I have tasted hundreds of tobaccos, and I am a Burley man all the way. For me, a pipe blend without Burley is not a pipe tobacco (ouch! I am sure that hurts on some ears...). Having said that, I admit the top pipe tobacco on my list, tried in all kin... Read Moreds of pipes, is by far Burley Flake #1. As the colleague Grant B. said, year after year, I just cannot put this stuff down. Can I give 6 stars? Read Less
After reading such glorious reviews, I thought I would try this blend. Yeah, it's that good. Nutty, creamy with a hint of spice from the Perique. Straight from the tin, no drying time, no relights. C & D Dark Burley is a fine smoke.
The flakes are e... Read Morextraordinarily thin and soft, just quality leaf. Robust flavor, this blend will let you know you are alive.
Smoked in a Old Dominion Chesapeake cob. Read Less
This blend tastes great, but man is it strong. Every time I smoke a bowl it kicks my butt. Great burley flavor with just enough perique to add a little spice. Burns clean, though it's a bit on the wet side. This is a great burley centered blend, but ... Read Morebe careful if you're not used to the high nicotine content.
UPDATE: I have been reaching for this flake more and more, to the point where it is in my regular rotation. Yes it's strong, but man...the toasty burley vibe is out of this world. I like it better when it's drier, as that seems to enhance the flavor. Read Less
I'm a huge C&D fan, but I'm not as enthusiastic about it as the other reviewers. BF#1 is sort of like ODF without the dark-fired flavor, and it has some very nice qualities. It's a solid Burley blend right out of the tin, but I think some cellar ... Read Moretime will raise it to the same level as my favorite C&D blends. With BF#1, I was tasting mostly a very "raw" Burley flavor that didn't have a whole lot of depth; I could taste Perique, but the Virginias were largely overshadowed by a very strong—and what I believe is a bit too fresh—Burley taste. My main gripe is this "sharp edge" it has. It gives me a very unpleasant sting in the nose when I retro-haled/snorked (not the peppery Perique tickle but a sting), even as I was more than halfway through a large pipe of it. These are my first impressions after a week with it. Because of all the great reviews, and my mixed feelings, I will definitely be revisiting BF#1 again and possibly replacing this review with a new one. Final Note: Mixed it with Pirate Kake and the result was very tasty. Read Less
Good luck putting this stuff down, cause I can't!
I just cant get over the super sweet bread like, almost mouth watering tin notes from this burley. This blend is surely what they must mean by full bodied. I'll go ahead and say its Stout for ... Read Moresure. At the same time its incredibly smooth and creamy and is nicely presented in my favorite cut_ broken flake In which I always use the recommended fold and stuff method. Takes a little practice but once perfected_ it burns nice, cool and consistent, with a fantastic finish. I will definitely be getting better acquainted with this burley blend. Read Less
I smoke a lot of burley’s and Va/per’s and this is a perfect combination. The Perique is about 35% and gives this blend that little kick of rich spice. The Virginia adds a perfect amount of sweetness, with the burley’s toasty nutty flavor it’s a repe... Read Moreat buy for me. Read Less
I used to smoke cigars mainly to get that nice relaxing "head high." After moving to pipes I have been searching for a tobacco that will get me the same high. Burley #1 goes beyond the most full bodied cigar I've ever smoked. This stuff kno... Read Morecked me and my friend on our ass at the same time when we took a few puffs. Besides feeling like I'm falling through a black hole after 2 minutes of smoking #1, the burley taste is very enjoyable. Read Less
While I admit to not yet trying nos. 2-4, this no. 1 is certainly all it's reported to be. This is some excellent Burley. And if you retrohale that first puff, I guarantee you will immediately be wide awake. Definite reorder.
I recommend this tobacco to anyone I know who enjoys Burleys.
It's a little too strong on the nicotine for me to smoke it very often, but every now and then it is exactly what I want, and it never fails to deliver. Nice and strong, with a good robu... Read Morest flavour.
Always keep some handy! Read Less
I'll start with the flavor which is every thing in the tin note transfered to the smoke. I got that nice burly cocoa and nutty flavor that coupled with the raisin type flavor from the perique, which for me did really spice up the blend. Then add that... Read More deep dark red virginia sweetness with a hint of that bready bakery ahh was like magic. At times I thought it tasted just like raisinet candy but like a dark chocolate version. This blend never got bitter on me never bit even when pushed and don't push it cause it will knock you out. I'm no stranger to nicotine been a copenhagen user since I was in high school and yes I still have all my teeth lol. But I totally disrespected this blend the first half of the bowl had my head spinning and a bit nauseated from the power. I put it down for 30min. came back and smoked it very slow and didn't have any issues. I will be getting more. Not an everyday smoke but a few times a week smoke for me. Its very full rich and jamm packed with flavor and a whole boat load of vitamin N. Read Less
Full disclosure, I'm not really a Burley guy. The delicate flakes pack easily. The tobacco stays lit with almost no effort (I was outside in a light intermittent breeze, smoking a medium size Oom Paul). The expected Dark Burley nicotine strength is t... Read Morehere. There is just enough Perique to notice in every puff. The Red Virginia seems to be there to moderate the Burley, but doesn't seem to contribute much flavor. I actually don't detect any sweetness at all. Overall it is mildly bitter to my palate, but very smooth with a medium body. I can't say I loved it, or even liked it overmuch, but I didn't hate it. I'll finish the tin eventually, but I won't be reordering this one. Read Less
A good Burley form C&D, has the nice toasty burley flavor and strength that I look for in such a blend. Main downside to this for me is that I actually found this blend to be a little on the harsh side. Finally had a bowl in my tall Radiator pi... Read Morepe and it smoothed it out for me, made it much more enjoyable. I think Solani was right to age their Burley Flake, I think a few years in the cellar would work wonders for this blend. Still, I haven't found a burley that tops Solani's Aged Burley Flake yet. Read Less
Mine came today.I opened the tin a few minutes ago,and I dove right in with to tobacco as is,without drying it out any,and am still getting an excellent flavor.Drying will improve it further,I’m sure.The tin aroma is tangy,fruity,and strong,and yes,t... Read Morehere is some nicotine present,but that is something you just have to learn to manage if you want to smoke these full flavored ,great
tasting mixtures.Five stars. Read Less
I Love BF#2, but this one is better. I am a burley lover, and this is one of the best burley flakes. Wish it was whole flakes, but still a good friend in my rotation. If you like Irish, Stirling, and the other strong flakes, you should like #1.
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