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From P&C's web site: War Horse Green uses the same base tobaccos as War Horse Bar, but with a unique and decidedly more aromatic top note than the original. There are notes here similar to a number of European tobaccos, but made here in the US. Give this singular take on Euro-style blends a try. We think you'll be back time and again.

BrandStandard Tobacco Company of Pennsylvania
Blended ByRuss Ouellette
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringAnisette, Other / Misc
Packaging50 grams Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2231)
Strong Strong Full Tolerable to Strong

A companion to the new War Horse Bar, it has the same constituent tobaccos. The dark air cured tobacco is toasty and boldly earthy with a little smoky, woodiness, and fair amount of spice. The dark fired Kentucky also has a bit of smoke and wood, and a touch of cocoa along with a little spice. In a support role is a tangy ripe, fermented dark fruit red Virginia, which also offers a little earth. The toppings are the very richly sweet, incense/floral, and fairly perfumy heliotrope along with a deep anise extract, and a tonquin-like essence. They do tone down the tobaccos a bit; more so than the toppings do for the Bar. They also work well together to create a compatible contrast to the varietals. The strength and taste levels are not quite as strong as the Bar, and I would rate them as full for this plug. The nicotine content is just past the medium threshold. It won’t bite, and has no dull or harsh spots even when pushed. The plug has a little density, but is easily broken apart to suit your preference. It’s a little moist, but needs no dry time. Packs well and lights with no trouble. Burns at a moderate pace, cool and clean with a very smooth, very consistent sweet, earthy floral flavor from top to bottom as it easily burns to ash. Needs few relights, and leaves very little moisture in the bowl. The after taste pleasantly lingers while the strong room note is a little sweet, spicy and very floral. It’s not quite an all day smoke, though experienced smokers may consider it to be one.

Designed to be in the same family as Condor, this is not a copy of it. There are several differences. This is a little stronger, a little more floral, perfumy, sweeter and spicier. You won’t mistake this for being a Condor clone, but it should appeal to those who smoke it.


23 people found this review helpful.

steppx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
steppx (158)
Medium to Strong Medium Full Tolerable

This is a very addicting tobacco. Now I prefer the green to the red label BAR by the same company. Firstly, it is not quite as overpowering nicotine wise. The green label IS pretty strong, though. Id rate it a notch below full-on-strong. A bit like Bosun Cut plug compared to something like gawith's 1792. But it is above medium in nic hit. The taste is full, flowery (in a good Victorian sort of way) and the smokey tasty flavor of the dark cured leaf is present all the time. Its a rich very satisfying plug -- though as someone else said, its not really a true plug. Its more a cross between a krumble cake and a plug. I used a sharp knife to simply shave the amount of tobacco i needed and it smoked easily from there on. (The red Bar is harder to keep lit IMHO). This is a new classic id say. Im ordering more.

Purchased From: 4noggins

Similar Blends: Gawith 1792, Bosun Cut Plug, Conniston Cut Plug..

8 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (271)
Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Like War Horse Bar, the overall impressions come more from the flavoring than the tobaccos, although hints of the Kentucky come through and the underlying VAs are just continually present here. Part of the flavorings are much milder versions of the cocoa, with hints of coffee and tonquin, found in the Bar. There is also a hint of the same flavor found in Condor Longcut, and perhaps a hint of menthol in the aftertaste. I found the flavors milder than those in the Bar, if a bit more varied.

The bar seems to be between a plug and a heavily-pressed crumble cake, but it breaks apart fairly easily. The N is well-hidden at first, but it does sneak up on you throughout the bowl. Unless you already smoke ropes and other heavy-N blends, this isn't an all day smoke. It lights easily, but does need a relight or two more than usual after the first half of the bowl.

Pipe Used: briars, cobs, and meers

Age When Smoked: 3 months after purchase

Purchased From: pipes & cigars

8 people found this review helpful. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note (131)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Ironically this arrived a few days after another sample of a notorious tobacco. Enthusiasm runs high for the re-boot of the War Horse bar of old, and the "green" version crumbled easily from the cake -- sorry, it is more like a cake than a plug -- and fell into the pipe. Lighting it up brought a strange sense of deja vu. This flavor was so familiar... so distinctive... and the room note so similar... what could it be? The answer is "Mixture 79": a straight-up Burley seasoned with anise, wintergreen and floral elements. The same flavoring is here, as is the "toasted marshmallows" room note that family and friends prefer to the usual miasma of mundungus and roasted Burley. Underneath that onslaught of flavoring, the Burley makes itself known, with a sweet harmony from Virginia tucked up inside and then a top crest of the Dark Fired Kentucky. The result tastes like pan-seared Burley with an aftertaste of Virginia, and is not brutally strong like the original, but serves as a good solid after-dinner smoke. If you like aromatics, this top note is pleasant and room note is cheesy but inoffensive. For those who are hoping for the original, this blend is not the bulldozer that the War Horse bar was, but it is a good casual smoke that will not put you on the floor but will not wimp out either. Let us hope it can be achieved at normal domestic prices instead of boutique sticker shock, and this could be a regular smoke.

Thanks to Pipes Magazine forum member "cosmic" for this sample.

Similar Blends: Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture No.79.

5 people found this review helpful.

Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (197)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium Tolerable

I very much enjoy Condor and as this blend was an attempt to catch the general flavor profile of Condor, I was eager to try it. As others have said, this is not a copy of Condor, rather has a heft and manner that are certainly in the same genre. Whereas the predominate flavors I find in Condor are pine and anise, War Horse Green is cocoa and anise. I enjoyed War Horse Green quite a bit, but it doesn't scratch the Condor itch. The cake has a nice flaky texture that is easily broken apart for packing and the tobacco smokes cool and easy. As its own thing, this is a nice tasty scented tobacco that I think most lovers of Lakelands would enjoy.

Pipe Used: Peterson meerschaum Rhodesian

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From:

3 people found this review helpful.

Mike660 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mike660 (5)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Full Pleasant

I do not like aromatics, I tried the reboot of warhorse ready rubbed and loved it. I waited a year and tried green. I have yet to try bar, but I got free shipping on my order. This is an addicting tobacco that burns into pure ash. I have not had any dottle yet after six bowls, mind you the early Peterson meerschaum lined bowls had briar bottoms. The tin note smells like black licorice and play dough, both of which I love! My daughter took a wiff and told me to try it and I love it. I've had it four days now and I'm already considering buying more.

Pipe Used: 1916 Peterson Meerschaum lined billiard

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

3 people found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (302)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Whew! i was not expecting or ready for the initial blast of wintergreen even though i had read the reviews prior to purchase. My brownie arrived in the tin under a round black piece of paper inside the usual Dunhill like white wrapper liner surrounding the bar. At first it seemed very hard and pressed but as i started cutting with my giant Frost Cutlery Pig Sticker i use for plugs it started crumbling and made it easy to just tear a piece off and rub out. The first light blasts you with root beer and wintergreen and an exhale of licorice. I was thinking I've had this flavor before but where? Then it hit me, Mixture 79!! Even if you hate 79 i would try this as the tobacco is much more forgiving than the Burley used in 79, that Burley is sharp and gets bitter fast, this stays smooth and has sweet spots mixed with the strength of the Dark Fired. This is a really love it or hate it blend, i should have started with the unflavored version but i am really starting to enjoy the marshmallow taste and aroma the toppings provide. But still this is not my cup of tea, i am teetering on two or three stars, i would recommend it to someone who loves floral, Lakeland type blends but i will not purchase the Green again, i would go with the Red....

Pipe Used: Cob dedicated to Aromatics

Similar Blends: Mixture 79.

3 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium to Strong Medium Full Very Pleasant

While I find this topping a little less "perfumey" than the one on WH Bar, it's also a bit stronger and sublimates the natural tobacco flavors to a greater extent. It's those natural flavors that make me like Bar as much as I do. I find them to be delicious. Can barely taste them here. Not a bad smoke, but I'll take Bar over this every time.

Medium to strong in body. Full in taste. Flavoring is medium. Burns fairly well.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From:

3 people found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (230)
Medium to Strong Strong Medium Pleasant

My review for War Horse Green is the same as for War Horse Bar (you can read it on this site) with the following caveat: The flavoring used in the Bar seems to be the same in the Green but with the addition of a liquor flavor that had the taste of anisette. Medicinal but tasty.

Pipe Used: Peterson tankard, rusticated

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin.

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

Similar Blends: Sam Gawith's 1792 Flake, but with less Tonquin-like taste and more of anise..

3 people found this review helpful.

Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (170)
Medium Medium Full Tolerable to Strong

The plug smells quite intensely of anise and chocolate, it can be peeled off with just the fingers, a knife is not essential. It comes in a good moisture level to smoke straight away.

Lights easily and produces a full bodied but smooth smoke of medium strength where the dominant aromas are a sweet mix of anise (or rather anisette, the anise flavored liqueur) with tonquin or vanilla, cocoa and a whiff of mint. At least this is what I am getting. I am not a great fan of anise (I do not particularly like pastis, ouzo etc.) but here the anise is smoothed out by the sweeter vanilla-like aromas and I really like War Horse Green. As I smoked down the bowl I tended to forget the toppings and taste the tobacco better. And what I get most is the dark-fired Kentucky.

It burns slow, cool and dry and to the last shred to a fluffy grey ash. Room aroma is sweet but quite strong, it’s not a discreet room note.

The anisette flavouring reminded me of Half & Half, which I did not like, and that was some 25 years ago…

2 people found this review helpful.

rintrah Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rintrah (14)
Medium Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

First of all, this is not a plug at all, which is made with whole stripped leaves layered and compressed. This is a crumble cake, which is made of cut tobacco that is compressed. In this case, unlike a plug, the cake falls apart easily and can be rubbed out basically to dust with your fingers.

I'm a big fan of lakelands, specifically GH&Co's scented flakes. I also love 1792 flake, and like Condor. This is nothing like any of those. The flavor and scent here tastes and smells like cleaning chemicals to me. In the tin this smells like Juicy Fruit gum, and when smoking -- especially early in the bowl -- the chemical taste kind of ruins the experience, it reminds me of chlorine. Like when you accidentally get pool water up your nose or in your mouth. Sweet chlorine, but chlorine nonetheless.

All that said, it smokes very well and the actual tobacco components have a nice body and flavor. Maybe whatever is in the topping on this one just doesn't agree with my palette for some reason as it seems well regarded by other reviewers, but for me this was a disappointment.

1.5/4 stars

Pipe Used: Cobs... definitely cobs

Age When Smoked: ~6 months after purchase

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: Tobaccos: Probably the standard War Horse, but I've not yet tried it, Topping: The local swimming pool.

2 people found this review helpful.

Snappo's Pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Snappo's Pipe (18)
Strong Medium to Strong Very Full Pleasant

Oh Gawd, this blend is GOOD!!! If you're expecting CONDOR, forget it - not nearly as floral, IMO (contrary to JimInk's impression), but every bit as flavorful and strong.... satisfying in every way you expected! Destined for classic greatness! Age will only make this more AMAZING!

Pipe Used: Nording Nickel Apple

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: P&

Similar Blends: None.

2 people found this review helpful.