Velvet - Velvet 1.5oz
This is a very low quality tobacco, infused with the essence of play-doh. Tobacco should probably not be infantalizing, but this one seems to be marketed for toddlers. The play-doh notes dissipate halfway through the bowl and you are left with stale Prince Albert. Carter Hall is a slightly better OTC than both Velvet or Prince Albert, IMO. But, if you want a quality Burley for a decent price, then perhaps buy some cube-cut Burley from Peter Stokkebye, unless play-doh and stale tobacco floats your boat.
St. Bruno - Flake 1.75oz
The hype is true
If there really is a patron saint of tobacco, this would probably be his go-to blend. Whatever good things people are saying about this tobacco in the reviews are absolutely true. It is like smoking a piece of history. A piece of art, not just a flake of tobacco.
Pipe Accessories - Black Calfskin Tobacco Pouch
Great pouch @ a decent price
This pouch is constructed very well, the insert is sturdy and is genuine real leather. There is plenty of room in this pouch, 100 grams of flake or more will likely fit in it. Has a sleeve for rolling papers, in case you forget, misplace, or break your pipe. My only request is that they should come in different colors so that one could buy several for specific blends and not get them confused.
Mac Baren - HH Burley Flake 1.75oz
Bremen sent me here...
The flakes were presented beautifully, not too moist, with Kentucky dominating the tin note. Upon smoking strange tastes emerged from the classic woodsy, earthy, and leathery components. A lingering incense like aroma, of sweet sandalwood and cedar terpenes, seemed to linger in the retrohale and the room note. No topping or casing was detected and the incense like aromatic component (which is most likely naturally occurring) was not disagreeable at all. I imagine cellaring for a few years would really be rewarding, for it is simply delicious fresh from the tin.
Cornell & Diehl - Crooner
A most curious Coumarin
First, the tobacco is high quality, high nicotine and a perfect humidity. The chocolate pepper notes of the burley ride shotgun to the Coumarins in the deer tongue. Similar to vanilla but more comparable to sweet grass, Hierochloe odorata, used in Polish vodka, and as a smudge by Native Americans. Very inspiring, and bold.
Savinelli - Brunello Flake 100g
My Favorite Flake
With a tin note of honey wild strawberry and fig, a smooth well blended flake became one my favorites. With a pleasant room note and subtle flavors of strawberry and peppery earthy burley and spicy orientals highlighting a high quality Virginia base, this tobacco is as good as it gets.
Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz Blue Label
Very stout tobacco
This is a very potent smoke. The high nicotine content is great for quick smokes with smaller bowls. It has strong peppery and robust character. Pairs well with espresso and imperial stouts. I want to compare this to C&Ds regular cube cut burley, being a fan of Crooner and Stokkebye’s cube cut.
Peter Stokkebye - PS41 Cube Cut
An A+ all day blend
This is a great tobacco with the perfect ratio of (high quality) Burley to Virginia. The jar note, room note, and retrohale has a pleasant chocolate flavor and aroma. The aromatic component is very subtle in the smoke, but still present throughout the bowl. But, unlike more zealous aromatics, it won’t ghost your pipe.