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SailorJack

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PostSubject: Re: What is the strongest heaviest English blend?   Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:49 am

When I used to be a Latakia Freak years ago CAO's Old Ironsides did the trick.
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PostSubject: Strong English   Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:06 pm

Capt. Earle's Ten Russians is right up there for STRONG
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PostSubject: Re: What is the strongest heaviest English blend?   Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:47 am

For me, hands down the full and rich award goes to GLP Lagonda.
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PostSubject: Re: What is the strongest heaviest English blend?   Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:41 am

Westminster and Odyssey are Lat heavy, but extremely palatable.

To me, for both Latakia and nicotine, it's tough to top Old Ironsides and just about anything from the Captain Earle's line. I have an unopened tin of McConnell Latakia Flake, and it's supposed to be strong (not heavy).

Old Ironsides ages magnificently btw. At 5 years it transcends Lat bomb and becomes a fantastic, mature full Lat blend.

Funny how the stuff you used to think was heavy stops being heavy so fast. I thought Odyssey was heavy, for about 2 days. Ten Russians is really the only tobacco where that impression held up. I haven't smoked Pirate Kake though.
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PostSubject: Re: What is the strongest heaviest English blend?   Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:03 pm

Ten Russians is a very heavy blend, as others have noted, but I would put Compton's York Full Mixture at the top of my personal list. It doesn't have quite as much lat but -- as GLP so eloquently pointed out -- the lat content doesn't necessarily dictate the effect of "fullness." York Full has a very noticeable nicotine hit but most importantly it is a flavor bomb -- very full and very tasty. It's just a shame it costs a bit more than US blends and can be a pain to have imported....

I also concur with the recommendations for Odyssey. An absolutely superb, full-bodied course of latakia. Interestingly, while most smokers seem to feel it is one-dimensional, I actually detect a lot of complexity (not at the level of Magnum Opus or Wilderness, perhaps, but certainly not a simple blend, either). As the bowl burns down, I detect waves of lat, va, and a couple of distinct orientals that chime in with very distinct notes ... but hey, everyone's palate is a bit different!
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PostSubject: strongest   Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:30 pm

Smoked near 'em all. IMO without any doubt.....

Hermit Tobb "10 Russians".

Ed Duncan, Batavia, NY
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PostSubject: Re: What is the strongest heaviest English blend?   Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:31 pm

If your definition of strength means Latakia content, my no. 1 choice would be Pirate Kake, followed by Old Ironsides.

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