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DESCRIPTION
Brand: G. L. Pease
Blender: G. L. Pease
Tin Description: Robust and possessing a subdued sweetness, Cumberland is a delightfully orchestrated suite of American tobaccos, featuring a rare and exquisite mahogany Kentucky, aged in bales for twenty years. Red and matured Virginias establish a theme; the Kentucky and a pianissimo of perique create the variations. Pure, natural tobacco flavors are harmonized by delicate arpeggios and underscored by deep, resonant tones. The coda is lovely and lingering - a perfect finish to a rich performance. Best savored slowly."
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Flue Cured
Contents: Kentucky, Virginia, Perique
Cut: Coarse Cut
Packaging: 2oz tin, 8oz tin

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# 27/1/2011 User rated 3/5
Review by bobt

A Pretty Good Blend

This tobacco had around 1 year of age at the time of review.

The tin aroma is a sweet and tangy tobacco smell. The moisture level is good for smoking right away, but some may prefer to dry it out a bit.

At the start of the smoke I taste a a naturally sweet tobacco flavor with a bit of fullness to it. There is a sharpness to this blend that is in the background. I also pick up on a smokiness. It is not a Latakia type smokiness, but more of a natural tasting smokiness. The sweetness is very light and I taste it more on the finish than from the actual smoke.

At about the 3/4 point I start to detect a strong plum and spice presence and the strength also picks up quite a bit.

Around mid-bowl the strength is still there, but the plum and spice have moved to the background.

Around the 1/4 point, the plum and spice have moved back into the front. This last change stayed until the end of the bowl.

This is a full bodied, straight forward blend. The Kentucky tobacco dominates it. There is just enough Perique to add a bit of plum and spice and the Virginias add just a slight sweetness to break it up and bring some harmony to the blend.

This is a strange blend for me. While I do like it and it has all of the attributes that I look for in a VA/Per type blend, there is just something about it that doesn't do it for me. It smokes cool, dry, and doesn't bite. It also has quite a bit of strength to it and I would suggest that it be smoked later in the day and after a meal. I Recommend it.

Read my full review here:
PipesMagazine.com - G.L. Pease Cumberland Pipe Tobacco Reviews

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