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JimInks

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PostSubject: Jim's D&R Raccoon Series Reviews.   Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:27 pm

Here's my reviews of the latest D&R blends in the Raccoon series. They had an initial limited run release in July and should be available by year's end.

D&R Raccoon’s Accent:
The mildly tangy Acadian bright Virginia is processed in the perique style, and is fruity sweet as a major component. The double toasted burley is toasty, nutty, lightly earthy with minor rough and sour, spice notes. The floral, woody, lightly sweet and sour earthy yenidje also has a dry “unflavored soda” essence, and ably competes for attention with the other tobaccos. The nic-hit is almost medium. The strength and taste levels are medium. Won’t bite, and has no dull or harsh moments. The tobacco is a little dry, and I recommend a light hydration. Well blended with some complexity, you’ll notice most every aspect of the tobaccos in every puff. Mildly complex, this mixed cut product burns at a reasonable rate if hydrated, cool and clean with a very consistent sweet and savory flavor from start to finish. Requires few relights, and barely leaves a trace of dampness in the bowl. The after taste is pleasant, and the room note is stronger. Both do linger just a mite. Not an all day smoke for the novice, but experienced smokers may consider it to be one.

D&R Raccoon’s Delight:
The mildly tangy Acadian bright Virginia is processed in the perique style, and is fruity sweet as a major component. The very sweet blonde and double toasted burleys provide a bit of toast, some earth, nuts, wood, and a touch of spice. The double toasted burley also sports a slight rough edge, and dry sour notes. The grassy, tart and tangy citrus, lightly spicy bright Virginia complements and competes with the burleys for attention. Well blended with some richness and complexity, you’ll notice most of the complexities of this blend in virtually every puff. There’s no topping. The nic-hit is mild to medium. The strength and taste levels are medium, but get a tad stronger after the half way point, as does the nicotine. Won’t bite, but I recommend a little hydration and moderate puffing cadence as the tobacco is fairly dry. Once done, this mixed cut manufacture burns clean at a slightly more than middling pace with a very consistent flavor as it easily burns to ash. Requires few relights, and hardly leaves any dampness in the bowl. The sweet and mildly savory pleasant after taste and stronger room notes will linger. Can be an all day smoke for experienced smokers.

D&R Raccoon’s Friend:
The mildly tangy Acadian bright Virginia is processed in the perique style, and is fruity sweet as a major component. The dark mahogany and double toasted burleys are toasty, nutty, woody, and earthy with a smidgeon of spice with a slight rough, sour hit. They are the most obvious components. The earthy, mildly tangy, dark fruit sweet red Virginia is a background player. The lightly applied smoky, woody Cyprian latakia underscores the experience. There’s no topping. You’ll notice nearly all aspects of this complex blend in every puff. The nic-hit is a step closer to medium than it is to mild. The strength and taste levels border on medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, but I recommend a little hydration and slow puffing cadence as the tobacco is fairly dry. Once done, this mixed cut blend burns clean at a slightly more than moderate pace with a very consistent flavor as it easily burns to ash. Requires few relights, and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. Has an earthy, woody, lightly sweet after taste and room note, both of which linger a little. Can be an all day smoke.
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's D&R Raccoon Series Reviews.   Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:00 am

Any idea when those will be released?
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's D&R Raccoon Series Reviews.   Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:25 am

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Any idea when those will be released?

By year's end is the target date.
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's D&R Raccoon Series Reviews.   Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:48 am

Thank you Jim for another excellent review and your opinions on these blends. Nobody can explain the complexity of a new tobacco release as good as you do!cheers cheers I can say I've never had a D&R blend I did not like!! Looking forward also too the release of these new blends. Have to stock up on a few before they are gone for good.

KEEP ON PUFFING!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's D&R Raccoon Series Reviews.   Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:35 pm

Sounds good!
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's D&R Raccoon Series Reviews.   Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:24 pm

Heads up for all of those who were interested in this blend... these were released today on smokingpipes.com
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's D&R Raccoon Series Reviews.   Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:17 pm

Might give a couple of these a whirl since SP is having a 10% off sale on everything this long weekend.


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