|Oh boy. I once read that Sherlock Holmes smoked heavy crude, strong, man in the street, type shag tobaccos, well this would be it then. No fancy dandy boy stuff here then. Think French Turkish non filter cigarettes and cheap cigars. This isn't a blend you smoke, its an experience, a rough ride, a journey back in time to a Brussels where people smelled of sweat and piss, eat meat once a week and died if they couldn't afford a doctor. Give it a try, if your man enough and you always liked the idea of time travel. If you enjoy it, you probably already believe in reincarnation!
|Well, I have about fifteen thousand tobaccos to review now, having not much written a lick. Pipestud's got nothing to fear however, since I'm far to verbose to keep up, if you catch my drift.
I figured I'd try and start to write a few reviews again and, since I have a lot to say about this tobacco, it seemed like a good place to start.
Good Strong Shit, with a small S, Large s and capital good, in reciprocal order.
I'd like to leave it that, (simply because that review would be so humorous in it's brevity) but since this Semois is hard to find, I shan't.
A very strong cup of dark roast, followed by a shot of espresso, in one quick sitting is about what you're in for with this stuff.
I was at the California Nationals a few months ago, (the car show mind you, in Sacramento) and my Dad's buddy was snooping in his trunk for a smoke. Hey Mike, I said, check this out.
He asked, of course, how to pack it (not "what's it taste like?") so I showed him. Take a pinch and roll it tween the fingers then stuff it. Beware of in-the-wind lighting (which he was not) and being an everything, but mostly, cheap (and possibly, in the States) aromatic smoker, he had a fun time on light up.
Mike Williams is a master car builder. Pipe care is, for him, a bitch. I think he is half a cake away from having two lungs with one miss placed puff.
He did not tell me it was stinky, though I myself, know the tasty truth.
Mike's a heel of guy, with a beauty of a black 454 55 chevy to prove it.
He didn't win this year, and I don't think Semois did either, but it's a good kick of a smoke.
|Lord have mercy! I smoked a bowl of this at our local pipe club meeting (gifted to the club by Marty Pulvers, one of the gentlemen putting on the new Las Vegas Pipe Show in October of this year). The leaf was light colored and there was no discernable smell in the pouch, so, I was expecting to taste a typically mild Danish blend. Instead, I was jack-hammered by the strenth once I got a fire going in the bowl.
Semois is as strong a nicotine blend as I've ever put in one of my pipes. At the half bowl mark my head was swimming and my eyes were watering. I'm not sure all of the components of Semois are legal. No bite, no frills, quick burning and palate numbing. I want more!