I am a strong flavors guy. I have never met a cigar that was too strong for me. I have eaten habenero peppers straight. I drink bourbon neat or on the rocks, and prefer higher proof stuff like Old Grand Dad 114 and Booker's if they are available. I order thai food as spicy as they can possibly make it and I drink big bold red wines. Like I said, I'm a strong flavors guy.
Recently I got into pipe smoking, with a lot of help from Dave on these forums. I ordered a selection of tobaccos, and was most excited about one called "Old Lodge" that is sold by pipesandcigars.com. It is too strong.
You read that right. I didn't like it. It overpowered a glass of Old Grand Dad 114. When a smoke overpowers a high proof bourbon, it's simply too strong. It is not an enjoyable experience to smoke the stuff, so I won't smoke it anymore. I hate to let it go to waste, but I can't imagine what else to do with it.
Weird. I've met my match, and it's a tobacco blend called Old Lodge.