|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|DenizBeck (226)||Mild to Medium||Very Mild||Medium||Very Pleasant|
I ordered a sample of this, because it was described as "natural tobacco", and seemed like a un-flavoured, uncomplicated and delightful blend and was one of the (very) few Motzek blends I haven't tried yet. Price tag of 12,50€ for 100g is habitual for a Motzek blend. The low price does not(!!) correlate with low-quality leafs or blends!! Far from that! They produce everything themselves and pack in baggies instead of tins. No designs, just a white label with the name on it. This is (part) of how they make such good - almost bulk-like prices!
Upon opening the sample-baggie with the appetizing ribbon cut shining with black, brown and orange-to yellow colors, I got greeted by a very natural scent. Decent spice, very tobacco forward, with a touch of citrusy-freshness to it. Only addition this tobacco has is (I suspect) honey and/or Maple-syrup, due to the natural, mild, but present sweetness in the smell. Also Tom Darasz told me they only use those flavorings for all of their 'backys!
Came in perfect smoking condition right away, took the light very well and burns without problems, if not packed too tightly. Consistent flavor.
NoName's taste is far from being "NoName"-ish and has a balanced, "Allrounder"-ish character. Reminiscent of a less-sweet version of MBs Scottish Mixture, NoName offers a decent honey-sweet, aroma with refreshing citrusness to it. Very tobacco-y, with bready notes and hints of hay. A mild molasses-nutiness that's grooving in the back and a "toasted"/fermented feeling to the mouthfeel. I also perceive some earthy tone to it and a hint of stoved-fruits. Never too sweet, and a good leap less sweet than MBs Scottish Mixture, yet very comparable to it.
A tasty blend, that's beginner-friendly, and a fine alternative for the typical "Vanilla-Aro" that most pipe smokers pick up as the first blend. But also the experienced smoker will find this a uncomplicated, easily enjoyable blend, that's very All-Day suitable. Mild to medium in strenght (more mild on the nic-hit), solid medium+ in taste and flavors. I'd say there is a very mild honey-casing to this.
At least 3-star worthy, for some this may be a 4 star, so I'll settle for 3.5. Top-notch in its style of pipe tobacco blend. Not the most sophisticated or complex blend, but a very natural, tobacco-y blend which I think will fit the bill of many different styles of pipe smokers. The English smoker who has a sweet tooth, but wants a rather spiceful and natural smoke. The Virginia(+Perique) fan will love this for it's very Virginia forward taste, and take this as a mild extension for their rotation. For Aromatic-enthusiasts this is a great entry into the world of more natural, only slightly flavored tobaccos. Great as the first bowl of the day.
This should've been called "Allrounder", really. After my first bowl I instantly wanted to codger-scoop a 2nd bowlful of this wonderful smoke. Pleasantly surprised, as I wasn't expecting too much.
Pipe Used: Clay Pipes
Similar Blends: less sweet, more tobacco forward version of , Mac Baren - Mixture Scottish Blend.
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