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Made with Brazilian Golden ans Medium Virginias

Notes: This is the same Blend called: Finamore Tipo Inglês:

BrandTabacos Wilder Finamore Ltda
Blended ByOctavio Finamore
Manufactured ByFinamore
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Floral Essences, Rum
Packaging50g Pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild, Mild to Medium
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Very Pleasant, Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (29765)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

This is one of two ¨Traditional¨ (the other two available being chocolate flavoured) drugstore blends available in Brazil, a country not quite known for its history of pipesmoking. For good reason, as it doesnt have one. These drugstore tobaccos are strictly a way for tobacco stores to keep the sale of pipes (for use in smoking cannabis) legal. So dont expect much from this tobacco. Ive smoked 250 grams of the stuff (I had for some reason only brought 1 100g tin with me from Europe, to last 4 months), so I know my way around it. It changes a lot in the first couple of days after opening the pouch, in a good way. When you first get it it is somewhat moist, and has either a lovely scent of rum and chocolate, or a sickly sweet perfumed aroma. If you have a pack with the rum/chocolate smell, that will over the course of one or two days turn into the perfumed one. The perfumed topping proceeds to dissappear over the next few days. As this topping is decidedly disgusting, it is recommended to open the pack a few days before smoking. The tobacco packs fairly well, but is somewhat perturbed by the concept of being lit, which can be a bit of a pain, but after intitial lighting it will proceed to smoke without relights for approx. a half bowl. Taste notes (when the perfume is gone), go from an ashy unpleasant sensation, over to a quite pleasant sweet, tangy, nutty flavour. Asides from this, it likes biting. Not that much, but any puffing of a more then medium rate will get you bit, and even a medium rate will get you a tingle of the tongue, that doesnt quite dissappear if puffing even slower. The ashy unpleasant taste, along with the bite can be minimized by smoking this blend in a meer. This is by far my preferred way of smoking it, as i can easily retain the nuttyness, without the unpleasant (bad virginia induced i believe) taste, resulting in a rather nice smoke for the first half bowl. After the first half, the tastes stack, and so do the humidifiers apparently. This results in an ashen unpleasant taste (lets call it cigarette, but actually its worse), along with difficulty in keeping the pipe lit. For this reason I recommend you use a shallow wide bowl, and simply chuck the tobacco out when this occurs. All in all this procedure should result in an actually somewhat pleasant experience (which is why i havent stopped smoking for my stay here), and gets a ¨somewhat recommended¨. It is a far cry from proper tobacco, but it can, with proper procedure, be a pleasant smoke, and is infinately preferable to the second brand of ¨traditional¨ tobacco available. That blend simply tastes of bite, any time, every time. Couldnt smoke for a week.

My highest recommendation however, goes to not running out of baccy in brazil. Or smoking cigars. there is an ok shortfiller robusto available everywhere at a buck a piece. But really... Take enough baccy with you.

Yours sincerely Jonathan.

ps. Buy your drugstore pipe to smoke it in at home. The brazilian drugstore pipes are bored with a 2mm airway, hitting the chamber approx. half a centimeter above the bottom of the bowl. Aside from this, they are not made from briar, but a local hardwood.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum, Briar, Misc. wood.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Rodoviaria Velha tobacco store

Similar Blends: Other drugstore aromatics wouldnt normally smoke..

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Amarelo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Amarelo (23)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

It's labeled as a separate being from "Chocolate Alpino" but in my case there's even more chocolate flavour than in the latter, probably due to the fact of being packed more recently. Finamore should stop wasting money in different packages because they are all the same for god's sake.

Tobacco wise, I prefer the bolder, fuller bodied aromas of the finamores than the gentler Virginias of the Candido Giovanellas. But.. this stuff doesn't bites your tongue, it chews it like some children's tutti frutti flavored gum then spits what's left and you just have to deal with it. Also impossible of going through longer smokes because it gets as bitter as an ashtray. In the end, to make this a pleasurable experience you must always smoke it in less than 3/4 of a medium pipe. By doing that, you may have a contender to Candido Giovanella's best outputs.

1 person found this review helpful.

albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

This is the same Blend that was reviewed as: Irlandez "Tipo Inglês". Blend 2489,

The most known between the Brazilian Tobaccos. I reviewed this in the other entry.

Pipe Used: Many

Age When Smoked: Recently Purchased.

Purchased From: Tabacaria Naos, Brazil

Similar Blends: Tabacos Wilder Finamore Ltda - Irlandez.

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