G. L. Pease Embarcadero

(3.13)
Rich, ripe red virginias are combined with top grade Izmir leaf, pressed and aged in cakes, then sliced into flakes and tinned. The result is a wonderfully fragrant, natural blend with subdued sweetness, more "brut" than "demi-sec", delightful toasty flavors, and hints of nuttiness and roasted coffee. Satisfying and refreshing; a comforting smoke, with enough complexity to keep it interesting.
Notes: Embarcadero was released in July, 2007.

Details

Brand G. L. Pease
Series Fog City Selection
Blended By Gregory Pease
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Oriental
Contents Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Flake
Packaging 2 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

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

Average Rating

3.13 / 4
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Reviews

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 14, 2016 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
After a point it doesn't make any sense to make a blend for the sake of making a blend, and by the time Embarcadero came down the pike GL Pease seems to have lost his mojo. He's not any good at Va/Or.

McClelland makes several incredible Va/Or blends that can be used as a yardstick to measure anyone else's attempts - #24, Drama Reserve, Smyrna #1. Embarcadero never gets close.

It's sour, and surprisingly damp for a C&D tin. The VAs are obstructed by a cigarette flavor that must be coming from both the Izmir and whatever Virginias C&D chose for this. The room note is again cigarette, which is a pretty quick turn-off for a pipe blend. The strength is standard Pease - a good bit stronger than any other blend of the same kind would be.

As the Renaissance Reserve showed, Pease can make a good blend when he's playing to his strengths. Embarcadero is not where his strengths lie.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 19, 2007 Strong None Detected Overwhelming Overwhelming
The fog has settled in for the night. The S.S Pease is about to embark on her maiden voyage. The "Embarcadero" is hauntingly on fire. The ship leaves speedily into the curious unknown. It sinks. No treasures on board.

The fog has lifted. No survivors to report. The "Embarcadero" has vanished. God Rest Her Evil Soul.

Comfortable Jeans my A**.

























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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 25, 2014 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
Sour, harsh, boring and not easy to keep lit. It´s one of those good quality toacos that simply don´t have good taste (and I like strong tobaccos in general, it´s not only that). But for mixtures it can work fine.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 23, 2015 Strong Medium to Strong Full Tolerable
I found this tobacco difficult to stay with. Initial smoke seemed like it would be uniquely different. But, as I continued onward the wheels fell off this one and I didn't even finish the bowl. Tried it again several weeks later in a different pipe with the same result. This tobacco is truly a unique experience. Unfortunately, it did not jive with my palate. I've tried about sixty or so tobaccos of all varieties thus far and unfortunately this is the only one to be tossed and not finished. You may find it to your liking. It just wasn't a fit for me.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 25, 2017 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
Nowt special.

I really don't get why anyone would get excited about this blend. Or should I say 'this bland'.

It's very one-dimensional.

Rubbed out, it packs well. And it stays lit like a trooper. So if that's your thing. A tobacco that isn't too much hard work, then go for it.
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 18, 2009 Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable
Nothing special here. Just the Trademark taste of crap! I cant believe I fell for the GL Pease line. Have not found one variety I would buy twice!
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