BriarWorks International Bacon Old Fashioned

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From Laudisi: Bourbon, citrus and smoky dark fired make this perfect for sippin'. Drink responsibly.

Details

Brand BriarWorks International
Blended By  
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Cavendish, Kentucky
Flavoring Bourbon, Fruit / Citrus
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 2 ounce jar
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

Strength
Mild to Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Flavoring
Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Taste
Medium to Full
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.00 / 4
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Reviews

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 18, 2016 Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant
I had high expectations from this, as an avid bacon afficionado. Delivered in a cool self-sealing mason jar. When opening, I get a strong smell of citrus and not much else. Maybe a slight hint of smoke.

When smoking, there's a dominant flavour I can't really describe. Not unpleasant; I'm just not sure I like it.

After a while, a hint of smoky bacon appears at the back of the mouth. A little bit weak for my tastes. I would have liked more bacon flavour. It's a really nice and pleasant smoke. The room note smells of citrus, and that touch of bacon. The more I smoke, the more dominant the bacon smell in the room becomes.

Not bad at all 🙂

Highly recommended if you want to try something different. But I think it's 50/50 if you will love it or hate it.
Pipe Used: OF Billiard, SH Baker Street
PurchasedFrom: 4noggins.com
Age When Smoked: Very Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 04, 2016 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
When I purchased this a few months back I gave it a try and to be honest with you I didn't have much hope for the blend. The jar note was kind of unpleasant and I really didn't get the taste either. So I took it out of the original jar, put it on a plate and gave it a good mix up. I rejarred it in a larger mason and put it on the shelf. A couple of days ago I decided to give the ole drunk porker another try. The tin note was still like cheap whiskey and an old smokehouse. I loaded up an old Omega and fired it up. Much to my surprise it hit me, the bitter sweet flavor of an old fashioned, the bourbon, the bitters, the sugar and even the orange came in loud and clear. Pleasant aftertaste and it left me wanting another bowl. Pretty good smoke I think. Have had several bowls over the past few days and the effect has been the same. I have found the flavor is enhanced fo me with a cold RC cola over ice. The tobacco itself seems to be of good quality and the cut as one reviewer stated was typical C&D, all over the place! I think that this will be one of those love hate blends though. If you want a bit of a different experience you should give this one a shot.
Pipe Used: Dr Grabow bent Omega
PurchasedFrom: Smoking pipes
Age When Smoked: New and 2 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 18, 2016 Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant
Another small sample from Pete, this one is a "C&D cut"... that is, the cut is all over the map. I found long narrow ribbons, short wide ones, some cubes and some chops. Weirdest bag note ever - a sort of cross between woodsmoke, booze and something I couldn't identify. Closest I could come is baby vomit. And yeah, that wasn't appealing but I soldiered on. Came dry and smoked dry.

Smoky flavor? Yes, this has it in spades! All the blends on tr.com that reviewers have thought as "smoky" have nothing on this one. HUGELY smoky! It was indeed sort of a smoky bacon flavor but it struck me as more woodsmoke with the booze flavoring close behind. This is not your typical goopy aromatic, as the flavoring took a backseat to the tobacco. By taste, I can't tell if the base is burley or Virginia, as it doesn't have any Virginia sweetness and yet it doesn't taste like an earthy burley. This is one that I'd like to experiment with further. On its own, it doesn't quite do it for me, as it needs a lot more natural sweetness. But the flavoring is downright intriguing! I think it has potential. A must try, even if only to show you what can be done with aromatics so that the flavoring and goop doesn't bury the tobacco taste.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 20, 2016 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
For some reason I was expecting a maple topped blend due to the name and Russ Oulette's Bacon blend and not having read the description (I follow them on Instagram and when smokingpipes starting offering it I just loaded up my cart) but after looking up the classic cocktail "Old Fashioned" I appreciated BOF much more. The jar is a very neat and original container and once opened releases a light aroma of smoky Orangey / Citrus that enticed me to dig in. Easy to pack ribbon in various browns and some black strands, no sticks or logs which is awesome. Very mild on both strength and toppings, do not expect a maple syrup full on aromatic (for that mix Autumn Evening with Old Dark Fired, its great!) but for what it is supposed to emulate, I think they hit it right on the head.
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes.com
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 24, 2020 Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant
One of my favorite smokes.I like the flavor,and smokiness.Don't know what the flavoring is,but it works for me.I noticed it has gotten low ratings. Well,I like it.So there.
Pipe Used: Smoked new,and five years old
PurchasedFrom: New,and with 5 years of age
Age When Smoked: Only my John Enge pipe for this
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 26, 2022 Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
I like this and would buy again. Not usually a fan of Dark Fired, but I like that the tobacco flavor comes through. I'm kind of immune to nicotine, and don't find it, even though I inhale. No tongue bite for me. I also don't taste the citrus that others mention. I also like that it's already in a jar.
Pipe Used: meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes
Age When Smoked: 6 months
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