Very Not Bad
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.