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Flavor  rated 4/5   Recommend It?  rated 4/5   Room Note  rated 3/5   Tin Aroma  rated 3/5  
Brand: Just For Him
Blender: Bob Schafer
Tin Description: The fifth blend in our Middle-Earth Pipeweed Series. Burley, Virginia, Latakia, and Cavendish tobaccos are blended together to form this thick, satisfying smoke.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Flue, Air & Fire Cured
Contents: Burley, Cavendish, Black Cavendish, Virginia, Latakia
Cut: Ribbon
Packaging: Bulk

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# 10/7/2011 User rated 4/5
Review by pstlpkr

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I ordered the Middle-Earth Pipeweed Sampler from Just for Him and it is from this sample pack that I will make my reviews of each of the five blends. I have also decided to smoke each sample all the way through, without smoking anything else in between. The samples, while large enough to decide if one should purchase more, are a bit on the smallish side. I must admit to being somewhat disappointed.

I'm watching a replay of the Houston @ Southern Miss Football game from last season. I have decided this is the perfect time to review the last of the Middle-Earth Pipeweed Series, the Ruins Of Isengard sample from Just for Him. It packs loosely, because it is a large cut ribbon. It requires a bit of preparation to be properly packed and smoked in the smallish size bowl of my TRG White Ringed Volcano and seems a bit moist, as well. I'll let the next three bowls dry for a bit before smoking them. Like Treebeard, the third offering in the series; the smallish sample size makes it difficult to adequately describe the “Tin Aroma”. Therefore I will give the “Tin Aroma” a 3 star rating, as well.

The first bowl is very tasty, a little sweet, a little smoky, and a little spicy. The smoke is very rich and thick, but mild and smooth.  The Ruins Of Isengard seems to have plenty of Vitamin N. The wife said: "You're smoking that stinky stuff again". So, room note is (for me) tolerable. If it had more Latakia she would have been more negatively demonstrative.

Before smoking the subsequent bowls I dried the tobacco for about 1/2 an hour or a little more.  It was far easier to keep lit after some drying time.  The ash is surprisingly white.

It is very mild but has a rich thick smoke, is mildly sweet but spicy and smoky. Other than that it is not a very remarkable blend but, it is a very satisfying one. I feel compelled to quote Sylvester Stallone in Demolition Man... "Very not bad".  Recommendation; Four Stars. Room Note; Three Stars.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 3/5
Flavor -  rated 4/5
Recommend It? -  rated 4/5
Room Note -  rated 3/5
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