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DESCRIPTION
Brand: 4noggins
Blender: Rich Gottlieb
Tin Description: The old-fashioned burley taste comes through in full form, nutty and brisk, hitting on tangy notes along the way as the Virginia components catch on. There's just enough Latakia to provide no more than perhaps a seasoning effect.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Burley, Virginia, Latakia
Cut: Ribbon
Packaging: Bulk

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# 13/11/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by yohanan

Bald Headed Teacher

The aroma of this tobacco is sweet with just ths slightest hint of latakia, This blend loads easy and stays lit throughout your smoke. When first lit you can taste the burley with the sweetness of the virginia and the faint taste of latakia in the background. Halfway through the bowl the virginia starts to add to the sweetness along with some tangy notes, and the latakia barely making it out. The bottom of the bowl will taste like burley with the other componets being finished. This blend smokes cool and dry with no bite, This is a good all day and into the night smoke which will satisfy most smokers. Highly recommended.

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# 4/7/2012 User rated 4/5
Review by pstlpkr

A True Balancing Act

Let's start with the basics... Pouch note: Great tobacco aroma, with nothing out of balance or forward to the nose. Room note: Pleasant to tolerable.  The smoke is smooth, mellow, warm, no bite, tasty, medium-rich.

I was impressed with the first couple of bowls of Bald Headed Teacher. The Burley is up-front but not overpowering. The Virginia is lightly sweet, satisfying, and flavorful. The Latakia, while there is only noticeable and takes the edge off the Burley.

When I said the smoke was "warm" I mean that the flavor is warm and medium-rich, not hot or biting. Packs and lights easily. Bald Headed Teacher seems to be best suited to a medium sized bowl. Small bowl a bit difficult to keep lit and left me wanting. Large bowl grew to be bit overpowering and lasted too long for the amount of nicotine from the Virginias and Burley. I had to set it down and come back later... However; the relight was just as good, and seemed to just pick up where I left off. It didn't have any of the charred flavors one might expect from a Burley blend upon being relighted after a brief rest.

Bald Headed Teacher doesn't seem to be a true English blend nor does it seem to fit into the realm of Aromatics.

The smoke is a bit dry, owing I think to the Burley. There is a light peppery taste coming from the Latakia I believe. And, there seems to be a light and delicate sweetness from the Virginia tobaccos.

It reminds me a bit of Ruins of Isengard from Just for Him's Middle Earth Series. Not as rich but just as tasty, just a little sweet, a little smoky, and a little spicy.

I will generally inhale once or twice during a bowl. However; this seemed to say don't do that too much. The flavors really came through when puffed and released through the nose.  No burn there at all.

In My Humble Opinion a very pleasant smoke, maybe not an all day smoke, but if you want some flavor in a mild-ish blend with a little kick, 4Noggins Bald Headed Teacher will fill the bill. And, as a side thought... with a pinch of Perique it is quite enjoyable as well.

I like it. 

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Flavor -  rated 4/5
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