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C&D- Bow-Legged Bear

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Bow-legged Bear. This is a departure from other blends in that it is stoved and pressed hot, then sliced into a crumble cake. It is a full English blend with red and bright Virginias, Latakia, Perique, Turkish and unsweetened black Cavendish.

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Bow-Legged Bear
Robert Fox (Kilmarnock, VA) 1/2/2010 5:18 PM
Bears may seem cute and cuddly from a distance, but they can be mighty dangerous. Starting a fight with one of our smaller east coast bears is not recommended, while the larger bruins such as the Grizzly or the Alaskan Brown can easily decapitate a human with one blow. After reading certain reviews referencing heart palpitations, I tried this blend for the first time in a small pipe. This was wise: I don't think a large bowl of this would be something I could...bear. On opening my (aged) tin, the tobacco is a bit dry, but is bearing up well, though the cakes are falling apart. Unflavored; the tin bears only the pungent smell of the various tobaccos in the blend. I have been a regular pipe smoker for two years, so while I'm not a grizzled old pipester, I'm no cub either when it comes to strong tobaccos. However, when I walked back to the house from my "smoking den," I could see why this bear is called "bow-legged." The nicotine sneaks up on you and could leave one too giddy to bear oneself up, and it is good to bear this in mind. Seems to have a bit of Latakia, but there is so much else going on here that one doesn't notice it as much as in a more traditional English blend. Bow-Legged Bear is dark, heavy, and slightly sweet. I think it is nevertheless more refined and less rustic than the "Ursus Hillbillicus" on the tin would suggest. Sipped slowly, and taking care not to let it past the palate, this is quite a pleasant and rewarding smoke. Thanks for bearing with me!
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An interesting tobacco
smokey strodtman (gilliam, MO) 12/17/2008 10:35 AM
This is an interesting tobacco in that it has so many different varieties of tobacco in it. It has a good full English flavor, although the room note won't win you any friends. This is not a daily smoke for me as I smoke more burley blends than any other but it's a great treat after a big meal or other special occasion. 4 of 5 stars.
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