Hey guys recently picked up pipe smoking (meaning today ) after a long break of half a year but had only been smoking a month back then (I can rarely afford the tobacco at all, Which means I start to get the hang of it have a huge gap and then forget it all) Anyway, I just got some Bob's choc flake and loaded up a bowl in my cob and lit it, Right from the start it just tasted like ash ... bitter ash. I don't know if i'm smoking too fast but I smoked as slow as I could to the point smoke was barely being produced. I've pretty muh always had this problem smoking pipes until one day I had an amazing bowl of Black swann shoppes christmas blend in the cob and it was heaven. Never tasted good in my briar infact no tobacco ever has I always get the bad ashy taste. Can anyone help me out it's so frustrating! The only small amount of flavour I get is when I breathe out my nose but that's just a kind of sweet coal aroma but it's the same with every tobacco. I just cant taste anything but ash like sucking a gone out cigarette. Any help is greatly appreciated! I also get a burning in my mouth (not stinging) like heartburn in my throat mouth, slowing down the smoke solves it mostly but then the pipe will just go out with still no flavour. Cheers!