|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1958)||Mild||Medium||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
Chieftain - Shipwrights Mixture.
I reviewed Lazy Day Mixture from Chieftain recently and found it similar to Ashton's Guilty Pleasure, and I find Shipwrights like their Smooth Sailing.
The appearance is the same as Smooth Sailing, a little more brown than black pieces, and the governing aroma's one of coconut. The moisture suits me, it's a touch damp but not wet.
I enjoy the flavour but the only thing to lessen the rating is an idiosyncratic one: bite! But, I'll leave the negative and get back to the better points! For the first quarter I get the most flavour from the coconut, underlined by a maple sweetness. After this time the chocolate begins to join in, gaining weight as the bowl continues; I notice more chocolate than I did in Smooth Sailing. As the appearance implied there's more of the VaBur side than black Cavendish; but, the Cavendish is DEFINITELY present. The burn from SM is reliable and not warm, but as I said at the start, it bites me, HARSHLY!
Nicotine: quite mild. Room-note: nice.
Shipwrights Mixture? Because of the bite I'll only give it two stars:
Pipe Used: Altinok Meerschaum
Age When Smoked: 1 Month
Purchased From: GQ Tobaccos
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