This is a discussion on The Dreaded Mixture 79 within the Pipe Related Reviews forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Wow.....just wow....
Let me start out by saying that I like a good aromatic. I even enjoy light Lakelands and ...
Let me start out by saying that I like a good aromatic. I even enjoy light Lakelands and some odd mishmashes. This was none of the above.
Moist in the pouch, its a mixed color cube cut and has the consistency of a brownie. I grabbed my $2 MM cob (and left the filter in) and filled it up. It packed easily enough and took three lights to get going.
Initial draw had flavors of anise or liquorice. However...as soon as the bowl got going the flavor quickly turned. Now it was a hot and bitey smoke and was ridiculously bad. I quickly backed off and tried for an ultra careful smoke. It tamed the bite, but the flavor was still like burnt dryer sheets.
Halfway through the bowl and I had to quit. This was truly the worst baccy I've smoked to date. I just brushed my teeth for twenty minutes and I still taste it. I'm throwing out the cob!
Oh man I would so sign up but I'm moving in 5 days. And I'd just feel terrible if I was responsible for losing the pouch and slowing the pass down (everyone screams "OH PLEASE! PLEASE LOSE THE 79! WE BEG YOU!")
Everyone that smokes a pipe should experience this tobacco so that you can appreciate what you have in your cellar more.
Precisely! To do so will provide you the right perspective in tobacco evaluation. A baseline reading from which to proceed, as it were. The only problem imo is to efface the taste memory of M79 while you're smoking the other really good blends. So a good cleansing, if such a thing is possible after smoking M79, is necessary.
'Twas Hef's favorite tobacco. He's been accused of ruining the lives of many women...but not because of the pics and vids and parties and drugs. They'd spend one evening with him and then years of loneliness while trying to wash the smell of the Mix out of their hair.
The man who tries to hold his breath will surely lose it.
I hate to say it, but you guys have got my curiosity aroused (along with the many conflicting opinions on TR). I'm going to pick up a sample on one of my next orders .... I'm curious, if nothing else, if it can be anywhere near as foul as what I consider the worst tobacco ever unleashed: Savinelli's Armonia.