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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyMon Aug 13, 2018 1:16 pm

I still can't wrap my taste buds around this one. It's a good tobacco, kind of fruity, but there is something in that Virginia/dark fired Kentucky blend that is lurking in the background. I just don't know what it is. Has anyone else tried this blend in the ready cut package?
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Richard Burley

Richard Burley

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyMon Aug 13, 2018 1:20 pm

Yep. Same experience. It's OK, but nothing I'd go to any trouble to acquire again.
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Brewdude
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Brewdude

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

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyMon Aug 13, 2018 3:16 pm

I'm working on a pouch of the RR right now. It's pretty fresh and doesn't seem to have the depth of the flake cut. I like it just fine but find it pretty stout for everyday consumption.


Cheers,

RR

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Davy Jones

Davy Jones

Registration date : 2016-04-25

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyFri Aug 17, 2018 6:17 pm

I find a significant difference between the Flake and Ready Rubbed. Not only when it comes to the tin aroma, but in the taste as well.
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Brewdude
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Brewdude

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

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyFri Aug 17, 2018 9:03 pm

Davy Jones wrote:
I find a significant difference between the Flake and Ready Rubbed. Not only when it comes to the tin aroma, but in the taste as well.

I did as well as the flake is my point of reference. I put it down to the age of the flake mostly, but the cut could influence it as well.


Cheers,

RR

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DrumsAndBeer

DrumsAndBeer

Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptySat Aug 18, 2018 3:00 am

I have enjoyed most of the bowls I have smoked from a recently purchased 50g tin of the flake. I think Mac Baren has done a good job with this blend. The flavor can be a bit strange from time to time. I get a floral note and smoky fruity thing from it. When it’s on, it’s great, but when it’s off, it can be a bit off putting
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Davy Jones

Davy Jones

Registration date : 2016-04-25

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptySun Aug 19, 2018 3:11 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Davy Jones wrote:
I find a significant difference between the Flake and Ready Rubbed. Not only when it comes to the tin aroma, but in the taste as well.

I did as well as the flake is my point of reference. I put it down to the age of the flake mostly, but the cut could influence it as well.


Cheers,

RR

Yipper. I think the toppings are also different….
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Blackhorse

Age : 71
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptySat Sep 01, 2018 10:55 am

JimInks Sez:

“9-30-2016: having very recently smoked the 1980s version, I would say that there are a few differences between the two vintages. The flakes are much longer.The older version has a stronger, deeper rose geranium topping. The tonquin was a tad stronger, and a little deeper. The tobacco flavors also have more depth, and a little more earth. The taste is essentially the same otherwise.”


With a total of 132 reviews this comes away with a mean 3.2 on the Review site. Pretty much a classic.

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ontariopiper

ontariopiper

Age : 47
Location : St George, Ontario CANADA
Registration date : 2015-03-10

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyWed Sep 05, 2018 3:15 pm

I've got some RR on hand. I too couldn't get past the flowery topping. I much prefer the licorice flavour of Orlik's Dark Strong Kentucky.
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Blackhorse
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Blackhorse

Age : 71
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyWed Sep 05, 2018 3:43 pm

I like ‘em both.

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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyThu Sep 13, 2018 3:19 pm

FYI-   St. Bruno is on sale at 4noggins.com!
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Davy Jones

Davy Jones

Registration date : 2016-04-25

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyFri Sep 14, 2018 8:35 am

Corncobcon wrote:
FYI-   St. Bruno is on sale at 4noggins.com!

You're bad. Laughing
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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyFri Sep 14, 2018 2:19 pm

I'm just trying to help a guy out! Twisted Evil Go ahead and buy some, I'll let you spend your money! clown
lol!
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beeman86

beeman86

Age : 61
Location : Loring, Ontario
Registration date : 2014-08-02

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyTue Oct 16, 2018 8:17 pm

Is this St. Bruno a lot different than the recipe of 40 -50 years ago? My dad used to smoke it along with three nuns and one of the Sail brands. The ghost odor in his pipes that I now have is lovely but I've never been able to find the tobacco that left it.

I don't think 3 Nuns is the tobacco it once was from what I've read.
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Blackhorse
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Blackhorse

Age : 71
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptyTue Oct 16, 2018 8:52 pm

IMHO - You’ll find guys on both sides of questions like that. But since you have to judge a ‘right there in front of you’ product against a twenty or even thirty year old memory...it’s tough.  Even if a company has the original recipe and can match the components “exactly” it’s really all opinion anyway.

My two cents worth.

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beeman86

beeman86

Age : 61
Location : Loring, Ontario
Registration date : 2014-08-02

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptySun Oct 28, 2018 3:11 pm

In my search for my new favorite tobacco I've ordered some St. Bruno, along with some McB's Scottish Mixture and Sam G's Squadron Leader (just for a bit of Latakia... and I love the tin - it reminds me of my Dad's wartime service in the RAF).
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KevinM



Age : 76
Location : Connecticut
Registration date : 2012-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: St. Bruno   St. Bruno EmptySun Oct 28, 2018 5:27 pm

I’ve smoked St. B and have a few pouches in reserve. Can’t say I detected any floral notes or noticed any propensity to bite. I think of it as a nice, mild, inoffensive summer smoke. Sometimes I add a pinch of Conniston to perk it up a bit.
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