HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share
 

 Haddo's at 5 y/o

Go down 
AuthorMessage
DrumsAndBeer

DrumsAndBeer

Age : 46
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

Haddo's at 5 y/o Empty
PostSubject: Haddo's at 5 y/o   Haddo's at 5 y/o EmptyMon Oct 16, 2017 11:44 pm

Five years ago, I opened a tin of fresh Haddo's and smoking it was an interesting but overwhelmingly intense affair. I smoked 3 bowls of it and jarred the rest up. Shortly after, Shane Ireland had gifted me a nice bit of this blend from 2002 which I recently finished turning to ash. I loved every puff of it. Wanting some more, and not having any as well aged, I unearthed that jar from 2012. It has darkened down a bit, and wow does it smoke well. There's a hint of the brandy in the room note and on the finish, but the intense acerbic, rotten banana twinge of its youth has been replaced by a gentle sweetness and a clarity that's quite remarkable. Spicy yes, but perfectly toned down with ample richness in flavor strength. I think I like this better than the 10 year old stash I smoked. I hardly need anymore tobacco, but I think I need to cellar up for 2022. What a Face


Last edited by DrumsAndBeer on Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:57 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile
AJ

AJ

Age : 70
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

Haddo's at 5 y/o Empty
PostSubject: Re: Haddo's at 5 y/o   Haddo's at 5 y/o EmptyTue Oct 17, 2017 12:53 am

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Chris. Like you I find aging it a few years hammers it place near the top of the list of great VaPers in stone. I've never smoked any that was more than 5 years old but I find that most blends, that are aged, reach their peak of goodness around the 5 year mark. Smile  

AJ
Back to top Go down
View user profile
DrumsAndBeer

DrumsAndBeer

Age : 46
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

Haddo's at 5 y/o Empty
PostSubject: Re: Haddo's at 5 y/o   Haddo's at 5 y/o EmptyTue Oct 17, 2017 1:00 am

AJ wrote:
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Chris. Like you I find aging it a few years hammers it place near the top of the list of great VaPers in stone. I've never smoked any that was more than 5 years old but I find that most blends, that are aged, reach their peak of goodness around the 5 year mark. Smile  

AJ

I agree. Especially when it comes to perique heavy vapers. A beautiful smoke, Haddo's. And surely one to put away a few tins of for future enjoyment
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Lonecoyote

Lonecoyote

Location : The Seventh Planet From The Sun...Uranus
Registration date : 2016-10-15

Haddo's at 5 y/o Empty
PostSubject: Re: Haddo's at 5 y/o   Haddo's at 5 y/o EmptyTue Oct 17, 2017 10:49 am

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
I agree. Especially when it comes to perique heavy vapers. A beautiful smoke, Haddo's. And surely one to put away a few tins of for future enjoyment

I agree with you 110%! Last year I smoked a bowl of Haddo's when it was fresh and I remember posting these exact words...." I wasn't delighted "! This is definitely one blend due to the Perique that needs a few years of aging. I too noticed after a few years how much darker the blend was and an extremely enjoyable smoke. Definitely worth the wait cheers cheers



KEEP ON PUFFING!!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
MisterE
Moderator
MisterE

Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

Haddo's at 5 y/o Empty
PostSubject: Re: Haddo's at 5 y/o   Haddo's at 5 y/o EmptyTue Oct 17, 2017 1:01 pm

That's funny, it seems like we all feel the same about Haddo's. Fresh from the tin it's a little too top heavy for my taste...meaning the topping is very present. I had the pleasure of smoking some 5+yo stuff and it was a totally different beast. Wonderful.

_________________
Many of the greatest pleasures in life are illegal, immoral, or smelly.

-Yak
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Brewdude
Moderator
Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

Haddo's at 5 y/o Empty
PostSubject: Re: Haddo's at 5 y/o   Haddo's at 5 y/o EmptyFri Oct 20, 2017 8:49 pm

Big fan of Haddo's here. But aged at least 4-5 years. 10 is mo better.


Cheers,

RR

_________________
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin


Haddo's at 5 y/o Purple11x 2Haddo's at 5 y/o Bombx10  Haddo's at 5 y/o Bombx3Haddo's at 5 y/o D6bddf10 Haddo's at 5 y/o 44902965465_19121c84ed_s_d
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.randereed.com
 
Haddo's at 5 y/o
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Pipes & Tobacco :: The Tobacco Jar-
Jump to: