Ok, so I started this Review just a little early, but by the time I post it or even finish the bowl, it will be midnight. Tonight I will be again useing the Savinelli KS 320 Trevi purchased through the Briar Report Magazine link. http://www.briarreport.org that takes you to The Pipe Nook. https://www.thepipenook.com/ just in case you want one.
Picture is a reprint but it shows off the pipe very nicely.
The 2 oz tin of Midnight Drive, I purchased from The Briar Shoppe in Houston. For their information google is your friend. Should you ever be in Houston, and need a pipe or some tobacco, I highly suggest you make some time to stop by.
Ok, on to the review.
Midnight Drive is brought to us by Cornell and Diehl.
The second picture does not do justice to the actual product. Imagine pressed bars cut again into a ribbon. Now you are close. The blend is Virginia’s, Perique, Latakia, and Turkish Flake. If you know what to look (smell) for, there is a definite presence of all 4.
Flavor will match the nose, but it is very reminiscent of some English or Baltic blends. Nothing is going to jump out and make you say, “All I can taste is….” but then again, that blank can be filled with, “a superb blend.”
The burn is cool, leaving very little room for tongue bite. As for room note, mostly I’m getting plums as is normal for a Perique blend. So why not a 4 pipe Review? Well, as you can see from the pictures, I have been smoking it all week. I could not really tell a difference of taste, my only preference was for a bigger bowl. I just never wanted the bowl to end.
If you guessed that the Binary rating is a 1, yeah, a little transparent, however a slight reservation. This is not a blend for a beginner. Packing is a little tricky, and a slow steady pace is essential while smoking. Other than those 2 minor issues, it is really hard not to fall in love with Midnight Drive.