|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1147)||Strong||Medium to Strong||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Gawith Hoggarth Coniston Plug. I can start this review with a sentence that I never thought I would say, "I enjoyed preparing this plug"! I normally hate plug prep' but with Conniston Plug it can be cut through the grain of the plug to make perfect flakes which are easy to crumble. The aroma is a 'no messing' alcoholic floral one, it's quite a pungent smell which is very suggestive of what the smoke will taste like. As I mentioned, this is brill' to get ready to smoke and I have sliced then rubbed mine into pretty fine pieces. On to another good point, getting this lit, because the prep' has allowed me to make delicate rubbings it is a doddle to light up, and once it is burning it stays lit well. The smoke temperature can become too warm if really chugged hard so I go easier with it. The flavour is exactly as I expected, floral and alcohol with the floral taste being heavier. The topping is a full one, thus making the 2 different tobacco flavours harder to discern. It does give a good nicotine hit, it's not too mental in that area however if you don't like "N" then you won't like this! I think Conniston Plug would be a good plug to begin your 'plug journey' with due to its ease of preparation but due to the nicotine amount and heavy casing it may be a bit much for some smokers! 3 stars from me.
Pipe Used: Peterson Donegal Rocky
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: G.Q Tobaccos
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