Monday, October 28, 2013

Capstan Original Flake (Blue)

Tin Notes:
Lord of the Rings fans rejoice! When the author of the famed and recently celebrated works lit his pipe we can be relatively sure that Capstan pipe tobacco was most likely what was burning. If you're a fan of Virginias and especially the Virginia  Flakes you'll need to pick up at least one each of these straightforward Capstan blends to realize that a great blend does not need a multitude of components to captivate your senses.

     Strength: Medium - Strong
        Flavor: Mild
          Taste: Medium
Room Note: Pleasant to Tolerable

Upon opening the tin the aroma of prunes and figs came wafting out. It was ready to smoke right out of the tin no drying required. On the charring light and true light the flavor of figs was the predominant flavor. About one third of the way into the bowl the flavor of hay started to show up. The flavor remained consistent from this point. This is a tobacco that must be sipped to avoid tongue bite. This blend smoked all the way to the bottom of the bowl leaving a light gray ash with no dottle.

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