Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd
Interesting but Heavy and Strong. That's Billy Budd!
This tobacco was on the dry side but good enough to be smoked. Upon lighting it in my Meerschaum pipe, the first note was a medium latakia flavor, then the toasties of Burley came in and then Cigar leaves. Smoking past 1/3 of the bowl, the latakia taste was pretty much gone and it was only the Cigar leaves and Burley driving the tobacco. I could not detect any sweetness from Virginia. Burned well, did not bite, smoked dry and turned into fine ash. Nicotine levels were on the high side but tolerable. Taste of cigar is evident throughout and to the end of the bowl. Overall a good smoke but definitely not an all day smoke for me. After taste lingers in your mouth long after you finished your pipe.
Sutliff - 507C Virginia Slices
Good Starter Virginia
If you are an aromatic smoker and want to venture into the world of Virginias, then this is the tobacco for you. It is mild, sweet and citrusy, with a very subtle taste of vanilla. Smoke it slow and you won't be disappointed. For even better flavor, age it for at least 6 months. Happy Puffing!
Sutliff - 523 Voodoo Queen
Not Voodoo Bad
Okay fellow puffers, here is my take on this blend: *Good pouch note and it packs nicely. *Burns a bit hot and slow. *Smokey and very spicy with a hint of sweetness (too much perique for my taste). *Medium amount of nicotine. That's all I got to say about Voodo Queen. Have fun puffing.
Cornell & Diehl - Engine #382
Good for a Burley Smoker
I bought this tobacco because it was listed as the Virginia Family Blends. However, when I smoked it, I could barely taste the sweetness of Virginias. This blend is heavy on Burley with a hint of Deertongue, Perique and Virginia. I could not detect any Black Cavendish or Vanilla flavor. It burns cool with no bites. Nicotine hit mid-bowl is strong, so not an all day smoke for me.
Sutliff - 526 - Old Professor
A Perfect English Blend
Sutliff Old Professor is a very flavorful and balanced blend. The smoky flavors of Latakia, spiciness of Turkish and the sweetness of Virginias blend together nicely and produce a cool flavorful smoke with low amount of nicotine. I truly enjoy smoking this quality tobacco. It leaves me wanting nothing more or less. Solid 5 Stars!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Gold Blueberry
Not good at all
I have tried many aromatic tobaccos over the years and non of them was as bad as this blend. It does not pack well in my pipes as the tobacco strands are as narrow as hair. It burns super hot, tongue bite from the first few puffs, accumulate moisture in the pipe quickly and therefore gargles after only a few puffs. I let is dry for an hour with not much success. I tried really hard to find something positive in this blend and I could not. Only my wife liked the room aroma. I would not recommend or smoke this blend.
Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night
Tin note is smoky caw manure. Flavor is medium, Perique and Latakia are the main players. This blend is too strong for me in terms of level of Nicotine. I could not finish more than a quarter of a bowl and I am NOT a nicotine lightweight. So beware!
Arango - Balkan Supreme
A Joy to smoke ...
This English blend is definitely a joy to smoke. It is nice and mellow with all the tobacco flavors in harmony. By that I mean you can taste the sweetness of Cavendish, the grassiness of Virginias, tanginess of Orientals and smokiness of Latakia all present and melted together. A truly pleasant smoke with low to medium nicotine and no tongue bites which makes it a good candidate for an all-days smoke. Pairs well with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cornell & Diehl - Latakia
Looking for Latakia Bomb? You found it!
If you are an English blend pipe smoker, you would appreciate the great woodsy, smoky, flavor of this quality Latakia bomb. This tobacco comes with perfect moisture level and smokes easy with no fuss. It is a flavorful and enjoyable all day smoke with low amount of nicotine in my opinion. Most people use it for blending but I have no problem smoking it straight all day. I will give it solid 5 stars. Happy Smoking!
Grand Croupier - Boneyard
A flavourful English blend
I ordered this tobacco because it was cheap with low expectations of being a quality blend. After my first few puffs, I fell in love with this excellent complex English blend. You can taste a lot of different tobaccos all through the bowl. A great smoking experience. This is now one of my favourite tobaccos.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - American Peach
No So Peachy :)
Honestly, it is a sweet rich quality tobacco. I could only detect may be a hint of the peach flavor. I was hoping for much more.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - American Cherry Vanilla
A quality blend with natural taste of cherry and vanilla
I have tried many cherry and vanilla aromatics and they mostly have this fake, chemical cherry taste that's prominent, but this blend is an exception. It smokes cool with subtle natural taste of both vanilla and cherry all the way to the end of the bowl. You have to smoke it very slow to taste the flavors. The room note is excellent according to my wife. I am quite pleased with it.
Cornell & Diehl - Byzantium
Just An Excellent English Blend
When this tobacco arrived, I opened the pouch and asked my wife to to take a sniff, she was shocked. It smells like horse manure mixed with tobacco, she said :)) I laughed and took a sniff myself and somehow I reluctantly agreed :)) Anyway, I filled my Dunhill pipe and lit it up. I must say the wonderful musty aroma of Latakia filled my mouth. I loved the smoky, woodsy yet buttery and slightly sweet taste of Byzantium. This tobacco has made it to my top 5 blends. I just crave a bowl of it everyday. It has medium to strong body and burns excellent. The delicious taste of this tobacco lingers in your mouth for sometime. So don't let the pouch note, deceive you, it is a great blend. Happy Smoking!
St. Bruno - Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Lovely Aroma and taste
I am a big fan of Condor pipe tobacco which is only available in UK and possibly Europe. A rep at smokingpipes.com recommended St. Bruno as a substitute. This tobacco lightly resembles Condor but it is definitely not Condor. Having said that, I am very pleased with this blend. Too bad they just ran out of stock.
Kramer's - English Blend
Good Starter English Blend
It is Friday and I am just home from work. I checked the mailbox and found my tobacco order which made me happy. I ran upstairs and grabbed my 1978 Dunhill pipe and filled it with Kramer’s English Blend and lit it up. I was hoping for a typical English blend with a lot of smokey, woodsy flavor which I could not find with this tobacco. Don’t get me wrong, It is a pleasant smoke but it is a mild blend with a lot of Orientals taste and a hint of Latakia. I was really craving for more Latakia and this tobacco could not satisfy my palate. Recommended if you are new to English Blends.
Low Country - Hazelnut
Mighty Good Aromatic
In my opinion this tobacco is the best of Low Country bulk blends. It has a perfect mix of Cavendish and Burley which result in a nutty, creamy, silky and sweet smoke. Give it a go, smoke it slow and you won't be disappointed. Another thing I noticed is that it becomes even more flavorful if you let it dry a bit..
Daughters & Ryan - Ramback 3.5oz
Tastes like cigarette tobacco
This blend lacks the taste, aroma and flavor of a typical pipe tobacco and the smoke resembles more of a cigarette smoke. Definitely not my cup of tea. May be OK for blending but I would not smoke it straight.
Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 3.5oz
I start with the tin note which is a rich earthy, woodsy aroma with faint hints of sweetness. I also love the dark flake cut and presentation. When smoking it in my favourite Meer, I noticed that the Latakia is a main player but mid-bowl it blends nicely with the virginia, burley and orientals. I loved the rich and smooth flavour combinations..I rate this tobacco a solid 5 stars. Highly recommended for seasoned smokers.
Peterson - 3 P's - Peterson's Perfect Plug 50g
Nice Smoke with Good Flavour
OK. Here is my experience with this tobacco. Cool, slow burning, flavourful and complex. What else can you ask for? 3P is truly a perfect plug. Happy Smoking!
Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
Second to None !!!
I heard about this blend many times and someone in my pipe club offered me a sample. to begin, I love the cut of this tobacco. I filled my Meerchaum pipe with it and Wow! This tobacco surpassed my expectations for an English Balkan blend. I would say this is a very well balanced tobacco and has got many thing going for it. Sweetness of Virginia, Smokiness of Latakia, Spiciness of Orientals and Perique and the aroma of Cavendish (subtle tastes of fig, plum and prune). Best English Balkan Ever !!!
Newminster - No.23 Blackberry Brandy
Berry Aromatic Blend
Nice berry pouch notes. When lit, I tasted more cherry and raspberry than blackberry at the begining. The sweet blend of berries tickled my taste buds mid-bowl. Burns well, but a bit hot, yet no tongue bites. Good Smoke overall.
Sutliff - B28 Hot Chocolate
It does tastes like Hot Chocolate
Great all day smoke with low nicotine and creamy hot chocolate flavour lingering almost to the end of the bowl. Burns well but a bit hot and finishes into fine light grey ash. No tongue bites and no tobacco taste. Especially, I recommend it for beginner pipe smokers.
Sutliff - 101 Black Kathy
Mild in everything !!!
This tobacco has nice pouch notes of vanilla & cream. However, when smoking it in my Meerchaum pipe, I could taste only hints of cream with vanilla sweetness. Not much flavour and not much nicotine. Sort of sweet but plain smoke.
Daughters & Ryan - Windsail Platinum 16oz
| GOOD | - Upgraded
Pouch note is Virginia, however, when smoked in my Meerchaum pipe, I could barely detect the typical Virginia flavors in the beginning, by the time I reached mid-bowl, the grassy, sweet taste of Virginia made its appearance. It smoked a tad bit hot but no bites.I rate it as a good tobacco for the price, Low nicotine and mellow taste.Also a great mixer.
Astley's - No. 66 Cavendish Club 50g
Where is the aroma?
This is NOT an aromatic in my mind as I could not detect any aroma. It burns well and no tongue bite, but also very boring. A bit of a disappointment for me.
CAO - Eileen's Dream 50g
A complex aromatic filled with flavours.
As I am smoking my second bowl of Eileen's Dream in my Meerchaum pipe while writing this review, my taste buds are picking up many different flavours such as, chocolate, cream, milk, vanilla, nuts, rye bread, coffee and hint of rum. It is an pleasant sweet smoke with a very unique flavour combinations. I love it and it is my choice aromatic.
Lane Limited - RLP-6
A Perfect 5 Star Aromatic.
Let me tell you, Lane 1-Q was my favourite aromatic until I tried RLP-6. This tobacco has everything going for it. Pleasant pouch and room note, flavourful creamy, chocolate, vanilla taste, cool burning with no tongue bites, Mild nicotine levels. All and all an excellent quality aromatic. Above all, positive comments from my wife regarding pleasant room note. Give it a go, if you are an aromatic lover or not. RECOMMENDED!
Comoy's - Cask No.7
Overall, a nice satisfying smoke!
I received this tobacco on Christmas Eve. I filled my Dunhill bowl with it after dinner and lit it up. My first impression was that it is a bit bland for me. However, as I continued smoking while sipping on black coffee, I detected flavors of raisins, figs, and spices, with a hint of sweetness like licorice that comes and goes. Tobacco did not bite and burned cool and even. Overall, a quality tobacco and a satisfying smoke. Recommended.
Cornell & Diehl - Mad Fiddler Flake 2oz
Mad Fiddler Flake, fiddles with your taste buds!
Upon lighting my old Petersen packed with Mad Fiddler Flake, my nose was filled with an amazing aroma of dried fruits combined with hints of cinnamon and savoury. As I smoked some more, the tobacco created a nice flavorful character. It was a fantastic smoke. This tobacco made it to my top 5. It is a well blended tobacco with medium strength. Give it a try, you won't regret it.
Sutliff - Tobacco Galleria: Midnight Smoke
Smooth, Silky, Satisfying
This is my go to dessert tobacco after a satisfying meal. Slow puffs will reward you with silky, mellow and flavourful smoke. A no fuss, no bite, enjoyable tobacco.
Sutliff - D61-Vanilla Royale
Vanilla, IT IS!
Pouch note is excellent, tobacco arrived very wet, and I air dried for a couple of hours before smoking it. The smoke is mild with a lot of true vanilla flavour, room note is also good according to my wife. Burns effortlessly to the bottom of the bowl and no bites either. Overall a good aromatic.
Presbyterian - Presbyterian 50g
This was the very first time I bought a tin of this uknown tobacco and boy, was I pleasantly surprised!!! I bought it becuase it was on sale, however, what I found is a very smooth, cool, and flavorful tobacco. I am mostly an aromatic smoker, yet I truly enjoyed this balanced English blend. The spicy flavor with a hint of sweetness lingered deliciously in my mouth. I enjoyed it with a cup of black java which hit the spot. SIMPLY MARVELOUS!
NUB - Cameroon 460
This cigar has everything a smoker wish for. It has great flavour from start to finish. Good strength, and it burns evenly and slowly. Good quality cigar. RECOMMENDED!
Sutliff - Frosty Mint
Good for mixing only (smoker be aware)
This tobacco is so different from all the other tobaccos I have tried. It has a very strong taste of the mint and cannot be smoked straight. However, it is a perfect mixer with your regular daily tobacco to give it a cool refreshing kick. My recommended mix ratio would be 1 to 3. Also a word of advise is, not to store it close to your other tobaccos as your tobaccos may pick up the minty scent from this one.
Lane Limited - Ready Rubbed 1.5oz
This is a mild aromatic blend with virtually no tongue bite. It is not something I write home about. Just an average all day smoke. Don't have anything bad against it, just wish it was more complex, like BCA.
Low Country - Natural Virginia
Very basic Virgina - Good for the price
I picked up the package after hard day at work from the post office. I rushed home and lighted a bowl of this tobacco expecting to be rewarded with the complex taste of Virginia. However, what I tasted was a bland smoke. The fruity and sweetness of natural Virginia were nowhere to be found. It easily packed and burned well but other than that I was bored with it. May be cellaring will improve it, who knows! Good for the price I guess, that's all I can say.
Newminster - No.9 Creamy Vanilla
Could not detect much vanilla !!!
When the tobacco arrived and I filled a bowl of it in my good old Peterson Standard pipe, I expected a sweet, creamy vanilla taste. No matter how much I tried, I could not detect much vanilla! Even the pouch note was not vanilla! While smoking, I detected a bit of caramel and citrus and it was a good smoke overall. Just not what I expected.
Low Country - Peach
Good tobacco for the price.
I love the pouch aroma and also the smoke. Simple enjoyable smoke without bites, however, it lacks the complexity and character.
Low Country - Cherry
A good mixing tobacco!
It is good for the price. Very mild tobacco with artificial cherry aroma. Great for mixing but I would not recommend it to be smoked straight.
Newminster - No.80 Norway Pipe Cut
Very Mild BUT Flavorful
I was at my pipe smoking club and someone brought this tobacco to share. The pouch note was really nice so I filled up my Peterson Standard pipe with this tobacco and lit it up. I was rewarded with cool, flavorful and mild smoke. I tried to order it as soon I got home but it was sold out on this site. Sure hope they will re-stock soon.
Cornell & Diehl - London Squire
A Natural, Flavorful Luxury English Mix
The notes are spicy, smokey with a hint of sweetness. The taste of Latakia is very dominant in the mix. I am not an English connoisseur, however, this tobacco is a joy to smoke! Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.
Lane Limited - BCA
Aromatic Lovers Dream
Yup! If you like aromatics then this is the tobacco for you. It is guaranteed to please you and the people around you while smoking it. Smooth, sweet, mild, low maintenance with great room note. What else do you need in an aromatic? it's got it all :)
Planta - Anno MMVI (Sweet Pear Mixture)
Sweet Pear, IT IS!
Pouch note has a scent of sweet ripened delicious pear. The moisture level was perfect for smoking, so I filled up my old bulldog Savinelli with this tobacco and I was in for a sweet and fragrant smoke. It burns a little hot so you have to smoke it slow. But overall a good tobacco. I really liked the taste of mild, flavorful smoke.
Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
Pleasantly rewarded after aging!
On this sunny afternoon, I filled up my favorite Castello pipe with some 1-year aged #400 Superior Navy Flakes. First few puffs and I was amazed as to how wonderful this tobacco benefited from aging. The full taste and great flavors of quality Virginas tickled my taste buds. A truly 5-Star tobacco after aging.
Daughters & Ryan - Two Timer Gold 3.5oz
Two Timer Gold! Meh ...
This tobacco is very similar to its brother, D&R Rowland. A very low moisture content tobacco with a faint cocoa scent when I opened the lid. When smoking, I detect more flavor from the Burley than Virginia. However, mid-bowl the taste changes more to a cigarette-like. it burns fast and based on my wife the room note is not pleasant. Nicotine level is medium. For the price, you can give it a try and see if it is something you like. For me, I can live without it. Happy Smoking!
Daughters & Ryan - Rowland 3.5oz
A SO SO Smoke
Upon opening the container, my nose detected regular smell of tobacco with a faint scent of chocolate. The moisture level of the tobacco was more towards dry but just right for smoking, so I filled up my Camoy straight pipe and lit it up. I can sort of taste the Burley and orientals with a very faint sweetness. The strength is mild and gets to medium towards the end of the bowl. It burns fast and a bit hot due to the dryness of the tobacco. I was not put off or impressed by the smoke. A so so smoke.
Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
Quality Virginia For Cheap
I do not think that you can get a better quality Virginia for this price point. But aside from the price, this tobacco smokes flavorful and enjoyable all the way to the end of the bowl. Smoke it slow and you will be rewarded by awesome tastes of Virgina and Perique. I rate this tobacco as a STRONG BUY!
CAO - Cherrybomb 50g
I like aromatics but not this one!
Smells a bit of fake cherry and vanilla out of the tin, but when lit, it tasted like plain tobacco. I could may be detect very faint cherry and vanilla mid bowl. It is a light tobacco and it burns quick to the end. Not one of my go to tobaccos and I donated it to my pipe club.
Dunhill - Flake 50g
A Classic Gentleman's Choice
This tobacco is by far one of the best Virginia flakes with an incredible tastes of lemon and a hint of honey. It is a very smooth and relaxing smoke filled with flavor. In my opinion has a medium strength which I prefer. An all day smoke for sure. With this tobacco, Dunhill has set a new benchmark for all other Virginias brands. Happy Smoking!
Peterson - St. Patrick's Day 2018 50g
Fruity, Pleasant & Wonderful !!!
Yes, all the words in the title of my review are true. Strong tastes of fresh blackberries and a hint of mango make this medium strength aromatic a delicious afternoon smoke. The room note is absolutely wonderful. I could not put my pipe down. However, if you smoke this blend slow, it is much more pleasurable and flavorful as it tends to burn a bit hot. Overall 5 out of 5 in my opinion. Well done Peterson!
Super Value - English Mixture 1.5oz
English first timers
I would recommend this blend if you are trying English tobacco for the first time. It is subtle in every note and will not disappoint a beginner. For seasoned English smokers it just does not stand to par in terms of taste and complexity.
Super Value - Bourbon Whiskey 1.5oz
Best of the Super Values
I have tried all the SV brand tobaccos and Bourbon Whiskey is by far the best of the bunch. Easy to handle and smoke so it is great for beginners with a great taste of Bourbon.
Super Value - Vanilla 1.5oz
You get what you pay for.
This is a basic tobacco with no feature that stands out. Burns evenly with no fuss. A beginner tobacco which lacks character, taste and nicotine.
Peterson - Wild Atlantic 40g
A not so "WILD" English blend
Here is my opinion on the tobacco as I am smoking it right now: The blend is a medium strength and comes in ribbon cut which packs and burns easy. I can definitely taste the Latakia and spicy Orientals but it lacks the Virginia flavor for me. Room note is tolerable. I would categorize it as a good all day smoke but again nothing to stand out from other English blends. Happy Smoking!
Newminster - No.47 Danish Black 2 oz
A Mild, Smooth & Silky Smoke
To be honest, I ordered this tobacco because it was on sale and when I received it and smoked a bowl of it, I was OK with my choice. Everything about this tobacco is mild. I mean mild nicotine, mild flavor and mild room note. It is a good late night smoke, I hoped for more taste and flavor. Good beginner tobacco.
McClelland - 2030 - No. 1 Grade Balkan
The tobacco made a nice first impression!
I must say that I am not a frequent smoker of English or Balkan blends. But on a rainy early morning winter day, I packed up my Petersen with #1 Grade Balkan and I was impressed by its smoky and woodsy, yet sweet taste. It has a medium amount of nicotine, very similar to English blends. The only thing is that the flavors become faint mid bowl. It is a recommended tobacco overall.
Cornell & Diehl - Smooth English
A Pleasent and Light English
The reason I don't smoke English tobacco more often is because of the high amount of nicotine. But every once in a while, especially during winter months, I crave it. So I recently ordered this blend and I was pleasantly surprised as this tobacco stood up to its name. The smoke was filled with flavor and aroma of English tobacco and it was really smooth and mild . I really enjoyed it.
Cornell & Diehl - Green River Vanilla
Smells like vanilla pastry & tastes like burley
This blend has a nice vanilla aroma that fills the room when smoked. I can definitely taste the Burley . The tobacco was too wet for my taste and I needed to re-light several times. However, it burns evenly.
Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening
My wife approved it.
This blend is one of the rare tobaccos that my wife approved to be smoked inside the house as it has chocolate and maple sweet aromas. As a smoker, it is a nice and mild dessert smoke after dinner. Recommended for aromatic lovers.
Cornell & Diehl - Apples & Cream
Apples & Cream? Yes, baby!!!
This coarse cut lightly sweet aromatic tobacco smokes cool with virtually no tongue bites. I tasted strong cream and subtle hints of apple and brandy. It is a great after dinner "go to" tobacco. Enjoy it with a cup of your favorite tea after a meal.
Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut
Faint vanilla taste
The tobacco just arrived and I packed my pipe for an after dinner sweet smoke. To be honest I expected a lot more vanilla and sweet cream taste which this tobacco did not produce. It is an ok tobacco but definitely not what I expected.
Sutliff - Z92 Vanilla Custard
A sweet dessert Tobacco
This is a wonderful sweet tobacco with creamy vanilla taste. The whole family loved the aroma and I enjoyed the silky smooth smoke.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish X
Good for people with high nicotine tolerance
After receiving this tobacco, I cut 3 or 4 thin round pieces with my cigar cutter. As the tobacco was still wet, I let it dry a bit and filled my Peterson pipe. Boy! it was a very strong tobacco. I was dizzy after smoking almost half a bowl and I had to stop.. The taste is woody and spicy for the first quarter of the bowl and then it becomes harsher after that. I have not been able to finish a bowl yet. This tobacco is for people with high nicotine tolerance.
Peter Stokkebye - PS402 Luxury Twist Flake
MD&S: Mild, Delicious and Sweet :)
First off, I like this tobacco's presentation, with beautifully pressed rectangular flakes and sweet fruit aroma. The tobacco smokes similar to Escudo Navy Deluxe, with mildly sweet taste of Virginia and spices from the Perique. Rubbing the tobacco enhances the flavor and makes it is easy to light and burn evenly. I LIKE IT!
Carter Hall - Carter Hall 1.5oz Pouch
Simple yet enjoyable blend!
If you are looking for a complex taste then this is not a tobacco for you. However, this is a simple, no fuss, yet enjoyable tobacco that burns cool to the bottom of the bowl and it is easy on your pocket and your tongue! A perfect choice for new pipe smokers too! I am enjoying a bowl in my old Peterson pipe as I write this review. Happy Smoking!
Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
A pleasant smoke all the way through
A simple and yet satisfying smoke all the way through the bowl. I find this tobacco benefits a lot from proper aging. It is now one of my favorites.
Cornell & Diehl - Izmir Turkish
Spicy and Exotic
I am having a bowl of Izmir Turkish on this beautiful autumn day as I am writing this review. The exotic spicy and flavorful taste of this tobacco goes well with the yellow and orange scenery of the trees and the crisp chilly air of the fall. Best tobacco for the season for sure. Happy smoking!
Cornell & Diehl - Founding Fathers
Smooth, Sweet, Delicious!
I guess the three words in the title of my post covers it all. Love every bowl of it.
Cornell & Diehl - Cap's Blend
I did not like it.
This blend for some reason was too harsh tasting for me. Tried a few bowls and still could not develop a taste for it. I am surprised there are no other reviews on this blend. I would love to find out what other fellow pipe-smokers think.
A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
Recommended for both new and seasoned smokers.
I filled a bowl of this tobacco after a long day at work on Friday evening, relaxing on my porch. I gotta tell you it was a great surprise. Medium strength and full falvour of this wonderful smoke made me totally relaxed and satisfied. ESQUDO ranks on top of my chart now as, so far it has never disappointed me :) I definately recommend this blend to both new and seasoned smokers.
Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
Oh man, oh man, I love this one!
Totally satisfying smoke for a real pipe smoker. Everything is there, the taste, the richness and aroma of a great virginia smoke. I particularly love the subtle sweet and spicy flavour.
McClelland - M27 - Three Cherry Blend
Good smoke if you pay attention :)
The first bowl I smoked was not great as the tobacco was wet and smoked very hot and I ended up with tongue bite. However, I learned my lesson for my second bowl. I let the tobacco dry out and smoked it very slowly and paired it with some nice glass of sweetened iced tea. Everyone in the family loved the smell of it while I enjoyed the taste. Update: As of August 8, 2016: I aged this tobacco for a year and it is fantastic now. Burns well with beautiful taste and aroma. I am placing another order.
McClelland - 700 - Baklava
Smelled and tasted moldy to me!
I see two wonderful reviews below. But when my package arrived and I smelled the tobacco it smelled really moldy. I could not see any white mold on the tobacco but surely it smelled bad. I hesitantly filled a bowl up and started smoking and my wife said that she could smell something musky. I threw the rest of the pouch away.
Cornell & Diehl - Dark Cherry Cavendish
Recommended for seasoned smokers!
This is a mild flavourful tobacco which burned evenly. I paired it with a glass of red Merlot wine and smoked it on a slow Sunday evening on my porch. It gave me a great pleasure to smoke this wonderful tobacco. However, in my opinion, you have to be a seasoned smoker to appreciate the bold taste of this tobacco.
Newminster - No.403 Superior Round Slices
It is nice!
This tobacco smoked smoothly to the end. It is medium strength with a subtle grassy aroma. Overall a nice quality tobacco.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake
I expected more ...
I expected more chocolate taste from this tobacco but all I got was a soapy taste smoke that burned really hot.The aroma for bystanders is pleaseant though. I got compliments on the aroma but for me the taste just was not there.
Cornell & Diehl - Bailey's Front Porch
What a delight ...
I smoked a bowl of this wonderful tobacco on my front porch and I must say I quite enjoyed it. The tobacco produced a light spicy smoke and burned cool and evenly to the buttom. I like it a lot.
Lane Limited - 1-Q
Excellent pouch aroma room note. Needs a bit of drying before smoking. Silky smooth smoke with a low nicotine content. Flavorful and even burning tobacco. This tobacco is a joy to smoke. One of my favorites now for summer time smoking pleasures.
Peterson - Connoisseur's Choice 50g
A pleasure to smoke
Wonderfully mild and smooth and quite enjoyable to smoke. Burns well and smells awesome. Love it.