JASSONWB
About Me:
Retired Marine. Collect and smoke pipes, pipe tobacco and cigars for the past 20 or so years.
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Peter Heinrichs - Golden Sliced 200g
awesome!
Tin note of grassy and mild fruit/citrus. Tobacco is a long flake of yellowish brown and tan. Moisture content is great. No drying needed. Flakes break apart and rub out easily. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of tart and tangy citrus, sweet floral grasses, spices, wood, bread, mild dry-bitter orange peel, moderately savory, slightly acidic, a earthy hay background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake 200g
very nice!
Note this review is based on tobacco as is now, not influenced by how it was in previous iterations. Tin note of sweet plummy dark fruit, spices and hay. Tobacco is a flake of light tobacco on top of dark tobacco on bottom, the light tobacco is tan and yellowish brown, and the dark tobacco is reddish brown and dark brown. Moisture content is great. No drying needed. Tobacco flakes need a little effort when rubbing out. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Sweet plum/dark fruit topping detected; flavoring died relatively fast. Taste is medium and somewhat consistent, with notes of tart and tangy dark fruit, spices, dryness, floral peaty vegetation, mild nuts, bitter citrus peel/zest, very earthy, a mildly spicy, sweet fermented grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Cavendish treated Dark Fired Kentucky (guessing) is leading with Virginia supporting and Flavoring supporting very little. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear Tupelo 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of dark fruit, honey and flowers. Tobacco is a flake of reddish brown, brown and dark brown with a little tan mixed in. Moisture content is great. No drying needed. Flakes rub out easily. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of honey, tequila and elderflower. The sweet honey fades fast, elderflower hangs out in the background and the tequila is hard to discern. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of sweet flowery honey, herbal hay, spices, moderately spicy, tart lemon, wood, earth, scorched almost burnt sugar, sour bread, a dry zesty citrus peel background note, and a very peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Flavorings and Orientals supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - From Beyond 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of sweet fruity wine and smoky. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of tan, dark brown, brown and black. Moisture content is great. No drying/prep needed. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and moderately consistent, with complex notes of sweet herbal spices, tart and tangy dark fruit, smoky, toast, bitter orange zest, wood, dry earth, grassy floral, very savory, a sour fermented and peaty vegetation background note, and a very peppery retro. Orientals is leading with Virginia, Latakia, Perique supporting. Burley (not mentioned on the tin but listed on websites) seems to be supporting from the side lines. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Anthology 2023 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of sour vegetation, bread, and mildly sweet. Tobacco is a Flake of light brown and brown with a little tan and dark brown. Moisture content is great. No drying needed. Flakes need little rubbing to rub out. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of bread, sour fermented fruit, floral, mild tangy citrus, wood, lemon zest, earth, hay, a spices and grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Sutliff - Cringle Flake 2023 1.5oz
good to go.
Tin note of pungent vinegar, sour fruit and mild spices. Tobacco is a thick flake of yellowish brown and brown with a little tan mixed in. Moisture content is great. No drying needed. Flakes are a bit tough to rub out. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No added flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of dry tart fruit, spices, mild floral incense, fermented sour vinegary, very savory, zesty citrus, wood, bread, burned sugar, a mildly spicy and sweet earthy grassy background note, and a very peppery retro. Virginia barely beats out Orientals for the lead with Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Steamworks 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of dried figs, spices and fermented vegetation. Tobacco is a flake of dark brown and brown with a little tan sprinkled throughout. Moisture content is great. No drying needed. Flakes rub out with a little effort. Burns slow with a normal amount of relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of tangy dried dark plums and figs, herbal incense, spices, grassy floral, very savory, dry bitter citrus peel, fermented vegetation, slightly spicy, wood, an earthy hay and bready background note, and a very peppery retro. Orientals are leading with Virginia, Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Sutliff - Crumble Cake Barrel Aged Series No.6 Phantom Privateer 50g
awesome!
Tin note of sweet fruity raisins. Tobacco is a Cake of brown, yellow brown and dark brown. Moisture content is ok. Some may prefer to dry it a bit. Cake breaks apart and rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is mild, with notes of sweet rum, though the sweetness remains after the short-lived rum. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of tart and tangy plums, sweet floral grassy, spiced raisin, very savory, mild sour vinegary, bread, burnt sugar, earthy and woody, very mild bitterness, a citrus background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting and being tamed by the Stoved Burley. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl Tins - Hearthside 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of mildly smoky chocolate and vanilla. Tobacco is a flake of brown and black with a light brown mixed in. Moisture content is great. No drying needed. Rubs out easily. Burns slow with a extra few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Flavoring is stronger in the beginning; Chocolate drops back a bit where it remains and the vanilla peters out. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of smoky, toast, sugar, wood, bitter chocolate, earth, incense and leather, lemon zesty, spice, mildly soapy floral, mild vinegar, savory, a mildly sweet grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia barely beats the flavorings out for the lead with Virginias supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is awesome.

Cornell & Diehl Tins - Nutcracker 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of mildly pungent cocoa and raisins. Tobacco is a flake of orangish brown, tan and little dark brown. Moisture content is great. No drying needed. Rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of fermented vegetation, peaty earth, spicy, dry bitter cocoa, toast, nutty wood, hay, a mildly sweet dark fruit background note, and a very peppery retro. Burley is leading with Virginias and Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl Tins - Evergreen 2oz
good to go.
Tin note of figs and gram cracker or fig newtons. Tobacco is a flake cut of reddish brown, dark brown and a little tan. Moisture content is great. No drying needed. Flakes rub out easily. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to strong and very consistent, with notes of slightly tart, mildly tangy, dry and slightly bitter orange peel, slight dried dark fruit/plums, earthy, floral, moderately savory, a sweet bread and spices background note, and a peppery retro. Virginias is leading with Cavendish and Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
good to go.
Tin note of spiced figs, raisins and hay. Tobacco is a broken flake of reddish tan, brown and a little dark brown. Moisture content is great, no drying needed. Rubs out with a little bit of an effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to strong and mostly consistent, with notes of dry dark fig, floral, zesty citrus peel, wood, tangy spiced plum, mild vinegar, fermented hay/vegetation, savory, bready, rich, a sweet earthy/grassy background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Missouri Meerschaum - Luminaire 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of raisin, spices and fermentation. Tobacco is a broken flake of reddish brown, dark brown and a little tan. Moisture content is ok, no drying needed. Flakes rub out easily. Burns slow, with a few extra relights. The strength is medium, nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Tastes is medium and very consistent with notes of stewed tangy dark fruit, spices, bread, wood, floral, citrus, dry earthy grass, savory, somewhat creamy, mildly spicy, a sugary herbal hay background note and a peppery retro. Virginias are leading with perique, black cavendish and Orientals supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Warped - The Haunting Cake 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of sweet fruity spices and dry vegetation. Tobacco is a crumble cake of orangish tans, yellows and brown. Moisture content is good no drying needed. Cake breaks apart and rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of mildly sweet bread, spicy cigar, floral, zesty tangy citrus, woody, earthy peaty vegetation, creamy, bitter orange peel, slight acidic/fermented vinegary, a mildly sweet bitter background note, and a very peppery retro. Virginias battle cigar for the lead but come up short. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Drucquer & Sons - King's Fool 100g
good to go.
Tin note of a sour metalic and sweet smoky. Tobacco is a flake cut of reddish to tan browns and a little black. Moisture content is good, no drying needed. Rubs out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of dry fermented sour, mildly smoky, wood, peaty earthy vegetation, floral, lemon zest, mildly spicy, bitter toasted bread, mildly acidic vinegary, tart grassy, a tangy citrus and plum background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Virginias are leading most of the time with Burley and Latakia supporting. Cavendish is supporting from the rear and Perique is nowhere to be found. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is OK.

Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz
awesome!
Package note of fermented vegetation, peaty vegetation and spices. Tobacco is mostly a Ribbon cut of reddish brown, tan and light brown. Moisture content is great. No drying/prep needed. Burns moderately with few relights. The strength is strong and nic is medium to strong. No flavoring detected. Taste is full and mostly consistent, with notes of sour fermented, peaty, slightly herbal vegetation, spices, floral, wood, bitter nutty, spicy, tart plum, zesty tangy citrus, earthy, a bitter dark fruit and mild lemon grassy background note, and a very peppery retro. Burley is leading with Perique and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is good.

Esoterica - Peacehaven 8oz
I don't reach for it often, but its good
Package note of sugary stone fruit and spices. Tobacco is a flake of marbled brown, light brown and dark brown. Moisture content is great. Flakes rub out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. "Sometimes" flavoring detected though I can't be sure, at time it seems like apricot or some other stone fruit. Taste is medium and moderately consistent, with notes of tart and tangy dark fruit, spices, mild sugar, floral dry hay, earthy, sweet grass, bitter orange peel, dry wood, acidic, a tart citrus and bready background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is ok.

Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop
very nice!
Package note of pungent fermented vegetation and earth. Tobacco is a mix cut of ribbon and broken flake, Tobacco color is reddish brown and tan with a little darker brown mixed in. Moisture content is great. No drying/prep needed. Burns moderately with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium to strong. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of peaty sour vegetation, dry bitter, spices, very nutty, earthy, mild sugar, slight spicy, very woody, slight molasses, mild dark fruit, mildly savory, a spiced raisin background note, and a very peppery retro. Burley is leading with Perique supporting. Virginia is getting pulled along by the scruff of its neck. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Esoterica - Margate 8oz
awesome!
Package note of smoky, sour dark fruit and barnyard hay. Tobacco is a Shag cut of black, dark brown and tan. Moisture content is great. No drying/prep needed. Burns fast with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of smoky, sweet musty hay, spices, toast, herbal incense, floral, dry wood, sugar, tart and tangy citrus, savory, fermented sour fruit, moderately spicy, a zesty orange peel and sweet grass background note, and a peppery retro. Oriental/Turkish is leading most of the time (but not by much) with Latakia and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd Blonde 2oz
awesome!
Package note of pungent stink, mild cocoa and vegetation. Tobacco is a mix of broken flake and ribbon cut of orangish brown, tan and a little darker brown. Moisture content is great. No drying/prep needed. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of peaty fermented vegetation, dry sour, spiced raisins, bitter dark cocoa, slightly acidic, spicy cigar, tart and tangy dark fruit, floral, herbal grass, a savory nutty citrus background note, and a very peppery retro. Burley is leading with Cigar, Perique and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Esoterica - Kingsbridge 8oz
awesome!
Pouch produced for Butera Pipe Co vs Arango Cigar Co. Package note of dark fruit and cooked vegetation. Tobacco is a Ready Rubbed of black with white crystals or powder. Moisture content is great. No drying/prep needed. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of licorice. I'm leaning in the direction of licorice due the sourness, bitterness and sweetness. Flavoring seems to run fairly constant. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of bread, tangy sweet dark fruit, licorice, sugar, savory, fermented sour, woody, herbal floral hay, earthy, lemon grassy, orange peel bitterness, a spices and tart citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd
good to go.
Package note of sharply sour and smoky. Tobacco is a ribbon of dark brown, brown and light brown with a little black mixed in. Moisture content is great. No drying/prep needed. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of smoky, sour peaty vegetation, bitter incense, floral spices, pine wood, earthy, toast, dry herbal grassy, spicy cigar, a pine nut and tart citrus background note, and a very peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Burley, Cigar and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is good.

Sutliff - States of Virginia 1.5oz
awesome!
Tin note of cooked vegetation, hay and a tangy sour note. Tobacco is three different Krumble Kakes, each a different color, the 1st a marbled yellowish brown and tan; the 2nd a marbled muted brown and light brown; and the 3rd a marbled reddish dark brown and black. Moisture content is good. Few pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Kakes break apart and rub out easily. All three burns slow with a few extra relights. Yellow (1st a marbled yellowish brown and tan) The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of lemon grass, sugar, floral, sweet herbal hay, earthy, bread, dry spices, orange peel/zest, mild fermented vegetation, sour acidic/spicy, a tart and tangy mild citrus and woody background note, and a peppery retro. Four stars. Red (2nd a marbled muted brown and light brown) The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of sweet spices, sugar, bread, grass, earthy floral, tart and tangy citrus and dark fruit, savory, wood, slight acidic/spicy, bitter orange peel, a tangy fermented and dry hay background note, and a peppery retro. Five stars. Stoved (3rd a marbled reddish dark brown and black): The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of tart dark fruit, toast, sugar, earth, spices, lemon grass, bitter orange peel, dry herbal spiciness, fermented sour, floral, woody, a zesty citrus and rich sweet savory background note, and a very peppery retro. Five stars. Room note is tolerable for all three, and aftertaste is good to great.

Mac Baren - Stockton 100g
awesome!
Tin date Feb 2023; tin note of mildly sweet, mildly tart and slight grassy. Tobacco is a coin cut of orangish tan, brown and dark brown centers. Moisture content is ok. Some pipe smokers will want to dry this a bit. Rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of sour spices, peaty sweet vegetation, herbal floral, tangy spicy, mildly bitter toasted bread, mildly savory, mild sugar, dry wood, very earthy, mild molasses, a tart lemon grassy and semi-sweet nutty background note, and a peppery retro. Dark-Fired Kentucky Cavendish is leading with Virginia supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Esoterica - Dunbar 8oz
awesome!
Tin note of sweet raisins, apricot/stone fruit and spices. Tobacco is a ready rub of a reddish brown, light brown and a little dark brown. Moisture content is great. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Stone fruit flavoring detected, though it doesn't seem to be a topping, maybe a casing? Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of dark sour plum, spiced fig, savory, sugar, wood, tart raisin, very earthy, bready, floral, lemon grass, fermented vegetation, slightly bitter orange peel/zest, a rich semi-sweet and tangy stone fruit like background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique and Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Esoterica - Dorchester 8oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of sugared raisins, salty and mild musty vegetation. Tobacco is a ready rub of brown, tan and dark brown. Moisture content is great. Burns moderately with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected, though one is listed. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of sour plums, bread, splices, floral, wood, raisin, lemon grassy, herbal hay, earthy, bitter orange peel, zesty tangy citrus, mildly peaty vegetation, mildly spicy, savory, a tart dark fruit background note, and a very peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Esoterica - Cardiff 8oz
good to go.
Tin note of sugar, raisin and anise like. Tobacco is a ready rub of an orangish tan and reddish tan with a little brown mixed in. Moisture content is great. Larger pieces may need a little attention. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of anise like. Flavoring is fairly prominent in the beginning and decreases a little by the end. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of sugar, tangy dark fruit, anise like, semi-sweet floral grassy, wood, fermented hay, rich earth, tart sour citrus, spices, bready, orange peel, a slightly spicy and savory background note, and a peppery retro. Virginias are leading with Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Esoterica - Blackpool 8oz
very nice!
Tin note of fermented vegetation, dark dried fruit and spices. Tobacco is a ready rub of black and has and appearance of being sprayed/sprinkled with something white. Moisture content is great. A few larger pieces may need a little attention. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of licorice. Flavoring imparts a deeply sweet characteristic more prominent in the beginning than in the end but drops to the background around the 1/2-way point. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of tangy dark dried fruit, floral, toasted bread, spices, mild licorice, wood, sweet hay, earthy, sugar, zesty orange peel, fermented sour, tart citrus, savory, spicy/acidic, a deeply sweet raisin background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Esoterica - And So To Bed 2oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of sweet spices, sour dark fruit and smoke. Tobacco is a shag cut of brown, dark brown and black with a little tan mixed in. Moisture content is ok. Some pipe smokers will want to dry this a bit. Burns moderately fast with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No topping detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of sweet smoky, spices, peaty fermented hay, wood, floral, earthy, tangy dark fruit, sugar, savory, toast, tart musty bitterness, mildly spicy, mild cocoa, an herbal sweet grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Latakia, Maryland and Oriental/Turkish supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Sutliff - Blend No. 5 1.5oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of sour smoky, spices and sweet fruit. Tobacco is a ready rub, ribbon and course cut of tan, brown and black. Moisture content is great. Burns moderate with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of sour smoky incense, floral hay, tart and tangy citrus, spices, dark fruit, dry, slight nutty, woody, bitter orange peel, sugar, savory, toasted bread, a lemon and peaty grass background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Burley and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Rattray's - Stirling Flake 50g
awesome!
Tin note of tart dark fruit, peaty vegetation and sweet. Tobacco is a Flake of marbled dark brown, brown, and tan. Moisture content is ok. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Flakes rub out with a little effort. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of peaty sour hay, herbal floral, spicy, wood, sugar, zesty lemon grass, earth, nuts, molasses, mildly smoky, burnt toast, bitter, mildly tart citrus, cigar, savory, a spices and semi-sweet dark fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Kentucky leads most of the time with Burley and Virginias supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Arango - Balkan Supreme
awesome!
Package note of sour fruit, smoky and spices. Tobacco is a thin ribbon cut of brown, dark brown, tan and black. Moisture content is great. No drying/prep needed. Burns moderately fast with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of floral, smoky incense, tart fruit, spices, musty sour vegetation, tangy zesty citrus, wood, sugar, savory, toast, orange peel, buttery, a sweet herbal grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

F & K - Bat with a Hat 1.5oz
meh
Tin note of caramel, vanilla and spices. Tobacco is a mix cut of brown and black. Moisture content is goopy. Drying for a day is required. Burns slow with many relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is medium, with notes of caramel, vanilla. Flavor lessens a bit, but never drop to the background. Taste is medium and somewhat consistent, with notes of caramel, vanilla, floral, spices, sugar, nuts, sweet grass, cocoa, toast, peaty vegetation, wood, earth, zesty orange peel, dry graham cracker, a sour citrus and dark fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Flavoring is leading with Cavendish, Burley, Virginia supporting. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is ok.

Low Country - Natural Virginia & Burley
very nice!
Package note of vinegary sour and peaty vegetation. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of brown an dark brown. Moisture content is ok. A few pipe smokers may want to dry it a bit. Burns moderate with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of molasses, spices, mild tangy fruit, peaty dry vegetation, sweet grass, fermented sour, bitter orange peel/zest, toasted bread, herbal floral, very earthy, wood, a slightly spicy hay and nutty background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is leading with Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Low Country - Natural Virginia & Oriental
very nice!
Package note of dried dark fruit and hay. Tobacco is a Ribbon cut of brown and light brown. Moisture content is great. Burns moderately fast with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and moderately consistent, with notes of tangy dark fruit, floral, tart citrus, sugar, spices, hay, earth, bread, musty vegetation, wood, zesty lemon grass, slightly acidic, dry bitter, mildly savory, a spicy herbal incense background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Oriental/Turkish supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Sea Dog 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of smoky, sour vegetation and tart dark fruit. Tobacco is a mixed cut of brown, black and tan. Moisture content is ok. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with complex notes of peaty herbal vegetation, floral, smoky, nuts, spices, slight bitter, dry, fermented sour, sweet grass, wood, earth, toast, mild sugar, mildly savory, orange peel, a spicy and tart and tangy citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is leading with Latakia, Virginia, Oriental/Turkish and Cavendish supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Drucquer & Sons - The Merry Monk 100g
good to go.
Tin note of smoky, dark fruity wine and peaty vegetation. Tobacco is a flake of marbled black, brown and dark brown with a little tan. Moisture content is ok. Most pipe smokers will want to dry it out a bit. Flakes rub out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of smoky, peaty herbal hay, lemon grass, toasted bread, zesty citrus peel, wood, spices, leather, earthy, slightly spicy, buttery, tart dark fruit, slight dryness, a nutty and floral incense background note, and a very peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Virginia, Perique, Burley and Cavendish supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Warped - Saint Espresso 2oz
very nice!
2023 version tin 928 of 3000. Tin note of cocoa, black coffee and creme. Tobacco is a mixed cut of black, dark brown and brown. Moisture content is ok. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of cocoa, vanilla and creme. Cocoa and Creme are most obvious in the beginning but moves to a background flavor soon after. The Vanilla seems to start and remain in the background. Taste is medium and moderately consistent, with notes of semi-sweet dark fruit, bitter cocoa, peaty herbal vegetation, mild vanilla, toast bread, coffee, spices, mildly floral, mildly spicy, molasses like, slight fermented sour, mildly savory, a semi-sweet toasted nutty and grass background note, and a mildly peppery almost smooth retro. Cavendish (Cigar, Kentucky and Virginia) are leading with the Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is good.

War Horse - Bar 1.75oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of anise, barbeque and sweet floral. Tobacco is a plug of dark brown, black and a little brown. Moisture content is great. Plug need slicing with a sharp thin knife or razor. Rubs out fairly easily. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium to strong. Flavoring is medium, with notes of Anise (spicy, aromatic, sweet licorice) and a Valerian Root like essence (herbal, woody, earthy, very bitter). Flavoring is quite potent in the beginning but dies down quite a bit but never drops to the background. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of anise, bitter, very woody, herbal floral, dryness, salty vegetation, spices, cigar, orange peel. mild cocoa, fermented tart/sourness, a spicy semi-sweet nutty background note, and a very peppery retro. Dark Air Cured is leading with Kentucky, Virginia and Flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.

War Horse - Green 1.75oz
good to go.
Tin note of anise/licorice, dark fruit and peaty vegetation. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of brown with dark brown and tan specks. Moisture content is ok. some pipe smokers will want to hydrate it a bit. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium to strong. Flavoring is medium, with notes of anise. Flavoring is overpowering upon lighting and headed into the first third but dies down in the second third but remains just above a background flavor. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of anise, spices, herbal floral, spicy, peaty vegetation, dark cocoa, very earthy, bread, mild sugar, moderately savory, dark fruit, grass, cigar, a hay and semi-sweet nuts background note, and a very peppery retro. Dark Air Cured is leading with Kentucky, Virginia and Flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is ok.

War Horse - Ready Cut 50g
nice change of pace
Tin note of sweet barbecue, mild licorice and peaty vegetation. Tobacco is a wide ribbon cut of orangish tan, light brown, brown and dark brown with a little black. Moisture content is great. Burns moderately with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is mild, with notes of licorice. Flavoring is up front upon initial lighting, then gradually moves to the background by the 1/2-way point. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of licorice, slight spiciness, saccharin like sweetness, spices, molasses, mildly smoky, wood, floral, lemon grass, toast, mild tangy dark fruit, slight bitterness, a mildly spicy peaty vegetation background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is leading most of the time over Kentucky with Perique, Virginia and flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Astley's - No. 1 Mixture 50g
very nice!
Tin note of smoky, sour and tart dark fruit. Tobacco is a mixed cut of black, brown, dark brown and tan. Moisture content is good. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it out a bit. Burns moderately slow with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and moderately consistent, with notes of smoky, floral, spices, toasted bread, sugar, musty herbal hay, earthy, wood, mild leather, mildly savory, mildly fermented sour, peaty vegetation, a mild citrus incense and dark fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Astley's - No. 2 Mixture 50g
awesome!
Tin note of ketchup, dark fruit and spices. Tobacco is a ready rub of tan, light brown and brown with a little dark brown mixed in. Moisture content is ok. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is mild to medium and very consistent, with notes of ripe dark plum, tangy raisin, sugar, musty vegetation, bread, spices, floral, wood, tart citrus, savory, grass/hay, rich earth, acidic, a zesty tangy orange peel background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Astley's - No. 66 Cavendish Club 50g
awesome!
Tin note of cloves, dirt and fruit. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of yellowish tan, brown and black. Moisture content is ok. Soms pipe smokers will want to dry it. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is mild and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of allspice or cloves. I'm leaning more to allspice due to what I perceived as a nutty and spicy element. Flavoring is medium at first, then begins its decent to a background note. Taste is mild and mostly consistent, with notes of sweet dark fruit, bread, sugar, very spicy, bitter spices, slightly nutty, cinnamon, moderately savory, slight tangy citrus peel, sweet grass, mildly floral, a spicy semi-sweet woody background note, and a very peppery retro. Flavoring is leading most of the time with Virginias and Cavendish supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

E. Hoffman Company - Spilman Mixture 2.5oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of smoky, sharp sweet fruit and spices. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of tan, light brown, dark brown and black. Moisture content is good. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is mild to medium and moderately consistent, with notes of smoky, herbal floral, molasses, spices, sweet toast, sugar, mildly savory, dry, spicy, fermented sour vegetation, wood, mild dark fruit, lemon grass, zesty orange peel, a incense and sweet nutty background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Burley, Oriental/Turkish and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Barbary Coast 2oz
I don't reach for it often, but its good
Tin note of brown bananas, sugar and spices. Tobacco is a small course cut and Ribbon of brown, tan, light brown and dark brown. Moisture content is ok. Most pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with notes of Brandy. Flavoring flashes off upon initial light and moves to the background where it remains. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of sweet alcohol, sugar, spice, floral, toast, grassy, nuts, dry, bitter, very woody, molasses, tangy mild dark fruit, zesty orange peel, earthy, mildly savory, a spicy semi-sweet peaty vegetation background note, and a very peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique, Burley and Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Stratford 2oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of pungent, tangy raisins and sugar. Tobacco is a Ribbon cut of orangish brown, tan and a little dark brown. Moisture content is good. Some pipe smokers will want to dry this a bit. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of lemon grass, sugar, wood, spices, bready, floral, tangy raisin, zesty orange peel, fermented musty vegetation, tart dark plums, savory, a spicy sweet citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Windjammer 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of dark plums, raisins and spices. Tobacco is a broken flake of marbled brown, dark brown, tan and a little black. Moisture content is ok. Most pipe smokers will want to dry this a bit. Broken flakes rub out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. Flavoring is medium, with notes of Rum. Rum seems medium to strong in the beginning and gradually falls to the background by the end. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of spiced rum, tangy dark plums, sugar, floral, molasses, dry wood, tart raisins, slightly spicy, bread, lemon grassy, nutty, earthy, orange peel, a savory zesty sour citrus background note, and a very peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Cavendish, Burley, Perique and Flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Mixture
awesome!
Package note of soapy tangy fruit. Tobacco is a broken flake of marbled brown, tan and dark brown. Moisture content is good. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Flakes rub out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is medium, with notes of floral, almond, rum, citrus, and vanilla. The flavoring begins strong and drops back to the middle ground where it remains. I couldn't detect any rum. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of floral, mild vanilla nutty, spices, lemon grass, orange peel/zest, herbal hay, toast, earthy, very woody, savory, tangy citrus, a sweet nutty and floral background note, and a peppery retro. Flavoring is leading with Virginia and Burley supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.

Peter Stokkebye - PS402 Luxury Twist Flake
very nice!
Package note of coconut/caramel, vanilla and grass. Tobacco is a flake of marbled yellowish brown, dark brown and tan. Moisture content is good. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Flakes rub out with a little effort. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of caramel and vanilla. Flavoring is upfront in the first 1/3 then drops to a mild background flavor. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of caramel, floral, vanilla, sweet grass, tart and tangy citrus, sugar, spices, bread, wood, rich earth, savory, orange peel/zest, slightly spicy, a creamy semi-sweet hay background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - Evening Flake
good to go.
Package note of sweet, grassy and spices. Tobacco is a Flake of marbled yellowish brown, tan and yellow. Moisture content is great. Flakes rub out with a little effort. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of zesty orange peel, grassy, spicy, tart mild dark fruit, floral, spice, sugary, peaty hay, wood, rich earth, acidic, mild bread, mildly sour, a lemon citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Sutliff - Paradoxical 50g
nice change of pace
Tin note of peaty vegetation, spices and mild honey like note. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of marbled brown, dark brown, black and a little bit of tan. Moisture content is great. Kake breaks apart and rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of peaty vegetation, spices, herbal floral, sugar, dry, slight bitterness, cigar, rich earth, toasted bread, very wood, spicy, mild citrus, molasses, orange peel/zesty, a semi-sweet nutty background note, and a very peppery retro. Burley is leading with Virginia and Rustica supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Telegraph Hill 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of pungent, tart raisins and sugar. Tobacco is a Ribbon cut of yellowish tan and light brown with a little dark brown. Moisture content is great. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of sugar, raisins, orange peel/zest, savory, spices, floral, rich earth, wood, fermented musty vegetation, sweet grass, bready, slightly spicy, a tangy dark plums and tart citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Vauen - No. 14 Virginia Flake 50g
very nice!
Tin note of dark fruit and spices. Tobacco is a Flake of marbled yellowish brown and dark brown with flecks of tan. Moisture content is ok. Most pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns moderately with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. There is some flavoring listed on this page, but not on the tin and I didn't detect any. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of tangy ripe dark fruit, spices, tart citrus, floral, sugar, lemon grass, bready, orange peel/zest, savory, herbal hay, rich earthy, wood, slightly acidic, a sweet vegetation background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Vauen - Auenland 50g
meh
Tin note of peaches in syrup and oranges. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of brown, black and tan. Moisture content is ok. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns moderate with a few relights. The strength is mild and nic is mild. Flavoring is medium to strong, with notes of peach and orange. Flavoring overrides tobacco. Taste is mild to medium and moderately consistent, with notes of semi-sweet tart peaches, sugar, tangy orange, zesty citrus peels, acidic, bitter wood, earth, a mild stone fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Flavoring is leading with Cavendish, Burley and Virginia supporting. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is good.

Robert Lewis - Wingfield Mixture 50g
very nice!
Tin note of tart dark fruit and smoky. Tobacco is a ribbon orange and yellow with a few black pieces. Moisture content is great. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is mild to medium and very consistent, with notes of tangy ripe fruit, sugar, floral, bread, spices, savory, wood, rich earth, sweet hay, tart lemon, herbal grassy, slightly acidic, mildly fermented, orange peel, a mildly sour zesty citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Cavendish and Latakia supporting in name only. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Missouri Meerschaum - 150th Anniversary 1.75oz
its ok
Tin note of vanilla, sugar and spices. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of marbled brown, dark brown and black with a little tan mixed in. Moisture content is ok. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with notes of vanilla. Flavoring stay mostly in the background. Taste is mild to medium and mostly consistent, with notes of vanilla, peaty tart vegetation, orange peel, molasses, grassy, herbal floral hay, toasted bread, earthy, spices, sugar, zesty lemon, slightly spicy, wood, a mild vanilla and semi-sweet nutty background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is leading with Cavendish, Flavoring and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Missouri Meerschaum - Missouri Pride 1.5oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of spices, dark chocolate and peaty vegetation. Tobacco is a ready rub of light brown, brown and dark brown. Moisture content is ok. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of zesty vegetation, spices, woody, floral, dry hay, molasses, spicy, very earthy rich, mild lemon grass, sugar, savory, bready, slight bitterness, a semi sweet nutty background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is leading with Virginia supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Missouri Meerschaum - Independence Day 1.5oz
very nice!
Tin note of vanilla, tangy fruit and maybe cocoa. Tobacco is a course cut with a tiny amount of ribbon. Tabacco is brown and black with some light brown and dark brown. Moisture content is great. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with notes of Vanilla. I'm unsure why this is listed with "Amaretto, Fruit/Citrus, Nuts/Beans, Vanilla," but the only topping I taste is Vanilla. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of smoky, vanilla, floral, tangy dark fruit, spices, nutty, herbal grassy, molasses, musty vegetation, zesty tart citrus, savory, mildly acidic, wood, toast, hay, earthy, a mild incense and sugary spices background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is barely leading over Latakia with Cavendish, Virginia and Flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River Rum Barrel Aged 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of sharply sweet vinegar, tangy raisins and sugar. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of marbled reddish brown and dark brown with a little black and tan. Moisture content is good, some pipe smokers may want to dry it a bit. Kake breaks apart and rubs out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with notes of Rum. Rum quite strong upon initial lighting, then drops to the background. There also seems to be a tangy fruitiness that is quite strong throughout the smoke that seems to be attributed the rum barrel aging. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with complex notes of sweet tangy dark stewed fruit, sugar, mild smoky, sour zesty citrus, bready, musty wood, dry, savory, slight herbal, earthy rich, floral, slightly acidic, spicy, a spices and tart raisin background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique and Flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of pungent sweet raisins, smoky and sugar. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of marbled black and brown with tan flecks. Moisture content is good, some pipe smokers may want to dry it a bit. Kake breaks apart and rubs out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is mild, with notes of sweet bourbon. The flavoring is evident in the beginning but drops to the background soon after. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with complex notes of sugared raisins, floral, sweet bourbon, smoky, fermented sour, sugar, wood, herbal musty vegetation, spices, toast, leather, zesty citrus, slight spicy, earthy, slight bitterness, a buttery incense and tangy dark fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia and Flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Seattle Pipe Club - Potlatch 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of smoky, pungent sour fruit and chocolate. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of black and brown with a little dark brown and tan mixed in. Moisture content is good. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected despite tin note. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with complex notes of peaty vegetation, floral, dry, herbal spices, tangy sweet dark fruit, smoky incense, fermented sour, slightly spicy, woody, sugar, zesty citrus, toast, leather, bitter orange peel, a nuts and lemon grass background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is leading with Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Missouri Meerschaum - Timeless 1.5oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of coffee with vanilla creamer and alcohol. Tobacco is a mix of coarse and ribbon cut of light brown, brown and black. Moisture content is ok. Most pipe smokers will want to dry it out. Burns moderate with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is medium, with notes of Bourbon, Coffee, Vanilla. Flavoring is fairly prominent in the first 1/3, dwindles in the 2/3 to background flavors. Taste is medium and moderately consistent, with notes of sweet bourbon, vanilla, coffee, peaty vegetation, spices, floral, cocoa, hay, molasses, nuts, acidic, mildly savory, wood, sugar, a slightly spicy vanilla and bread background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is leading with Cavendish and Flavoring supporting. Virginias must be supporting from afar. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is good.

Sutliff - Crumble Kake Barrel Aged Series No.5 Rustica Limited Edition 50g
good to go.
Tin note of pungent sour fruit, earthy and alcohol. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of marbled black, brown and a little tan. Moisture content is good, some pipe smokers may want to dry it out a bit. Kake breaks apart and rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. Flavoring is very mild, with notes of bourbon. Flavoring seems to be sporadic during the first 1/2, then goes away. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of cigar, zesty, earthy, tart and tangy citrus, peaty sour vegetation, spicy, leather, wood, toasted bread, spice, herbal floral, sugar, nutty, mildly sour vinegary, acidic, a bitter lemon grass background note, and a peppery retro. Rustica is leading with Burley, Virginia and flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Sutliff - Crumble Kake English #1 1.5oz
awesome!
Tin note of sweet smoky tangy fruit and musty vegetation. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of marbled reddish brown, dark brown, black and a little tan. Moisture content is good, some pipe smokers will want to dry it out a bit. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of smoky, floral, herbal, incense, tangy dark fruit, spice, savory, fermented sour, leather, toast, lemon grassy, wood, nuts, earthy rich, cocoa, sugar sweet, a musty dry vegetation and citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Burley, Oriental/Turkish and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Sutliff - Crumble Kake Barrel Aged Series No.4 Limited Edition 50g
good to go.
Tin note of alcohol, vinegary and smoky fruit. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of a marbled reddish brown and dark brown with a little black and tan. Moisture content is good. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it out a bit. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is mild, with notes of bourbon. Flavoring remains in the background and becomes sporadic at the 1/2-way point, Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of peaty sour vegetation, wood, tart citrus, lemon grassy, herbal floral, toasted bread, rich dry dirt, spices, slightly bitter, mildly spicy, a mild smoky semi-sweet nutty background note, and a peppery retro. Dark Fired Burley is leading with Virginia and Flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Sutliff - Crumble Kake Barrel Aged Series No.3 Limited Edition 50g
very nice!
Tin note of honey, spices, and alcohol. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of yellowish brown and dark brown with a little black and flecks of tan. Moisture content is good. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Kake breaks apart and rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is mild, with notes of Bourbon. Flavoring mostly stays in the background. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of tart dark fruit, spices, peaty vegetation, zesty tangy citrus, wood, molasses, bread, fermented sour, floral, sugar, spicy, bitter nuts, slightly savory, acidic, a rich lemony background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Cavendish, Burley and Flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Sutliff - Crumble Kake Red Virginia 1.5oz
awesome!
Tin note of pungent sweet, vinegar and sugar. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of reddish brown with flecks of tan. Moisture content is good. Kake breaks apart and rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of sweet bread, tart and tangy stewed dark fruit, very savory, wood, floral hay, spices, sugar, vinegary fermented sour, citrus, slightly acidic, a lemon grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Sutliff - Crumble Kake Virginia Perique 1.5oz
awesome!
Tin note of pungent sweet, vinegar and fruit. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of a marbled reddish brown, dark brown and a little black and tan. Moisture content is good. Cake breaks apart and rubs out easily. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of sweet dark ripe plums, spice, tart and tangy citrus, floral, peaty hay, wood, fermented vegetation, bready, lemon grass, savory, slightly spicy, slightly acidic, a slightly sour sugared raisin background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Cavendish and Perique supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Captain Black - Platinum 1.5oz
nice change of pace
Package note of vanilla, molasses and spices. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of orangish tan, brown and a tiny amount of dark brown. Moisture content is ok. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it out a bit. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is medium, with notes of malty sweet. Several flavorings seem to be present; I concede some may be casings. I tasted mostly sugar, and at times it seemed there was a malty vanilla/maple and cinnamon, or similar spice. Taste is mild to medium and moderately consistent, with notes of spices, burnt sugar and cinnamon, maple like, orange peel, brown sugar, malty, toast, wood, nuts, mildly sour, tanginess, slightly acidic, slightly spicy, a sweet peaty vegetation background note, and a peppery retro. Flavoring is leading with Burley and Virginia supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - Night Slice
good to go.
Package note of dark fruit, mild barbeque and spices. Tobacco is a coin or curly cut of yellowish brown, dark brown and a small amount of black. Moisture content is good. Coins rub out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. I didn't detect any toppings/flavorings. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of semi-sweet grass, spices, tart zesty citrus, wood, earth, floral, toasted bread, sour vegetation, slightly spicy, sugar, peaty, mildly nutty, mild dark fruit, a slightly tangy smoke and strong hay background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Cavendish and Kentucky supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Lane Limited - 125th Anniversary
good to go.
Tin note of sugar, raisins and fresh hay. Tobacco is a ribbon and coarse cut of tan, brown and dark brown. Moisture content is good. Some pipe smokers will want to dry it out a bit. Burns moderate with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and moderately consistent, with notes of tangy dark dried fruit, sugar, spices, floral, fermented sour, sweet hay, figs, wood, earth, bready, savory sweet, tart and tangy citrus, mildly creamy, mildly spicy, a lemon grass background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Edward G. Robinson - Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend 1.5oz
awesome!
Tin note of smoky wine, tart plums and spices. Tobacco is a coarse cut of dark brown, brown, tan and black. Moisture content is good, some pipe smokers may want to dry it a bit. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with notes of wine, cinnamon and plum. The wine remains in the background from beginning to end, the spicy cinnamon comes in and out sporadically and the plum is most evident in the beginning but disappears near the 1/2-way point. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of tangy dark plum, smoky spices, nuts, molasses, zesty citrus, wood, sugar, slight spicy cinnamon, cocoa, peaty vegetation, floral, fermented sour, toast, orange peel, a tart wine and lemon grass background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is leading with Flavoring, Cavendish, and Latakia supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Peterson - 3 P's Peterson's Perfect Plug 50g
awesome!
Tin note of sugared plums and spices. Tobacco is a plug of marbled dark brown, brown and a little tan. Moisture content is great, recommend using a sharp thin knife or razor to slice plug and rubs out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. Flavoring is mild, with notes of dark fruit/plums. Flavoring seems to come from a casing as it doesn't really go away but remains in the background. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of tangy sweet dark dried fruit, floral, fermented peaty vegetation, wood, mild citrus, creamy, spices, bread, sugar, nuts, earthy, savory, bitter orange peel, a sweet grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Burley and Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Ashbury 2oz
I don't reach for it often, but its good
Tin note of sweet, smoky, and raisins. Tobacco is a relative dry ribbon of brown and small amounts of tan, and even smaller amount of black. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is mild and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is mild and inconsistent, with notes of buttery, herbal vegetation, musty leather, floral, mild smoke, sour citrus, mild sweet grass, earth, bitter wood, and a mostly smooth retro. Orientals tend to lead with Virginias supporting, Latakias is present, but not too active. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is ok.

G. L. Pease - Laurel Heights 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of mildly sweet hay. Tobacco cut rough cut and ribbon, with chunks as large as a 2-inch square after unfolding the leaf. I guess older tins may need some attention with "trimming" some pieces down. Moisture content is fine. Burns slow with many relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and somewhat consistent, with notes of mild tangy orange, sweet grass, earth, bread, floral, sugary dark fruit, wood, musty leather, spices, a mildly lemony background note, and a mildly peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Latakia on leave to visit family far far away. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is good.

G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of spiced rum, sour and raisin. Tobacco is ribbon cut, moist and the color of brown, dark brown and a little black. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. Flavoring is mild, with notes of spiced rum, but fades away. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with complex notes of wood, dry earth, sweet bread, tangy lemon, mildly spicy, mild nuts, tart plums, raisin, mild cocoa, stewed figs, a sweet grassy background note, and a very peppery retro. Virginias is leading with Perique supporting. Burley and Cavendish are playing back up to the Perique. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of smoky, musty vegetation and pungent sour. Tobacco is a shag cut of reddish brown. Moisture content is great. Burns fast with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and moderately consistent, with notes of tart plums, spices, herbal floral, tangy citrus, sour fermented vegetation, toast, wood, mild barbecue smoke, rich earth, sugar, savory, zesty, orange peel, dry, spicy, a semi-sweet lemon grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique and Kentucky supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Mac Baren - Virginia Flake 1.75oz
very nice!
Tin note of dark fruit, sugar and spices. Tobacco is a flake of marbled orangish brown, tan and a little dark brown. Moisture content is great. Flakes rub out easily. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring is listed but seems to be a mild sweetness that fizzles out around the halfway point. Taste is mild to medium and very consistent, with notes of sweet vegetation, sugar, spices, floral, wood, bread, zesty lemon grass, earthy, orange peel, tart sour citrus, slightly acidic, mildly savory, slightly spicy, a tangy dak fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Virginias are leading with Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Amphora - Special Reserve Black Cavendish 1.75oz
good to go.
Package note of sugar, peaty vegetation and spices. Tobacco is a ribbon and ready rub cut of dark brown, tan and black. Moisture content is great. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with notes of vanilla and licorice. Both flavors tend to show up in the first 1/3 and remain in the background. Taste is medium and moderately consistent, with notes of cocoa, peaty herbal vegetation, tangy dark fruit, vanilla, wood, dry earth, sweet grass, citrus, spice, floral, toast, molasses, orange peel, acidic, a spicy licorice and nutty background note, and a peppery retro. The double fermented Virginias are leading with Burley, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish and Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is good.

St. Bruno - Flake 1.75oz
awesome!
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 notes of Flowers. Flavoring is very noticeable upon first light but drops to the background afterwards where it remains. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of floral, musty herbal vegetation, tart and tangy citrus, sugar, spices, toasted bread, wood, orange peel/zest, dry hay, earthy, sour grass, a sweet dark fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Kentucky and Flavoring supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Savinelli - Armonia 50g
meh
Older pouch with notes of apricots. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of dark brown, black, brown and a little tan. Moisture content is great. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is medium, with notes of apricots. Flavoring is fairly strong in the first 1/3 before lessening. Taste is medium and moderately consistent, with notes of apricots, sugar, herbal vegetation, molasses, toast, spicy, bitter orange peel, vinegary sour, wood, very acidic, floral, spices, a very dry sour background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is leading with Flavoring, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is unpleasant.

Wessex - Brigade Classic Virginia 50g
very nice!
My tin doesn't list any perique.... Tin note of spices, sugar and bread. Tobacco is a Ready Rubbed of brown, dark brown and black. Moisture content is great. Larger pieces may need a little rubbing. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of fermented herbal hay, spices, floral, toasted bread, woody, tangy citrus peel, rich earth, semi-sweet tart dark fruit, slightly acidic, mildly savory, a lemon and grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Mac Baren - Plumcake 3.5oz
nice change of pace
Tin note of sweet spices and tangy raisins. Tobacco is a ready rub of brown, tan and black. Moisture content is great. Burns moderate with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of spiced rum. The rum is never more than a mild reminder but lasts to the end. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of mild spiced rum, peaty sour vegetation, zesty tart citrus, tangy dark fruit, floral, mild incense, acidic, spicy, wood, grass, sugar, savory, earthy, a molasses and spices background note, and a peppery retro. Burley is leading with Cavendish, Latakia and Virginia supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Special Reserve 4oz
awesome!
Tin note of mildly tangy smoke, earth and sweet spices. Tobacco is a 3/4-inch wide marbled Krumble Kake of dark brown and black with a little brown. Moisture content is great. Krumble Kake breaks apart and rubs out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of floral, smoky incense, orange zest, tart and tangy citrus, wood, stewed vinegary-sour dark fruit, herbal vegetation, spices, toasted bread, musty dry hay, earthy, a lemon grass background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.

Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River Special Reserve 4oz
awesome!
Tin note of sharp vinegary, mildly sweet fruit and spices. Tobacco is a 1-inch wide Krumble Kake of dark brown and brown with a little back and tan. Moisture content is ok, most pipe smokers will want to dry this out a bit. Kakes break apart and rub out easily. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of tart citrus, floral, spices, musty herbal vegetation, wood, orange peel, mildly smoky, tangy sweet dark fruit, sugared raisin, savory, dry earth, sweet bread, spicy, a semi-sweet lemon grassy background note, and a very peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Latakia, Oriental/Turkish and Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of smoky sweet fruit, vinegary and tart raisins. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of brown and dark brown with a little black and tan. Moisture content is great. Krumble Kake breaks apart and rubs out easily. Burns slow with many relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of floral, smoky incense, herbal spices, fermented sour, wood, tart and tangy citrus, savory, sugar, toast, leather, musty vegetation, orange peel/zest, earthy, a smoky ripe dark fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Perique and Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River 2oz
awesome!
2009 Tin note of smoky spices, dark chocolate and mild ketchup. Tobacco is a 1/4-inch broken Krumble Kakes of mostly black and a dark brown with a little brown. Moisture content is ok, some pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. The Krumble Kake rubs out with a little effort. Burns slow with many relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of mild smoky, sweet dark fruit, woody, spices, floral, sugar, savory, musty herbal hay, salty toasted bread, orange peel/zest, very earthy, sweet grass, dark cocoa, a mild tart citrus and mildly spicy background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Latakia, Oriental/Turkish and Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Special Reserve Flake 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of sweet smoky, mildly sharp sour and spices. Tobacco is a Flake of marbled dark brown, black, brown and a little tan. Moisture content is great. Flakes rub out with little effort. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of smoky incense, floral, tart and tangy zesty citrus, spice, toast, sour herbal hay, bitter orange peel, sugar, wood, musty vegetation, spicy, buttery savory, mild dark fruit, a lemon grass background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.

Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River Special Reserve Flake 2oz
awesome!
Tin note of smoky, vinegar and sour vegetation. Tobacco is a flake of marbled brown and dark brown. Moisture content is great. Flake rubs out fairly easy. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of smoky, spices, fermented vinegary, toasted bread, floral, tart dark fruit, peaty herbal vegetation, wood, spicy, semi-sweet plums, savory, rich earthy, acidic, a creamy tangy citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Virginias are leading with Latakia, Oriental/Turkish and Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.

Sutliff - 515 RC-1
awesome!
Jar note of sharp vinegary, hay and tart stewed fruit. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of reddish brown and dark brown. Moisture content is ok, most pipe smokers will want to dry it out a bit. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of vinegary sour, very bready, tart citrus, sugar, acidic, spices, zesty, lemon grass, dry wood, savory, rich earth, hay, floral, a semi-sweet tangy dark fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Sutliff - 507-S Stoved Virginia
awesome!
Jar note of toast, mild tart fruit and peaty vegetation. Tobacco is a mostly fat ribbon cut of mostly black and a little dark brown. Moisture content is great. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of mildly sour dark fruit, spices, floral, sugar, savory, rich, zesty, wood, earth, mild fermented vinegary, mildly bitter orange peel, bready, mildly acidic, sweet hay, a tart and tangy citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is pleasant, and aftertaste is great.

Cornell & Diehl - Red Virginia Cavendish
good to go.
Jar note of burnt mild tart fruit and peaty vegetation. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of reddish dark brown and a little brown. Moisture content is great. Burns is average with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of spices, bready, floral, wood, dry hay, earthy, spicy/acidic, creamy, semi-sweet, moderately savory, bitter orange peel/zest, a tart stewed dark fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
awesome!
Jar note of very grassy, raisins and spices. Tobacco is a flake of marbled yellowish tan, brown and a little dark brown. Moisture content is great. Flakes rub out with no effort. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of tangy sour plums, sweet grass, spices, floral, spicy, mild fermented vinegary, herbal vegetation, sugar, tart citrus, savory, bread, wood, bitter orange peel, a zesty lemon and dark fruit background note, and a very peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

A&C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
awesome!
Tin note of plums, sugar and spices. Tobacco is a coin cut of marbled brown, dark brown and light brown. Moisture content is great. Coins rub out easily. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of plum, slightly spicy, sugar, floral, wood, spices, zesty citrus, bready, mildly fermented sour, dark dried raisins, mildly bitter orange peel, herbal hay, earthy, a sweet grass background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Davidoff - Scottish Mixture 50g
good to go.
Tin note of moderately pungent, earthy sour vegetation. Tobacco is a Ready Rubbed of brown, dark brown and light brown. Moisture content is great, larger pieces may need a little rubbing. Burns moderately with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild to medium. Flavoring is very mild, with notes of Scotch whisky. Mild whisky taste on initial light and falls to the background soon after. Taste is medium and moderately consistent, with notes of mild whisky, peaty vegetation, toast, herbal floral, nutty, zesty lemon grass, spices, savory, tart sour citrus, earth, molasses, bitter orange peel, acidic, a wood and tangy dark fruit background note, and a peppery retro. Burley and Kentucky seem to by swapping the lead with Oriental/Turkish and Virginia supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Robert Lewis - Tree Mixture 50g
awesome!
Tin note of sour, smoky and sugar. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of yellow, tan dark brown and black. Moisture content is great. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of smoky incense, floral, toast, sweet grass, herbal peaty vegetation, wood, sugar, tangy dark fruit, fermented sour, spice, orange peel, savory, slight bitter, acidic, a zesty tart citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Oriental/Turkish, Virginia and Cavendish supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Fribourg & Treyer - Golden Mixture 50g
nice change of pace
Tin note of musty hay, sour and bread. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of light brown and brown. Moisture content is great. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is mild to medium and very consistent, with notes of sweet grass, floral, earth, bread, orange peel/zest, tangy citrus, spices, fermented sour vegetation, wood, tart dark dried fruit, mild sugar, a mildly bitter hay background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

E. Hoffman Company - Distinguished Gentleman 2.5oz
meh
Tin note of sugary spices, vanilla and musty vegetation. Tobacco is a Coarse cut of yellowish tan, light brown, brown and black. Moisture content is good. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is listed, but other than smell, I couldn't detect it. Taste is mild to medium and somewhat consistent, with notes of smoky incense, herbal floral, tart and tangy citrus, nuts, spices, sour vegetation, wood, sweet grass, toast, peaty/musty, orange peel, zesty, a mildly lemony background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia and Latakia fighting for the is leading with Burley and Cavendish supporting. Flavoring is supporting from afar. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

G. L. Pease - Géométrie 2oz
very nice!
Tin note of spices, dried fruit and grass/hay. Tobacco is a plug of marbled orangish tan, brown and dark brown. Moisture content is great. Recommend a sharp thin knife or razor to slice off some 1/8 inch flakes. Rubs out with a little force. Cubes nicely. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of spices, fermented sour, floral, tart citrus, wood, peaty herbal vegetation, lemon grass, mildly savory, orange peel/zest, spicy, bread, semi-sweet dark dried fruit, a earthy and sweet hay background note, and a very peppery retro. Oriental/Turkish is leading with Virginia trying to keep up. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

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