In other words, i was trying to blame my lack of enjoyment of this tobacco on myself, on my tastes, but what it boils down to is that I don't like haunted bookshop because it is poorly done. Musty, stout, heady, spicy, dark, full-and very unbalanced. You would think this blend would work and be delightful, but it just doesn't. Of course, as with everything on Tobacco reviews ymmv. It's a blend that tries to be 'rustic' and thinks 'rustic' means lacking any and all subtlety or nuance, and being completely off balance. The same thinking that creates these modern craft beers with stupid, ridiculous levels of hoppiness also created haunted bookshop. 16 people found this review helpful. Reviewed by dateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteroom Note whitebriar (30) medium None detected Full Tolerable it is Burley-that's what the blender meant to showcase-the other tobaccos play a seasoning role- the perique is noticeable a bit into the bowl -not quite as much Perique as ojk- it packs.
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It'd be like "haunted Walmart" or something. I struggled with this blend. When I first tried it years ago, i thought it was too strong, so thought "Well, i don't really like strong tobaccos." I mean strong, robust, loud, as in flavor. This has turned out not to be true. I love many very robust pipe tobaccos. Byzantium, also by c d, is one of my faves. Then I thought it has too much vitamin N for me, which also has turned out not to be true. I enjoy many blends these days that have a bigger kick. I thought maybe i didn't like burleys: not true. I thought maybe i didn't like burley and perique together: not true.
The complexity i mentioned above. Well, i'm not sure complexity is the point here. I assignment think this is just a nice, tasty, interesting bowl of tobacco that one could smoke all day if one were so inclined - and I think that was true of most of the old otc burleys. 18 people found this review helpful. Reviewed by dateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteroom Note michael Kindt (18) Strong None detected Full Tolerable to Strong a very American blend with a very English name. Well, "haunted bookshop" sounds very English to me, anyway. Here in America, people don't really read.
There is something to be said about a tobacco that doesn't demand much of a smokers taste buds, however - something comforting, perhaps. It's just that when one averages only about 10 bowls per week, perhaps something with a little more personality is required. At least for. With tobaccos, as with most things in life, your mileage may vary. I'm going to add a dash of blending perique to this and see if I can spice it up a bit. Update 1/21/10 As I become more enamored of burley and try different blends, this one needs to be elevated from 2 to 3 stars. This is a great take on the American otc blends and is something I'll return to occasionally.
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It's a great tobacco to just sit and enjoy without trying to figure anything out about. Simply sit down, light your pipe, and relax. It is what. And I think it's superb. 24 people found this review helpful. Reviewed by dateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteroom Note dk (842) medium to Strong None detected Mild to medium Tolerable Prince Albert fans will probably love this. Burleyphiles probably will as well.
The rest. The high quality leaf gives this an extra star from me, but frankly i find little going on here. Very cigarette-like in flavor, the burley overwhelms to the point where the virginia and perique are barely noticeable. The taste doesn't change its shape as the smoke progresses unless it's to become harsher. It's a lot like smoking hot air (which might be what reviewer Old Puffer after meant when he said strong but dull, or words to that effect). The blend is not cantankerous in the least, and smokes fairly easily down the bowl with no tongue bite. I guess as predominantly a virginia and vaper smoker, i'm just used to a lot more complexity.
Extremely mild, mild to medium, very Pleasant, i see that the overwhelming majority of reviewers here enjoy haunted bookshop, and I can certainly understand why. With focus on enhancing "pedestrian" Burley leaf, i think c d has found a niche. Pennington Gap and Old joe kranz were winners in my book and haunted bookshop works for me too. Haunted bookshop's robust Burley taste has been elevated by a smidgen of Perique and a delicate touch of Virginia. This one is more sweet than bitter and more heavy than light.
Although not at the level i enjoy most, the nicotine content is recognized with no problem either. As is the case with most Burley blends, haunted bookshop is an extremely cool burning smoke with no bite. I finished my tin in a week and will seek more in the future. 38 people found this review helpful. Hardy (76), medium to Strong, none detected, full. Tolerable to Strong Another favorite from c d and Bob Runowski. This is a codger burley with an attitude. Not so powerful as Old joe krantz (which i also love but but with enough juju to kick your butt if you're not careful. And that's being said by an ex-cigarette smoker.
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Summary: This is essay Prince Albert with an attitude, and without the casing. If you like a natural Burley base with just a little condiment, this should be excellent. Particularly liked: The cut, the burning qualities, the honest flavor. An excellent all-day smoke that will even work in the evening. I would like a little more red virginia (I always do and a dash more perique. 49 people found this review helpful. Reviewed by dateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteroom Note, pipestud (1825), medium.
Mid-bowl: Flavor develops resume nicely, with a cigar characteristic. No, not a big Cuban or Dominican, more like a small dry cigar in the dutch or German style. Finish: Finishes pretty much like the middle, without a gurgle. Leaves a clean, gray ash. Tried in the following pipes: I tried this first in an old pair of Rhodesians: a parker Goldenbark, and a savinelli punto Oro. Next, i tried it a pair of Peterson Barrels, and a fresh corn cob. (I know, should have tried it in the cob first). Also smoked in a sasieni billiard.
it into the bowl a pinch at a time. No special care seemed to be necessary. Packs easily in different size pipes. Lighting: Lights easily, sometimes one match does. A little tamp in mid match, and it? Initial flavor: I taste the burley mostly in this blend at the beginning, (which means more body than flavor pleasant and natural. Stays lit well even at a slow burn rate.
The room note is pungent, and won't make your relatives happy, but if you don't like them, this will increase your enjoyment. 61 people found this review helpful. Reviewed by dateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteroom Note. Noorrmm (193), medium, none detected, medium to full, tolerable. I initially wanted to try this blend because of the name, and have since become a fan of both Cristopher Morley (the mini author of the book for which the blend is named and Bob Runowski (the originator of the blend.) Normally, i prefer Virginias, and. Appearance: Predominantly medium reddish color, with a fair amount of lighter leaf, and a small percentage of darker tobacco. The cut is random, with some cube-cut apparent. A bit drier than most blends, but perfect for my taste in that area.
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Reviewed by dateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteroom Note, jimInks (2163), medium to Strong. Extremely mild, medium to full, strong, you'd better like nutty, earthy, dry, woody, unflavored bold burley with a light rough edge and hint of spice, or you won't like this even a little bit. The red Virginia adds a very light dark fruit sweetness and earth, but it's hardly a major player in this blend. The perique is strong and plentiful and adds a strong nic hit along with a very good pepper and plum taste, so don't smoke it on an empty stomach. Not an all day smoke, but if you want a strong burley with kick, it'll satisfy. Burns well with a consistent flavor, but puff slowly or risk a cigarette-like, ashy taste. Leaves no moisture in the bowl.