St. Bruno: Flake 1.75oz Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-744-0001

St. Bruno was originally conceived in the 1890s by Thomas Ogden, a businessman who had started a tobacco shop in 1860 along Park Lane in Liverpool, England. Within a few years, Ogden opened several other shops throughout Liverpool, and after seeing how successful his retail operation was, Ogden decided to venture into manufacturing, establishing his first factory in 1866. By 1890, Ogden owned six small factories and a snuff mill. Since its beginnings, St. Bruno has become a staple pipe tobacco, with Mac Baren taking over production in 2006 and purchasing the blend completely in 2015.

As a pipe tobacco, St. Bruno features smooth Virginias and smoky Dark-Fired Kentucky, all steam pressed and sliced into thin flakes. It's topped with subtle floral and citrus notes for a delightful character that complements the natural tobacco without drifting fully into Aromatic territory.

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  • Components: Virginia, Dark Fired Kentucky
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Flake
Customer Reviews (30 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.53 out of 5 stars
Aromatic? Ah, no.
February 22, 2018
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
St. Bruno has been around a while and had several variations. I only recently added this to my rotation, so I'm reviewing the most recent version on it's own merits. Let me start by saying this is probably not what most people call an aromatic. This ... Read More
April 08, 2024
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
圣布 生草:酸梅子,桂圆干 点火后:青草、木香、深色系水果、梅子、坚果、花香、烤面包、果香、烟熏、焦香。 口腔里面能感受到:新鲜水果的果酸、果干的甜味。 烟气方面浓郁、醇厚、让人满意,折叠抽吸能更好的控制。 总的来说,圣布作为我当时入门的斗草,现在也同样推荐给新手朋友,揉散的情况下要注意控制斗温,非常棒的一款草。开盒后请尽快抽吸。不然容易风味消散或者发霉。
All Time Favorite
February 25, 2018
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
This review is in regard to both the Flake and the Ready Rubbed versions of St. Bruno as they taste identical to me. I discovered Condor before St. Bruno even came to our side of the pond (U.S.) and I fell head over heals for the stuff, hard and f... Read More
Pricey, but good
November 26, 2017
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
I enjoy this. It's got a nice body, like an english blend, but doesn't taste like an English. It's got some sweetness like a traditional aromatic but it isn't light like a typical aromatic. Really nice balance. My only problem is that it's pricey and... Read More
August 27, 2021
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
Wonderful well rounded baccy!
May 09, 2018
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
Aye, as a member of several forums I read a lot bout the St Bruno both in flake and ready rubbed style. Being a flake me-self I tend to go fer the flake baccies mostly. Upon the arrival o this tobacco I had high expectations as to it's reputation be... Read More
Give it time!
August 19, 2016
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
I was about to dismiss this flake, as the first few times I smoked it, it was hot and burned my tongue. But lately, I've been letting it set out overnight to dry, at least twelve hours, and I switched to a better pipe, a French Ropp Canadian that I b... Read More
March 25, 2022
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
同じSt. BrunoのReady Rubbedが大好きになったので、こちらFlakeも試しに注文したら、予想以上の美味しさでした。 イギリス系着香に変わりがないが、あくまでもタバコ本来の旨みを引き出す着香で、バージニアとDark Fired Kentuckyの絶妙な配合で生み出した深みが甘さが癖になりそうです。 Ready Rubbedと同じと言えば同じですが、Flakeのほうが湿気に気を使うことが少なく、Ready Rubbedよりも甘みが増しているにも関わらずあっさりしていると... Read More
My Go To
March 21, 2022
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
This has become my favorite smoke. It comes a little damp, but I rub the flakes out and let it air our for a little while and it smokes like a dream. This has become one of my most smoked blends. I wish it was a little cheaper, and also that it would... Read More
Mild Pleasant Smoke
May 16, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
Classic blend. I don't know if I would consider this an Aro...the apple cider vinegar is present but also a traditional preservative. Initially, I couldn't help but compare this to HH Old Dark Fired Ready Rubbed, but it's not that. It's a unique flav... Read More
Yes, Aromatic
February 27, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
I have smoked the ready rubbed off and on in the past, but this is my first time trying the flake. There is a very pleasant room note with this tobacco. As far as the taste there is a small amount of sweetness, a little spiciness and a taste that rem... Read More
Mild and tasty tobacco
December 22, 2017
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
This has become one of my favorite Flake tobaccos.
Unexpected Surprise!
November 01, 2017
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
From first light to the bottom of the bowl, this flake maintains its initial flavour well. For a VA flake, the smoke is surprisingly thick and creamy. It has a little fruitiness, but is otherwise fairly mild and kind to the tongue. This flake handles... Read More
My personal favorite!
July 11, 2023
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
This is my personal favorite. It's a perfectly balanced flake. The dark fired smokiness and the grassy, hay like note from the virginia make a wonderful combination. Try it with a glass of lemonade and you've got a great spring/summer smoke combo. A ... Read More
May 06, 2023
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
Tin note of barbeque smoked fruit. Tobacco is a flake of marbled dark brown and brown. Moisture content is great. Flakes rub out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. Flavoring is mild, with n... Read More
Wonderful Virginia Flake
January 14, 2023
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
Nice Virginia flake with a sweet note, citrus, and a little floral. Some grassy field notes as well. Smooth smoking, very good an enjoyable. After opening the tin, let it breath for a bit, close and let sit so the vinigar oder disappears. It is very ... Read More
October 25, 2022
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
this is pretty good, but it 100% tastes like tomato ketchup. 🤔
July 01, 2022
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
Sweet and sour, more sour than sweet
Good quality smoke
May 23, 2022
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
I tried it when I first received it and it was good. I put it in a jar for two years just opened it today and wow what a difference! Very rich sweet and sour but retains a good tobbaco core. Will order more.
Extremely good
February 08, 2022
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
The smell is not what you get when you smoke it, what I mean is it smells very mellow and mild, but the smoking experience itself is not mild I wouldn't say strong but I personally taste the dfk alot more than the Virginia's. Do yourself a favor and ... Read More
Very different then ready rubbed. GREAT!
May 12, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
This is my favorite tobacco in the Kentucky line of flavor. I really only smoke Virginias with some exceptions. I thought the two St. Bruno tobacco's would be similar or the way. The tin flake is far better. The flavor is a mild Kentucky.... Read More
April 06, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
Lovely Virginia flake with a light topping. Tin note has a bit of pickling or vinegar smell over the sweet figgy Virginia. In the bowl it smokes well and is very well behaved. Bright and dark flake are represented in the flavor profile but it seems t... Read More
November 09, 2019
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
A fine Virginias w/ a very especial dark fire, , some sweet, citrus and sour flavors , easy to smoke, no bite, a really good tobaco, for a fine all day smoke
Almost Like the Original Ogden's Version w/Exceptions
May 25, 2019
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
October, 20, 2018 AD... Anno Domini, the year of our Lord. I just recently noticed St. Bruno was available again... I've been smoking tasty, Cuban seed cigars grown in the Dominican Republic for the last five years & have neglected my piping unti... Read More
The hype is true
September 30, 2018
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
If there really is a patron saint of tobacco, this would probably be his go-to blend. Whatever good things people are saying about this tobacco in the reviews are absolutely true. It is like smoking a piece of history. A piece of art, not just a flak... Read More
Nicest In a Long Time
October 20, 2017
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
I don’t know what if any Topping they use on this,but it all comes togeather beautifully.I rubbed out one Flake straight out the newly opened tin and filled a billiard that I hadd’ent smoked in a year or so.It was a little moist,but that did not aff... Read More
not bad
October 04, 2016
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
i liked this well enough but my old pipe shop carried ogdens . it seems similar but it was an otc tabac so... seems pricy? na this is canada everything is pricy!
Nice aroma, excellent blend
September 18, 2016
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
Very nice aroma. Somthing sweet, rich and soft. This flake is unic...
Good, smooth
March 18, 2016
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
I have waited to try this blend for a long time now. Being in the United States, it isn't easy to get ahold of. The tin note is pleasant, if unusual. The flakes are easy to break down of fold and stuff. It is at an optimal moisture to smoke immediate... Read More
Great stuff
March 16, 2016
Product: St. Bruno Flake 1.75oz
My grandfathers father smoked this flake, it's great stuff, glad to see it's back in the US.
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