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BigCasino

BigCasino

Age : 51
Location : North of Pittsburgh pa
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PostSubject: ATTN BoB Bombers   ATTN BoB Bombers EmptyTue Dec 31, 2013 6:00 pm

ok I have a question for you mens and ladies, one of you graciously bombed me with a baggie of a shaggy black substance back in July, I really liked it I searched and the only black shag I could find was McClellands 221b series, so I went out bought a tin and unless the stuff I was gifted with had many years of age on it, and changed considerably, I don't think The McClellands was the rights stuff
If whom ever it was could shoot me a clue I would be much appreciative
Thanks
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Age : 72
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: ATTN BoB Bombers   ATTN BoB Bombers EmptyTue Jan 07, 2014 12:31 pm

So at least give us a clue...what's it like?

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BigCasino

BigCasino

Age : 51
Location : North of Pittsburgh pa
Registration date : 2012-11-27

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PostSubject: Re: ATTN BoB Bombers   ATTN BoB Bombers EmptyTue Jan 07, 2014 6:19 pm

Honetsly it was kind of hard to describe, but it was delicious, it was sweet taste, not in a citrus or hay like way , but something odd but good, if there was a topping it may have been a wine or a brandy, it smoked nicely
It was pretty Shaggy and really dark black, the flavor was not of the lakeland variety or anything like that, all I know is If I can find it I would definitely keep a tin around and if it is McClellands Black shag with some age to it I want to start aging some cause It was awesome...LOL
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Blackhorse
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Age : 72
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: ATTN BoB Bombers   ATTN BoB Bombers EmptyTue Jan 07, 2014 6:30 pm

You might want to post a call for help in the Tobacco section. We have aome aro experts here.

Sure doesn't sound like Black Shag though.

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BigCasino

BigCasino

Age : 51
Location : North of Pittsburgh pa
Registration date : 2012-11-27

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PostSubject: Re: ATTN BoB Bombers   ATTN BoB Bombers EmptyTue Jan 07, 2014 6:33 pm

Yeah I just hoping who ever sent it my way could give me a clue

Honestly it didnt seem like much of a flavored aro either
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GrampaGrossbart

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Age : 107
Location : The South
Registration date : 2012-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: ATTN BoB Bombers   ATTN BoB Bombers EmptyTue Jan 07, 2014 7:10 pm

Hiya Harry,

I knew I bombed somebody with a sample of McClelland's Black Shag last summer (which my handwriting led you to list as "Black Stag"!), and looking back through the July thread, you were definitely the target I nailed. That batch was indeed a couple of years old, at least...but never trying it fresh myself, I couldn't speculate on how much it changes with time.

Now, among the other goodies I sent you there was also a bag of Douwe Egbert's Aromatic, which is a dark, shag cut tobacco...That particular bag came from a tin that was around thirty years old when I cracked it last year. Sweet is definitely the word, but not overwhelmingly so--I usually hate aros, but actually found the age had mellowed that blend nicely--it smelled much stronger than it tasted, too.

I found my tin on fleabay, and picked it up out of curiousity, since I love Douwe Egbert coffee and the tobacco line is now long defunct...but there are still tins floating around there: http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Douwe-Egberts-House-Blend-Aromatic-Tins-Sealed-Collectable-/161186766295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25877addd7

Hope this helps, and all the best!
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BigCasino

BigCasino

Age : 51
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Registration date : 2012-11-27

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PostSubject: Re: ATTN BoB Bombers   ATTN BoB Bombers EmptyWed Jan 08, 2014 7:11 am

It definitely helps! Thanks Gramps! I am pretty sure it was marked McClellands so I will just let the tin I have age and check it out again! Thanks!
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