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TwelveAMnTX

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PostSubject: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:08 am

I have tried 1-Q and Tobacco Road's Roadhouse (local B&M house blend), which is similar to 1-Q but with a champagne like aroma as well. I really enjoy the flavor of both of these but looking to try out other blends, possibly coffee flavored or chocolate. I have also tried some of the old tobacco I found with "Dad's old pipe" which was labeled on the bag as Toasted Cavendish 2 oz & Golden Virginia 2oz. I re-hydrated some of that & although it is probably not as flavorful as it originally was it's pretty good. I don't know if that mix is considered an aromatic or if it's a blend that is something else & they just labeled the contents. I have yet to try buying tobacco online & have checked out a few B&M's in the area but most have mostly cigars with some pipe tobacco selections. I will be checking out another soon on recommendation of a brother on here that said they have a better bulk selection & lower prices than the trendier ones I looked at already.

Thanks in advance & looking forward to starting my TAD! lol

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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:40 am

The problem with many aromatics is that the tobaccos used are often pretty crummy and they are usually heavily sauced and loaded with preservative. End result, an initial blast of whatever flavor topping was added followed by a not very good tasting pipe. There are a few exceptions though.

If you like the Captain Black type flavor profile, try Lane Ltd RLP-6. It's basically Captain Black but not overly preserved with PG and the tobacco base tastes pretty decent. Dry it out a bit before smoking.

Often the American aromatics appeal to smokers who haven't developed a taste for tobacco. If you actually like good deep rich tobacco with an aromatic note, there are a couple of good options. The very best I've tried, and the one I smoke regularly, is Gawith and Hoggarth Black and Brown. Tastes like very, very good tobacco, the black cavendish is richly flavored with molasses and it is only slightly sweet, like someone sprinkled a little sugar over it. It's wonderful. Worth smoking also is GL Pease Barbary Coast, rich dark cube cut burley with red virginia and topped with brandy. McClelland Fragrant Matured cake (fmc2000) is a simple virginia flake topped with maple, very delicious. With these three, smoke slowly and patiently, sipping your pipe rather than puffing up great clouds of smoke, and you will be rewarded greatly Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:32 am

+1 to everything PD said, and I'd add that C&D Autumn Evening is a nice Maple aromatic with solid tobacco underneath, as well (like the others, smoking it slowly allows the topping to last through the whole bowl).
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:35 am

See the above posts.  

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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:54 pm

Carole Burns at Pipeworks and Wilke has very good arms and the tobacco is high quality. I recently tried Uhley's Irish Aromatic which has a little lat in it and reminded me of the old Houuse of Windsor blends.
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:13 pm

the only true Aro that I truly enjoy is Dan's Milonga. A nice smooth caramel/vanilla flavored Va based blend/mixture which allows the quality of the Va's to be present also. It's not goopy nor does it bite and smokes cool and dry to a nice grey ash.
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:44 pm

I'm a fan of CAO Black, it's chocolate and raspberry, but not overloweringly chocolaty like SPS honey and chocolate which will actually hurt your teeth with the sweetness
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:47 pm

Not generally an aro guy here, but I do enjoy a bowl of Bob's Chocolate Flake and/or The Mayor's Chocolate Flake on a frequent basis. I do use my COBs, Maples, and Cherrywoods when smoking these cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:36 pm

I highly recommend 4Noggins Trout Stream. It is without a doubt the best aromatic I've smoked. No problems with goop or tongue bite. It also mixes well with other blends when you want to add a little sweetness to your smoke. Try it! I don't think you'll be disappointed. PM me your address and I'll send you a sample. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:50 pm

When you hit Tobacco Cabana look at their bottom shelf. Most of that shelf ar aro's from a German company that advertises in Pipes and Tobaccos Mag whose name I forget. Better grade of tobacco than most aro's. Also ask if they have any Christmas blend left. This is a shop blend with cigar leaf mixed in with pipe tobaccos and is an aro that changes up some as you smoke it.

For a half Aro half english kitchen sink blend try Hearth and Home Mazatec. You will have to order that one from Pipes and Cigars or hit me up at the event July 25 for a sample.
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:23 pm

If you're after a 'transition' aro that's a half way house between an aro and something a bit more traditional, you may wish to try Fire Dance Flake from the Samuel Gawith stable. It's a blend of Vas with 'the flavour of blackberries, brandy and vanilla'. It smells superb in the tin and the flavours pervade into the smoke, whilst having the sweet grassy undertones of the Vas. A fine gent called Rande, aka Brewdude, put me on to it a year or so ago and I've always had a tin on hand since; in fact I had a bowl only 2 nights ago. Perhaps worth a look...
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:06 pm

I'm usually not a fan of aromatics at all, for most of the reasons Puff mentioned. However, Dunhill Royal Yacht in a cob has been one of my favorites for years. It seems to agree with my chemistry, and I like the nic level it delivers.

If you are nicotine sensitive, the first time you try it, you might want to make sure you have a place to lay down with a fan nearby. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:19 pm

Not normally an Aro person either but I usually have a stash of C&D's "Berry Good" laying about. Great tobacco with this delicious little hint of sweet berries and just enough strength to satisfy.
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:22 pm

Dutch wrote:
If you are nicotine sensitive, the first time you try it, you might want to make sure you have a place to lay down with a fan nearby. Laughing

LOL! Exactly the reason it's in my rotation! I love Saturday morning before the coffee is done brewing, sittin in my patio chair, a couple of puffs and consciousness actually comes into question.
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:32 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
The problem with many aromatics is that the tobaccos used are often pretty crummy and they are usually heavily sauced and loaded with preservative. End result, an initial blast of whatever flavor topping was added followed by a not very good tasting pipe. There are a few exceptions though.

If you like the Captain Black type flavor profile, try Lane Ltd RLP-6. It's basically Captain Black but not overly preserved with PG and the tobacco base tastes pretty decent. Dry it out a bit before smoking.

Often the American aromatics appeal to smokers who haven't developed a taste for tobacco. If you actually like good deep rich tobacco with an aromatic note, there are a couple of good options. The very best I've tried, and the one I smoke regularly, is Gawith and Hoggarth Black and Brown. Tastes like very, very good tobacco, the black cavendish is richly flavored with molasses and it is only slightly sweet, like someone sprinkled a little sugar over it. It's wonderful. Worth smoking also is GL Pease Barbary Coast, rich dark cube cut burley with red virginia and topped with brandy. McClelland Fragrant Matured cake (fmc2000) is a simple virginia flake topped with maple, very delicious. With these three, smoke slowly and patiently, sipping your pipe rather than puffing up great clouds of smoke, and you will be rewarded greatly Smile

Thanks for the tobacco suggestions & reminding me to smoke slowly Puff Daddy. I definitely will add these to my list.
Lane Ltd RLP-6
Gawith and Hoggarth Black and Brown
GL Pease Barbary Coast
McClelland Fragrant Matured cake (fmc2000)
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:39 pm

Dan Tobacco's Devil's Holiday. A B&M called Just for Him sells it in bulk. It is pretty dry too. They ship.

Newminster Optimal Choice. Inexpensive, very nice stuff. Bulk.

Mac Baren Modern Virginia. Tinned. Reasonably priced, light and tasty.

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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:44 pm

idbowman wrote:
+1 to everything PD said, and I'd add that C&D Autumn Evening is a nice Maple aromatic with solid tobacco underneath, as well (like the others, smoking it slowly allows the topping to last through the whole bowl).


Thanks for the suggestion idbowman I wasn't thinking about maple until now & thanks to Richard Burley for agreeing with the others. lol

The list grows:
Lane Ltd RLP-6
Gawith and Hoggarth Black and Brown
GL Pease Barbary Coast
McClelland Fragrant Matured cake (fmc2000)
C&D Autumn Evening
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:05 pm

Thanks for the suggestions Kevin M, monbla256, jonnylaw13, ftrplt, & ajn for the generous offer of a sample

The list grows:
Lane Ltd RLP-6
Gawith and Hoggarth Black and Brown
GL Pease Barbary Coast
McClelland Fragrant Matured cake (fmc2000)
C&D Autumn Evening
Uhley's Irish Aromatic
Dan's Milonga
CAO Black
Bob's Chocolate Flake
The Mayor's Chocolate Flake
Trout Stream
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:14 pm

stapf wrote:
When you hit Tobacco Cabana look at their bottom shelf.  Most of that shelf ar aro's from a German company that advertises in Pipes and Tobaccos Mag whose name I forget.  Better grade of tobacco than most aro's.  Also ask if they have any Christmas blend left.  This is a shop blend with cigar leaf mixed in with pipe tobaccos and is an aro that changes up some as you smoke it.

For a half Aro half english kitchen sink blend try Hearth and Home Mazatec.  You will have to order that one from Pipes and Cigars or hit me up at the event July 25 for a sample.


Thanks for the suggestions stapf, they sound interesting!
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:49 pm

Thanks Stick - SG's Fire Dance Flake sounds interesting

Thanks Dutch - Dunhill Royal Yacht sounds like what I've heard people say about FiveBrothers & I've been wanting to try that!

Thanks Scot's - C & D Berry Good sounds as described lol

Thanks Ozark - Dan Tobacco's Devil's Holiday, Newminster Optimal Choice, & Mac Baren Modern Virginia all sound pretty good

I stopped making the list on here after realizing I can just sign up at Tobacco Reviews & make a wishlist. 5)

Thanks again for all the suggestions, it'll probably take years to try them all. lol

I haven't ordered any tobacco online yet, I usually just get it somewhere at a B&M. I don't understand the whole tax thing & heard that some online retailers don't charge tax but you can still get a bill from the state. I have seen a couple that charge Texas state tax but still haven't decided if ordering online is something I want to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:54 am

For a coffee aromatic, I really enjoyed Peretti's Coffee Blend.
For a chocolate aromatic, Uhle's Hunt Club is also great.

Don't hesitate to use some of the many terrific online retailers as a source to pick up an ounce or two of a bulk aromatic to try.  For example, I frequently buy from pipesandcigars.com - their Trout Stream is fabulous plus you can sample marvelous blends from Lane such as LL-7, RLP-6, or MV-1000 or Sutliff blends like Buttered Rum or Rum and Maple.

I personally find house blends from old established online retailers to be the best.  Check out the aromatics from Uhles, Peretti, Boswell, Milan Tobacconists, 4Noggins, or vtpipes.com.  They all put out very high quality aromatics that burn great, taste great, have a great room note, and won't goop up your pipes.  Look at people's opinions of the blends from these retailers on Tobaccoreviews.com (and keep in mind the reviews are just people's opinions!).  I'd also suggest picking up a few corn cob pipes to use as you try different aromatics.  I personally haven't run into any tax issues when ordering from online places.  I'd prefer to buy locally, but our great state of Minnesota has prohibitively high taxes on pipe tobaccos.

Enjoy the journey!
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:00 am

Big G wrote:
For a coffee aromatic, I really enjoyed Peretti's Coffee Blend.
For a chocolate aromatic, Uhle's Hunt Club is also great.

You can solve both at once by getting a hold of Pipes and Pleasures in Columbus, OH...they have a house blend "Johnny Mocha." When I was into aromatics I always enjoyed it, quite a bit. Their website is a bit funky and I'm not sure if their online store is actually up and running - but you can call and they'll ship it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:13 pm

Thanks Big G & idbowman ... a lot of good suggestions

I had to run a couple errands yesterday, while I was out stopped off & got another cob a straight MM Legend. I also dropped by a smoke shop to pick up some OTC's I've been wanting to try. I got a pouch of Carter Hall & some Super Value black cavendish. I have sampled them both & for a non-aromatic Carter Hall has some really good flavor. The black cav is pretty good too, I was pleasantly surprised by both. I got a pretty good start on the wish list on Tobacco reviews & appreciate everyones suggestions. I am going to enjoy what I have on hand & start acquiring some other selections in the future. Now I just need to get some jars or something to keep things fresh.

Once again thanks for all the great suggestions, you guys are awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:01 pm

Found my answer. Please ignore.

Puff Daddy wrote:
The problem with many aromatics is that the tobaccos used are often pretty crummy and they are usually heavily sauced and loaded with preservative. End result, an initial blast of whatever flavor topping was added followed by a not very good tasting pipe. There are a few exceptions though.

If you like the Captain Black type flavor profile, try Lane Ltd RLP-6. It's basically Captain Black but not overly preserved with PG and the tobacco base tastes pretty decent. Dry it out a bit before smoking.

Often the American aromatics appeal to smokers who haven't developed a taste for tobacco. If you actually like good deep rich tobacco with an aromatic note, there are a couple of good options. The very best I've tried, and the one I smoke regularly, is Gawith and Hoggarth Black and Brown. Tastes like very, very good tobacco, the black cavendish is richly flavored with molasses and it is only slightly sweet, like someone sprinkled a little sugar over it. It's wonderful. Worth smoking also is GL Pease Barbary Coast, rich dark cube cut burley with red virginia and topped with brandy. McClelland Fragrant Matured cake (fmc2000) is a simple virginia flake topped with maple, very delicious. With these three, smoke slowly and patiently, sipping your pipe rather than puffing up great clouds of smoke, and you will be rewarded greatly Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Any suggestions on aromatic tobacco to try    Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:51 pm

Really enjoy Tsuge First Days of Spring.
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