The finest cube-cut Burley, chosen for its deep, nutty flavors, forms a robust foundation for this sophisticated blend. Rich, Red Virginia tobaccos are added for their subtle sweetness and complexity, while the unique spice of Perique provides added dimension. A delicate kiss of brandy polishes this blend to a perfect finish. G. L. Pease's Barbary Coast is delightfully satisfying, with hints of black walnut, dark chocolate, and dried fruits. The perfect "all-day" smoke!
Funny that anyone could think of this as a light smoke. The brandy finish is really rich and lingers all day. It tastes like a Christmas pudding. I like it, and it's something I'd want to have around, but it is very specific.
This blend, while revered by many aromatic smokers, is not one of my favorites but does offer a change of pace from my normal VA-Per or DT blends. It does require substantial drying time for my use. It doesn't leave an offensive ghost in a briar. T... Read Morehe main redeeming feature here is that my wife loves the room note. I'll keep a tin around for that reason alone. Read Less
Lots of big, full smoke from this tobacco. Very good burly tobacco. Burns very well and extremely cool. Don't believe other a regarding the amount of topings in other reviews, I don't believe them to be true. This does not have much brandy flavor,... Read More but you will be rewarded with a very satisfying smoke. I highly recommend this blend. Read Less
What a nice light and lovely little smoke! Reminds me of my first experience of Haddos Delight before I cleaned my pipes with peroxide. Then I tastes sweetness and spice with that blend, after cleaning I tasted sweetness spice, a bit of earthiness, I... Read More taste the cool spice from the perique in this blend not bad at all! Read Less
I cannot think of a single reason to dislike this blend, although I will make the concession that the 8oz can is better humidified than the 2oz can but overall this is a very small complaint. As already mentioned this is a great blend for around the... Read More house and will burn very slowly and easily. The tobaccos are mostly a deep red, with very fine cut Burley and larger ribbons of Virginia and Perique. It packs easily and the flavor is full without being heavy and cloying. The brandy note sits well upon the palate and is present through out the bowl, it pairs nicely with the smooth and earthy flavor of the components. As the brandy is flashed off the flavors really begin to develop and the dark sweetness of the blend emerges. This could be a substitute for almost any sweet and spicy dark baked delight in memory, with notes of honey, dates, figs, sweet spice and perhaps glazed cherries. Every G.L. Pease blend that I have tried I would purchase again but this has easily made it's way into my regular rotation. Do yourself a favor and buy the 8oz size, you will be glad you did. Read Less
Amazing flavor the brandy notes really come in at about 50% the cube cut burley really helps brings this blend together. I love a strong smoke but I do have to say this kicks a little bit more than the average 3,2,3. It will definitely be one of my g... Read Moreo to after dinner tobaccos. I can highly recommend for anyone who like a strong forward fronted burley with good notes of alcohol in this case brandy. Read Less
The description nails it as far as the flavors and aroma, the tin note reminds me of dark dried fruit like fig or plum. I d get the nutty taste and for me it really comes through on the retro hale. For me however this wonderful tasting tobacco is not... Read More an all day smoke, I think it's a very heavy smoke. More of an evening porch smoke for me. Read Less
Came today with a brand new Peterson XL-11 Dracula, my first. Nice pipe! Regarding the tobacco, I popped the tin and was hit with an almost floral aroma that appears to be just tobacco and brandy tinned 10/21. It’s a nice cube cut with some ribbon m... Read Moreixed in and fairly moist at first. Having abandoned conservative acts for the day, I loaded up the new Pete for it’s first smoke. I’ll admit to being a cube cut Burley lover and that’s what this is but after Mr. Pease worked his magic, the sort of mundane character of CC Burley is transformed completely. It’s not in your face with strength or aroma but both are definitely there in sufficient quantity to make it a really nice smoke…keep in mind that this is with an unsmoked brand new pipe. I’ll work my way through this tin and may buy more as it’s a very pleasant smoking experience, nothing overwhelming, just a nice easy smoke. I may have more to say in the near future but my first impression is very positive. Read Less
Barbary Coast is a nearly perfect mixture, the Burley is pure and even burning as a foundation, the Virginias mix in marvelous harmony, adding depth and character to the blend, the Perique adds mid fruits and deeper flavors and the Brandy topping add... Read Mores just the right notes, The room note is pleasant, I'm not sure it's a crowd pleaser, but it's pleasant enough not to offend. I do not smoke this often, but I've usually got some around as a change of pace smoke. If I were more of a Burley fancier I'd smoke this all day! It's an OLD Pease classic mixture, very worthy of your attention Read Less
Walnuts, walnut shells... booze aroma is intense in a new tin, but doesn’t really overwhelm with flavor of the booze. Mostly a very nutty burley. Certainly an upgrade from say Prince Albert, if I smoke this too much it gets hard on the throat. But I ... Read Morealways go back for it. Read Less
If you open the tin and compare it to a pouch of SWR, the basic cut is the same: chunky/ cub cut. The Barbary however, has a darker, richer look to it and it smokes that way. If you like burley blends it is certainly worth trying. This is one I do wi... Read Moresh was available in bulk; that should tell the reader my feelings on this blend. Read Less
Recently I have fallen head over heels for burley blends. This one is completely unique in comparison to any other burley based blend I've had. The brandy topping smells like the same one used in Dreams of Kadath or Mad Fiddler Flake. It smells st... Read Morerong in the tin but the topping only accentuates the dark fruity taste of the perique which is perfect, because in tin I got it is mighty peppery/spicy. The chocolatey and nutty burley taste is always up front and I find the virginia in this blend perfectly brings everything together with some sweetness. I feel like by the time I try all the Pease/D&S blends, they will be the only ones in my cellar/rotation. This one stays for good. Read Less
Nice Burleys but did not like the toppings. It reminds me very much of some of the old timer blends that my pipe smoking mentors preferred but I don't. This one will not go into my rotation, not sure I will even finish the tin.
This one just isn't a success. The cube cut is very inconvenient for a guy who moves around. It falls out of the pipe every time I move. Never found a way to keep it from settling and expanding in the bottom of the bowl and becoming harsh about half... Read More way through. Also leaves a oddly sour aftertaste. Hope others can enjoy it but getting through a tin was a chore that took me a year. Read Less
When I opened a tin a first impression was not very good. Brandy smell was quite strong. When smoked though it actually tasted very good. Nutty flavors are definitely dominating, but topped with sweetness. Usually I don’t like sweet tastes but this o... Read Morene very subtle. Smoke is quite strong, definitely stronger than anything that I smoked before. Overall I would recommend it. Read Less
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