. So my final opinion. This is good and i do smoke it happily, but i would enjoy a little more complexity. Ill have to give another tobacco in the Morton line and see if there's any more complexity.

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UrbanSandz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
UrbanSandz (2)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Aroma/Flavor: Savory, strong soapiness, smokey, herbal aroma with a lingering lighter fluid-like aspect. Despite my description I find the aroma to be very appealing. It reminds me of a flavorful Italian pasta with an herbal tomato based meat sauce.

Body: The body is incredibly light. To my taste it's far too light. This is my only criticism of this tobacco.

Smoke: Smoke is billowy at packaged moisture. I did have to relight several times, but the nice billowy smoke was well worth the effort.

Nicotine: For those looking for a good nick hit, you'll have to search elsewhere. This smoke is very mild on the nicotine.

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jjacallen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jjacallen (6)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

This is one of my favorites, and the only English blend in my collection that consistently wins the approval of female company due to the sweet VA layer definitely perceptible in its room note. I'll not say more about its flavour since so many below have said so much already.

But if you're a Scotch lover, definitely try pairing Frog Morton with your favorite Islay. I am transported into bliss by rolling the rich FM smoke around in my nose and mouth along with a swirl of Lagavulin or even Laphroaig (I find the latter needs a bit of ice while the former delivers its joy best neat).

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Tripjoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tripjoker (64)
★☆☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Over promised and under delivered again. Like smoking hot air with a whisper of latakia. There are much better English blends out there to waste much time with this stuff.

I am a heretic I'm sure. Everyone seems to love this stuff, but I am convinced that it rates highly from pure peer pressure than anything else. Cheers!

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PastorPipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PastorPipe (17)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Man, I love this stuff! The Latakia is pronounced but not overpowering. I don't get any sweetness, really--just cedary, smokey flavor and aroma. It reminds me a bit of riding through rural Ireland smelling that wonderful peat moss that is burned for fuel. There is a warmth to this pipe tobacco that I really enjoy. It burns evenly and consistently. The flavor is steady too. It's definitely an English blend, but not a strong English. I look forward to trying the other Frog Morton blends.

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Holmlover Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Holmlover (16)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable to Strong

My favorite "American" english blend. To me this is the most middle of the road english blend that satisfies the latakia craving without having too harsh of a room note or too hard on the tongue & pallet. A mainstay in my tobacco stash. Wonderful for a new pipester to get into english.

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Mr. Big Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Big (218)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Tolerable

A high quality blend with perfect balance. Never bites no matter how fast it's smoked. A little light on N, so smoke a second bowl back to back if you need N, it's an all day smoke. I find myself reaching for this in the AM, it really starts the day. The flavor is more sour than sweet with a mild latakia smokieness. I feel there are some orientals in this blend even though they are not listed. Hard to initially light and I find it goes out very easy. I like this and FMATP the best over the other two Frogs. Will keep in stock and smoke a bowel of this a day.

Updated 8/5/11: I'm disappointed by the intensity of the flavor, the cut and the "N" level of this tobacco. The tobacco just doesn't bring a lot of flavor, it's there, but not in your face. The chopped flake cut is very difficult to keep lit, it falls out of the pipe in hot embers and requires constant tamping. the tobacco is just too mild and between the re-lites, it just requires constant attention. I tried this against a back to back comparison of Balkan Sasieni, which I find the flavors similar ( even some Deartongue), and found the Sasieni beats the FM in every category , even price. I have to agree with some of the reviewers, "not complex". Think of the space shuttle, "blasting off but never lifing off" I have reduced the rating by one star.

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Katharsis Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Katharsis (39)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Full review pending when I've sampled more tobaccos.

Do I taste some Black Cavendish, or is it just me? It doesn't say there's any in the description, but I swear I get hints of it.

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gladi8tor96 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gladi8tor96 (49)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Delightful. Good latakia and orientals play a nice accompanying role. Nice and sweet, but not too much. It was good and will be one I enjoy from time to time.

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azguy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
azguy (18)
★★★★
Mild Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Remember the taste you imagined the tobacco that your uncle smoked was like. The one your aunt called "vile and stinky". He shared some with me and while I cannot speak to its secondary olfactory effects, the final oral effect (due to my fast puffing) was somewhat charring. Over the years, I've learned to slow down my puffing. By now, I'm assuming that you know I've been describing Latakia/Oriental blends Well I've found the answer to my prayers. Frog Morton allows me to achieve nasal nirvana while maintaining lingual neutrality. I can even taste the sweetness all the way until the final white ash .Truly a modern classic. (stupid ass cutsey name tho) .

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mu2freighter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mu2freighter (2)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Awesome stuff! The four stars are deserved for the taste alone, the only thing I would change is it's a bit light on the nicotine, and I'm a nic junkie. This and McClellan's Three Oaks Syrian are my favs for the consistent 'OMG that's yummy' factor, every single time.

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Meisterlowin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Meisterlowin (16)
★★★★
Mild Medium to Strong Full Tolerable to Strong

I've been wanting to try this blend for quite a while now. This is a wonderful blend that I would recommend to any fan of English tobacco. Well balanced and never disappointing. Perhaps not particularly pleasant to bystanders but quite pleasant to the one smoking. Highly recommended.

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OldManRichard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OldManRichard (3)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Smokes smooth and cool

Not a wet smoke or harsh.

extremely pleasant.

No aftertaste at ALL!

The farther you get into the bowl, the other aromas and tastes come out, being very nice. I always look forward to smoking this and it leaves no trace of taste when your done.

Pack on the lighter side for this tobacco to allow the full aromas to come out and to burn exceptionally well.

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kiowapipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kiowapipe (17)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Perhaps my favorite blend. Smells great in the can, lots of latakia mellowed out with a cavendishy sweet flavor. Oodles of dense billowing smoke, good for smoke rings. Nice clean ash. Always pretty satisfying, never boring, nor ever over-bold.

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JohnnyMcPiperson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JohnnyMcPiperson (89)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

This is another one of my favorite English blends. I finally got around to trying it last Fall amongst a time when I was mostly smoking VA's. I found it especially enjoyable for those late night smokes in the winter with some kind of fall or winter specialty beer to accompany it. Smells so unique when you crack the tin, I love the smell of Frog Morton, and then when you light it up, oh so nice! It has that nice campfire English blend smell but then with this extra sweetness, this nice complementing flavor that comes alongside the typical English. This is one of my favorite of the milder English blends, I would surely call it a masterpiece!

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TheSmokinDragon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TheSmokinDragon (56)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Great leaf, had to have a few bowls to really appreciate this one. I got the smooth, creamy, salty, smokey and sweet on it...loved the flavors so much, hit it harder then normal...and still didn't bite, even got some tastes of really good dark chocolate toward end of bowl...I'm hooked and will be stocking up the tobacco bar with this one for sure

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Charlie Allnut Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Charlie Allnut (16)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant

Goes well with stinky cheese.

A great Latakia blend. One of McClelland's best tobaccos.

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Bigpumpbob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bigpumpbob (1)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This is one of my Favorite Blends, I smoke this Daily. I highly Recommend that you give this a try if you enjoy a good English.

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Arkie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Arkie (106)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

I couldn't taste anything but the Latakia which would have been alright if I had ordered a tin of straight Latakia. The blend behaved well and I would rate it higher if I hadn't been disappointed with the taste. I do not blend my own baccy but I suspect that a mix of straight Latakia and a bit of Virginia would give the same result.

My wife threatened to beat me vigorously about the head and shoulders if I ever smoked this stuff in the house again. This blend is not worth having to tolerate her prune face everytime I light it up.

Presbyterian and Margate are much, much better.

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Papercutpostman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Papercutpostman (7)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

When I opened my tin of Frog Morton, I realized that it smelled like Dunhill Early Morning Pipe or 965. In particular, it was that barbecue gristle smell (ah...Latakia!) I was a little weary because the Dunhills always had a strong kick!

I thought that I will only be a VA lover...however, Frog Morton manages to be tame and I can now enjoy both the sweetness and leather of VA; and, the smokey creaminess of Latakia. In short, this is quite a good balance for me and I think this blend will keep me liking 'English' blends (as long as the nicotine is mild but pleasing!)

Pipe Used: Savinelli Baronet Bruyere 677

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ketozen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ketozen (1)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

First, I have been smoking aromatics for years, all of a sudden I find myself looking for something more. I am know venturing out into new fields trying blends that I would have never touched in the past. I find this blend extremely pleasing, it is a relaxing smoke. I will be adding many many tins to my cellar. This is my new favorite for just relaxing.

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Dr. Scott Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr. Scott (82)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Very Mild Full Pleasant

I didn't care for this the first couple of times I smoked it. Tastes like Latakia, Oriental, and frog. Against my better judgement, I kept smoking this one.

This one is quite sweet: an all-natural Virginia-Latakia sweetness, especially in the first 2/3 of the bowl. And I'm a sucker for sweet tobaccos.

It's growing on me. Before long, I'll probably change it to four stars and be hooked, or should I say gigged.

Scores high on the wifeometer as well.

This is among McClelland's best.

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Taylor3006 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taylor3006 (47)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Not going fancy with this review, Frog Morton is a fine smoke. If you enjoy Presbyterian Mixture then you will enjoy the Frog.

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Old Northern Smoky Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old Northern Smoky (33)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

Having been previously spoiled on Blatter's Reserve, I was hoping this would be at least equal to, if not better than, especially for the higher price. But it's not. In fact similar to Blatter's Reserve, it has less latakia. The tin aroma is nice and earthy, slightly moist but the size of the pieces of tobacco negates using a small bowl pipe. The aroma and taste remind me of an oriental blend with a wee bit of added latakia.

There is just a slight sweetness to it. It consistently burned itself to leave a considerable dottle of charred and un-burned baccy in the bottom of the bowl.

If you like oriental-like smokes with just a wee bit of latakia, this will work. I added more latakia which gave it more depth. As I understand, FM on the Town would be a much preferred choice for lovers of latakia and basma.

This is an acceptable blend, just too weak in the latakia for me. No tongue bite, slow burning and just a slight sweetness to it. I won't buy it again because I can get a more in-depth blend from Blatter for less moolah.

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NA Morrison Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NA Morrison (32)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

this is my third into to english style belends and found it very enjoyable. has a great smokey scent in the tin. the flavor reminded me of the smoke one gets when smoking salmon which is a scent I enjoy. everyone said the scent was plesent and not overpowering at all. after buying on tin ii immediately bought my favorite tobacco shop of their entire suppy of two tins and ordered two more to make sure this will always have a spot in my rotation

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HappyOne Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HappyOne (9)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Really nice English blend and very much a house style. I still think that I preferred On The Town more.

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Idahosmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Idahosmoker (8)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Ahhh... what to say about the frog? I purchased a 100 gram tin of it in May of this year (stamped April, 2008) due to the rave reviews on this site. I'm impressed.

The tin is loaded with black and brown tobacco leaf cut in ribbons. As I've only been smoking for a year, I'm not an expert at identifying them. I think that the dark leaf is latakia and perhaps cavindish with the lighter being virginias?

Some reviewers have complained of the tin smell, but I actually enjoy it and sometimes hold it up to my nose just to savor the contents. The moisture content is perfect, and has yet to dry out.

An extremely smooth smoke, it is robust with flavor, though one that's somewhat hard to describe. For me, the taste reminds me of the aroma of damp earth after a rainstorm. No, not the typical soil around town, but of the well fertilized soil of a garden or perhaps a potted plant. Yes I know, it doesn't sound appetizing, but I love that smell. How it was duplicated in "taste" I haven't a clue. It's also somewhat creamy with a heavy coating of smoke - the kind you smell while at a steer roast perhaps. I cannot get this to bite.

Up until this point, I have not been a fan of latakia. Simply put, all the other blends that I've tried were too harsh for my liking. That is not an issue with the Frog.

As far as room note goes, I live alone, yet this is one aroma that I do love - Smokey yet smooth, and not at all overpowering.

The one drawback to this blend is its lack of punch concerning Vitamin N. As one who smokes a robust burley as his daily staple, I simply find the Frog too weak in that department. However, it rocks as a change of pace when my pallet craves something different.

Over all, I give it 3 out of 4 stars. On a scale of 1-10, I'd probably give it an 8.5 only for its lack of "punch."

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tmoney Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tmoney (24)
★★★★
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

This is a great mild blend with a smokey smell, but a sweet taste, that to me wasnt smokey in the way that Three Oaks Syrian or Billy Budd are. It was a great smoke. Im gonna buy more.

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apipeareyouserious? Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
apipeareyouserious? (21)
★★★★
Very Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

Frog Morton has become my favorite tobacco. I love the taste, a nice subtle sweetness coupled with the most amazing flavors, to me it's like smoking a very very very subtle incense. Incredibly satisfying and light, I find it excellent for the summer.

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JustPlainChris Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JustPlainChris (11)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

As a confirmed lover of "English" style blends, I was a bit leery to try this at first.

McClelland produces, in my opinion, the finest natural virginias available and I had doubts that they could do a better job with an english blend than say, Butera, or Ratrays.

Boy was I wrong!

PLEASE don't take away from your review of this product because "it didn't taste like Penzance" or "it didn't have any of the Turkish or Oriental tobaccos in it."

This is EXCELLENT, matured McClelland Virginia leaf perfectly blended with a goodly hit of high quality Latakia.

Period.

No more, no less.

And it ROCKS. I could not believe how TASTY this blend was! Upon lighting, you get the expected smoky hit of Latakia. Soon after, you also get the flavor rush of a good, matured Virginia. Lacking the Balkan style leaf, there is no "creaminess" one often associates with Balkan blends, but this is a good thing for those looking for a different tasting "English" in a crowded sea of already great English blends.

If you like matured Virgina sweetness and the smoky, tasty note of Latakia, you will absolutely love this blend.

It is so sweet, so cool, so flavorful...

Do me a favor and try this in a freshly cleaned and sweetened pipe, a new pipe, or in a new cob. You'll see what I mean!

EDIT

2 tins down, and I am loving this more and more.

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Peppino Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Peppino (74)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Kashmir covered it well,not much to say except it's a great blend! A nice replacement for Lane's HGL.

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Kashmir Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kashmir (19)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Frog Morton blended by the McClelland Tobacco Company is really one of my all time favorites. It is a Virginia / Latakia blend, and as far as I am concerned McClelland really "owns" Virginia tobaccos in all of its manifestations. I love the deep sonorous bass note of the Latakia, which is provided in abundance, and this really travels well with the sweet Virginias. Although slightly moist it dries out readily if one lets the can sit open for an hour or so. It burns very well, producing a fine grey ash, and travels well down the bowl as well. Towards the bottom third of the bowl, the blend really comes into its own, as the Latakia takes center stage, with the sweet backdrop of the Virginia in the wings and sipping comes easy. I highly recommend Frog Morton as a delicious and deeply satisfying smoke! I only wish they sold it in bulk or at least in 7 oz. cans. Cheers and happy smoking.

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Eonwe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Eonwe (22)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I bought a tin of this blend a few years ago on a whim. I put it in my cellar and pretty much forgot about it. when I finally opened it, I instantly fell in love with the tin aroma. I'm a big fan of full flavor aromas from english blends, but my poor girlfriend thought it smelt like burning tires. Lighting up, I thought the taste to be perfect...I liked it so much that I had to keep from over puffing. Thankfully this blend doesnt bite, in fact, I cant think of a cooler smoke from pipe tobacco...you couldnt get bitten if you tried!! which surprised me because the tobacco in my tin was soaked...I left it open for two nights, and while it did dry some, it still seemed very moist...I braced for the toungue bite that never came. I agree that there must be a topping on this, though like others, I have no idea what it is...regardless it is very light and barely noticeable. My only complaint is that it seems to lack in the nicotine dept...though this probably makes it a great all-day smoker. other than the nicotine content and my girlfriend's insistence that I open a window, I found Frog Morton to be a pretty darn good smoke. I'll give this 3 stars.

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Hawkeyeted Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hawkeyeted (14)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This one sat tinned in my cellar for over two years. All I can say is SUPERB. No bite. The sweetness of Virginia comes right off the top, rounded out with Latakia that is noticeable, but doesn't take center stage.

Highly recommended for those that are looking into crossing over from aromatics to English/Oriental blends.

You will not be disappointed with this one!

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Xeneize Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Xeneize (275)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Most people describe FM as a "mild English" mixture. Maybe the tin I smoked had been cellared for a few years, but I've found nothing "light" on this blend. The only thing that I, as an English smoker, sometimes missed was an extra Orientals taste: Frog Morton lies heavily on Virginias and Latakia. In fact, the frugality on Orientals makes FM more similar to Commonwealth Mixture than to an average English mixture, but the McClelland's thing has nuances and a depth you won't find in the SG product.

To me, the best of the Frog Morton line. Definitely a keeper.

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BerkleePipester Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BerkleePipester (5)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A great blend indeed. For an english blend it's extremely mild. Not quite my taste but trying to be open minded, i think it's excellent for what it is.

Frog Morton offers an extremely cool smoke. Most certainly worth buying a tin of. It smokes great and tastes great. My only problem is that it's a little moist right out of the tin so be sure to let it see for 10 or so minutes.

3.5 stars in my book. Lacks the strength i prefer but otherwise a great blend.

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AZ_Smoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AZ_Smoker (6)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

My review may not be entirely fair, since I just had a bowl full of FM that is dated 1997. Yup, somehow this one got by me, it was hiding in the back of my storage cabinet. Be that as it may, this is a terrific english blend. Smooth and creamy are words that come to my mind. No bite at all. I have always loved this blend, but boy does it age well. If you can keep some for awhile, you won't regret it. It is great when "young," it is PERFECT when it ages.

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ProfessorBrown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ProfessorBrown (7)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Frog Morton is an amazing blend. It smells great right from the tin and has a great flavor when smoked. I like it so much I dedicated a pipe to it. A truly great smoke.

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Bryant Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bryant (11)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

A favorite of the shire and a good smoke for Bilbo's one hundred and eleventh birthday. Overall very enjoyable on a cool summer night as the Latakia really comes through on this blend. Burns enjoyably and evenly with nice white smoke billowing about the front porch.

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Kerdy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kerdy (43)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

In a word...GOOD!

I am an English fan and usually like strong English blends, but there is something about this one as a "medium" that I really like! Will always keep some of this around!

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N7COF Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
N7COF (56)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A fine blend not quite 4 stars but a excellent all day smoke.

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Corncob Mechanic Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Corncob Mechanic (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Let me just say right up front that I'm by no means an expert on English blends, Balkan blends or any blends for that matter. I just know what I like and I like this Frog Morton. Not because I'm a big fan of Lord of the Rings - which I am. Not because I like loads of Latakia. Not because I need a huge nicotine kick. I just like how this leaf smells and tastes. Some have mentioned here that the tin aroma is not all that pleasant. I'm not sure what they're smelling but I sure do like it. I sometimes come home from work and just pop the lid off and give it a big ole sniff. Yummm!  Sorta like Presbyterian mixture with a bit more smokiness. Great stuff. And oh by the way it smokes good too. Nice and cool in my Kaywoodie 69 as I listen to the frogs and crickets sing me to sleep.

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Briar Mike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Briar Mike (17)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

I don't know why I stopped smoking this blend, I think I was perhaps just too busy trying out so many others. I opened my first tin of it in almost 6 months last night, and I was immediately struck with the feeling I was being visited by an old friend. I think this blend is masterful in the evening, as the sun is fading. It smokes low with little need for re-lights, has billowing white smoke, and the aroma and experience are all exactly what good pipes are about. It won't be 6 months again without a tin of this blend!

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RangePool Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RangePool (6)
★★★★
Very Mild None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Pipes and Tobacco magazine describes this as "some sort of cavendish treatment of a huge proportion of latakia," and maybe it is a beginner's introduction to English blends. It will ghost a pipe with one bowl. Some say that it is not balanced and that the latakia overwhelms everything else. The room note is such that I'm not welcome to smoke inside.

Whatever -- it is mild, smooth, and smoky sweet. It smokes well to the last, burns well, smokes cool, and, with a little tamping, requires no relighting, It has no bite. The orientals are there, but in the background. I even like the tin aroma. It's like your favorite desert in that it's not as good when you eat it all the time. Not an everyday smoke, but when I'm in the mood, it is very enjoyable.

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Tom Servo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Servo (58)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Open up the tin and you're greeted by your old friend Latakia, overly sweet aged Virginia ( ketchup aroma ), smoky, earthy, wet hay, dusty barn aromas balanced against the sweet grain of the Virginia and the abundant, smooth, smoky creosote odor of the Latakia.

Light it up, a delicious, mild, very sweet and smoky English blend. The light sweet casing doesn't mask the fine tobacco flavors underneath, in fact it seems to showcase the flavors of the tasty Virginia and the sharp Latakia. A descent helping of that Latakia brings smooth, tangy mildness and a middling nicotine kick. Virginias haunt the background with sweet, cereal tones and the hay-like scents.

Tasty - pleasant - cool - a perfect anytime smoke - a winner for sure. The first flavored tobacco I've tried where the flavoring seems to improve the blend. Delicious and satisfying, a must for my favorites list.

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Kahlenz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kahlenz (2)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A mild "beginner's" English style with adequate latakia content. Somewhat sweet tasting, suggesting Virginia (with perhaps some stove cured VAs and I'm guessing cavendish in the mixture). Smokes cool and dry, and is very forgiving of incessant puffing. Leaves a cool, almost menthol finish (a little like Gawith 1792 flake, which uses tonquin as a flavoring agent). Overall a satisfying smoke, even if a little low key. Big Latakia lovers will be looking elsewhere.

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Ozzie_dad Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ozzie_dad (7)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Out of the tin I detected a nice subtle smokiness from the latakia. There was also a virginia smell that I noticed. Don't get me wrong though, this stuff stinks! The tin I purchased already had about two years of aging to it so I was pretty excited about that. It smoked cool, smooth, and tasted great. It is a very mild english blend, but still very good. I think this would be a good blend to try for those of you looking to make the switch from aromatics to english blends. I will definitely keep this on hand. good stuff

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sirchud68 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sirchud68 (43)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Medium Tolerable

Man, does this stuff stink straight out the tin or what? This is my first Frog Morton blend. Though I wasn't sure how to take it due to the tin aroma, my first bowl was very good. It's a beautiful blend of tobacco. I've placed the tin in a mason jar and am going to let it sit for a week then go at it for true. I'll let ya'll know what I think...

Update: This is a very mild, smooth, light English. I find it to be a little like MB's Solent Mixture without any bite whatsoever. I agree with those who say it's a great starter for those looking to try an English.

Enjoy!

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Crow Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Crow (7)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

To this day, FM is my favorite English blend (as well as being my favorite in the FM line). It seems to strike the perfect balance between the Latakia and VA leafs. Ages well in the tin, and smokes dry and cool with no bite. Smoking this blend in the winter time is like putting on a warm, soft sweater--comforting and warming.

A good introduction to English tobaccos for those who are looking to broaden their smoking horizons.

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Colt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Colt (1)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium Tolerable

Being a fairly new smoker I started out on aromatics, like most do. While most are enjoyable I started wanting something different and thought I would try English blends. Unfortunately my first three attempts at English were a real disappointment and had pretty much decided to give up on them....until Frog Morton. The taste of this blend is excellent! An all day smoke for sure and No. 1 in my tobacco stable. The only way this could be any better is if it had a little more strength. Then again,that might not make it the all day smoke that it is. Looking forward to many more bowls of this!

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Mike__P Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mike__P (87)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Frog Morton

The ketchupy/barbeque sauce blast out of the tin is less profound than it is with Drama Reserve, probably because of the Latakia. I'm sure you're sick of hearing about the McClelland tin note by now; trust me that it's nothing unpleasant or overboard in my book. I actually dig it. Who doesn't like barbeque sauce?

The tobacco is mostly black. It was slightly sticky straight away when I first opened the tin, so I let it air out for 25 minutes or so before loading the first couple of times.

This is tasty stuff. I enjoy Cyprian Latakia, and this one delivers it well. It is sweet and smoky, in that order, if not complex. I had no problems keeping it lit, and it provided abundant smoke.

Try this if you want something that, as the tin states, "is full and yet mild." It is a bit of an oxymoron, but it's true. It's a great bridge to English blends and a nice cordial for Latakia lovers. Not an aromatic. It's fun to smoke.

Highly Recommended.

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Mike__P Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mike__P (87)
★☆☆☆
Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Strong

I recently tried a tin that had aged a few of years and was extremely disappointed. Gone was the ketchupy tin note and mellow sweetness that I had enjoyed when I first smoked this blend. What was left was surely dark, as the tin promises, but it was neither rich nor full -- frankly, it was a vapid, somewhat bitter smoke dominated by Latakia and little else. Pass.

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meanmrmustard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
meanmrmustard (34)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

Mmmmmmmmmmm. Latakia heaven. Virginia's add character. Smooth, tasty, creamy. Better when it ages, so buy several tins and let them sit.

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thePIPEisright Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thePIPEisright (1)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

had the advantage of having this blend when it was aged from 2000.

i'll tell you the stuff holds up. aged like a find wine. not a terribly wild flavor, stays consistent from first puff to last. mild for sure, but not weak by any means. very enjoyable with a earl grey tea.

this tobacco is a great beginner english, but has enough in way of quality of smoke for the veteran piper.

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Hunter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hunter (38)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

As an aromatic smoker for over 20 years, I am finding myself drawn into the English/Latakia/Oriental camps. Frog Morton has become a staple for me Gently sweet, not overpowering, easy on the tongue and flavorful, this one is a real winner. Better than Pease's Westminster or Mltese Falcon. I am keeping this one in my rotation.

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Mr.Dark Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr.Dark (9)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I can fully appreciate the fact that this is a love it or leave it tobacco. It certainly rides along a narrow fence.

That said, I for one adore frog morton. I can't really add much that hasn't been stated already; I just want to put in my two cents to counteract some of the "rougher" reviews as of late.

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colt25314 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
colt25314 (41)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

Frog Morton could be a great belend. What kills it is the preservative they use. If the people who manufactue Frog Morton are listening: drop the preservative; please. I was so interested by the concept of Frog Morton I decided to make my own. T ook Lanes RLP6, added about 10% Perquie and 40%latkia; mixed it by hand and used my vaccume sealer to can it in a Mason Jar. Waited a year and it was great. Try it side by side and see if you like it.

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dhbillings Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dhbillings (9)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

I recently came upon a two year old tin of this tobacco. Having heard such great things about it, I hopped on the chance to buy it.

Upon opening the tin, I was greeted with a smell that was far too reminiscent of cheap ketchup-based barbeque sauce for my liking. Being that this is a McClelland blend I was expecting a ketchup smell due to whatever preservative they use (Google “McClelland Tobacco Ketchup Smell” if you are unfamiliar with this), but the scent was a bit overpowering for me. I simply smelled no tobacco at all.

The cut was a good ribbon, the moisture level perfect, and it lit easy enough. It also smoked well, never burning too hot or needing too many relights. The problem, however, was that the blend (1) was extremely mono-dimensional, not having any interplay between the different types of tobaccos and (2) was tainted by the taste of the preservative used to keep the tobacco from drying out. It tasted like a mild English blend that had been accidentally soaked in cheap ketchup-based barbeque sauce. And I hate ketchup-based barbeque sauce.

Maybe if the preservative was not present, I would have liked Frog Morton. Maybe it would have been a good, mild English blend with subtle nuances as a good mild blend should have. Maybe… but at least for me, all that could have made this blend delightful was covered up with the taste and scent of the preservative that McClelland Tobacco Company famously uses. And honestly, that ruined this blend for me.

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Dunhill Dave Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dunhill Dave (2)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

Smoking a bowl now. Like On the Town, I can't get any flavor from this smoke. Overall, it has a mild sweetness, but is just flat out wimpy. I like a nice full, rich, English blend. This is not it. Actually, after trying On The Town, and now this, I actually feel a little sick, not from the strength (I've smoked Nightcap, thank you very much) but just from the cheap, syrupy smell and taste. I think this bowl is going in the bowl, the toilet bowl that is. Gross. I need to remind myself to stick with a quality English like Peterson Old Dublin, at least since Dunhills are gone. I miss my Early Morning Pipe real bad now after smoking this.

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gildervoigts Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gildervoigts (16)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

After reading several reviews here about this tobacco I decided to buy a tin from my local pipe store.

This is a very easy smoke. I tend to puff hard and get a pipe hot because I am in a hurry to get that next taste of smoke in my mouth. This tobacco doesn't bite even with my puffing speed.

I have been trying to determine the difference in taste between this and Short Cut to a Mushroom from JFH. I find them pretty close. For the price I will stick to Short Cut for my all day smoke, and keep this around for a good night cap.

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Boomer-Z Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Boomer-Z (22)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I am new to the Pipe smoking world. Over the past few months I have smoked my through my local Ol' Times varieties of bulk tobacco. I picked a tin up of the Frog Morton after reading reviews here. I would have to say I am very satisfied. It has a lot more flavor then what I am use to but in a good way. I am halfway through the tin and it has become my go to smoke. It is especially good in the morning with coffee.

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Feetup Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Feetup (17)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The reviews on this blend certainly cover a diverse range of opinions. For me, I enjoyed this tobacco for about the first 5 pipes, and then it became a bit boring. Not that I wouldn't recommend it, it's a mild smoke with no bite and a quality product. The latakia delivers a lovely smoky flavour. It burns to a nice grey ash, packs and burns well. Nicotine is minimal. The room note is tolerable. Smoked in a Peterson Dublin 999. 3/5 stars

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ERader Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ERader (5)
★★★★
Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

What can I say that has not already been said. VERY nice blend one of my top choices. It is an easy smoke. Takes several lights to get the fire going but once lit it burns very nicely. I will buy more!

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Baron Von Costume Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Baron Von Costume (5)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I have been smoking pipes for about 6 years now. Frogmorton, was love at first puff for me. Without this i'd probably be still smoking Aromatics. By no means do I consider Frogmorton to be an English-type blend. More of a hybrid or a crossover type. Honestly, I don't really care, I just love this stuff.

Upon opening the tin, you get what I can only describe as a chocolate, barbeque smell. This may be in part to that vinegar/ketchup odor that people say McClelland tobaccos have. I personally don't think it smells like that, but I can see why people think this about McClelland tobaccos. A dark mixture, with flecks of brown. Packs and smokes well right out of the tin, without the need for constant relights. A flavorful smoke throughout, and burns to a light grey ash. I have several pipes dedicated solely to this blend, and Frogmorton will always have a place in my rotation.

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Wrangler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wrangler (15)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Tolerable

I've heard so much about this tobacco (line) that as soon as I saw it on the shelf in my "local" tobacco shop I "had" to buy it. To be honest I was disappointed. It is not "bad" tobacco but it is not what it is cracked up to be. To be honest, it's not any better than Tinder Box's Philosopher. Just doesn't have the punch I expect from an English blend. This is the most mild English blend I've had to date. Try it you may like it but I can't give it any higher recommendation than somewhat recommended.

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Matt1977 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Matt1977 (6)
★★★★
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

I love this blend! One word sums this review up.....Superb!!!! I love the latakia and the mild virginia it reminds me of sitting in and english pub reading catcher in the rye. I would reccomend this to all pipesmokers! i have this on my shelf every bowl rotation and in the jar and tin!!! Praise Frog Morton....Nuff said!!

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Big Al Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Al (1)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Very good I pickup a tin this week dont smoke alot of latakia but I will keep a tin around now.

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Dave_in_desert Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dave_in_desert (5)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

One word sums this one up...Wonderful! It will always be on my shelf and in my bowl.

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BBlevins Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BBlevins (102)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a nice English blend. It is an English blend with a healthy dose of Latakia. A very nice evening smoke. Is it the best of it's class? No, but certainly not the worst.

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Demetri Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Demetri (100)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Rather than my usual somewhat verbose review, I will simply state this a a fine blend for the middle of the road or beginner English smoker. I see some here have noted its aftertaste. I liked the aftertaste myself - it extended my enjoyment. After smoking a bowl I look forward to my next one - that's a good indicator for me. I do wish it was available in a larger and cheaper quantity size. It's about double my budget (frown). I would rate it between 3 and 4 stars, but here I post a 4 as it's better than a 3 rating. Just typing out this review has made me want large bowl of this now. Slight update 6 months later: I've taken the Frog to 3 stars. It hasn't changed; I have. It is still better than 3 but not up to the 4 rating I have recently given other blends. And on my scale it is not a definite "will buy again" but a 'would buy again'.

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elelion Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
elelion (25)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Very Full Strong

Wow! This blend is --- excellent in every aspects: the name, the image on the tin, the story behind, everything. This is THE BEST L blend that I have had enjoyed. The full taste can calm me any time of the day. I smoked out my first 50 gram tin so easily and I have just ordered 2 tins of 100 grams of it. Just the idea that I could enjoy the blend bowl by bowl exites me already. A highly recommended 4 star blend!

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strawalker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strawalker (14)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

It's impossible for me to find any fault with Frog Morton other than saying its a very good, mild, growing to medium, Latakia smoke. Similar to Solani's White and Black without the black Cavendish, Frog Morton is not as sweet, but plenty sweet enough. It smokes cool and smooth, and is a perfect all day smoke that never gets boring, the flavour builds as does the smokey goodness, definitely buy some.

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Ismokeadapipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ismokeadapipe (21)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I cannot praise Frog Morton enough. Had not this exact blend been my frist tobacco introduction into the folds of English blends, I would have stuck to primarily aromatics. This blend is quite multi-demensional. The room note is of a light musk and campfire. Please try this blend. You will not be disappointed. Masterful in all aspects. No tongue bite and no nasty aftertaste.

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Harpua0077 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Harpua0077 (31)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The Frog Morton line is great for an introduction to better than drug-store blend tobaccos. I bought my wife On The Bayou, On The Town and Original on her 29th Birthday. It was her first try of Tobacco that wasn't available at the Grocery Store. She fell in love with this blend but even more so On the Town.

This blend smokes well, stays lit, has a good flavor, and decent roomnote. It smokes nice no matter the conditions. My personal notes rate this at 8.7 I'd smoke it again and again, but then I wouldn't try even more. I want to try more so I might not see this in my rotation for another year or so.

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cutigers81 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cutigers81 (6)
★★★☆
Mild Extremely Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

Frog was my second blend, after first trying McCranie's McArris, and I really had no idea what to expect. I enjoyed McArris, but somehow I knew I wanted something different.

For those of you who have not been to McCranie's shop, I can tell you that they are huge advocates of McClelland Tobacco Company. I'd guess that 80% of their tins in the shop are McClelland, and from what I understand, their bulk tobacco is made with McClelland tobaccos. So of course Frog Morton is one of the "showcase" tins, sitting front and center on the shelf. The marketing catches my eye and I inquire about this stuff. I don't listen to the description; my mind is already made up. I'm buying a tin.

I knew I was going to love this stuff as soon as I popped the tin. So much flavor, and it burns so cool! "I don't know how to pronounce this 'latakia' stuff, but it is now my new best friend".

I've since tried many English blends, and have found a few I like better than Frog, but this is still deserving of 4 stars in my book.

Update 4-26-2011: I've decided FM just isn't 4 star material after trying so many other tobaccos. Still good, but not worthy of 4 stars.

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Subotaj Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Subotaj (8)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

The Dude! His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

As good as Westminster!!

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DerekSmartymans Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DerekSmartymans (6)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Frog Morton is brand that is known around the world. After receiving a sampler of the four Frog Morton varieties, I consider Frog Morton to rate behind On the Town but ahead of On the Bayou in order of taste. The secret is in the Latakia.

Latakias to me are very hard to get blended correctly. Many tobaccos contain too much, while others are barely able to be tasted while smoking. Frog Morton does a great job of blending a Virginia and Latakia without letting either one predominate. It presents as a black tobacco with the tin aroma of light and subtle Virginia ribbons, with a note of almonds or walnuts in the nostrils. Smoking it is fun, with voluminous clouds of thick white smoke that provide a very sweet tone on the tongue. This mixture, like all Frog Morton blends, smokes very smoothly. It can tend, however, to smoke wet, as Frog Morton tobaccos don't readily dry out like a Early Morning Pipe or Squadron Leader can do. There is no tongue bite. Frog Morton is a blend I would suggest to a friend who has just started smoking and wants to venture beyond the aromatics that he's smoked before into the world of "real" tobacco. It will retain the sweetness that brought him to the pipe without burning him out by having a heavy-handed Latakia smack-to-the-face like some stronger mixtures could.

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cut-shot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cut-shot (10)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant

The tin is from 2000 and has been open for a couple of years sitting in the cellar. I remember smoking this blend in the past and was never really too excited about it. In fact, I have been on a Virginia binge as of late and have pretty much shy'd away from anything containing latakia. Not because I don't like latakia but because I have been really enjoying flakes and other blends without the condimental leaf.

This tobacco is pitch black in the tin and is very moist when first opened. The tobacco has dried considerably since last visit which is very difficult to do in my experience with a McClelland blends as they don't normally dry out easily.

Upon lighting that familiar and unmistakable deep, dark,nutty, campfire smell of latakia. Yummy! this stuff is good, very soft and rich, smooth, not nessesarily complex but simple, yet elegant. I really like this stuff and don't have any put away for the future. That is definately going to change. Highly Recommend!

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Dietl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dietl (8)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Edit: After a long time smoking this blend I had to come back and update my rating for this tobacco. As indicated below, my first impression was less than recommended. However, after smoking this stuff all day in the garage for a year or so, I find that when I want a nice smooth Latakia smoke, I increasingly reach for this. In fact, I realized how much I like it when I realized that I had gone through four 100g tins and panicked when I didn't have any on the shelf.

So, with that in mind, I have to change my rating the Highly Recommended since I "Highly Recommend" any pipe smoker that I know to try it. I just recommend that you give it some time to appreciate it's subtle qualities. Really nice smoke.

My original post:

I just received a can of this last week along with my regular ration of Blackwood's Flake. My benchmark for Latakia's is CAO Old Ironsides, so my review is based upon my comparison to that blend.

Personally, I found this very mild. Nowhere near as rich as OIS. I found that the Latakia taste was there, but with nothing really behind it in the background. I found this to be one of the lightest tasting tobaccos that I think I've ever smoked. During a nice long draw, I got a satisfying taste that seemed to immediately evaporate into nothingness.

I found that it lit well and smoked consistently to the bottom of the bowl. None of the problems some mentioned below.

I was a bit torn between "somewhat recommended" and "recommended" because I think this one really depends upon your tastes. Someone who likes a rich smoke will find it very lacking. Someone who wants a light, delicate taste of Latakia may very well savor it. I think the previous reviews and those in the future will bear this out with dramatically differing ratings.

For my money, I'm sticking with OIS.

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Allaboutpipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Allaboutpipes (2)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend is very smooth in taste. Yet is has loads of flavor. Very little to no bowl bite. You would have to go out of your way to get your tongue to burn. That said it has a full rich and interesting flavor. A great english blend, from a great company. You really can't go wrong with this one. I believe the note on the can when they said it took four year to develop. It must have been hard to get such rich complex flavor and yet be very smooth.

Smokers note~ Latakia in this blend is on the mild to medium side. Its well blended. The latakia notes are not overpowering. It is a great introduction blend to this type of tobacco.

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arpie55 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
arpie55 (29)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

for a long time this was one of my personal favorites and i still enjoy it but have found that if i am going to purchase a tin tobacco that i prefer something with a little more variation in the smoke, this has flavor, it just remains the same throughout of the bowl. i suspect that the key with this one is whether you are a fan of lots of latakia or not? some have suggested that this has some type of topping, i'm not sure about that, i don't detect much if it's there, i do think the burning smell is a little more tolerable than most blends of this type and even have had some say that it smelled good while i was smoking it. no problems with the packing, lighting, or burning, requires an average number of cleaner passes per bowl. overall, it's good, a big hit with most.

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catdaddy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
catdaddy (18)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This a nice all day tobacco. Burns very well, lots of smoke, and is a pleasure to smoke. The taste seems to amp up a bit somewhere around mid-bowl but remains smooth and friendly throughout. This frog is not a biter.

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OPCElder Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OPCElder (24)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

(Update 11-5-08) After first becoming acquainted with FM and developing a taste for Latakia, this blend just doesn't meet the need. It is not a bad blend, just a bit bland. I'm downgrading my recommendation to three stars.

(Original review) I must say that, as a new pipe smoker, I resisted any blend with Latakia. (My first encounter with Latakia was with Edward's Mark III and I believe that blend has about 50% Latakia-way too much for my taste!UGH!) But I found a year-old tin of Frog Morton at a local cigar shop that I would guess hasn't sold a bit of pipe tobacco in a year (I'm going back tomorrow to get a tin of Frog Morton on the Town!) What a pleasant surprise this tobacco turned out to be. Yes, I could taste the Latakia, but what a wonderful flavor this blend had. I can't say for sure if the delicious taste was due soley to the slight aging of the tin or if that is just characteristic of Frog Morton (I'll have to order a fresh tin to be sure!) but this was terrific. The Virginia comes through nicely, not overpowered at all by the Latakia. A superb balance of natural sweetness and a cool, smokey flavor. Definitely ** for Frog Morton. Does this make me a Latakia lover? I hope so...

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JC Foote Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JC Foote (10)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

The tin when opened has a kind of sweetness/smokeyness thing going on. IMO this is a very pleasant aroma. The blend packs very easily in a pipe and burns great. The smoke is creamy and cool with a hint of latakia and some sweetness and no bite at all. This is a great blend for the aromatic puffers who want to dip into a English blend (although Frog Morton is more of a aromatic/English hybrid). This is im my stock pile as a blend that I go to when I want a change of pace. Recommended

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DRijkers Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DRijkers (14)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

While I don't really care for Mississippi Mud, I do like Frog Morton. But, it's not an everyday blend for me. If I'm looking for a non-aromatic, I'll typically reach for Squadron Leader first. Don't mix this one into any pipe that has primarily seen aromatics. Will leave a ghost behind.

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petersonsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
petersonsmoker (9)
★★★★
Mild Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I am not so sure about this blend being considered a cross over blend. I actually came to it late in the game; my first tobaccos were Presbyterian and Nigthcap, and I like Frog Morton in its own right. It is light in the nicotine department but has a lot of sweet, cool flavor making this a nice before meal or early morning tobacco. I dry mine a little before smoking and it burns down to a fine ash with only a little dottle. Not just for beginners and great tobacco with which to begin your day.

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butter_side_down Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
butter_side_down (12)
★★★☆
Very Mild None Detected Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This was the very first blend I loaded into a pipe, and while I have since moved on to "harder" stuff, I do realize that my initial enjoyment of Frog Morton is probably solely responsible for my perseverence with the hobby. As such, it has a certain amount of nostalgia for me which draws me back to it from time to time. I well remember the smile that spread across my face and lasted throughout the entire first bowl. Whenever I feel the need to reminisce about that first experience, I pick up a tin. The first few bowls always remind me what a wonderful revelation this blend was to me. I moved to the pipe from cigarettes, and was quite shocked when I discovered, through FM, that tobacco could actually taste good. After the first few bowls, however, I remember why it's not in my stable regulars: mainly, after moving on to fuller blends, FM does seem like rather weak tea by comparison. I will likely always return to this occassionally, mainly due to nostalgia.

Still this a remarkably pleasant blend, and I would heartily recommend it to anyone who is just starting out, or as a tame but tasty transition blend for someone curious about, but fearful of Latakia.

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tomobedlam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tomobedlam (13)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Here is a blend that I have returned to over time. First, the Dunhill lacunae need to be filled, and having smoked this in the past, and remembering that I enjoyed it, I thought I'd give it a whirl. Secondly, my wife has recently joined me out on the back porch and we smoke together out there like hillbillies and I thought she would enjoy this blend. Thirdly, I am a major Tolkien nerd. Fourthly, I really love the packaging on this tobacco!

Now to the smoking part. This is a wide cut, black as night latakia blend that burns slowly, incredibly cooly and is fairly light in essence. I have been smoking a clay churchwarden lately and this increases the coolness of the smoke. The room note is wonderful, I love the smell of latakia: to me it is almost like liturgical incense. Wife thinks this is her favorite blend, the perfect combination for her. Me, I like the blend a bunch, but for an everyday smoke need a bit more body. But for the churchwarden with its massive pot(it takes me over an hour to smoke top to bottom) this blend is about perfect.

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augustin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
augustin (5)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

A balanced english blend. It has a good amount of latakia to give it a flavor that is rich and not at all harsh, but smooth and sweet. Nothing too special though, just straightforward english.

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john doe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
john doe (41)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

UPDATE: The Frog Morton tobaccos are designed with cob pipes in mind. Both FM and FMOTT are one-note symphonies, but that note in a cob is pretty damn good. FMOTB is a three-note symphony in a cob, but only so-so in a briar. FMOTB in a cob is a truly transcendent experience. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Have not yet tried FMATP.

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Mild, sweet latakia, with a hint of chocolate.

That's the idea, anyway, and the execution is spot on.

This is my first froggie -- the other three are waiting in the queue -- but my feeling so far is that this is training wheel tobacco, great for the beginner, but you're going to outgrow this one, fast.

Also leaves a fair bit of goop in my pipe afterward.

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Dov of the Galilee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dov of the Galilee (22)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

I've had an interesting history with this blend spanning some ten years. McClelland in general is a fine tosser and so I went to this blend with high expectations. There are times I really enjoy this blend and other times it smells like an old BBQ pit from start to finish. One aspect that I would like to share is that I misplaced a can that I had opened and it remained lidded for six years. When I found it it was dry as a bone so I put a moist cotton-ball in with and checked it a day or so later. The texture was beautiful so I decided to give it a smoke. Lo and behold it was still tasty as ever! I'd like to see a cigarette smoker try that one!

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awt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
awt (15)
★☆☆☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A strange mixture. Apparently a Latakia beginners mixture. I wouldn't be sure about that. I am a mixtures smoker since the 70s and cannot see any similarity to FM. And despise aromatic tobaccos. Said that FM can be a very good change of pace. Not to strong, no bite some "natural (?)" sweetness, a good aroma burns well needs few relighting only. A very pleasant tobacco indeed. If I can dare a comparison is with Penzance with a good a spoon of honey added. I favor Penzance but do not despise FM. Recommendation? yes but not for classic mixture beginners.I will certainly buy more tins. Will I smoke them all? Don't know yet.

After just one tin (not finished):i strongly doubt that will open a second. Too much flavoring, leaves the pipe really dirty and stinky. I had to clean a good Chono with bowls of Belgian Vieux Semois (highly recomended for this purpose) after having smoked Frog Morton and the base-note of FM is still there. I must change my recommendation to not recommended. For your info I prefer GL Pease Westminster, Penzance, Pirate Cake and similar. For a change of pace Bed & Breakfast of Cornell&Diehl.

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cbd2 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cbd2 (10)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

This was one of the first blends, based on the numerous reviews here, that I started smoking when I took up the pipe again fairly recently. And I loved it from the first couple of puffs. Enough has been written here - enough to fill a book almost! - so I'll just let stand that which is favorable and give it a highly recommended rating.

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Pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe (18)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

I have Only been smoking pipes for a year, I have tried many blends, I can honestly say I have found more that I dislike than ones that I do. But I really like FM. I currently have about 16 blends in my rack, and I find myself going back to FM more often. The Latakia is present, and I do like it. Not as abundant as in other brands, Over all its not too complex. It lights easily and stays lit for the most part, and burns down nice and even. I smoke this exclusively in a Peterson Killarney Full Bent, and it does quite well. No Bite, not too hot. I think this could be an everyday smoke.

Happy trails.

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CPT/VSG Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CPT/VSG (70)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Having just finished a 2005 tin, FM grew on me over time. Initially, it seemed to be a one note tobacco with that note being Latakia. As I smoked more of it, I came to appreciate its smoking qualities: no bite, easy to keep lit, burning down to a good while ash. The room note is fine. I still don't find it to be particularly complex--but FM has a pleasant mild Latakia note that works for me when I don't want to spend too much concentration on the tobacco while doing something else. Recommended as good but it won't be in my regular rotation.

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Winter pipe fan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Winter pipe fan (11)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

It's no secret that although I'm a big fan of the Chicago based Iwan Ries English blends, I have to say that to date, it is McClelland's Frog Morton that now sits at the top of my tobacco enjoyment list. A mild to almost medium strength blend with that classic straight forward latakia taste that I find hard to resist. Burns wonderful with thick smoke in my Hardcastle and Karl Erik bent pipes. Yes, it is true that it isn't much of a complex blend, but it's much like a favorite food that you love for that taste you can't get enough of. A great blend for watching TV or curling up with your favorite reading material. I give it four stars for it's mild, yet very satisfying taste, cool, easy burn, and for being one of my favorite comfort tobaccos. Room note is pleasant for us pipers, but the room note for others could be more towards tolerable. Either way, bravo to McClelland for a masterpiece blend well done!

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metalbone Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
metalbone (4)
★★☆☆
Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

As a fan of Hobbit folklore, I expected a lot of this tobacco. Since Hobbits are baccy fiends, IMO, FM should be the epitome of a medium to strong natural tobacco that is so delicious that I become a FIEND for it. It hasn't happened yet. Granted, I've only smoked 5 bowls, so maybe I will later find that it is worthy of it's name....

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kkurilj Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kkurilj (2)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Wow! This is my favorite blend it smokes cool for me and has a wonderful taste.

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Hermit 78 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hermit 78 (33)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

I don't get what all the fuss is about. Some people say Syrian latakia is superior to Cyprian, but I find the latakia in Frog Morton can easily become rank and start to taste like a cross between a wet cigarette butt and a rotten pomegranate, even if I dry it for hours first. I like McClelland virginias, but in this blend their character clashes with the other condiment leaves. I also find the Frog dries my mouth out with a strange acrid, astringent taste like no other blend, except maybe for that time I found a baby fingernail-sized nugget of straight perique in a tin of Dorchester and wrapped in in a flake of Samuel Gawith's FVF just to see what would happen.

I like latakia and oriental blends just find, and I'm a big virginia smoker, but the Frog just didn't grab me. I guess I could have got a substandard tin, and maybe I'll try another one of these days, but with great blends on the market like Penzance and Red Rapparee it's hard to make much of a case for it. The tin art is cute, I guess.

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Rimshot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rimshot (11)
★★★★
Very Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant

This stuff is my rock-solid standby. It's not as spicy as Across the Pond, and it's not a very complex mix. But it is very consistent, and every time I've smoked it it has been the same good, steady, English smoke.

I've not detected much nicotine in this blend, and this is not what I reach for when I want something full-bodied. But it's dependable. Four stars.

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Old Pinoy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old Pinoy (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

A fine tobacco for those transitioning into Oriental/Balkan style mixtures. Mild to medium bodied with notes of wood, nuts and an underlying spiciness. Good flavor down to the bottom of the bowl. Leaves a nice hard cake a fine briar pipe needs.

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JEM Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JEM (12)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is the first latakia tobacco that I smoked and fell in love with it from the get go. I thought I had arrived. The taste was fantstic, the texture of the smoke was very nice, and it smokes cool. If you like latakia, you have to try this one.

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Big bad Jon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big bad Jon (232)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

This is a great tobacco blend, if you let it age and dry out a bit, that helps the vinegar smell. The VA's become a bit sweet and the Cavendish take on a a somewhat nutty flavor, there is also a slight chocolate flavor. It is a bit gooey at the bottom of the pipe but it is easily overlooked. This blend is very similar to bulk 5110, some even think it is the same. This is my least favorite Frog Morton blend, but I will say that a modest Frog is better than most.

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AndrwHock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AndrwHock (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

This is a great tobacco. After opening the tin you are treated to a slightly vinegary aroma (The standard McClelland ketchup smell, I guess). When the vinegar smell subsides, I find the aroma of this to be quite pleasant, perhaps a bit rich.

This is an outstanding tobacco for those who find aromatics a bit too sweet and English blends a bit strong. It bridges the gap well, and always smokes well in nearly any pipe, with sewage pipes being the exception, not that I've tried it, but i could imagine that tasting rather awful.

This blend is also not too strong so it is good for an all day smoke and won't bring those around you to tears or argument. I highly recommend this blend, especially to people who can't decide on their favorite style of pipe tobacco.

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Jake696 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jake696 (10)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

It's always amazing to me the wild swings of opinion in rating pipe tobacco blends. Some say too much latakia, others not enough. I guess I fall into the latter category. I like the blend, it just seems mild and lacking in the latakia kick I was hoping for. I normally like a Balkan mixture and have yet to find a blend that overpowers with latakia!

All that said, this was a nice early, or first pipe smoke...mild and ready to go right out of the tin, no drying needed - at least for me.

Aromatic smokers may want to try this as an adventure into English, or latakia though?

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SlowToke Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SlowToke (5)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

Frog Morton was my first experience with a Latakia blend. As so many new pipe smokers I started out with the mild aromatics and quickly became bored of them. I decided to try FM because of the reviews stating that it is a good transition from aromatics to "English" tobaccos. The tin aroma was that of old shoe leather and I was a bit apprehensive to say the least. The first bowl full was a less than pleasant experience as I struggled to get through it. I don't think I was prepared for the overbearing Latakia. Long story short, I set the tin aside for a week or so and then decided to give it another go. This time it was a totally different story. I really enjoyed the smoke and my overall thought was, "Wow, this is really good tobacco." Every bowl full since has been even better than the last. There's nothing I can add to the numerous reviews regarding the taste and quality of FM. I do however concur that this is a nice transition for the aromatic smoker and can attest to that aspect. FM is now my favorite tobacco to date and I look forward to trying the other FM blends. I would imagine that FM also serves as a stepping stone to fuller and more complex tobaccos as my palate matures which may contribute to a lot of the lesser ratings by the more experienced smokers.

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Jaybee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jaybee (76)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I like this one quite a bit. Nothing exceptional, just a good all around cross-over blend. It lights wthout too much difficulty, doesn't totally clobber your palate and the room-note is not too overwhelming. I love the marketing on this whole "Frog" series and this is probably my favorite of the bunch.

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Than Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Than (14)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Full Tolerable

I won't waste time writing a long review, as much has already been said. I love this stuff. This is my first latakia blend, and it has almost ruined aromatics for me. It has a good sweetness wth plenty of flavour and ZERO bite. A most excellant all day everyday smoke!

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pipemojo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipemojo (3)
★★☆☆
Mild Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

12/16/2007 - As a new pipe smoker my inexperience seems to get the best of me. I tend to smoke fast which doesn't bode well with most tobacco blends I've tried. Tongue bite is no friend of mine.

As a result I began reading reviews; particulary tobaccos that have been reviewed the most and contained descriptions of little to no bite.

I came across the Frog - who could resist a pipe smoking frog sitting on a log enjoying this Virginia/Latakia blend? I purchased a tin locally and couldn't wait to try it.

The aroma from the newly opened tin smelled thick of bar-b-que sauce - yes bar-b-que sauce. The first bowl smoked fairly smooth and cool. Room note had hints of soapiness that did not easily offend family.

Since this is my first Latakia blend I have nothing to compare it to other than to say it is a mild, somewhat slow burning, and a cool smoke. Most importantly no tongue bite. The last third of the bowl smokes the smoothest and with the fullest flavor in my opinion.

Based on other reviews and my own experience, this may be a good choice for those liking a Virginia/Latakia blend, however, it is not an everyday smoke for me. Once a week is a nice change of pace.

pipemojo

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Ankara_Dave Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ankara_Dave (7)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

From the first time I started dabbling in pipes 15 years ago, I always loved the smell of latakia, but I have never liked the taste of the bulk latakia blends at the local shops. Call me a light-weight. After settling in on Virginias and not trying a latakia for 10 years I started reading some reviews of the Frog, I decided to give it a whirl just to branch out. Boy howdy am I glad I did! After my mule brought a tin for me, I couldn?t wait to pop it open. The smell was fantastic, but doubts still lingered? Would it just knock me out? Well upon the first light, it sure did, but in the best way possible! I can honestly say, this is one of the best balanced blends I?ve ever had. The latakia is ever present, but is harmonized so nicely with the Virginias. It burns nicely and is really cool compared to some of my favorite VA blends. Try as I might, I can?t get the Frog to bite. If you?ve been considering dabbling in latakias, Frog Morton is the one to try first.

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pipinNfishin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipinNfishin (21)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium Tolerable

I had a love hate relationship with Frog Morton. I appreciated it's qualities of leaving little to no tongue bite, the unique pleasant taste, and a roomnote that is at least tolerable to non-smokers. I could not get over the low nicotine strength.

Well, I have changed. Apparently nicotine is not really good for me. A visit to the hospital confirmed the fact. I have cut down on the amount of smoking and strength of tobacco. I can really appreciate Frog Morton now. Frog Morton is a great tobacco. It truly is an all day blend. I recommend it to any sensible smoker, who doesn't need nicotine shot.

Well done; I will stick with the Frogs.

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TeeBee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TeeBee (19)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium Tolerable

My second latakia I've ever tasted, and I must say this is good stuff. Mild with nice smokiness, and a subtle sweetness. Maybe not for indoor smoking. But a good companion when your on your daily stroll in the woods

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Glorfindel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Glorfindel (57)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is yet another success by McClelland. They seem to be able to take any mixture and keep it from biting. This is extremely important to me and my smoking tastes. If it bites, even partially, I won't smoke it - period.

The Frog does not bite and has a wonderful spice/incense aroma that is best enjoyed with the the "nasal taste" rather than the tounge.

Latakia takes center stage but doesn't dominate. The virginia compliments well imparting a little "grassyness" though not in an unpleasant way.

This is very similar to Black Watch by ThePiperoom.com, which I similar to the Frog.

The two blends have ever so slight a topping, though Frog's topping is stronger than Black Watch and has more "spice" to it - but I like the spice.

All in all the Frog is a winner. Defintely worth a try for any pipe smoker from aromatic to English fans.

This blend is a modern classic. Well done McClelland

Original review (6-1-07, 3 stars)

Update, 10-18-07, 4 stars !

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krg1000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
krg1000 (133)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

This is the first of the FM series that I tried and I found this to be an excellent blend. There is little to no tongue bite and the aroma is very pleasing, even to my wife. This burns down to a nice white ash at the bottom of the bowl and has a very agreeable taste all the way to the finish.

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Rusty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rusty (38)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

My first experience with the venerable Frog, from a two year old tin, which required a day of drying before smoking.

Much has been already said about this modern classic, so I'll refrain from trying to re-invent the wheel. Suffice it to say, this is one fine 'baccy.

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Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (525)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

After reading so many good things about this blend I knew I wanted to give this a shot. I was just at my local tobacco shop, though not one in the chain I go to often at all, and was excited to see the frog morton and quickly put down my 8 bucks for a tin.

I like the flavor, nice amount of Latakia, but realize this blend is not for me. I kept thinking "where is the smoke?" There is truly no appreciable volume of smoke, and it just does not satiate my palate....it lacks the fullness and richness I really go for.

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Matches Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Matches (19)
★★★★
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I buy Frog Morton as a special treat. I love latakia and the frog seems to have just the right amount for me.

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DLNorton Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DLNorton (1)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I really like most latakia blends, But this one I really like, and I think I prefer it over MM965 and BBBB(IMHO). It does leave an after aroma which will hang on you for a while.

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puro66 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
puro66 (73)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Frog Morton is one of those blends that sometimes I like and sometimes I don't. It is an excellent choice for an aromatic smoker who wants to explore latakia, but won't readily satisfy a lat-head. I smoke it once in a while but definitely don't worry when I run out.

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Flintlock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Flintlock (14)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

Update: I have finally finished the tin and am still not that impressed. Note that the frog on the tin is not smiling either! Not running to the store to buy more.

This is definately a lataka lovers mixture to say the least. It smokes dry and has a somewhat pleasant taste, but it is not one of my favorite blends. The aroma is not a crowd pleaser until you put it out. Good quality tobacco though.

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flaminbill' Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
flaminbill' (57)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

This was one of my initial entries into latakia. I have since moved on to many others, but I like this blend a lot. It is my 2nd favorite "frog" next to FMATP. I have a tin of FMOTB but have not tried it as yet. I have not tried FMOTT yet either, but I have tried the bulk 5110 and did not really care for it a lot.

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LondoMollari Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LondoMollari (11)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Hud said: "Cool, smoky, flavorful? Yes" and he is absolutely right. Frog Morton burns nice and cool, and I haven't been able to make it bite yet. I love it! It has a full, yet not strong, flavor that is rich and creamy. I recall it producing volumes of smoke when my tin was new, but I have since let it dry out (I'm not a constant smoker) and the smoke volume has decreased. The most recognizable characteristic of Frog Morton, to me, is the tin aroma, which reminds me of the creosote treated telephone poles planted in my back yard when I was younger.

I love aromatics, but one review at this website suggested I give Frog Morton a try - I'm glad I did. It is quite a nice non-aromatic for those of us aromatic smokers out there. A welcomed change of pace for me.

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Wolfpaw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wolfpaw (37)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Frog Morton is a cool, smooth and satisfying blend. It has the character of an English mixture, but is lighter and sweeter than a lot of the other Virginia/Latakia blends out there; for that reason, I enjoy Frog Morton the most in warmer weather, when my usual fuller, stronger English mixtures are a bit too heavy. There's a pleasant interplay between the Virginia and Latakia here; neither seems to dominate. There are delicate notes of brown sugar and maple in the flavor, and as Frog Morton ages a little, I detect a bit of maple in the tin aroma as well. Frog Morton is a little on the sweet side to be an all-day, everyday smoke for me. It might be a good "starter" English mixture for those more accustomed to flavored aromatics, and, as I already noted, it's an outstanding warm-weather English blend. The high quality is typical of McClelland tobaccos, though it is a bit moist straight out of a fresh tin; a little drying-time is recommended. At the proper moisture level, Frog Morton is an effortless smoke requiring few relights. The room note doesn't seem to raise as many objections as do most English mixtures. Love it or hate it, the artwork on the tin does set Frog Morton apart from the other tobacco cans on the shelf-- it is different.

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AL Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AL (22)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

When Frog came out I quickly bought a tin, mainly for the tin art. Once I opened the tin and gave it a test run I was won over. Frog is one of my cycle tobaccos, meaning I'll smoke this for a while and then smoke something else for a while, always keeping some on hand for the swing back. This is a dark tobacco mixture in the tin and comes a little over damp. McClelland has adjusted Frog's humidity downward over time, I find it about right today meaning it comes "fresh" but it still needs a little air out. This is a coarse, soft tobacco, thats easy to load. Light, tamp, relight and be prepared for a smoky room. It is great outdoors. For me the Latakia and Virginia are balanced pretty well. But that means that you have to find some enjoyment in Latakia. For me, the Virginias never dominate the smoke but just seem to keep the smoke balanced and interesting. For me it is lightly tart and a little creamy. The wisps of smoke off the rim have a smell of charred wood which I find enjoyable. I have tried to puff as hard as possible to get a bite from this blend and failed. I tend to smoke Frog in medium sized bowls.

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Hud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hud (3)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Well. I suppose I could review this blend and compare it to Nightcap, or Penzance, or Old Ironsides, or Pirate Cake but why? Sheesh, smoke what you like, for what it is. Not for what it isn't. A powerhouse of flavors, deep in complexity? No. Cool, smoky, flavorful? Yes, Frogmorton is all of those. A great intoduction to the taste of latakia, very straightforward with absolutely no bite no matter how much of a puffer you are. The only complaint is the moisture out of the tin.

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geocritter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
geocritter (20)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Mild Full Tolerable

After my experience with Nightcap by Dunhill, I didn't think I'd find a latakia that I could appreciate. I WAS WRONG! Frog Morton has revived my taste buds. Easy to light and burns so well in almost every pipe I've put it in. And with little to no bite. It has a bold flavor which reminds me of a tea that I love, Lapsang Souchong (a peat-smoked tea), and in fact, they compliment each other nicely. Room note was pretty decent for a latakia (resident room-note expert said it was ok for in-house smoking :-) ). Flavor had a nice consistency from start to finish, which I find to be a little unusual for most tobaccos. I'll get this one again, for sure.

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Jazzplayer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jazzplayer (9)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

This is an exceptional blend! McCelland has created a masterpiece that will leave the connoiseur wanting more. The taste buds are wrapped in a flavor that is velvety with no bite. An excellent starter for a beginner and a caviar for the connoiseur.

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jackal Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jackal (11)
★★★★
Very Mild Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The person who thought of first mixing Virginia flake and Latakia must have had the frog in mind. Upon first lighting the sweetnes of the Virginias is evident and then the Latakia kicks in. Every time I smoke this blend it tastes a bit different and so it doesn't get boring. This could be an all day smoke.

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porshcigar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
porshcigar (27)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant

I am a dedicated smoker of the Frog. I use this as my all day smoke. I find that it keeps fresh in its can for long periods. This being the case I keep several cans open wherever I smoke: garage, car, office, rec room, etc. I think the Frog is the perfect blend for me. Taste is very satisfying over the entire day. It is a dark Latakia taste that I enjoy. I never have nicotine problems with the Frog. The tobacco lights well, and stays lit to the bottom of the bowl. This also means that the tobacco smokes dry and has no gurgle. I enjoy some tobaccos that are stronger than Frog, and some that are milder. But I always return to the Frog for real enjoyment. New pipes are always broken in with the Frog as I find that it does not unduly flavor the pipe so as to spoil the pipe for other blends.

Update: 7/25/06. It has been almost 4 years since I posted my notes on the Frog. I still enjoy it very much and fairly often. I continue to try other blends, and from time to time smoke much more of the other blends than I smoke the Frog. But, I always come back to the Frog when I get tired of the others, or when they start to disappoint me. The Frog has become my "old faithful" and when I need to re-adjust my taste in Tobacco, or just sit back and enjoy a smoke, it is time for a Frog. Always satisfying, always a good smoke.

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kurt5494 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kurt5494 (1)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The first blend I have tried with Latakia in it. I thoroughly enjoyed the blend. It is what I would call it an all day blend and suggest everybody try it. A friend who was around one night said he loved the smell and wanted a better whiff, so that is why I call the room note pleasant.

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cavendish guru Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cavendish guru (6)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

A very fine blend I found Frog Morton to be indeed!!

I first tried this a few months back at a friends house. He had numerous fine tobaccos (mostly of the Dunhill brand) and then Frog Morton. I first tried some Early Morning Pipe,and the flavor in it somewhat resembled that of a burn pile. Lastly, I tried the Frog and at first it gave off an almost soap flavored taste. After I got it nice and burnt inside, it gave a very rewarding flavor.It almost tastes like that of the India "beedie" cigarettes after you smoke it a while. The flavor to me is still unknown, but to say the least I love it.I'd liek to shake the man's hand that made it.

Frog Morton was my first experience with Latakia as well. I'd like to find more brands (although in my area fine tins are limited) with this fine weed in to enjoy.

I went several months searching in pallor until I found a can of Frog Morton myself. I ended up having to travel about 60 miles to a far away mall to get it. I then ended up paying $14.25 for 100 grams, but a great graduation present to say the least

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PaulLundblad Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PaulLundblad (3)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm kind of the English traitor, as I do love both Englishes and aromatics. However, I think this does balance out my opinions of different tobaccos. When I go for English, I definitely go for this one or its brother "On the town." The aroma upon opening the tin is very smoky, like you walked past an old house at night in the country with a roaring fire inside. The moisture content is a little bit much, but I'd certainly must have it more moist than too dry as it can always dry out. I'd recommend doing that a bit. This tobacco ages very well, too. When you go out and buy it, (not IF, mind you), buy two and stick one in the basement somewhere where you'll forget about it for a year or so. It's well worth it.

As far as taste goes, I find it tastes very much like it smells, which is a beautiful thing to find in pipe tobaccos. This tobacco tastes and smells exactly as I would want a smoky English to taste. Very smoky, but also slightly sweet from the VAs present. It burns slow, and in a well broken-in pipe it will burn all the way down. This is definitely the blend I go to for a walk in the woods on a cool day. I'd highly recommend smoking it with a cup of Lapsang Suchon tea, which is a very smoky tasting chinese black tea.

Bottom line, you owe it to yourself to keep a tin or so of this around. Get on it quick and stop wasting precious smoking time.

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calavera Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
calavera (26)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This one is really good. A nice English blend that is cased with something really good. Sweet, with a little latakia smokiness. Smoked it on Christmas eve, and got compliments on the aroma from the family.

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TikiPirate Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TikiPirate (7)
★★★★
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Excellent, a blend you can smoke bowls upon bowls of. A Must Try Blend!

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Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (140)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Wonderful smoke, my favorite stand by blend. I will always try other tobaccos but Frog Morton will still be there when I need a reliable latakia mixture. In the tin it smells of earthy peat and wood smoke. Highly recommended.

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OPCguy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OPCguy (46)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Frog Morton seems to be the base for my favorite Frog Morton On The Town. Its a really good smoke just without the pizzazz, the lovely notes that come with some of the other frogs. Frog Morton is a good blend to mix with other stuff. It has its place on my shelf and in my bowl..lovely stuff.

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lastjunchoon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lastjunchoon (2)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

A mild to medium tasting blend made of quality virginia and latakia. Although it is not really my cup of tea since I mostly enjoy straight virginia but no doubt a quality blend. Recommended.

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Joseph Durham Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Joseph Durham (16)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

First, this is a blend that will definitely have to be purchased over and over and over again. Frog Morton is without a doubt awesome.

Upon opening the can one does not receive the original "ketchup" odor that you usually get with McClelland blends. Instead you are greeted with a wonderful aroma of Latakia. The blend is not heavy but you definitely notice it. If you do not life Early Morning or Nightcap by Dunhill, try Frog Morton, the Latakia is not near as heavy in odor.

The tobacco will burn a wonderful light grey color, and the smoke will just pour. This blend, no matter the size of bowl you are using, does not require a lot of relights. When you need to relight just graze the flame. For some reason this is just an ?easy? blend to smoke.

The taste that one receives is a very cool one, in a way almost like a mint. There is no ?mint? taste, it?s just that cool. There is not a single bit of tongue bite no matter how you smoke it. The room will be filled with a pleasant odor, not like an aromatic, but still very pleasant to be around.

This is the first in the Frog Morton series, and I imagine that the others will be just as good, if not better.

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Phantom55 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Phantom55 (29)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Medium Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

A sweetened dark concoction that will not bite, no matter how you smoke it. This is definitely not a Va. flake, that certainly must have been a typo. The only recommendation I can think of is that it will burn in a pipe, and doesn't bite. It just doesn't suit me.

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Tom Bruce Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bruce (19)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

When I first tired Frog Morton, I hated it. But, I kept smoking the tin I had, and now, about six ounces later, this has become my favorite tobacco. I wonder if those who have given it a bad rating, just need to develop a taste for it, as I had to? Or maybe not; maybe they just didn't like it, which is okay, too. As Mark Twain put it, "A difference of opinion is what makes horse races." But this tastes and smells like tobacco to me. It's a slow-burning blend with Virginia smoothing out the Latakia and adding a touch of sweetness. I can't fathom why I didn't like it at first, but I'm now on my third tin and it's become a twice-a-day pleasure. It stays lit, gives me a nice ash for a cake, and not much of a nicotine kick, so I can smoke it at the end of the day. If only they would design a better tin.

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Pkloop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pkloop (41)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This was also my first Latakia and I have enjoyed it since. Its a nice slightly sweet slightly smokey blend that easy to smoke, pack, and keep lit. I tend to prefer this blend in colder weather and will keep it around for the winter. Not that it gets that cold here in S. Florida! But it just doesn't smoke right on 90+ days :)

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RCUSElder Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RCUSElder (244)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Revised 07-16-2005

I recently opened a tin I had stashed away 3 years ago and decided to revisit this "amphibious" blend. My initial impression was that the humectant was very noticable in the tin and also in the first third of the bowl when smoking. I have a soft spot for this blend because it was the first latakia blend I tried after deciding to venture outside the aromatic domain. But, even so, I am afraid I can't seem to enjoy this blend like I used to. The latakia in this blend is of the cyprian variety which is less complex than the syrian type as well as a tad softer and sweeter. The VA in this is of the matured variety which is also not as spicy or bitey as some of the other VA's in the McClelland line-up. Overall this is a Latakia blend with training wheels. I suppose it is a good place to start and may even use this blend as my older son's first pipe when he turns 18. As for myself, the FMAP is now my favorite in the series.

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Methos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Methos (2)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This was the first Latakia blend that I tried. Prior to this selection, I had smoked some virginias and virginia/burley mixtures, and I had seemed to find them lacking in flavor. I was doing some research, and decided that this blend would be a good first venture into the world of Latakia. I must say that I was, and still am, pleasantly satisfied with this Latakia/Virginia blend. It seems to pack enough flavor and strength to be a good smoke for most occasions. My wife prefers that I smoke it outside, due to the slightly strong room note, because she prefers the aromatics. I would recommend this blend to anyone who wants a good first Latakia.

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
★★☆☆
Mild Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Quite good. Light, flavourful, fresh, this could be a perfect summer smoke. It can seem too moist in the tin but it really isn't. I usually like stronger tobaccos as far as nicotine content, but this is a possible change of pace.

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p.smoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
p.smoker (16)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

this was the last frog of the series i tried(i`m not sure why)i found that this frog was a little to mild for me.i just think that fmott has more flavor and taste.i would say, that frog morton would be my secound choice out of all the frogs.someone mentioned a chocolate taste, or chocolate flavoring might have been added to this frog.

i have to agree.i swear while i was smoking it,i got the taste of chocolate now and then.i`m not saying thats a bad thing,just not expected from an english blend.i would recommend this blend to someone who`s changing over from aromatics to english blends,it would be a good transition blend.i wish mccelland would bring out a bulk blend of the frogs.i would buy pounds of fmott.i will keep smoking my fmott,and cellar the rest of the fm for another day. p.s. i love the tin art.

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donk93953 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
donk93953 (18)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Ahh, the original Frog....a joy, smooth, creamy..I dont smoke it all the time. Its not an all day smoke..its for special occasions..like making it through the day. Try it, try it, try it....

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DUPE.1512 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DUPE.1512 (196)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

This is a very rich and creamy smooth, bite free latakia blend, with a monochromatic and mellow taste. I'd recommend this to someone wanting to try a latakia blend for the first time or someone who wants an all day latakia smoke. I keep plenty froggy around at all times.

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pipe dreams Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipe dreams (15)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

A keeper. This one is now My go to smoke. I find it very pleasant and pleasing to My palate. A blend of simple tabacco's that when combined, give Me quite a sophistcated smoke. The medium body on this suits Me fine.

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Ranger Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ranger (58)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

First encountered this blend from a stranger on a lone path in the northern part of the midwest. A quiet fellow, he didn't say much, but the aroma coming from his pipe said enough. He offered me a bowl and one for the road, and I searched for a tin immediately upon arriving at my destination four days later. A homegrown vintage of delicious Virginia leaf varieties mixed with Latakias that can't be beat. The texture may seem a little moist, but it burns well. Somehow, this mixture retains its perfect moisture level for long periods of time. Though it may not be the absolute best Latakia blend, it is in my top five based on the cost to quality ratio of this fine tobacco.

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Inquisitor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Inquisitor (155)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Frog Morton is one of those tobaccos which sets a standard for a type. Many have tried to copy it, a few have succeeded, but it still stands as a unique type of English blend. It is rich in Latakia but the main flavor is high-quality Virginia. It has a light topping and sweetener that is so well integrated that many smokers don't even realize it (indeed, many argue strenuously that no topping or sweetener is present). It is easy going, doesn't bite, has ample flavor and decent complexity. It has also given birth to three additional blends, which to my taste improve on a good thing.

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drauh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
drauh (3)
★☆☆☆
Medium None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

I tried a bowl of this at my local tobacconist's, on his recommendation. It looked good in the tin, and also smelled pretty good. BUT, it was completely bland when smoked. I doubt the hobbits would smoke something like this. At least it burned easily with little dampness.

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PiperPilot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PiperPilot (3)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Everything has already been written about this blend ad nauseam. It seems you either love it or hate it. I personally find it to be quite enjoyable. While I don't smoke this everyday, I believe it is certainly worth a three star rating. Enjoy.

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Pipeline Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipeline (206)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Enough has been posted about the constitution and smoking qualities of this blend.

I like it because it is cool, unchallenging, forgiving and just simply well-done for what it is. I do not hesitate to suggest that all pipe smokers try it.

But, I just don't smoke this anymore. If offered a bowl, I would graciously and gladly accept it. Yet, it is not aging in my cellar or humidor.

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Esoxhunter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Esoxhunter (60)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Update: June 16, 2010

My initial review below was written in the fall of 2004. Tonight, I loaded a bowlful from that same 2004 tin into my "Irish Free State" Peterson Natural. Beautiful smoke: rich, creamy and with a perfect balance of Latakias and Virginias. I really do like the Frog Morton blends, with the Bayou version being my favorite as a VAPER fan. But I also do like latakia tobacco in moderation, and Frog Morton is a perfect compromise. I've upgraded my analysis to "Highly Recommended" based on my resampling of my 6-year-old tin. I've also rededicated my assortmet of per-republic Petersons to the Frog Morton blends.

Fall 2004

This is a nice Latakia blend, wih a certain sweetness that some say comes from casing and others say is a function of aging. In either case, IMHO this is a well-crafted, easy-to-smoke blend. I generally prefer a bit more fullness (mouth-feel) in my Latakia blends, but this is still pretty good stuff

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BigBen53 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BigBen53 (21)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Frog Morton An exceptionally dark, smells Good in the Tin .the flavoring stay all the way down to the bottom,rich and full Latakia,very No bite . I like it, but some may not.It packs well and lights easily aroma is in the room is clearly that of a full English blend . If you like " satisfying Latakia Blends" this is for you.on opening the tin smells delightfully, and cool smoking . Rich with Latakia.tobacco soft enough and the flavor stay with thougt out the bowl .one of the Frog Morton Pipe tobacco Family Not everyone will like it, of course, but I find it a delightful and just enjoy smoke for all times of the day. I well gave it 4 star

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Briarabbit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Briarabbit (116)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Mellow BIG round flavourful delicious latakia mixture. What more can be said? No bite. After one bowl full I always want another one. The man who made this blend should be given a gold medal!

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2ley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
2ley (11)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Having read from ASP that this is a good beginner English, I decided to give it a try. I'd already fallen in love with Nightcap, switching from Blue Note and Celtic Mist, so I'd already developed a taste for latakia, but I thought a milder, less "present" blend as far as room note, might be good for me to use around my friends.

SO, I popped the tin open. Now a few other reviewers here have said that they didn't notice the traditional ketchup smell that McClelland is famous for in this blend. I did. I thought I'd knocked over a bottle of it, based on the smell. Still, that's not always a bad smell, so I went ahead and packed some in.

It was wet, at least to my preferences. Even so, smoking it wasn't a problem, and it did burn fairly cleanly. The problem was that darned ketchup smell had transferred to the smoke. Worse still, it really hit as an aftertaste.

So, if I was trying to crossover to an English blend, and this was the first one I'd tried, I'd have given up.

Since the first pipeful I've tried it a few more times, and let it dry, and I'm still unimpressed.

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Thatcher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Thatcher (58)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

Like many people, the Frog served as my introduction to the world of Latakia mixtures. And a nice, smooth, hand-holding kind of introduction it is. It always provides a smooth smoke with a sweet, unnamable aroma to it. I have since come to enjoy more traditional English mixtures without the cavendish that is so prominent in the Frog, but I still keep some of this (or one of its close relatives) on hand for a change of pace. I have also used it to convert aromatic smokers to English smokers.

I have found that I like to sometimes mix the frog with more traditional English mixtures like Squadron Leader or EMP; these tend to liven up the Frog, while the Frog tends to mellow out these blends a bit. Frog Morton is a must-try for all pipe-smokers, I would argue, especially those wanting to move from aromatic blends to English blends without a significant shock to their system.

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DUPE.629 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DUPE.629 (133)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

October-2003. Frog Morton. Delicious latakia,with a depth of flavour that does not overpower at all.The Virginia remains more in the back-ground and enhances this blend perfectly.Highly enjoyable and does not bite. Pleasant all the way to the bottom of the bowl,without leaving any bitterness at all. Lights very easily,great to smoke and only requires the occasional tamp. My favourite Frog so far.Highly reccomended. 8 out of 10.

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JB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JB (40)
★☆☆☆
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

I think pipestud's description works for me. This is not my cup of tea, but it certainly seems to be very popular.

Have you ever noticed that this tobacco never dries out? I wonder why that is?

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pipper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipper (11)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I decided to try FM, based on the reviews here, as I do enjoy a latakia / Virginia combo, but I will make this short and sweet.. I tried FM in three different pipes, and on every attempt, the center of my tongue went absolutely numb for as long as an hour. Is there glycol in the casing, I wonder. I have never experienced this with a tobacco before, and after the third pipeful, I threw out the can. There are just too many excellent latakia / Virginia blends out there to replace this, ... this ... well you get the idea.

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Ivanhoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ivanhoe (35)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Medium Very Mild Tolerable

I bought Frog Morton to try on the strength of some of the reviews above. Many people whose taste has guided me to very pleasant tobaccos have said that they like this blend. I do not. I am actually shocked at the divergence of opinion on this tobacco. De gustibus non disputandum, I guess.

On opening the tin, the tobacco is faintly damp and quite sticky. After it dries a little, it lights easily and smokes evenly. There is no bite at all, no matter how hard you puff. These are the good things about Frog Morton.

The taste has been called monochromatic by other reviewers and that is fair. But, I have seen many monochrome photos that I admire and enjoy looking at. Not so this stuff. The taste of Frog Morton is boring. It is like a latakia-spiked candy bar, sweet and sticky to the end. I will spend my time in the future with tobaccos that taste like tobacco, not with this stuff. If you enjoy Frog Morton, please go ahead. I won't be competing with you for the last tin of this on the shelf, that's for sure.

May 2010: I can only say that my opinion of this blend has not changed. It is heavily treated with things that make it burn steadily and taste syrupy sweet. I note that many of the positive reviews of this blend begin with "Well, I have never smoked a pipe before but I really like this one!" Nuff said. I am glad that someone enjoys this stuff. I don't.

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Big Guy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Guy (12)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Pleasant

The first Frog is the best Frog. I have to admit that every time I smoke this one I like it better. A perfect all day smoke that I never tire of. Burns great! I swear I taste chocolate in this blend. I wonder where it comes from?

Several months later and still love it. Try McClelland 5110 as it's Frogs budget minded cousin Toad. Maybe a little less latikia that Frog.

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pop-pop's pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pop-pop's pipe (96)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Full Tolerable

Can you say Lot-of-Kia. Latikia and virginia. Cool, sweet, and strong. This isin't a wife pleaser however. Be prepared to go to the den or outside.

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chaplikc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
chaplikc (135)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This a good latakia blend when I am in the mood for something smokey, simple and sweet. It burns cool and is monochromatic in flavor. While it is not a complex blend it does have a good flavor and I like to smoke this occasionally when I study or read. Something to smoke that I dont have to concentrate on to get its potential. A good occasional smoke.

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4 Dot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
4 Dot (4)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

The tobacco must be aired, both to dissipate the McClelland trademark odor, and to lessen the moisture level. As I spread the tobacco to dry, I see a mostly black blend (50%+) with browns ranging from very dark to medium tan (and in this particular 100g tin, a piece of oak plywood 3/8" long, and piece of paper barred with red ink,each of which were chopped into the blend, odd!)

The tobacco lights easily and burns cleanly, not overly smokey. I can't say that I detect a casing as I smoke this blend in a Savinelli de Luxe Milano, a KS Dublin. I have just finished and ejected a very proper dry ash from the bottom of the bowl. "It took Frog Morton four years to perfect..." I wonder if the goal was a specific blend of bygone years....

The question in my mind is the Black Tobacco. The blend does not smoke or taste like a Heavy Latakia. It is far more balanced than a visual inspection would lead one to believe. I think that this blend presents itself as a Balkan: smooth and cool,spicy and woodsy. The Balkan and English smoker should enjoy testing this blend. No disappoints.

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Devonshire Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Devonshire (47)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Frog Morton, one of McClelland's better offerings, is rather mild for a latakia blend and has a strong aroma in the tin. Once lit, however, it reveals itself to be a mellow smoke with a tolerable room odor. As with all tobaccos, I would urge the smoker to have several bowls of this before drawing any final conclusions.

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Peaches O'Malley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Peaches O'Malley (10)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Ah, lads, the Frog is a fine smoke. Just enough of the latakia to suit me taste, along with a semi-sweet chocolate flavor. This one never offends me wife (the fine Irish lass that she is) and is suitable to smoke around others. Being a lover of aromatics for years, the Frog helped introduce me to the great english blends. I would highly recommend this tobacco as a good crossover.

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Brother Buford Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brother Buford (8)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong

I picked up a tin of the original after having tried Frog Morton on the Town (and having liked that blend a great deal), but this one left me a bit unsatisfied. The lack of oriental that is used in FMOTT may have been it, as I feel that added a lot to the blend, and without it this one seems to come off a little flat. It's not a bad smoke by any means, but it isn't one of my favorites either; I'll probably keep it around as a change-of-pace smoke but I doubt I'll buy another tin once I run out.

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Willy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Willy (75)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Not much more needs to be said about the Frog, all the bases have been covered. Tins of this blend have been in my tobacco cupboard since I first tried it. I must agree that some drying time may be a good idea, but it still loads and lights easily enough as is. The interplay of the sweet/smoky tastes and the no-bite factor are just a couple of this blends charms. I still have about 5 tins that are dated late 90's and it's almost time to open another one. IMHO, FWIW, this is the best of the Frogs, and one of the better English blends out there. Works for me.

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OSR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OSR (71)
★★★☆
Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

This is one of those "love/hate" blends.

One thing I'll say about the Frog is that I cannot ever get it to bite my tongue, no matter how hard I puff on it.

Whomever called this a pressed flake is way off.... The closest thing to Frog in bulk is Lane's HGL.

Lots of latakia here with (what I taste to be) a molasses type flavoring.

If you have a friend that smokes Captain Black who wants a good introduction to English Style blends then the Frog is for them.

I'd never hesitate to smoke this tobacco because it has body, it's creamy and smokes well all the way down. Is it for a purist? Probably NOT.

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Deputy Dawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deputy Dawg (2)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is an excellent smoke. Its pretty moist in the tin so you might want to let it dry a bit. It burns very cool and tastes great.

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Minz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Minz (10)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Wow! This is nice stuff. I ran across a sample tin at my fave smoke shop, and thought "what the heck." It smoked cool and flavorful. Very tasty stuff. I must get a tin and give this a proper review. Of After much more indepth research of course . Darn!

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mailman 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mailman 5000 (60)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

This is nice smooth balkan , out of the tin it is way to moist but after it has had a while in the air is a rich full tobacco that hits the right spot. Should I feel a little jaded and the Balkan Sobranie would be a bit to aggresive. A real Sunday morning smoke for me. As for the topping oft mentioned could'nt really notice it accept for the moisture level so it must be their in the mix, but this blend is the smoothest balkan you are likely to find. Great for breaking in a new pipe.

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Danno Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Danno (87)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

I understand that every tabac manufacturer seems to feel obligated to offer some type of crossover blend in order to win new fans or entreat those back who may have moved on. Frog Morton is one of those blends. It is, in a word, singular, most unrelentingly so. I have heard it being compared to blending latakia, which is not far off. It doesn't bite, it stays lit(once suitably dried) and its aroma is mild and pleasant, even to those who are non-smokers. Yet, it is so one-dimensional that after a few bowls, my patience ceases and I desire something with more panache, strength or just plain "anything" to grab my attentions. Really, this could be called "Latakia Lite", or a "Diet Tobacco", as LSS says. NB-after all the above, I still smoke this occasionally.

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BrittPark Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BrittPark (41)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

This is the first Latakia blend that I can stand. Whatever aromatic there is in this is overwhelmed by the Latakia taste, but this blend manages to transform that moldy burlap sack taste of Latakia into something much more palatable. If you are a big fan of English blends then you will probably find it perfumy. If you are an aromatic smoker you will find it musty. I think it's a tobacco that a lot of people could put up with but I don't imagine it being anyone's favorite. Take this with a great big grain of salt. Latakia is a punishment tobacco for me.

Later thoughts: I've been smoking Latakia containing blends a little longer now and have come to really like Latakia. Frog Morton is an excellent middle of the road Latakia blend. Latakia does dominate the flavor but the smoke is sweetened by it's Virginias and whatever topping they use. I can now see this being a favorite for lots of people including me ;)

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Pounder 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pounder 5000 (178)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I finally got around to trying this famous blend, and wow, what a treat! It truly deserves the mantle of "ALL Day English" more than any other blend. Although I usually keep 965 around as my all day blend, this may very well replace it. Although not a terribly complex smoke, this helps to make it an all day-er, since I leave that to Penzance or Nightcap. During the day I want a tasty, full-flavored blend that I don't have to concentrate on. This stuff has full flavor in spades! It has rich creamy smoke with a sweet smokiness that never develops into anything else but goodness. In fact if you sat down and really tried to concentrate on it, you would probably tire of it quickly. It is extremely forgiving as well- never any tongue bite no matter how preoccupied you get and forget good smoke technique. This also makes it a great smoke to recommend to newbies who want to start getting into english blends. An instant Classic in my book!

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Spuds Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spuds (14)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

The Frog was my first venture into tobacco in a can and away from the stuff you find in jars. It was also my first taste of latakia.

I love it. It is the yard stick by which I measure all other tobaccos - Do I like it more than The Frog, or less than The Frog?

In the tin, it has a great woodsy campfire smell that kept me going muzzle down in there until I was able to get it home for a try. I think I inhaled a few small pieces.

It is consistent throughout the bowl and really fairly dry, especially when compared to the awfull, heavily cased blends in the jars.

It smokes especially well in my Nording Freehand, nearly as good in the Barling and in an old Yves St. Claude. It does not do too well in a real cheap pipe (made in Italy is the only marking) that has been rather ruthlessly smoked.

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Nimrod Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nimrod (29)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

So what, I thought, could frogs possibly know about tobacco. If Frog Morton is typical then they must know something. Though this is only the third English blend that I've tried, I still feel like I can say with great confidence this stuff is AMAZING! When you open the tin, you are met with a soft oiley-looking ribbon with an absolutely wonderful aroma. When you light it up, the smoke is like velvet. It burns well, it's cool, it has no tongue bite, amazing flavor... what more can you ask for?

The smoke in this does seem almost too cool which makes me wonder if perhaps one of its secrets is a little menthol in the casing. Anyway, my plan is to always have at least one tin of this around. It may not be easy being green, but this stuff sure makes it worthwhile.

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Flyersfan_92 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Flyersfan_92 (10)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

McClelland Frog Morton

An exceptionally dark, rich and full Latakia mixture designed for those who desires really satisfying Latakia flavor but want a tobacco soft enough to smoke any time of day. It took Frog Morton four years to perfect this unique blend designed for smoking in quiet serenity, and he considers it to be his proudest achievement.

Mostly Dark tobaccos with some Medium colored tobaccos , Strong Latakia Scent, with a background of Virginias, rough cut and perfect moisture level.

Packed Easily in my Italian Bent Apple, Lit easy with a Rich aroma, and tamped down nicely, light grey ash. Had to relight once or twice to keep lit.

I was surprised by this tobacco, not that it was great, but rather that it had a sweet taste on the tongue, it was smoky and sweet all at the smae time, my wife said it is strong but not entirely unpleasent, Reminded her a little bit of a campfire.This is the best i have had as of yet and will be in my regular rotation from here on out.

I give it a 5 out of 5 Superior!!

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EzKennyD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
EzKennyD (3)
★★★★
Mild Medium Full Strong

This is one of my favorite blends it smokes cool for me and has a wonderful taste. I can't smoke it all the time but every other day is great. It is a great transitional smoke from Aromatic! If you have not tried this you ought to.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1005)
★☆☆☆
Strong Mild Overwhelming Very Strong

Froggie is popular with the latakia crowd because it is almost biteless and subdued in its palate sensory projection.

If you eat a plate of straight latakia, you might get more in your system than what Froggie delivers in a pipe. But as for me, I'll pass on this sweetened overcooked latakia stew.

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youdaman10 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
youdaman10 (12)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium Unnoticeable

Although Frog Morton seems to be fully disected in the previous reviews, I thought I'd put in my two cents worth. First, my love of Frog Morton on the Town was the prompt in the purchase of Frog Morton.

The blend was simply delicious. Slightly milder (and less body) than "the town". As a fairly new pipe smoker, I really appreciated both the coolness and quantity of the smoke. I just love a tobacco that produces heavy smoke. The flavor was mild yet satisfing. Can't place the casing (nor can I on "the town"). Both have just enough of something sweet.

In a nutshell, Frog Morton has probably become my all day smoke. I enjoyed it very much. I'll keep some "Frog Morton on the Town" and "Renaissance" around when I'm looking for a little more body. Also recently purchased some "Squadron Leader" that I've yet to try. Stay tuned.

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father_brian Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
father_brian (12)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Full Tolerable

I'll admit my bias towards "the Frog" straightaway: this is one of my all-time favorites! For those who don't know, the Frog is a "hybrid" blend: you can't call it an English, nor can you call it an aromatic. It has a full taste, but is not harsh and never bites. It is very moist out of the can: let it sit open for a few days before smoking.

Perhaps it's my sentimentality, but this was the very first premium tobacco I ever smoked. Prior to the Frog, I smoked the drug store varieties (sad but true). Whenever I am in an enclosed public space, I smoke the Frog, non-smokers seem to like it. After sampling many different premium blends, I still keep coming back to the Frog.

For those unfamiliar with the McClelland brand, there is something of an urban legand circulating amongst the pipe community: that ketchup and/or vinegar is somehow involved in the manufacture. When you initially open a can of any of their tinned blends, the faint (but distinct) odor of ketchup can be detected. I live in St. Louis (McC is located in Kansas City), perhaps I'll pay a visit to finally put the debate to rest!

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PuffNStuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PuffNStuff (10)
★★★★
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

One of the beauties of Frog Morton is it's simplicity. You can really taste the "nuttiness" of the Latakia and, as others have stated, it's darned-near impossible to get this stuff to bite.

Moisture was not a problem for me (as was for others reviewing above), and the understated nature of the flavor of this blend is somehow comforting.

I'd compare Frog Morton to certain women I know. It's not the long-legged, wild blonde in the red Porsche. It's more like the sweet, demure young lady in your Sunday school class. Sometimes you just appreciate the simple things more.

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Cooksmoke Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cooksmoke (29)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Ahh the Frog. Oft lauded and disparaged, this is a whose reputation preceeds itself. As a McClelland blend it is decidedly lacking in that unusual aroma known as the "ketchup" smell so often found in their tins.

Does anyone really know what that smell is?

That aside this is a truly dark blend. There is probably only 10-20% lighter tobacco in the tin. The tin aroma is of much latakia, little or no virginia, and the possibility of some light casing. It is also a very moist blend. Some prefer to dry it out. I myself like a wetter blend than others so I just pack it a little more losely.

The taste upon lighting is one of a large yet somehow medium flavoured latakia. The smoke is copious yet as one other reviewer noted it is also a smoke of little body.

As you work through the bowl, the taste and aroma are fairly consistent and uncluttered. There is a light flavour that is reminiscent of chocolate here, but just barely. The ash is clean in the end.

This is a blend that you do not have to think about, just enjoy and puff away. There is no bite at all, it is one of the coolest smokes I have seen. A bit monochromatic for some, but a joy for latakia lovers and those seeking an uncompromising smoke. Highly recomended

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Volvo 164 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Volvo 164 (4)
★★★★
Strong None Detected Full Pleasant

Frog Morton is very one demensional it SCREAMS LATAKIA. For a latakia lover this isn't a bad thing. Because it doesn't have much complexity to it, it makes a great afternoon, mow the yard, kind of smoke. This isn't a tobacco for your heavy contemplating at the end of the day. A great SIMPLE latakia smoke, which isn't all that easy to find.

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sethg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sethg (5)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Most would agree 965 is the current standard by which English blends are measured. Frog Morton, then, is the first step in an appreciation of 965 for those long confined to the aisles of WalMart and the Sisyphean task of continually besmirching pipes with BananaFudgeMangoCherry aromatic blends.

At the same time both smokey and sweet, it is a wonderful transition from a summer spent smoking sweet Virginias to colder months that call for Latakia. Its entirely bite-free nature makes it a wonderful smoke for the beginner, and, while not as nuanced as some blends, the returning veteran can always find something delightful upon lighting up. Smooth, mild, mellow, and entirely uncomplicated.

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tillmanj Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tillmanj (73)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Tin Aroma: dusky, but with sweet overtones.

Physical Characteristics: a fine ribbon cut of mostly oily black pieces, with a ribbon of something slightly lighter, here and there. Packs easily. VERY moist. I let it sit opened for several hours before even attempting to smoke it, and have since found that opening the tin upon purchase and then going back in a week or so to smoke it yields the best results for me.

First Light: Yum. This is a good mellow English blend, in the best sense of the word. Strong Latakia flavor, but not overpowering. The Virginias are in evidence, but sublimated to the Latakia and Orientals, so no complaints from me. I will definately be smoking a good bit of this in the future.

Notes: Like a good virginia, and unlike a lot of English blends, the flavor at the bottom of the bowl is the real treat here. The flavor during the last third of the bowl is bursting with duskiness, and is as smooth and thick as a good single malt. The first two thirds of the bowl are extremely pleasant as well, sweet and with a decidely 'earthy', smoky flavor, the flavor that draws me back to 'English' blends over and over again. A bit lighter in texture than it's cousin, Frog Morton on the Town, and the two of them, alternated bowl for bowl, provide me with a full day of english smoking pleasure. I can see recommending this blend to aromatic smokers who are interested in sampling a good english blend. There is the faintest hint of a topping of some kind, though for the life of me, I can't pin down exactly what it is.

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Rev. Smoke Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rev. Smoke (18)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

I saw this a couple years back at a tobacconist and thought, isn't that a cute can - the frog in a smoking jacket, vest, and bow time smoking.

I just had to get some. A couple tins later, and the tin is still cute. The tobacco in the can is an entirely different matter. I usually pour the contents out on wax paper to sit overnight to help remove some of the moisture content - as I do with all the McClelland tinned blends I buy. This seems to give it a fairly smokable state. Then I return it to the tin. I returned to this tin, opened 12/00 after not having a bowl of it since opening it then. In the tin, it is predominantly black with some dark and light brown strips for highlights - a short cavendish cut. The aroma is predominantly Latakia with a hint of sweetness - oh yeah, and the distinctive tinned McClelland Worchestershire/Ketchup smell.

It packs well, and takes to match quickly. I like this because it is predictable - sweet, smoky, Latakia. There are also the underlying hints of Virginias throughout. It has the flavors of a fuller bodied Latakia blend, but has none of the heaviness. It is light and effervescent - very enjoyable. Some have said that it is cased, if so, it doesn't give that appearance to me. Yes, it has that nutty sweet flavor, but it is just well aged unsweetened brown Cavendish, Virginia and Latakia. You can tell this has been aged for a bit to get the smooth, rounded flavors that flow together so well on the palate. For some reason, it is also not as offensive as some Latakia blends can be to the bystander. This is wonderful middle of the road Latakia blend, it makes one feel comfortable.

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pokrsmokr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pokrsmokr (32)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

When I made the big switch from Cigars to Pipes in early 97, this tobacco was my 'holy grail'. Though I've probably only smoked it once or twice in the last two years, it will always have a special place in my heart and there will always be a tin in my cellar - hell, I could probably keep an open tin in the cellar as this stuff stays moist forever.

I digress, the blend itself is another English/Aromatic hybrid. It has a wonderful tin aroma which translates well into the taste of the tobacco itself. The Frog, as it is affectionatley called by at least one other person , is a very smooth, mild and fragrant tasting blend. The latakia is not domineering as it often is in english blends and the casing (some sort of alcohol I'd imagine) is mysterious and intriguing. Though I have found many more enjoyable and complicated blends since first smoking the Frog, I am impressed with the burning qualities of this tobacco. It burns very cool, it's very mellow and rather enjoyable. It's not terribly complicated but that adds to it's charm somehow. It's a great tobacco for the english smoker who wants something different, and a great tobacco for an aromatic smoker who's feeling adventurous. Over all a wonderful tobacco with a well deserved fanbase.

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mparker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mparker (51)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

This tobacco seems to be a latakia/aromatic hybrid. It definitely has latakia, and a fair bit of it at that, and also seems to have a light casing (chocolate?). The result is an easy-smoking crossover blend that will likely appeal to both hardcore english smokers and aromatic fans alike.

It is a slow, cool smoker, although there is a tendency to wetness towards the bottom of the bowl (probably due to the casing), making this perfect for a meerschaum or calabash, and indeed it responds very well to such treatment. I've smoked it in my Peterson system and Falcon with poor results, but then I rarely get good results from any "system" pipe.

The taste is smoky but seems to lack that latakia nuttiness that is present in so many other english blends, possibly because this tobacco seems to be less "stemmy" than other latakia blends, although in compensation this blend has a more forward chocolatey flavor than most Cyprian latakia blends, whether this is because of the casing I can't tell.

The room aroma is medium strength, and from observer's reports it seems that the aroma is similar to the taste. At any rate, it doesn't seem to raise many objections.

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sal Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sal (3)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Full Tolerable

A perfect cross-over blend for those looking to begin enjoying Latakia. The Latakia is married with an aromatic flavoring to arrive at a pleasant mix of smokey and sweet. Providing very little bite, this is a good all-day smoke.

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