New pipe smoker. After 8 weeks, 1 bowl/week, I felt ready to graduate from Lane 1Q to something a little more robust. Now I know a little more about true Latakia flavors. I loved that the tin note and the smoking flavor seemed to really match. Smoked... Read More easy, remained lit a long time, no tongue burn. Reminded me of a tea that I can no longer get called Russian Caravan from Peet's Coffee and Teas. May not be proper pipe term but I found the flavor to be full bodied but not overwhelming. Read Less
These McClelland reds such as Christmas Cheer and this one exhibit a richness not often found in modern straight Virginias. In my opinion it is a little monochromatic and linear in the flavor but it starts rich and ends richer. I found it really like... Read Mores my bent Peterson shape 69 with a 20 mm bowl. I'm smoking it in an Upshall Canadian right now and doesn't like it as much. Such is the mystery of tobacco and what keeps us trying different combinations. It is a very slow smoker and produces a decent amount of smoke. I suggest a full rub out, a little dry time. I used the frank method on my Peterson and it was a stellar smoke with not many surprises just great, deep, sweet red Virginia excellence. Grab a piece of history and enjoy. Read Less
Was worried about this, but it sounded great. After proper prep and drying I loaded a rob roy cob. First minute of smoking was like a cigar and I was worried. It quickly settled into a faintly sweet, creamy and smooth smoke of the year. It is str... Read Moreong, but manageable. Definite must try. Read Less
The description states that the antique leather is "considerably thicker" than the black version. Wow! I would hate to see the black version. I found the leather here to be very thin and it even feels like plastic to the touch. I may try to... Read More oil it like an old ball glove. I do like the size and shape. The pockets arrangement is spot on. I'm just disappointed in the cheap feel of the leather. Hopefully it will wear in well. Then again, it's only $24 dollars. Read Less
Big and Burley puts me in mind of Junk Yard Dawg (my current favorite blend), but sweeter and not as dark. Has substantial vitamin N. I find that I have gravitated to such mixtures that are no nonsense, rich and satisfying. Indeed, a great find.
This blend is not intricate, and you won't find yourself sitting there looking for all the little nuances. That's alright, it's not meant to be. Not every smoke needs to be suprising and nuanced, and when you just want to sit and have a simple, delic... Read Moreious smoke, this is definitely the tin you need to go for. I have never found another tobacco which is as consistently pleasing as this, and that is why it has become my goto tobocco for daily smoking. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Read Less
A little Perique and a good deal of Latakia are mixed with a touch of Irish Aromatic tobacco for an enjoyable, all day smoke- described almost accurate but to my test there is less latakika then aromatic,wich make it winner for me.TY!
This brand worth to try .Ordered all Kramer's as samples and all my pipes and myself happy within.Test very natural ,remind me a fine rubbed flake.Burns slow,smooth smoke,smoky ,not strong or light but bold.Well done to my test.
This aromatic is different from all others. It is a mild & sweet tobacco, but not overly sweet. The only other tobacco I have tried that is near to it is BCA. Great flavor, could easily be an all day smoke.
Not a huge plug fan to begin with, too much work. But this was crazy. The absolute hardest to cut plug I have ever experienced. Wow. Hence the three stars. The leaf itself is 5 Stars.
"Casing" is mentioned. I detected none. The tobacco its... Read Moreelf is nice. Deep and rich. It gets quite intense near the end of the bowl. Burns well, with a nice toothsome smoke. Burns to a silvery ash with only the smallest dottle left. Burns cool, and dry. Slightly sweet, more savory. A satisfying smoke for sure.
My tin had aged a few years after I bought it before smoking, so maybe it's my fault the plug was so hard. But, I simply couldn't cut it with a knife... just was able to shave the edges. I set it aside in a mason jar out of frustration. When I went back to it I just started breaking it apart, the wrong way so I have large leafs. Then, I just chopped up the individual leafs. I found this an enjoyable smoke as well. The large cutting lightened the blend just a tad, and at least to my palate, improved the smoke. In any case, the leaf itself, and the blend, is good. But there's a bit of prep work that I find to be an annoyance personally. Have a good sharp knife! Read Less
Disclaimer, the low rating is due to the marquee. I really expected more from Dunhill. It's not a bad tobacco - it's just bad for Dunhill. Very bland, not what I am used to with Virginia's. The strength, I didn't detect. Packs good, burns good.. real... Read Morely good. No more than lighting the bowl, it's ash. I found it to have more of a cigarette flavor and quality to it than that of a pipe tobacco. I'll let the other tins age for a few years and see if the VA gets a bit better. Perhaps in 1915 it was good, but whatever leaf they used on the batch I purchased was sub-par in the flavor department. Read Less
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