|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|DrumsAndBeer (132)||Medium to Strong||None Detected||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
A generous soul on a pipe-smoker's forum that I belong to sent me a few of these to smoke and they are wonderful. All of the flavors of the Manil semois are here, however these little guys smoke much cooler and slower than the standard thick cut semois for the pipe. This results in greater flavor clarity and a pipe-smoke that stays lit like a well made cigar. I could really taste the nuances in this fine tobacco; a subtle toasty sweetness, (which I didn't get smoking the pipe-cut product), perfectly balanced with a earthy mineral-like flavor along with a spiciness that tingles the tongue. I also tasted the infamous "floral note" that others have described experiencing when smoking the readily available green label La Brumeuse.
I was also gifted 2 different Manil cigars, a long thin one called an Antique” and a shorter one with slightly thicker ring gauge. Both were fantastic and tasted practically identical to the bouchons. Marvelous tobacco! I smoked these in a cob to avoid charring the inside of the rim of any of my briars.
Pipe Used: Cob
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