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Notes: From JR's Cigars website: A classic tasting no frills, domestic pipe tobacco featuring a base of Virginia and Kentucky tobaccos that’s light, mellow, flavorful, and low priced.

BrandAmerican Club
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsKentucky, Virginia
Packaging16 oz. bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2291)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

The flue cured Virginia is a bit grassy with mild citrus. The Kentucky is a little woody, slightly nutty sweet and earthy as a supporting player. It also has the barest hint of a spice note. The nic-hit is just a shade beyond mild. Needs a little hydration to bring out the flavor and slow the burn rate, which is fast when dry. Requires few relights. Leaves no moisture in the bowl. Might bite if puffed rapidly. Has a dull after taste. A typical cigarette tobacco that may do as pipe tobacco if you only want to make a lot of smoke and have the taste of cigarette in your bowl, but the lack of depth, body, and character will not likely satisfy anybody but a novice who's used to RYO.


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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (357)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

My sample came at an appropriate level of hydration. It is a tan/brown mix of mostly short narrow ribbon and irregular small "fish flake." I would not call this "shag" as the description does. Pouch note is mild and the only thing I can really detect is mild tobacco and maybe a whiff of the Virginia.

Smoked I get a little grassiness and a (very) little spice. The spice is more obvious exhaling through the nose. There is a slight sweet note. Smoking qualities were good, and it was easy to keep lit. The flavor improved in the last half of the bowl. I don't detect any topping.

The experience overall was a little thin. There is not much here in terms of flavor, but it is a pleasant enough smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.