Consisting of 75% dark fired leaf and then equal parts of Burley and Virginia, Coniston Cut Plug should be a strong tobacco. It definitely smells very strong and is extremely smokey. So, I'l light it up and see how it goes.
Coniston Cut Plug
Company: Gawith, Hogarth & Co.
How Packaged: Bulk
Tobacco Used: Virginia & Burley
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 6/14/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Simple $40 pipe
Price Point: $3.75/oz
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL
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Tin/Jar Note: Very smokey. Lots of molasses and a smoked/dried prune or fig note.
Visual: Very dark plug that breaks up into this dark pile of strands.
Flavors: Strong. Smokey. And TONS of floral/rose petal notes.
Smoking Experience: This stuff produces a TON of smoke! It’s weird, but it leaves a soap-like mouth-feel. There is some natural tobacco flavor, but it mostly tastes like soapy floral notes. Had to relight a couple times, but it wasn’t unbearable. The flavor and mouthfeel were though.
Tobacco Strength: Strong
Room Note: Tolerable
Comparable Tobacco: This is way stronger than anything else I have smoked. Nor have I had this strong of a floral note before.
Conclusion: NOT my cup of tea here. It wasn't nicotine strong. It was floral strong. And the soapy feel, and for that matter, the soapy flavor it produced were just...no. Obviously, some people love this stuff, but it is not for me. That, or I am just not experienced enough yet to like it. Either way, this is probably more of a 1.5 for me. It's smokable, but I wouldn't choose it. And if it were free, there's a 50/50 chance I just wouldn't smoke.
Rating: 2 Stars AKA "Only when it is Free" - Would smoke a bowl if it was free and had nothing else.