Former's Private Flake is comprised of different Virginias from USA, Simbabwe, Zaire, and India, plus Burley. The casing conists of several extracts like fig-tree-fruit, tamarind, nut, truffle, apple syrup finally rounded with Irish Top-flavour.
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The topping and casing is not very evident, very similar in taste to stockebby luxury twist flake with more sweetness but not enough to mask the tobacco, matter of fact i can barely taste it. Now the base is very balanced, virginia burly slow burning... Read More and mild to medium. Not the best for the asked price but not the worst when it comes to flake offerings. Al kanabi Read Less
An interesting semi aromatic. Very highest quality stoved virginia cased very lightly with fig and tamarind. I taste a subtle sour apple taste, too. There is burley but its far in the background. Reminds me of Gawith's BS flake...exclusive to the dan... Read Moreish pipe shop. A favorite and i wish it were more available. Read Less
While I agree this is an aromatic I get more of a great Virginia blend from this outstanding smoke. Lights so easy and burns super cool. You do get a bit of nicotine tingle but not really that much. Oh the taste is right down my alley. I love a good ... Read MoreVirginia and this gives that wonderful sweet hay baking bread flavor. Yes there is a hint of perhaps fig and alcohol but it is very very faint. Room note is nice but very mild. If you love a good Virginia blend that has taste this is one of the best. As an aromatic it leaves a bit to be desired. I have added this to my rotation not as an aromatic but more as a top notch Virginia ! Read Less
I thought I would move to a cased tobacco, as I tend to like simple blends. Let this one dry in the tin with lid off. It does case your mouth, I would not call it tounge bite. The toppings are rich, but something goes a miss. Once in a while it is a ... Read Morepleasant rotation to a pipe habit, better late at night. Read Less
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