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Although my cellar is overflowing, when I saw this I gave to the temptation. They arrived today, and being the impatient sort, I cracked a tin.

Nice earthy tin note, and that carries over into the bowl. Taking heed of the hype, I tried it in a Cobbit Shire. Is there N, as advertised? Yes, I guess. It certainly does have a punch, about mid-way between GH Black Irish X and the GH Brown ropes, maybe a bit closer to the brown ropes. The strongest ever? Nah (I wonder how much of the blend is actually Rustica?) Is the flavor strong? Yep, there's a lot of strong, earthy notes, with a bit of spice.

It'll be a while before I'm ready to post a formal review on Tobacco Reviews, but those were my first impressions. I thought I'd post them in case there are those wondering about pulling the trigger.
 

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If any are interested, JimInks has a review up, and here is the smoking pipes video:

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Great to see Shane after so long. He really ran with the pipe smoking ball. :cheers:
 

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DoverPipes":3inoh6kd said:
On the list for new baccy to try... :king:
Hey DP!!! Haven't heard from you in a while!!! :cheers: FTRPLT
 

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ftrplt":mkp384y6 said:
DoverPipes":mkp384y6 said:
On the list for new baccy to try... :king:
Hey DP!!! Haven't heard from you in a while!!! :cheers: FTRPLT
Been laying low but still lurking around here.
Long story..... :affraid:
 

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DoverPipes":dhhq8hng said:
ftrplt":dhhq8hng said:
DoverPipes":dhhq8hng said:
On the list for new baccy to try... :king:
Hey DP!!! Haven't heard from you in a while!!! :cheers: FTRPLT
Been laying low but still lurking around here.
Long story..... :affraid:
Good to see you, Dover!
 

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I bought a tin of this one too. I couldn't resist the history aspect of it. Not usually a big McBaren fan, but I'll give it a go.

I have yet to light it up but I finally got it in a jar last night.
 

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Great review, Doc! I dig it, and like you don't think it's nearly as potent as advertised. Which I don't mind at all, as it means bigger bowls! Since it's a little monochromatic I've been mixing it half and half with Solani Aged Burley Flake--best pairing I've found for either.
 
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