A very dark ribbon, 50/50 black and brown, there's a few coarser pieces, and the bigger Cup O' Joes pouch makes for good hydration.
The smoke has a much clearer flavour of Orientals and Latakia, the Virginia falls way behind. The Latakia needs gentle puffing to keep it from becoming acrid, it's sweet, woody, and smoky, but when forced it can become too heady. The Orientals are subordinate to the Latakia, being quite creamy. The Virginia could be mistaken as not being present, I struggle to identify any. The burn's cool, and it doesn't bite any.
Nicotine: medium. Room-note: nice.
Adirondack Campfire: it's ok, but the Lat' can become too omnipotent if not sipped gently, and the aftertaste isn't good! Two stars:
Ordered 2 oz.s of this to try as I was ordering a pipe as well. I can't say enough good about this blend. The pouch aroma had a nice smokiness and it packed and lit easily even for a newb. This one had a definite tobacco flavor but with spicy undertones with each draw. There was copious amounts of velvety smoke and the moisture content was perfect out of the package.
After not seeing too much written about this one, I was crossing my fingers but no worries. I made a great choice! This is now my favorite blend and I will be ordering more for sure.
It might not be the first choice for you veteran pipe smokers, but I'm a huge fan! I highly recommend it.
I actually got a 8 grams sample of this delicious blend form my local tobacconist. You can see the readdy rubbed melange of dark latakia overtones with the orientals and red VA mixed together. Pouch smell is fantastic... True Campfire. Reminds me of cold nites at the farm or at nature. Charring light exhales smoky and creamy taste, huge in the latakia taste and smell, orientals blend in subtly, VA is not very pronounced though. Smokes dry, cool and steady. Does not overwhelm on nicotine contents.
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