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McClelland Frog Morton

This is a discussion on McClelland Frog Morton within the Pipe Related Reviews forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Originally Posted by DahlKen FM was my first foray into the English blends. I have only been puffing a pipe ...

  
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    Brewing Guy BrewShooter's Avatar


     

    Re: McClelland Frog Morton

    Quote Originally Posted by DahlKen View Post
    FM was my first foray into the English blends. I have only been puffing a pipe for a month so a total and complete newbie. I have tried an Altadis Nightcap blend which I got in the NPS trade. Again, didn't really care for it, but I liked it a bit more than the FM. I am just hoping that it is just so different to me that I am not liking it at this point, and as my palette opens up to the wide array of flavors available I will eventually be able to enjoy these other blends.
    I don't know that they're for everyone. It's sort of odd, I dabbled with a pipe twenty years ago, but only came back to it recently. I tried a few aros and liked them, but then I had a sample of Penzance. I was blown away!

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    Young Puffer Fish DahlKen's Avatar


     

    Re: McClelland Frog Morton

    OK, now I must revise my statement. I know this is a great baccy so I couldn't bring myself to just shelve it. So today I pulled about a half bowl of it out and mixed it with half bowl of LNF, let it sit for about 30 mins then loaded 'em up. Well I must say it has come alive for me. A beautiful array of flavors now rolling over my tongue and when retrohaled just fantastic. This will definitely be a blending I revisit often, and glad I just didn't give up on it.

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    pipe smokin' duck hunter Hendu3270's Avatar


     

    Re: McClelland Frog Morton

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff10236 View Post
    So have you smoked it yet? It really is good stuff.

    Oh yes! The first bowl I dried for about 15 minutes. I had a difficult time keeping it lit but the bowl was decent. Couple of days later, (I usually don't do this), I put it in the microwave for 10 seconds to dry it a bit more and it made all the difference in the world. Burned very well and was easy to maintain. Definitely an enjoyable flavor to me. I like the "tartness" (I think this is a better description than my usual "tangy-ness" I typically use), and zero tongue burn with this one. I was able to slowly sip it and it really mellowed me out. I'm not too good at describing the flavors I get with a smoke so I won't even try. I'm assuming everyone else does the same thing, but I usually sip on a pipe and retro-hale throughout trying to place individual flavors and such. Most often I can't place individual flavors but there's no mistaken if I consider it a worthy blend or not and this is definitely one in my book.

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