It has a dark, fruity smell. I can detect the smell of the Perique but there's not enough of it to cause the characteristic tongue tingle that Perique often causes. The Dark Fired Kentucky and Latakia compliment one another without competing, or one ... Read Moregetting lost in the other. It must be the Virginia that adds some sweetness as well as the plum casing. The Burley rounds it out and gives some body to the smoke. I had the original House of Windsor years ago, and I did not like it. I like this enough to call it one of my favorites and to try to always have some on hand. Read Less
Quite good variety of flavor! Creamy rich sweetness, a little nut, darkened fruit, zest. and cool smoothing light Latakia.
[Tin/bag - Old shoe leather, some slight sweetness. Slight vinegar almost, and slight plum. Moisture ready to go, but you may want to break up some of the chunkiness of Burley and V.Flake in the mix. I packed most the small chunks and did not need... Read More to rub out any.]
Warm and creamy, with rich sweetness with faint Virginia yellow grass. A slight millisecond of bitter from maybe some Burley on false light out. I quite like this blend. A little bit of the Burley for some nuttiness along with Latakia smoothing it out with a little smoke and coolness while there is a mild influx of sweetness. I can sense the Perique in there, but I am not getting any of the characteristic tingle or sting in the nose or on the tongue for any spice (it may come later down the bowl - some just barely at times). Some almost vanilla in there with the sweetness, creaminess is there for sure, slightly on the verge of 50/50 popsicle at times. I have never tried the original Revelation, but this is a great tobacco. Enjoying the variations of flavor, the mild casing along with some Latakia and sweetness. Finally even a little Perique nip pops in there too. Nice and fulfilling smoke.
This is good for any time, and I am glad I took a shot at it. Mild burning, can be heated up, but a smooth normal cadence should not be a problem. I am freight training this a bit while exploring the flavors and not feeling any bite other than a tingle here and there, with a good after taste that has lots of sweetness verging toward orange. Minimal if any relights necessary. Not a moisture maker, and burns down to a small ash with one tiny chunk of dottle (user error). I'll have to reorder a pound to have on hand. It's good stuff, and I might like Presbyterian more (and its Match), but this is good to have on hand for changing things up a bit. Pairs excellent with Lagunitas Imperial Stout (for intermittent sips). ◄7.3/10✠Skulls► Read Less
Want to smoke something slightly fruity, fragrant and a little complex for a reasonable cost? Then this is it. My favorite every day blend. Smoke this and you will find out why Albert Einstein. Seems to love an earlier version on this.
Edit: I upg... Read Moreraded my score to 4.5. This will taste amazing if you age it like 6 months to a year. Then you will understand why I upgraded it from 3.5 to 4.5 Read Less
this blend is exactly what i have been looking for.upfront a slight casing overload but turning into plum nut taste followed by a slight spice grassiness.latakia ghosts in and out .will be purchasing again and again.
Taste is subjective, but this is one of my favorite blends. I smoke all types of blends, but I have to be in the mood for English, VA, etc. but I can smoke this any time. Morning, noon, or night. It has enough of everything to make it interesting but... Read More not too much of any one thing. For that reason, I sort of view it as in a class all its own - it’s not really an aromatic English or an American English or whatever monikers we try to assign blends. It’s just good. Enough sweetness to appeal to aromatic smokers as something different but enough Latakia and body to appease smokers of heavier blends. If I had to smoke only 1 blend, this would be it.
As I’m writing, this is not in the top 50 or whatever, and that scares me because there seems to be some portfolio consolidation going on. Please buy this. I think a lot of smokers these days avoid blends like this because they either want dessert or they think they have to smoke English and VA flakes to be real/serious pipers. Please try this - it is pure nirvana…you just might have a revelation. Read Less
Im a fairly new pipe smoker(2 years), and this is my first review. I love this stuff, buy it by the pound. A delicious morning smoke to pair with coffee and hotcakes. A love smelling smoke too. Enjoy this smoke gents. My hat tips to the blender.
As another brother of the briar has noted, this definitely is better than the original. The original had small cubed burley, and maybe most of the leaf we see here. This blend is quite similar, but better. Large leafy pieces of bright Virginia, chunk... Read Mores of burley, pieces of fire cured and..perique? If perique is here it’s very hush. This is an all day smoke with excellent flavor and pleasant room note. Read Less
When she revealed herself to me I was blown away. Her body was amazing, her texture so smooth. Her scent tugged at me and I spent the evening drinking in her flavor. I relaxed as she surrounded me like a cloud in heaven. She was pretending to be some... Read Moreone from the past. Was she an exact match? I could never know. But in the time we spend together she gives me pleasure and that’s all I need from her. Read Less
E=Einstein's smoke; m=matching approximation; c=components: If we multiply the matching approximation by the square of the components, we equal Einstein's favorite smoke. Overall, this is a fairly mild smoke. The pouch note is very slightly smokey... Read More with some faint sweet citrus underneath. The smell is very pleasant and what you think a good tobacco should smell like. I was not very impressed with the cut and that really held the enjoyment back. It's listed as a ribbon cut, but that is fairly misleading. There is a little bit of everything in there. I found ribbon, cubes, big leafy rough cuts, stems, pieces pressed together, etc.. I had to pick some apart and rub some pieces out in order to get a bit that was easy to pack. Otherwise a stem would get sideways and create a gap in the packing. Once you get everything fairly uniform, it will pack better and burn more evenly. As for the taste, it is mildly nutty, sweet, and floral. No component really dominates but you can pick each one out if you are looking for them. There is a little bit of latakia smokey, a little bit of floral, a little bit of virginia sweet, a little bit of burley nuttyness...you get the picture. Personally, it's not a go to for me, but I'll probably always have an ounce or so laying around. Read Less
Revelation mixture was reputed to be Dr. Albert Einstein's "go to" favorite. From the best I can recall from "Back In The Day" times this is a mighty close approximation. For a blend with Latakia composition this is a mellow smoke... Read More! "Doc Pete" Read Less
Whoever blended this tobacco has surely never smoked Revelation, perhaps the greatest American tobacco blend of all time.
This sweet and gooey "match" has neither the flavor nor fragrance of the original.
Wow this is better than the HOW version and the RJ Reynolds versions I had in the past. Slightly smokey, a bit sour, and lots of natural sweetness. The topping really propels this blend and makes a very nice taste and room note. I love this stuff !
Says it's a ribbon, but...strange kinda ribbon cut. Super easy to load this, easy to light, stays lit well with no relights, the flavor is very mild to a point where it's strange for an English to be so weak, not complaining but almost the kind of &q... Read Moreuot;hot air" you expect from Sutliff aromatics, this is an "all day smoker" I imagine, there's just no bite and no problem with too much flavor or nicotine, most of the flavor seems to be from the Latakia/Kentucky parts, but there are subtle burley tastes with very light almost unnoticable traces of perique and virginia. Read Less
I reviewed this stuff a while ago, and my assessment was not glowing. Now that it's had some time to mellow in my cellar, it's a bit better. The plum casing/aroma complements the DFK and the bit of perique nicely. Yeah, it's a bit off the beaten path... Read More, but it's interesting. The mixed cuts make for easy packing, easy lighting, cool burning. What's more is that it's not too strong so you can smoke more than one bowl without blowing out your tastebuds or burning out your palate. It won't coat your whole mouth in tar, so you can go on tasting it with each successive bowl. The room note is not intolerable either. It's not top shelf, but definitely not bottom shelf either. Middle shelf. Read Less
But boy is this right up my ally. As a cigarette smoker, I have one brand and I have never tired of it. I don't even think about smoking another brand. With pipe tobacco, I'm always looking around and spending time with other blends and letting my... Read More curiosity get the best of me and my wallet.
One pipe full of this and all of that is gone. I feel the same way about this blend that I feel about my cigarettes. I could smoke this everyday allday.
I won't - and I'll still have my other exotic and niche blends. But this, the warmth, the sweet cocoa notes, the easy to pack cut, all of it is very comfortable. Read Less
After more time with this blend, I had to change my review. When sipped this is a very nice blend. It has a pleasant sweetness, burns well, and is an all around satisfying smoke. I will probably keep some of this on hand.
For starters, I have never had the original Revelation, so my review is de novo.
To be frank, I was disappointed by this blend; although, my dull palate may bear the lion's share of the blame for that. There are no defects to the blend, but there a... Read Morere no real positive traits to it either.
The tin note was bland and unremarkable in any particular. I could not identify any particular component by the smell. Nor did it seem to have any flavor beyond a tinge of brown sugar sweetness. The smoke, of medium volume, was a bit "rougher," if you will: more ashy than creamy, and I am sure that affected my overall impression of its taste. It burned on the edge of hot as well, but remained under control.
None of the components stick out in the smoke either. There's no smokiness from the Latakia, no fruit or tingle from the Perique, no dark flavor from the Kentucky, and little from the Virginia. I get a little nuttiness from the Burley, combined with that vague sweetness mentioned above, but little else.
2.5 stars because I imagine that this blend will work wonders for some smokers, and I recommend it on the basis of other reviews. It just did not do it for me.
Cheers! Read Less
Wow. This sure doesn’t much resemble the Revelation I smoked pouch after pouch of back in the early 70’s! Just can’t get past that heavy, heavy fruit topping that I sure don’t remember. I let it air out and added a bit more Latakia and Perique. More ... Read Morelike it, but still, that damn topping! Will have to give Epiphany a try. Read Less
I bought this and Epiphany at the same time. You can read my review of Epiphany at Smoking Pipes too. I found this to be an awesome blend. I think the combination of tobaccos and the right amounts were masterfully blended because this creation is a p... Read Moreleasure to imbibe. It is something one could easily smoke all day, everyday. The aroma is enticing, and the savor flavor compels you back to another bowl. I can see why Einstein smoked this. I just don't know how he did everything else too! Read Less
I've tried 3 different Revelation copies (Epiphany, MATCH, Sutliff) and I find it interesting that none of them taste anything like the others. Heck, this blend actually has different component tobaccos from the others. That said, I think I like th... Read Moreis blend the best of the 3, and always keep some on hand. Read Less
This, I am told, is a match to Einstein’s favorite blend, and since the great man discovered Relativity, it’s somehow appropriate that this blend be his favorite. Now, we know from Special Relativity that time slows down the closer one gets to the sp... Read Moreeed of light. In like manner, as I smoked this, time slowed to a crawl as I contemplated how I had managed to find a tobacco that smells like a nun emptied a can of her toilet spray in a truck stop rest room. Still, I toughed it out for until it needed a relight after about a half-hour, only to realize it had only been about 15 seconds and I still needed to tamp it. The phrase “throw up in your mouth “takes on new meaning, especially since the flavor tastes like Old Spice and a rotting peach had a two-headed tobacco love-child named Revelation. Pretty much unsmokable. But I will give one-half star for the fruit cake aftertaste. That said, those who like aromatics that remind them of their wives’ scented bath salts, then this is for you. Read Less
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