|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1836)||Mild to Medium||Medium to Strong||Mild to Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Low Country - Rum.
Like the picture here it's a medium size ribbon, constructed of mostly brown and dark brown pieces. Only a few border on being black, and to ascertain the true colour I had to take the pouch into the garden to use the morning light to help quantify: dark brown or black?! It has a slightly sharp, alcoholic aroma. The pouch looked like Smokingpipes.com had brimmed it way beyond the prescribed one ounce, bless them!
Sadly I can't reward their generosity with any higher than one star. It isn't all bad, the smoke's cool, it doesn't bite, and the tobaccos have a sweet, nutty flavour. But the wheels come down on L.C.R. when the rum's taken into account. The best word I can use to describe the topping would be bitter. Rum? Well I get no molasses, sugar, or actual flavour, the only thing I pick up is an astringent alcoholic character: tastes like it's been cased with methylated spirits.
Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: pleasant to tolerable.
Sure, the tobaccos don't taste too bad, but considering the topping tastes like rubbing alcohol there's no way this gets any more than one star:
Pipe Used: Peterson Waterford XL11
Age When Smoked: One month
Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com
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