BL/WB Burley Light without a bite from Lane is a breakthrough in pipe tobaccos. Here`s a Burley blend without Burley`s traditional bite and with Lane Limited`s fabulous aroma. This unique blend is not for the Cavendish smoker, but the person who likes Burley.
I'm still learning what I do and don't like about Burley blends. I've struggled to understand what others find so appealing about them for years. But by continuing to try them, I'm getting there. I'm fascinated by Burley's versatility. Able to absorb... Read More flavors, Burley is somewhat of a chameleon leaf (as in aromatic blends) and often are used in blends like a stealthy ninja (as with dark-fired Kentucky) to great effect. But without a flavoring, for me, they can range from bland to bitter. So, with straight Burley blends it's just a matter of finding the right one prepared the right way. Which brings me to this Lane Limited favorite commonly referred to as “Burley Light/Without Bite”. I can't believe I'm saying this about a Burley blend, but I have nothing bad to say about BL/WB. It's cool burning and mild in strength. It does not bite. It tastes like tobacco, not chemicals or something other than what it is. It's pleasant even. It's often compared to Lane's Ready Rubbed and I can see the similarities (I like Ready Rubbed too). It's more of a chopped cut than a ribbon and it lacks the birds-eye curls of Ready Rubbed, so it burns slightly faster. The color of this blend can only be described as “brown”, lol. It's not interesting to look at, but who cares? Other reviews mention a flavoring, but I don't get anything but a mild sweetness and a light nuttiness (less nutty than Ready Rubbed). It's not any obvious flavoring you'd usually find in an aromatic blend. It has a certain airiness to it that is pleasant in its own way and seems to get sweeter with age. I wish I could properly credit the person that came up with the phrase “unicorn farts” because BL/WB's has them. It will be unassuming one moment and then give a burst of flavor and aroma the next – now that's magical! Before I finish my review and because it is a pet peeve of mine, I have to mention that unlike many Burley blends this does not smell or taste like cigarettes, which is ultimately why I like it so much. I'd say this is an anytime smoke, especially if you're new to Burley blends or to smoking a pipe in general. I hope this helps. Read Less
[Tin/bag - Nice dark sugary aroma, then it gets a little allspice or some toasty spice in there. A certain something in there that I do not like for it being a little sickening sweetness - gag reflex way down in belly just a tad. Very fluffy, small... Read More ribbon cut in with pretty much cube cut, gravity feeds into a bowl with ease. Moisture ready to smoke.]
Pleasant surprise, looked like it would be an Edgeworth Ready Rubbed simple cigarette/slight nut repeat - it was not. Mellow, smooth, beckoning slight toasty sugar sweetness, with light Burley nuttiness. Beats Ready Rubbed hands down for me - by a long shot. Not going to get anything complex here, it is pretty straight forward, mellow, and simple from start to finis, with a little mild aromaticness in there that appears in many of Lane Limited's aromatics. It's like there is a veeery slight touch of 1-Q, or like you had left a bag of 1-Q sitting inside another bag of plain Burley for a day or two and some of 1-Q flavor came through the baggy, so, very light.
A quite nice, mild, satisfyingly simple, mellow, smoke with consistent flavor to the end. Could be useful to tone down or add some plumage into a blend too.
Smooth, and lives up to it's name with no bite, bowl maintenance, or relights needed down to fine ash. Cool burning without much heat or moisture in the bowl. ◄7/10✠Skulls► Read Less
These notes are my first impressions of BLWB. I’ve only had a few bowls of this, so far. I’m using it to break in my brand new Gardesana Bianca Lovat pipe. I’ve also had a large bowl in a meershaum. I suspect I’ll get to like it more over time. I agr... Read Moreee with some of the other reviewers that there is nothing to get too excited about with this blend. But I like it. I find it to be very similar to Carter Hall, Prince Albert, Granger and the like, and I suppose that is Lane’s intention. Seems they succeeded very well. There is plenty of nuttiness here, it smokes smoothly, cooly and really doesn’t bite. The topping isn’t chocolatey. Just a gentle sweetness that is very pleasant. This blend packs easily, burns well and leaves no gunk and little moisture. Minimum re-lights. There may be some humectant applied, but if so, it seems minimal to me. BLWB does what it is supposed to do, and it does it very well. It is mild and unobtrusive, but still tasty. If you like mild, OTC, “old codger” burley blends, you can’t go wrong with BLWB. The price point is pretty good, too. It is really very decent. Cheers! Read Less
And pleasant all day smoke. This Burley gets better with at least 6 months of aging. I would consider this Burley too be on the light side and easy on the tongue even if you smoke your pipe like a freight train!!! I also do a 50/50 blend with BCA...o... Read Moreutstanding smoke! Give some a try, you won't be disappointed. Read Less
5 stars for doing exactly what it claims to do: a great light burley "aromatic" OTC flavor. This isn't intended to destroy G.L. Pease or C&D in the flavor department. It's a nice light vanilla "Lane" flavored "codger blen... Read Mored."
This is perfect for when you're all sugared-out with your aromatics and don't feel like something stronger or latakia-based.
Similar to Captain Black, especially the "Round Taste" variety.
Reminds me of someone baking chocolate chip cookies in the house. Read Less
I’m such a massive fan of Sir Walter Raleigh. It’s my favorite tobacco blend. This offering from Lane, BL/WB, has the similar granola cut as well as that delicious brown sugar and licorice flavor. It’s a very close match to SWR but with an odd coconu... Read Moret aroma as well. Read Less
A nice tobacco, in a pleasant sunny afternoon kind of way.
The body of the smoke is medium, tending towards light sometimes; nicely soft.
Meanwhile, the flavour is quite robust -- an overall impression of milky-ness is constituted by a mellow nutty... Read More base with cherry and sweet red apple overtones. My only complaint is that the sweetness can be a little coying at times, overpowering the earthy, but rather gentle, nuttiness. Read Less
This blend lives up to it's name or at least its initials...Without Bite. in addition,it is very satisfying and flavorful. I disagree with Smoking Pipes designations for both Strength and Taste and would rate both one notch higher at 3 dots. Regardin... Read Moreg "Room Note" I never understood this. Who cares about the "Room"? This Smoke's for YOU! This blend has the classic, satisfying, nuttiness and earthy notes of a good burley blend. But this blend takes the flavor up a notch with an interesting topping that adds a mild, mysterious spiciness. I concure with Scurvy Dog that it is very much like allspice. Read Less
The name says it all, Burly light without the bite. It Is smooth and flavorful. Great room note and quality all Burley blend. Great aroma and initial flavor on lighting. I can see why some think it could be cloyingly sweet. I don't have that challeng... Read Moree with it, though maybe not an all day smoke. Read Less
I enjoy many of Lane's products, and most of them do a remarkable job of using toppings to compliment the nuance of various tobaccos - not sublimate them. This one however, failed. So imagine my surprise and disappointment when this one came across a... Read Mores bland and incredibly light. This reminded me more of Sutliff's offerings: bland with a topping that seems to be purely sugar. Any nuance that burley brings has been effectively removed and what's left is cellulose with a sugary topping. Imagine sucking on paper that's been soaked in clear simple syrup. It smells pleasant (better than Prince Albert), has no bite and is sweet. Sutliff did a great job of neutralizing the PH however. Nicotine is 1 out of 5 - virtually non-existent. Read Less
Slightly moist, a bit of dry time may suit your taste as it did mine. Aromas of raspberry and some nuttiness. Takes a few attempts for a proper light but stays lit well enough. Very mild body and very mild taste. The topping comes through a bit more ... Read Morethan the burley for me in the 1st third. Flavours of raspberry and some chocolate nuttiness far in the background courtesy of the burley. Burns down to a grey ash with a bit of moisture left behind. This needs to be smoked slow to maintain any flavour. If smoked too fast I lose all flavours and find it tastes like an ashtray. Overall, could be an all day smoke for some. Read Less
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