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Oriental forward with a bit of Cigar Leaf, Virginia, and Burley. This is a tasty medium strength smoke that won't bite.

Notes: New blend, mid 2014, at 4noggins.

Blended ByRich Gottlieb
Manufactured By4noggins
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsBurley, Cigar Leaf, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
None Detected
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Capn Jimbo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capn Jimbo (14)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I was pleased to be able to add this tobacco to the database. New to pipes.

The aroma of this bulk tobacco was akin to a hickory fire, with a deep fig or raisin. Deep is the word. The taste does not disappoint, and this is indeed Oriental forward in spicy fashion. As a cigar smoker I like the leaf which gives a bit of fullness, with occasional whiffs of burley warmth and nuttiness. Altogether pleasant and bite free for this smoker's sensitive tongue (and only fair technique). Nice. This blend has encouraged me to try other Oriental forward blends, perhaps the Grand Orientals by McClelland, like the Classic Samsun.

Addendum (4 months later): this was originally a "freebie" - much appreciated - from 4noggins (thank you!). The more I smoke this, the more I like it. As a Floridian, I love good cigars, and in general find it's hard to find exactly the same enjoyment from most blends (not I don't enjoy many blends), but this blend continues to grow on me. Yes, it's everything noted above, but there's just that little "extra" that I find quite attractive and rewarding. Well balanced, nice "N", goes so very well with a nice bourbon or good single malt (particularly the sweeter bourbons like OGD or WE 1783.. My advice: do try a decent sample for whatever it's worth. Nicely done! Add 1/2 a point.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Eaton

Age When Smoked: 1 week

Purchased From: 4noggins sample

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Stutter818 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stutter818 (49)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is the first blend that I'm trying with cigar leaf. You have to smoke this slowly otherwise it does tend to get bitter. I found the nicotine a little on the high side. It does have a very good flavors though. Rich and nutty. I think if you like cigars you would like this blend. I am not a cigar smoker, so it's on the stronger side for me.

Pipe Used: Dunhill estate bulldog

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: 4noggins

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