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Christmas cake richness achieved by the addition of maple sugars and rum to make a rewarding tobacco.

BrandE. A. Carey
Manufactured ByE.A. Carey
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringMaple, Rum
Packaging50g Pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Full
Room Note
Unnoticeable, Pleasant to Tolerable
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1578)
Medium Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

E. A. Carey - Rum Flake (Aromatic).

Because this is sold in pouch-form, even though it's badged as a flake the tobacco's started to break up. This is a good point though, it makes it easier to work with. The colour's a little darker than medium brown, the moisture's good, and the rum's easy to notice in the pouch-note.

The flavour from the smoke isn't as 'pure' with rum as I'd expected: the rum accounts for a prominent part of the smoke, but there's also a sort of sticky sugariness present. This makes the smoke very sweet..... a bit too sweet for me! I suspect there's more to this blend than only Virginia: I'm guessing that there's some Burley too, but in all fairness the topping's a bit to heavy to allow easy identification. I find the temperature of the smoke too high if I puff carelessly, so regardless of bite, I sip it gently.

The room-note's pleasant to tolerable, and the nicotine's medium.

This isn't bad, far from it, it just doesn't suit me.

Somewhat recommended.

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson Silver Cap #68

Age When Smoked: Three months

Purchased From: E. A. Carey online

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Little Steven Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Little Steven (66)
Medium Strong Full Unnoticeable

Mrs Carey has not been stingey with the spicy rum. I reckon you could wring it out and get a gert big gob of grog.

The baccy needs a bit of airing. The first twenty minutes is like somewhere between G Hogarths Rum Flake and Four Squires. The remainder caramelises as the spiciness dissipates.

Sadly this is somehow an insipid experience. I hesitate to buy this one again. Besides which, I want to try the Dark Twist, I think it's called. Probably more that's more to my liking.

I'm sure Rum Flake is a four star smoke for a lot of people. But I'm knocking one off for being soporific.

Pipe Used: Stanwell billard.

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the pouch.

Purchased From: E A Carey online.

Similar Blends: An amalgamation of G H Rum Flake and Four Squires..

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