I've Fallen In Love
I tried my first bowl of Sir Walter Raleigh in the pouch
The "tin note" is really aromatic smelling and tastes nothing like it smells. I get a very floral kind of scent from it. It could be my nose playing tricks on me but it was very nice and perfumey almost.
As soon as I loaded up a bowl and lit it on fire though the almost floral scent from the pouch didn't transfer to my smoke. The whole time I was smoking this tobacco I was thinking "OMG NUTS, I GET IT NOW IT TASTES NUTTY." I've always heard it discussed that they can taste the nutty burley in this or that blend and I thought it was in their heads. Way too subtle to detect. Not so in this blend. You really gotta wait until you get to the half way point. It really sings to you then.
It is NOT a complex smoke with deep rich flavor that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat as the smoke changes into different shades during the downward progression of the bowl. This is just an honest good smoke. Nothing fancy. No bells and whistles. And this is why I adore it. You can really put yourself back in time to when life was simple. Hard, but simple.
It's a very mild smoke both in body and flavor. But there is a lot of flavor to be had.
The world of pipe tobacco with all its notes of this and hints of that can be equated to the wine scene. This pipe tobacco however is a really good domestic beer that has, and will continue, to stand the test of time.