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    Elmo's Reserve

    I finally decided to open this after being discouraged by the label, revealing that "Elmo" seems to be a long-haired dog.

    The scent is nothing like that of the dog pictured on the tin. It's a delicious, rich & dark sweetness, like the vanilla-y sap of the Ponderosa Pine. Some component of the scent is similar to what makes Red Crest smell sweetish. The grind is medium-coarse, fairly moist, and the color is a deep brown with sparse little long blonde splinters that make it seem to scintillate. It's almost jet black on its way back out.

    The tin was sealed so well, it took several attempts with a metal key to overcome the vacuum.

    I'm sorry I hadn't tried this sooner. I give Elmo's Reserve two emphatically flared nostrils (out of two).

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    Tonquin beans predominate in this one.
    wiki "Popcorn Sutton" a true COOT!

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      #3
      Originally posted by whalen
      Tonquin beans predominate in this one.
      Is that the sweetness similar to Red Crest?

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        #4
        Originally posted by UsualSnuspects
        Is that the sweetness similar to Red Crest?
        Never able to get a fresh sample of Red Crest, sorry. There is a lot of super blending in Elmos. Drift over to Snuffhouse and search for it, there has been a lot of posts about it, by people with better abilities to describe it. I have a dozen or so Tonquin beans in a jar of Toque Vanilla, it has a great smell. I used a bit of it in my Spanish Folly Rustica snuff.
        wiki "Popcorn Sutton" a true COOT!

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          #5
          Elmos reminds me of Lotzbeck Vanilla. That one was a dark snuff that was flavored with rich vanilla and Maple syrup if I remember right. Wonderful sweet desert snuff, unfortunately not available lately.
          wiki "Popcorn Sutton" a true COOT!

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            #6
            Originally posted by UsualSnuspects
            I finally decided to open this after being discouraged by the label, revealing that "Elmo" seems to be a long-haired dog.

            The scent is nothing like that of the dog pictured on the tin. It's a delicious, rich & dark sweetness, like the vanilla-y sap of the Ponderosa Pine. Some component of the scent is similar to what makes Red Crest smell sweetish. The grind is medium-coarse, fairly moist, and the color is a deep brown with sparse little long blonde splinters that make it seem to scintillate. It's almost jet black on its way back out.

            The tin was sealed so well, it took several attempts with a metal key to overcome the vacuum.

            I'm sorry I hadn't tried this sooner. I give Elmo's Reserve two emphatically flared nostrils (out of two).
            Hey @UnusualSuspects. I ordered this a few months ago and I am finding that it's not my bag. I have the majority of a 25g tin that's been stored well. I'd be glad to send it out your way if you are interested. Let me know.

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