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Wooda
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:10 pm

Carter hall with balls.
I get lightly candied walnuts. That's about it.

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Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:20 pm

I find a lot more sweetness, spice and backbone in OJK. Not that Haunted Bookshop isn't good. I smoked both for the first time in the same week, and the OJK just wowed me a lot more.

I think if anything my appreciation for Burley has grown over the years. I need to revisit HB.
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:52 pm

Funny...I tried both around the same time too, but was drawn to the Bookshop more. Enjoyed both but just found HB more approachable.
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:31 pm

I bought a tin of HB last month since I haven't smoked it in about 2 yrs. I didn't care for it 2 yrs ago, but this time around I'm enjoying it. Maybe it's because I purchased a tin and not bulk like I had 2 yrs ago. Does anyone notice a difference between tin vs bulk?
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Ray Mackessy wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:31 pm
I bought a tin of HB last month since I haven't smoked it in about 2 yrs. I didn't care for it 2 yrs ago, but this time around I'm enjoying it. Maybe it's because I purchased a tin and not bulk like I had 2 yrs ago. Does anyone notice a difference between tin vs bulk?
Have only tried bulk...found it ready to go
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:55 pm

Its one I havent tried or if I did , it was when it first popped up , I dont remember
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Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:46 am

I like HB, but I have only had the bulk, so I can't comment on tinned.
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Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:28 am

Colorduke sent me a gift of multiple C&D blends. HB being one of them. Prior to that the only other C&D blend I remember smoking was Crooner, which I wanted to like in the worst way. But I didn't. I even cellared to few oz I purchased and opened after a year or two. Still not for me. I enjoyed trying the C&D blends that Scott/Colorduke sent me. Billy Budd was for me the best of the bunch. I liked HB ok enough, but for better or worse, I lean towards more mellow, mild blends and I find the C&D offerings harsh. I tend to freight train, so it's probably just me.
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Mon May 21, 2018 6:28 am

I really like HB. I smoke it probably about weekly, but every time I do, I wonder why I don't smoke it more. Simple answer is that I smoke a lot of different blends depending on mood, but only get 1-2 bowls a day. But, HB is definitely one I'd smoke quite a bit more if I could fit more smoking in. For me, the character changes depending on bowl dimensions. Actually, just the diameter. In a tighter bowl, .75" or less, the perique pops out more to me, also has a little more pepper, though it's still on the "tangy sweet" side of the perique spectrum. In a wider bowl, 13/16ths or bigger, it's (like anything) more cohesive, less a blend of constituent tastes and more "one taste". Especially when it's on the wider side of it, though it's got enough nicotine that HB in my larger bowls is a "very sometimes" thing. But the backbone is the burley. Nutty, woody, almost floral notes at times, with a big, "chewy" mouthfeel. Mmmm... Now, unless something else demands my attention, I know what I'll be smoking after I get home this morning, lol...
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Mon May 21, 2018 9:30 am

I love OJK. My tastebuds have sort of calibrated themselves around it. Therefore, HB tastes like nothing more than hot air. It's from a tin. I blame years of tongue torture/torchers.
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