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Notes: Previously produced by Faber, Coe and Gregg (USA)

BrandReymer & Brothers
Blended ByFaber, Coe and Gregg
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is mostly a burley that tastes earthy, nutty, with a little molasses. I get a definite hay/grass note from the Virginia. The Cyprian latakia is a minor player, and does little more than add a little smokiness. The topping is light, and it could be orange, but it's similar to the Sutliff Brindley's Mixture Match, and that has a marshmallow topping. Has little nicotine. Burns at a medium rate, but the topping flashes off some near the finish, and I mostly get a burley taste then with a little harshness. Can nip a little then, too, if you puff beyond a moderate rate. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. The after taste is okay. An all day smoke.

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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (326)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I was gifted a couple of ounces of the original Coe blend. The appearance was of broken burley chopped flake - not exactly cubed - and "fish flakes" of bright Virginia. The pouch smells very slightly of latakia and a slightly sweet something.

The first half of the bowl tastes like toasted burley with a very mild topping that I can't quite identify. Maybe it is citron, but it is hard to catch. The bowl comes into its own in the second half with more depth and body. It is a fairly full and slightly sweet burley, and I can't identify latakia in the taste, but it must be contributing to the depth. It the last fourth of the bowl, I think I caught a whiff of latakia and a slight bitterness from the burley

The blend is a very pleasant one, and I can understand that it would have its fans. It is a much more nuanced smoke than anything available OTC today. This is a solid 3 on the rating scale. I may try the match to see if they have gotten it right.

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Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

One of my stops between newbie aromatics, and the Engish style naturals. No idea what's in it, except cube cut Burley, Va flakes (granulated cut), Deer Tongue (I've been told), and some topping. Good straightforward American style blend which actually tastes like tobacco.

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DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (839)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Finished off a batch from a very old tin - I pull out 2 or 3 oz at a time and mason jar the rest but I wish I had kept the can... anyway, I bought the can in 1994 but I think it was pretty old when I bought it. I'm guessing this stuff is in the neighborhood of 20 years old. Faber, Coe & Gregg tin.

Within today's realm of pipe tobacco blends, this one suffers a bit. But as far as "drugstore" American burleys, this one is pretty good. I put it ahead of Prince Albert, head and shoulders above Carter Hall and Granger, and in another dimension from Half & Half. But this one also has a bit of latakia in it so it should be compared to blends like Revelation and Country Doctor. Unfortunately, I've never smoked those two. I was mostly referring to my view of overall tobacco quality, and this one appears to be of a higher quality than your basic drugstore stuff.

It's a decent enough smoke and burns well. I rarely needed a relight. It does leave one hell of a ghost, though, so I gave this its own MM cob, where it performed very nicely. Not sure if this stuff is around any longer but it would be a good one to try if you like a fairly mild latakia blend with some body to it. I've ordered an Altadis "mimic" blend of this to see how it compares, as its the best low cost tobacco I've ever smoked... which isn't saying a whole lot but at the same time IS saying a lot.

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doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (227)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

My cellar seems to have the right humidity for storing my pipe tobacco - by nature's doing, not my own. I have a 20+ year old can of Brindley's Mixture with the Faber, Coe and Gregg distribution label. The can has the older metal top lid with the lever opening. My tobaccos are either in a Pine wood cabinet (smells great after storing various tobaccos for over 33 years) or a drawer of similar wood.

After purchasing the tin 20 years or so ago, I wasn't a big fan of Latakia. I purchased it on the recommendation of someone who said, "If you like Captain Black, you'll like this." How many times have you received, and acted on a similar recommendation only to say, "No way!" Well, since at the time I wasn't ready to join "Club Latakia," I smoked very little of the tobacco. After reading reviews of this blend, I decided to give it a try again. My tobacco wasn't as dry as one would expect after the long term storage in its original tin, and looked surprisingly fresh. It seemed to have just the right consistency to touch that was necessary for a successful packing - which it did very well. It still retained its musty, Latakia aroma. I smoked it in a Hardcastle, sandblasted bent billiard, medium sized bowl. This is one of the two pipes I use for blends containing Latakia. I was not disappointed by any means. The tobacco had mostly the taste of Latakia, but I could taste the Burley as well. Not much of a flavoring beyond that to my taste buds. I could not detect any of the Virginia as some have previously described. Others have said there was deer tongue; no evidence of the green flecks in my tin. Some have described citrus and other flavors. I couldn't detect any. Just Latakia and Burley for me, which was not a bad thing as these days I prefer more naturally flavored smokes with very little casing or top dressing. The result was a dry smoke with zippo moisture left behind. The room note for others was not offensive. After smoking stronger Latakia blends, I've been asked by non-smokers, "What's in that pipe, goat dung?!" I didn't have that problem with Brindley's!

When I want a Latakia smoke, this is the one I would go to as it is not overbearing. I smoked Revelation way back when and I would compare Brindley's to that, however, Brindley's seems to be a better grade of tobacco (at least in my 20+ year sample). As stated, I have 2 pipes reserved for this blend as it leaves a fair amount of Latakia presence in the bowl after smoking.

I give it 3 out of 4 stars for the very well balanced tobacco that it is; even though Latakia is not one of my first chair players. A fine Latakia go-to for when the mood strikes.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

This particular Brindley's Mixture title may be a bit confusing. There are two versions; the aromatic and the English. I have not tried the English version (with Latakia) but have had both the currently produced Reymer & Brothers tin and the much older Faber, Coe, & Gregg, Inc of New York 14 oz tin variety. (And, just as an FYI, Faber, Coe and Gregg were the Reymer brothers-for whatever that's worth.)

Anyway, the older tinned tobacco was much smoother, more flavorful and less aromatic. A real tobacco tasting treat! More of a Burley sweetness rather than an overwhelming cavendish orange flavor that I detected in the new stuff.

Again, Brindley's Mixture also comes in the English variety which I suspect another reviewer above may have described for us.

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