Hermit Tobacco Works Co. Captain Earle's - Honor Blend

(3.21)
Captain Earle's Honor Blend is a blend of red Virginia, mild cavendish, Turkish and perique tobaccos. Blended for the connoisseur of seeking an all natural, non-latakia blend.

Details

Brand Hermit Tobacco Works Co.
Blended By Cornell & Diehl
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Oriental
Contents Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Krumble Kake
Packaging 2 ounce and 8 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

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

Average Rating

3.21 / 4
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Displaying 31 - 33 of 33 Reviews
Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 02, 2013 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Does not strike me a a typical VP , like Escudo , scottish cake .

If there is Perique in this blend its a very small amount. Other choice tobaccos add real complexity to the blend so there is a lot of flavor- more than i find with
VP blends or with straight Virginias.

Lost of smoke production and very dry smoke- no bite at all.

My two tins both came ready to smoke so no real drying time required.

Packaged in a small plug which is similar to lots of C&D plugs .

I think the description is spot on as as coming from a lot of English / Lat forward blends one can get used to lots of flavor with minimal effort.

This blend has lots of flavor with almost no effort and I can just puff away - easy.

Would be a 4 star for me but its tends to get dull in the final part of the bowl.

That aside I would reckon those that like VP blend but are sensitive to lots of Perique may like this blend.
Pipe Used: non bent pipes reserved for Virginia's
Age When Smoked: 1 year
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 13, 2010 Medium None Detected Full Tolerable
I like this one so much that I emailed Craig Tarler to tell him so. It not complex but it's full of great VaPer flavor without being cloying or overwhelming. I'm usually overly sensitive to nicotine content but, strangely, considering some of the other reviewer's comments, this one didn't bother me at all. It's a little too heavy and too expensive for an everyday smoke for me but I'll surely be buying more of it including a tin ot two to set aside to see how it responds to age.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 09, 2008 Mild Mild Mild Unnoticeable
Bought a couple of tins of this on Ebay and opened one today.

I have no idea how old it is as there's no code stamped on the tins....however the one I opened was bone, dusty dry and smelt very faintly leathery with a hint of faded richness.

I thought I'd get the tobacco out of the very small tin...it really was rammed in; only to find that the tin has rusted on the inside at the base and the last quarter of the tobacco was spoilt. This is the second tin that I have found to kind of rot from the inside (the other being a McClelland). There was absolutely no sign on the outside that there was rust or any chemical reaction going on with the can.

I have set the remaining tobacco to rehydrate and will review in due course. I really only post this to give you a warning about the possibility of you getting a spoilt tin. I might up the stars a bit after I've got the tobacco smokeable.
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