Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake 200g
Unfortunately, there will probably no longer be a worthy replacement for the departed Orlik Dark Strong of Kentucky
Unfortunately, there will probably no longer be a worthy replacement for the departed Orlik Dark Strong of Kentucky. But Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake can be called a replacement, I would like more, but this is what is on the market. And so: Orlik Dark Kentucky was a slightly sweeter and easier on the tongue when I compared the two blends some years back. PH DSF seems just slightly harsher, and has a little more molasses than the licorice in the Orlik version. The red Virginia was a little more prominent in ODSK with more dark fruit flavor. Burns cool, clean and a little slow with a very consistent sweet taste. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste.
Mac Baren - Danish Mixture Modern 3.5oz
The good news is not strong aromatization
I have not returned to this tobacco mixture in more than 15 years. And why, when there is a huge amount of better quality tobacco blends for pipes. But after indulging in the sale of Mac Baren tobaccos, I bought several cans from the era when I was just starting to smoke a pipe and explore this world. The composition of the tobacco blend is: Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia. Although I already know that Burleigh I don't really like in the mix. The smell from the can is pleasant and immediately reminded me of those times when I started to get acquainted with tobacco and pipes. In smoking, it seems to me not bright and of course rather weak for me (2 out of 5). My preferences for the last ten years are Perique and Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia and the strength is not less than 3 out of 5. The good news is not strong aromatization, there is a light background during smoking. Quite smoking tobacco for a change.
Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 3.5oz
Mac Baren: HH Old Dark Fired opens better when smoked in a shallow and wide bowl
I will say initially that I am a big fan of Orlik: Dark Strong Kentucky, but since this tobacco is no longer possible to buy, I started looking for a replacement. Unfortunately for me Mac Baren: HH Old Dark Fired couldn't replace. For my taste, two fine Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia tobaccos did not need to be sauce over the top. If you do not compare and just let it dry, this tobacco mixture is not bad and when smoking slowly, Dark Fired Kentucky reveals its unsurpassed taste and strength. Mac Baren: HH Old Dark Fired opens better when smoked in a shallow and wide bowl.
Sutliff - 1M
This is not smoking, but inhaling warm steam.
The smell of tobacco is very "chemical". I transferred it from the bag to the tin, the tobacco is so wet that the tin was left open for a day. In the open tin, the moisture content of the tobacco has not changed ..... (with a total air humidity of 37%). This is not smoking, but inhaling warm steam. It's even scary to think about what it was saturated with. Therefore, I think it is not correct to say something about the taste of tobacco, smell and high-quality smoking.
Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 2oz
Only when I opened the tin I realized that this is my tobacco
Only when I opened the tin I realized that this is my tobacco. Great smell of Virginia and Rum. The tobacco blend is blended from Virginia Gold and Red. A weekly impregnation with rum followed by drying and squeezing did the trick. The cake is great. Every pipe smoked with this tobacco is a delight. Definitely on the list of the best tobaccos for me!
Three Nuns - Three Nuns 1.75oz
the mixture is not bad
Today I discovered the Three Nuns tin from J. & F. Bell which has been in production since the 19th century. This tin is remarkable in that I withstood it for three years (from November 2018). The tobacco blend is softer and not as strong as the fresh one. In principle, the mixture is not bad, it smokes well, but not mine due to the presence of Burley. I'm not a Burley fan. The declared strength of 4 out of five is too high for my taste, 3 out of 5 will be.
John Cotton's - Double Pressed Virginia 1.75oz
I found one minus
Upon opening the tin, the rich smell of rye bread (salivating even before smoking). Slicing the cake does not complicate the filling of the pipe, it crumbles very easily and with the opening of the tin the humidity for smoking (neither wet nor dry). The taste is not bright, ripe Virginia. Burns evenly, does not "bite". Conclusion: Sutliff managed to make a quality Virginia tobacco blend. I found one minus, despite the tasty and good pipe tobacco and beautiful packaging - the price. Expensive for 50gr / 1.75 oz $ 16.50.
Astley's - No. 2 Mixture 50g
The mixture is not outstanding
Tin 50 gr, Astley's: No. 2 Mixture. When you open the tin, you can smell the pungent smell of Perica and the herbaceous Virginia. The mixture is slightly damp, requires light drying for smoking. Ribbon cut, very convenient for filling the bowl. Burns evenly. The mixture is balanced, when opened due to the pungent smell of Perique it seemed that it would prevail. The mixture is not outstanding, there is a much tastier and more pleasant mixture of Virginia / Perique.
Peter Stokkebye - PS403 Luxury Bullseye Flake
not quite expressive for Virginia / Pericue
I smoked this mixture for a very long time and have not yet described it. The smell from the package is very pleasant and rich. The coins are quite large, with a diameter of about 3.5 cm (1.3 inches). Three coins are enough to fill a size 4 (Dunhill) bowl. Slightly moist and does require much drying before smoking. I used two methods of filling the bowl (whole coins rolled into a roll and fluffed coins). The combustion quality of the tobacco in the bowl was not affected. Due to the addition of the Black Cavendish, the share of Virginia and Perique decreased. Therefore, for my taste, the mixture is not quite expressive for Virginia / Pericue. I think smoking this mixture will be good when you do not expect a pleasant taste from pipe tobacco, and smoking a pipe is just a background for doing something else. This tobacco is good but won't take a place on my list of favorites.
Mac Baren - Stockton 100g
I'm glad I bought and tried this tobacco
So, I'm glad I bought and tried this tobacco. Perfectly made as was the custom in the 50s of the last century. Virginia and Dark Fired Kentucky are a great pairing that gives a delicious taste and strength. The coins are cut thinly, which allows you to crumble a pipe into the bowl, but you can also fill the bowl with whole coins (whoever likes it). Certainly this tobacco gives a pleasant smoking experience. Town Hall pipe from second Comoy's
Cornell & Diehl - After Hours Flake 2oz
Another pleasant tobacco blend from Cornell & Diehl
Another pleasant tobacco blend from Cornell & Diehl that allows you to relax and enjoy a smoked pipe and a pleasant aftertaste. The flakes in the pipe burn evenly, but it is better to smoke not whole, but crumble. The taste of dark rum does not prevail perfectly complements the sweetness of Virginia in the aftertaste. Unambiguously, you not need to say goodbye to this tobacco and add favorites.
Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning
for me personally Perique stands out too much
I'm a fan of Virginia and Perique blends. I can say that this is an excellent mixture, but for me personally Perique stands out too much, I do not know what percentage of Perique is here, but I think much more than 15%. Strong and tasty, too hard for me. I personally will probably refrain from buying and smoking this mixture in future times.
Sutliff - Match Victorian
Great composition of Virginia and Perique
Murray's has produced very successful and tasty blends. But since they have been closed since 2004 and Sutliff reproduces legendary tobacco blends, I'm glad I decided to try this tobacco blend. Great composition of Virginia and Perique. Quite a spicy mixture, but does result in a very pleasant smoking. Burns very evenly. I enjoy from the beginning of smoking to the very end bowls.
Savinelli - Brunello Flake 100g
This mixture is not easy, but very interesting and surprisingly tasty
I continue to try the line of tobaccos from Savinelli. Today it is Brunello Flake in tin 100 gr. Poul Hansen's Pot was in line. This tobacco blend consists of Burley, Oriental, Virginia. This mixture is not easy, but very interesting and surprisingly tasty. In short, I would describe it as: tangy, creamy, and semi sweetly sour. For lovers of stronger tobaccos from three or more out of five, the mixture will seem weak (it has 2 out of 5). I recommend this mixture anyway.
Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 100g
be on my list of my favorite tobaccos for everyday smoking.
What is needed for a pleasant pipe smoking? Of course an excellent pipe - there is, Dunhill 1961, billiards, CLASSIC! And of course tobacco. I have not smoked this tobacco before. 100 gram tin, like the smell from the can, rye bread, hay, earth. The coins are fairly dry, but not overdried, ready to smoke. The blend is very balanced and the proportions of Burley, Dark Fired Kentucky, Perique, Virginia are great. It has been a long time since I smoked such a properly balanced tobacco blend. Throughout smoking, it smokes evenly and the taste is preserved. Savinelli: Doblone d'Oro will definitely be on my list of my favorite tobaccos for everyday smoking.
Cornell & Diehl - Comfort 2oz
my list of favorites, another decent tobacco
It's time to try the Comfort blend. Unfortunately, I haven't tried the old Comfort Flake mix. New with ribbons. The tobacco is not dry or waterlogged in tin, ready to smoke. Black Cavendish, Burley, Perique, Virginia in excellent ratio, smooth, pleasant tobacco blend. Smokes cool and evenly in the pipe bowls. Pipe Pot from Chacom. Great on my list of favorites, another decent tobacco!
Cornell & Diehl - Interlude 2oz
Great tobacco, great pure Virginia
Another very successful find! Great tobacco, great pure Virginia, flake. There is nothing outsider, nothing prevents you from enjoying the sweetness of Virginia. Will definitely be included in my rotation. One drawback - it is not sold in large cans or in bulk.
Orlik - Dark Strong Kentucky 50g
the best pipe tobaccos
For me one of the best pipe tobaccos. Only one minus in it - it ends quickly.
Cornell & Diehl - Founding Fathers 2oz
Not my tobacco
It's time to try this tobacco. Not my tobacco right away. Strongly flavored, but the tobacco blend is generally not bad, quality with good and convenient cutting. So, if you smoke slowly, "coldly" and love aromatic tobacco blends, this is your tobacco!
G. L. Pease - Sixpence 8oz
The blend is definitely great
So I met sixpences! When opened, tin has a mixed smell of DFK, Virginia and Perique. Recognizable and new at the same time. The flakes in a jar are just the right moisture to smoke, perfect. The amazing balance of the sweetness of Virginia, the "dark" taste of Kentucky and the pungency of Perique is striking, when none of them stands out or dominates. The blend is definitely great and will make my "favorite" list of pipe tobaccos.
Mac Baren - Vanilla Roll Cake 3.5oz
And it is probably possible that I will sometimes smoke it.
It will be correct to admit that 16 years ago I started with vanilla from Mac Baren. Then he gradually switched to Virginia / Perique, Kentucky and Aromatics and stopped smoking. But when I saw this new tobacco, I really wanted to try it. Of course, for me personally, there is too much sweetness, but in principle this new tobacco blend is not bad. And it is probably possible that I will sometimes smoke it.
Cornell & Diehl - Bourbon Bleu 8oz
so I returned to 8 oz
I bought a tin for 2 oz, I liked it, so I returned to 8 oz and I do not regret it. An amazing, pleasant smell when you open the can. The cake crumbles very easily and it is not difficult to fill the pipe. At the beginning of smoking, the sweetness of light Virginia and perique is very well felt, but not enough to "bite". The aromatization of Bourbon is secondary, not intrusive and enjoyable. There is little of dark-fired Kentucky in the mixture and it is barely felt. All in all an interesting and tasty mix, but not for smoking on the go.
G. L. Pease - Cumberland 2oz
the experienced Kentucky lover only
And so Cumberland hasn't smoked it in over five years. Enough time to forget. The moisture content of the tobacco mixture is just right for smoking, not wet or dry. The smell from the can is of course Kentucky with its smoked meats. Blend of Virginia Red, DFK and Perique. Of course, Kentucky predominates in this mixture and it gives that fortress (4 out of 5). Perique here, as it seemed to me in a small amount, is like the right spice in a salad. Perique is felt but not dominant. The mixture is only good for very, very slow smoking, cold on pipe fading. If you smoke otherwise you will get the bitterness of Kentucky and the bite of Perique. This tobacco is for the experienced Kentucky lover only.
G. L. Pease - Sixpence 2oz
The blend is definitely great
So I met sixpences! When opened, tin has a mixed smell of DFK, Virginia and Perique. Recognizable and new at the same time. The flakes in a jar are just the right moisture to smoke, perfect. The amazing balance of the sweetness of Virginia, the "dark" taste of Kentucky and the pungency of Perique is striking, when none of them stands out or dominates. The blend is definitely great and will make my "favorite" list of pipe tobaccos. Smoked in a hand-made Dublin pipe from Aivazovsky.
Cornell & Diehl - Sansepolcro 2oz
The tobacco blend is definitely not bad and balanced
Today I decided to open a jar of Sansepolcro for a trial. I must say right away that I made a mistake and began to smoke a new pipe from Savinelli, Caramella, with this tobacco, so I had to wait for the next one in the already tested and smoked pipe from Asikyan, in Acorn. The tobacco blend is definitely not bad and balanced. A well Virginia Red is felt in this blend and DFK adds strength and richness. But I miss the sharpness of Perik, which is unfortunately not here. This mixture is interesting but I don't think it will become a favorite.
A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
The mix tastes like "damn good"
Well, it so happens that in many years of smoking a pipe, I have not smoked an Escudo from the Kingdom of Denmark. His time has come. Definitely, the smell from the can is great. Many people advise that the mixture of tobacco is old, but I think it should be no more than a year! Recommends to fluff up the tobacco rings and let them lie down a little "breathe air" before stuffing into the tube. Already at this moment in the air there is a slight smell of Virginia with notes of fresh hay and a pleasant aroma of Perique. In a fluffed form, the tobacco is perfectly packed (do not clot too much). The mix tastes like "damn good", ripe Virginia in the right portion and flavored with Perique. This mixture does not forgive hot smoking. With proper, thoughtful smoking, the taste is great, as soon as the rate of smoking increases, Perique immediately makes itself felt with its bite and Virginia with its bitterness. This tobacco blend is definitely great made for the seasoned pipe smoker. For the sample, I specially chose a tube with a small bowl. It seems to me a good combination with Vinche shell grain, Straight Panel Pot.
Carter Hall - Carter Hall 1.5oz Pouch
I don’t think I’ll go back to this tobacco blend again.
First tried by Carter Hall. When you open the package, the smell of the tobacco mixture is great, the ribbon cut is convenient for filling the bowl of the pipe (smoked in a straight billiard). Unfortunately, this is where the pleasant ends. Burley is known to smoke hot. You have to keep a very slow rate of smoking, but the strength of the tobacco is 1 in 5 and this forces you to increase the rate, which leads to hot smoking. If you are used to a strength of 3 or more, this tobacco will not work. There remains a bitter taste after. I don’t think I’ll go back to this tobacco blend again.
St. Bruno - Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Basically the mixture is not bad but not outstanding either
I smoke this mixture for the first time. I am a fan of Virginia / Perique blends. I always liked DFK. I had read a lot about Saint Bruno before and probably expected more. Basically the mixture is not bad but not outstanding either. There are no emitting flavors while smoking, but there is a slight citrus aftertaste. Slight tingling of the tongue, hardly noticeable. I don’t think it will be my frequent tobacco, but from time to time I will say goodbye to it.
Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
be great for fans of a mixture of Virginia and Perique
Flake from Peter Stokkebye turned out to be great for fans of a mixture of Virginia and Perique, when smoking slowly (cold), all the advantages of Luxury Navy Flake are manifested and one more positive point is its price!
Peter Stokkebye - PS41 Cube Cut
Interesting tobacco blend
Interesting tobacco blend. I prefer Virginia Perique mixes, but I want to point out that I liked this mix. Moderately sweet, it opens up perfectly with slow "cold" smoking. I can recommend it as a dessert for a change. By mixing this mixture with the Flying Dutchman mixture, the taste becomes richer and more interesting.
Cornell & Diehl - Oriental Silk 2oz
not bad, but not good either
This tobacco blend seemed to me not expressive. About this tobacco, I can say that it is not any (not bad, but not good either). I don't think I will return to him.
Cornell & Diehl - Bourbon Bleu 2oz
not for smoking on the go
An amazing, pleasant smell when you open the can. The cake crumbles very easily and it is not difficult to fill the pipe. At the beginning of smoking, the sweetness of light Virginia and perique is very well felt, but not enough to "bite". The aromatization of Bourbon is secondary, not intrusive and enjoyable. There is little of dark-fired Kentucky in the mixture and it is barely felt. All in all an interesting and tasty mix, but not for smoking on the go.
Sutliff - Flying Dutchman Match
A good quality tobaccos mixture for every day
Unfortunately, I was not able to try the old Flying Dutchman, but I always wanted to. And if Sutliff managed to revive this tobacco by at least 70%, that's great. A good quality tobaccos mixture for every day.
Mac Baren - Symphony 3.5oz
the slight natural sweetness
I am a fan of Virginia family tobacco blends, but have long wanted to try this blend. (known in Europe as Harmony) This is a very harmonious "Ready Grated" tobacco, which is dominated by selected Burleigh tobaccos, with a small share of Virginia and the original Mac Baren Cavendish. In this blend, the tobaccos are tuned to emphasize a slight natural sweetness and lack of tenderness. Not a bad tobacco blend for every day. Conveniently, it is also sold in bulk.
Mac Baren - HH Acadian Perique 1.75oz
although it can be smoked from time to time
Mac Baren's products are not my preference, but because I am a fan of tobacco blends from the Virginia family, I decided to try this tobacco. Indeed, as declared by the manufacturer, the tobacco has no foreign tastes, burns evenly in the tube and is smoked to the bottom dry and completely. As it seemed, it is strong, although it is declared 3 out of 5. In principle, tobacco is not bad, but it will not become permanent for me, although it can be smoked from time to time.
Savinelli - Armonia 50g
tobacco blend is not for me
For the first time he smoked this tobacco mixture. For many smokers, tobacco is their favorite. In my preferences, I consider myself a tobacco lover from the Virginia family. Armonia has a pleasant smell when tin is opened. The tobacco blend consists of very interesting ingredients (Burley, Dark Fired Kentucky, Orientals, Virginia). Strength is below average 2 out of 5. There is a citrus flavor but a chemistry. This tobacco blend will not become permanent for me. Another disadvantage is the unjustifiably high price.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Bristle Pipe Cleaners (40 pack)
a must have for cleaning pipes
Great brush for cleaning the air channel in shank
Cornell & Diehl - Orion's Arrow
Are there any other VaPer lovers who didn't like this mixture?
I love mixtures of Virginia and Perique, smoked with Oriental and I cannot express my delight with this mixture. Blenders claim it is 25% Light Virginia, 25% Red Virginia, 25% Perique and 25% Oriental. I did not feel the sweetness of Virginia, Oriental prevailed too much, and it seemed to me that with a high percentage of Perique, I practically did not feel its "spice".
Cornell & Diehl - Speakeasy Navy Blend 2oz
The tobacco pleasantly surprised me
Excellent blend of Dark Fired Kentucky, Orientals, Perique, Virginia. Perhaps (for my taste) Perique is not much more prevalent, but in general, as I said, I was pleasantly surprised and would rate it 4.5 out of 5.
Rattray's - Dark Fragrant 100g
That's not mine
Apparently the mixtures with Cavendish are not my mixture. It seemed to me not a bright, overly smoothed mixture, although notes of perique are palpable, which made this mixture smoking for me, but I do not think that I will return to this tobacco.
Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic 2oz
Well balanced tobacco blend
I bought tin 2 oz for a sample. Dublin smoked in a shape pipe on purpose (for me the most not favorite shape). A very successful and balanced blend, Oriental has a mild aftertaste. The mixture is slightly damp in the package, it is better to dry it before smoking ... Now I will order tin for 8 oz.
Comoy's - Cask No.4 3.5oz
Immediately, I note that I am a fan of Virginia family tobacco blends. Cask number 4 pleasantly surprised. A pleasant pinwheel of Perique feels, but does not interfere with enjoying this mixture. By the way, smoking this mixture in a meerschaum pipe, Perique sharpness was not felt since in a briar pipe. Another plus is sold both in cans of 100 grams or 3.5 oz, as well as in bulk
Daughters & Ryan - TAPS VIP 50g
The mixture not successful
Well, everything happens through trial and error. I bought this VIP for trial, as the description meets my preferences, the Virginia family, the Perique and Virginia composition. I tried to understand the first few pipes, by the middle of tin it became clear that the tobacco mixture was not the most successful and there was an unpleasant aftertaste after smoking. For myself, I concluded that I will not buy this tobacco anymore.
Peterson - Irish Flake 50g
Difficult tobacco blend
A strong and interesting blend of tobaccos. Tobacco in the plates is wet. It does not take much time after grinding with your fingers to dry the tobacco. The tube burns superbly. In my opinion, it opens beautifully in pipes such as a prince or a pot.
Lighters - Zippo Genuine Flints
They work great
Using them in a Сool pipe lighter. They work great.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Regular Tapered Pipe Cleaners (100 pack)
not a good form
I use brushes of this company only to clean my pipes, they work perfectly. It is these cavalry who are not very satisfied.
Stands & Pouches - Tobacco Pouch Humidifier
Required when using tobacco
It is a compact good moisturizer for tobacco no more than 8 ounces. It works great.
Newminster - No.403 Superior Round Slices
Very interesting and tasty tobacco mixture. I began to have almost daily rotation. Personally, my strength interferes with it.
Orlik - Golden Sliced 100g
One of the best tobacco blends for many years.
This tobacco blend has been my favorite for many years. Probably the only flaw Orlik produces it only in tin.
G. L. Pease - Montgomery 2oz
I am an amateur and smoke mixtures from the Virginia family with Dark Fired Kentucky, but Montgomery seemed weak to me and almost doesn't feel Kentucky. It is likely that I will not return to this tobacco mixture in the future.
G. L. Pease - The Virginia Cream 2oz
The Virginia Cream
I usually don’t smoke aromatics, but this mixture contains my favorite tobaccos: Virginia, Dark Kentucky, Perik. The first impression is good. With slow smoking, a delicious bouquet is felt and the aroma is pleasant. In the future, I will surely buy more.