I shag this to get it to burn well. It took me 1.5 bricks to get it right, but there you are. Really, not a stunner, with a slight metallic edge (pleasant), and a hay-like sweetness which is never overpowering. Great VA if you run out of better tobac... Read Moreco (harsh, but there it is), because it's good and it will keep forever and a day, even if you leave it on your desk for two weeks (woops). I'll never reach for it first, though. Fun to use. Read Less
An Enjoyably flavorful Virginia, with just the right amount of sweetness.
My first review, ever. Stored up a few pounds of this 7 years ago now, and just re-ordered a couple more pounds, as my cellar stash is getting low. I have always enjoyed this Virginia, as it is a biteless, flavourfull plug, that depending on my mood,... Read More I can cube it, shag it, flake it, or rub it out. With seven years on it, it is an awesome, sweet tasting, never over powering Virginia. Has a very unique natural flavor to it, that has only become more prevalent with age. I will always have some on hand, as it is very consistent in it's profile, and is an enjoyably good smoke. Read Less
I recently had the opportunity to try this tobacco. I love Virginia tobacco, and I love plugs, so I was keen to try it when the opportunity presented itself.
This is a nice, large, dense plug. One of the finest plugs I've had the pleasure of prepari... Read Moreng. I use a Gerber Flatiron knife to cut my plugs, and it works extremely well. The flakes I cut rubbed out very nicely. I like to cut my flakes to a shag or fine ribbon thickness. I had no issues with any aspect of preparation.
It is slightly moist. It smoked fine without drying time, but i could see how some people might prefer to give it a few minutes before packing a bowl. Not necessary, but to each their own.
In terms of flavor, this is a straightforward Virginia. I don't detect any added flavors. Wonderful tobacco taste, without being too "cigaretty". I found it to be very pleasant and satisfying. The after taste makes me want to smoke another bowl.
For me this could easily be an all day smoke. I can't wait for smokingpipes to get more in stock. Will definitely be adding this to my rotation when I am able to get some. For me, this tobacco checks every box. There is absolutely no aspect of this tobacco i don't like. If I could only have 1 tobacco that I have to smoke all day every day, this is it. Read Less
The taste of the plug itself was pretty good, a nice standard Virginia. The issue comes when the plug starts to get small: it becomes pretty difficult to cut a slice, even with a sharp knife, without ripping the remainder to pieces.
ok, germany is surely not the country one thinks off when it comes to tobacco ... but hey, actually, germany is a (per capita) pipe smoker "kingdom" ... but back to the tobacco ... it comes as a fat block (plug, mind you) ... ok, whetted kn... Read Moreife and chop-chop ... some cubes into the bowl and ... hmm ... an ok virginia ... no big ups or downs, just plain virginia ... its good, no doubt, but i am missing those "sapikes" ... it is somewhat sweet on the tongue and burning nice and evenly but without the certain "peeks" it missed that *gotta get some more to cellar a brick* ... on the other hand, it is pretty light and could be a good everyday smoke ... really, not bad at all Read Less
The one leaf almost all pipe smokers can enjoy is a good Virginia. Comes as a little 100 gram plug in a cellophane wrapper. Throw it into a Zip-Lok so it doesn’t dry out. It’s a simple but elegant smoke. Sweet notes of molasses and good old Virginia.... Read More This is a great little plug that will please almost any smoker. Strength is manageable for almost anyone. Read Less
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