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Rich and aromatic, an old favorite.

BrandTheodorus Niemeyer
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging50 gram tin, 12 ounce tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (227)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I first tried Flying Dutchman nearly 30 years ago. As a medical resident I was attending a conference and the speaker (chief pathologist at the hospital) came in smoking a pipe. When the aroma hit me it immediately brought back the memory of what my great grandfather's pipe smelled like when he smoked. I wanted to know what the blend was so I passed by the speaker's office after the conference. I spied, literally, dozens of 50g tins of Flying Dutchman stacked up against one wall. He could have been a wholesaler for all I knew!

I bought my first 50g tin at a Rite Aid, I believe. The tin aroma had the most subtle hint of what I perceived as vanilla, unlike any other vanilla blend I have ever experienced before or since, as well as another sweetness I can't seem to place. It was fresh and consisted of a thin ribbon cut tobacco with the tiniest curls of tobacco I have ever seen. I assume those were the oriental curled tobaccos used in some Dutch Cavendish blends. As a novice pipe smoker of a few years I was in for a trial - by fire. It burned fast, hot, and my tongue was sore for I don't remember how long! I was determined to tame this beast (that's how good the room note was at the conference), and it took me a while at that! With this blend I learned the gentle art of sipping while I smoked. I would liken it to a lion tamer working with his animals. One needs to be prepared once the cage door closes behind you.

The 50g tins seemed to be the freshest of all its packaged forms. The 14oz can (in a twist-tied plastic bag) was a bit drier, and the pouch was always totally dry as straw - and I have been through many a pouch. There was always a pleasant, but subtle tin/pouch aroma of tobacco and that ghost of vanilla in all three varieties. Pleasurable to smoke, and with slow smoking, I would on occasion get a whiff of that wonderful room note. Very much to my liking and to those around me.

With the passage of time comes change. Along with a change in the package art, Flying Dutchman has limited availability, and when available, only in the 14oz can. I don't feel the need to hunt it down. Troost Special Cavendish has now taken its place; in room note and taste, but without that hint of vanilla. Flying Dutchman gave me many pipe bowls of smoking pleasure over the years, and for now, the nostalgia of pleasant memories. Who knows, perhaps one day the Dutchman's and my path will cross once again.

7 people found this review helpful.

Fr.Jacob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fr.Jacob (2)
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

11-Jun-2010 Update: True Flying Dutchman has returned! Theodorus Niemeier sold rights (& their tobacco crinkling machine too, I think), to Orlik & it's being made in Denmark. It smokes cooler than what TM had been sending to the USA in those non-airtight pouches. To me it tastes the same as it did in the old 50gm tin-days. It is not being imported to the US, but can be ordered at where Lothar Wasko will take good care of you. Be sure to get set up to no pay tax as a non German citizen, too!

In Pipesmoking a 21st Century Guide, R.C.Hacker gives an objective description of the Dutchman: "An old time classic tobacco. ...Finely cut & easy to pack in a pipe, it is not for someone who smokes rapidly, as the tobacco will start to burn hot. Rather, it is for the slow and methodical person who likes a woodsy flavor that is mild but not light." An excellent pipe tobacco for those trying to deepen their powers of restraint and powers reflection, I find it requires careful packing and the frequent LIGHT touch of a tamper. It's room note is pleasant, but not sweet. It is without parallel.

5 people found this review helpful.

Pounder 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pounder 5000 (178)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a classic old aromatic that is easy to appreciate. The smoking characteristics are great and the smoke nice and light. There is a complexity here if you want to look hard enough, one you don't see in many drugstore blends. There are hints of some oriental leaf- for a second I even thought I might have detected the ghost of some latakia?!! The casing is minimal and seems very natural and tasty. Watch the first half of the bowl as it can sting you pretty good. The second half calms down however, leaving you with a great smoking experience. Definitely the top of the pile where drugstore pouches are concerned.

5 people found this review helpful.

Percy Dovetussel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Percy Dovetussel (7)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

My first experience with Flying Dutchman was due to my High School History teacher leaving the school room full of the pleasant smell that this blend produced. It was also a blend that was heavily advertised, especially in Playboy magazine where it was considered as a fashionable mixture for the smart set. It is true that the tin was vastly superior to any pouch format. It is also true that the tobacco failed miserably when the Tin was scuttled in favor of the pouch. Personal experience found the room full of flavor but with a tongue lashed constant search for a companion pitcher of Iced Tea to stem the tide of bitedom. The brand smoked hot inside the pipe.

There is no doubt that the pleasing aroma was the major factor for continuing with the product, but the appearance of a rival sailing vessel, "Borkum Riff" outgunned the Dutchman in the battle for Pipe tobacco supremacy. The Dutchman eventually struck her colors and survivors awash on the shore barely remember the Dutchman's effectiveness in easing through a winter afternoon by the fire.

Recommended only for veteran seadogs if they still have an unopened tin leftover from the era of "The Normal Recreation of Noble Minds".

4 people found this review helpful.

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

You look up DUTCH CAVENDISH in Noah Webster's Smokers' Dictionary, and you'll see they've got a picture of this next to the entry. It is a typically mild, clean-palate aromatic, that can actually be quite flavorful, unless "flavour" to you means "Latakia". As is often the case with the better steamed Cavendish, there is a pleasant light spiciness; the Dutch actually add more at the lower end of the spectrum than the "warm air" Danes, and a certain intensity develops if you let your pipe smolder quietly.

The cut is as narrow as shag, but is actually a long, thinly sliced ribbon; it did not overheat for me.

If you cared to read my SAIL reviews, you know that I kind of like this type of Dutch bonne-bouche. I like SAIL better, but this old favourite will be anjoyed by anyone who can appreciate a quality aromatic. Surely the legions who have smarmed over HADDO's DELIGHT?like yours truly?would not decline to be counted in that number?

4 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

The nic-hit is mild.The licorice topping is lightly perfumey. The black cavendish plays a minor role with a typical vanilla taste while the gold cavendish is a little honey-like. The burley is barely nutty, and the Virginia is very grassy/hay-like with a little citrus. There’s an herbal/spicy quality to it that becomes uncomfortable half way into the smoke. Added to that is this blend being a shag cut and burns fast, it’ll burn your mouth if you puff at anything but a slow sip. The peppery tongue sizzle gets stronger as you smoke it down, and some harshness creeps in at the finish. I realize some of these characteristics are often present in Danish aromatics, but this is more annoying than most others I have smoked where it wasn't so bothersome. Even slow sipped, it started biting me.

3 people found this review helpful.

Telling it how it is. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Telling it how it is. (73)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Please Note: I am trying to work off my back log of tobaccos i have tried years and years ago. In most cases i have no clue anymore when. Or who produced it back in the day. Also my memories are faded by time and those reviews are based mostly on my notes but sometimes i have a current tin for comparison as well:

Back in the day i enjoyed Flying Dutchman quiet some bit. It was cheap and readily available, the pouch note was an intriguing mystery to me and the taste was just marvelous. IF you packed and smoked your pipe correctly or the Dutchman would put quiet some curse on your tongue. It was the blend that taught me how to slowly and controlled just gently puff a pipe. Since the Dutchman i can smoke that slow and cool that i can even hold my smallest clay pipes very comfortably on the bowl and never even leave the comfort zone of a comforting warmth.

The taste was of floral, soapy tones and some very nice and sweet vanilla wood notes with some smokiness to it. Also every now and then there where some caramel and honey. And there is more to it as well but i fail to describe its unique taste which also stems from the wild variety of tobaccos used in this blend. All in all if you managed to smoke it cool it was an almost perfect all day smoke and never was boring. And it even had a nice enough progression throughout the bowl to be interesting enough to be smoked in the evening. Well, except for it's mildness in nicotine that is.

Then they changed the recipe or the maker or whatever they did and it was just a lousy tobacco. However, to many smokers it was a lousy blend to begin with ;o) But i really did enjoy it thoroughly.

So i give it three stars, even tho that the latest versions of this blend, incl. its current incarnation, that i sampled, only would deserve two stars ... tops.

Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.

Age When Smoked: They don't print production dates on it.

2 people found this review helpful.

Preacher Pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Preacher Pipes (8)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Several weeks ago on a "junk hunt" at some antique stores I happened across this old Flying Dutchman tin. Being a fan of old tins, nautical stuff and it being priced well I snapped it up. As an added treat I found a few crispy bowls worth of tobacco inside: a vintage blend I'd never tried free with a cool, old tin! Of course I'd have to rehydrate it before I could smoke it but that wasn't a big deal.

I looked the blend up on and found this information: Rich and aromatic. An old favorite. Burley, cavendish and Virginia, ribbon-cut, no longer in production.

After rehydrating this vintage tobacco I found I'd inadvertently made it too moist. I left it in a plastic container to slowly dry back down over the last two weeks. Today it was, to my tastes, perfect for smoking: not too dry or crispy and not so wet as to as the pinch test. So, I loaded up a bowl in a Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman to test drive.

As I felt the moisture content and then loaded the pipe notes of cinnamon and spice were still abundant even after all the years of improper storage. There was also a faint hint of vanilla in the background.

The tobacco took flame with ease and plumed just a tad. A tamp and relight and it's "off to sea" I went!

The flavor profile while smoking was similar to the tin note yet a bit different, too. The vanilla seemed to be the major player with the cinnamon far in the background. After a few puffs a cardamon-like spice began to come into play, just under the vanilla note. This flavor stayed very consistent until the last quarter bowl when it began to become rather flat, though not bitter. While there wasn't much real tobacco taste, the blend also wasn't overly sweet, which I appreciated. And it burned to a nice, dry ash with no dottle.

My wife said the room note was very mild and pleasant, which means it would plead most anyone: She's the only person on Earth that dislikes the room note of 1Q!

The blend burned fast, in my opinion, but not hot. Of course I was being careful to sip it slowly as I didn't fancy being bitten this morning. Although I can't recall the burn-time, I'd hazard to say it was 50% less than the normal time I'd get smoking a Gent.

All in all, and considering I'm not an aromatic fan generally, I would give this blend 3 out of 5 stars. Considering the unknown time of improperly being stored, being rehydrated, then dehydrated, it held a nice flavor and made for a pleasant smoking experience. I'll even go as far as to say that it's a shame it's not still around to try fresh!

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman and Legend

Age When Smoked: Unknown - vintage tobacco

Purchased From: Antique store

2 people found this review helpful.

Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (302)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

All this talk about what certainly is a venerable and distant blend got me thinking, for this was one of the first tobaccos I ever smoked--well over 30 years ago--but I had not put my two cents in, although I've made some reference to it in other reviews.

Yes: due to the thin ribbon cut--almost cigarette like--and the absence of moisture, it tends to burn hot and fast, and may produce a sever case of tongue bite. That was one the reasons I quit smoking it.

Within this range of classic Dutch blends, I much prefer Clan, which I find more palatable and easier to smoke. But the Flying Dutchman does have a very clearly defined tobacco structure, not unlike some of the French blends (like Caporal), that seem to be made from sun-cured leaf. Flying Dutchman has a certain piquancy that used to tickle my nostrils, and it did leave an abrasive sensation in palate, mouth and throat.

The aroma--not as strong as Clan's but along the same lines--was very elegant and cozy in that Old World-European tradition: nothing fancy or cloyingly sweet, but subtle, refined and inviting. Yet, one must learn to smoke this leaf in order to appreciate its nuances.

2 people found this review helpful.

ilDominante Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ilDominante (11)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Now, this one is one of my all time favourites. I smoked this the first time when I was 9 years old (no, I am not kidding). Since then it became my usual pipe tobacco, which my dad and I enjoyed often in front of the fireplace or near the beach. I remember that until the early 90s it was sold in a round tin, like most quality tobaccos. Then they started putting it in pouches and the price started growing. Notice I am talking about European markets here. Now, 10 years ago the tobacco was moist, cut in thin ribbons and very aromatic. The room note was very pleasant and was appreciated by many non smokers when they entered my study back in Europe.

When I moved to the US I had the luck of finding it again, 4 years ago. It was sold in a pouch. When I opened it the smell was the same, but not at all inhebriating, like I remembered it being. When I pulled it out and started loading my pipe I was really surprised. This tobacco smelled the same, looked the same, but felt completely different. The moisture was (and is) gone, thus instead of the pleasant and slow burning bowl I expected, I got my tongue badly burned. I tried buying it again in other shops, thinking it was just a bad batch, but so far all the pouches I found contained this very dry version of Flying Dutchman. This tobacco certainly contains oriental mixtures you can smell it as soon as you light up. In Italy and France it is one of the most prized tobaccos sold in specialty shops.

But the oriental notes are very difficult to perceive if the tobacco is smoked faster than a little draw per minute (in the dry version). Plus the bowl lasts very little time. I don't know why this tobacco evolved to this new dry version, but when I visit Europe again I'll make sure to try the batches sold there and see if it is as dry as the one sold here in the US. Meanwhile I'll add the moisture artificially (half of an apple in a ziploc bag with the tobacco, or just a spray of filtered water).

2 people found this review helpful.

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

Chestnut brown crimp cut in the tin with a fairly heavy tin aroma of licorice. Came rather dry and took to the match like it was doused in gasoline. Flavor started out mild but the tongue bite that seems to be this ones heritage came out quickly. Not a full-fledged bite but a healthy tongue sizzle that felt like pepper had been poured on my tongue. Most unpleasant, and slowing down my puffing cadence to a point that I found irritable did not tame the sizzle.

If that were not enough, the licorice-vanilla flavor became wearing early in the bowl. Along with the sizzle, it felt like my tongue was coated with a graininess that required some effort to remove. To sum up, I found no redeeming features to this one and could only tolerate 3 bowls. This one is best forgotten and it looks up at one star on my personal grid... somewhere around 0.75 stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (171)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable

Not the same as it was back in the 70's, I was told. I wasn't alive back in the early 70's, but I can tell you the blend of today will never be placed in my pipes again. A scorcher for sure.

1 person found this review helpful.

Arkie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Arkie (129)
Extremely Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

It has been a few years since this stuff has been available. I've seen copies available but I doubt they are comparable. The taste of the original blend was mild and the room note was fabulous. Unfortunately, as some have already noted, it bit like a rabid dog.

1 person found this review helpful.

Puffingstuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Puffingstuff (101)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

A very finely shredded tobacco, that reminds me of cigarette shag tobacco. It smells so good in the tin that you'll want to put it under your pillow at night. The room note is sweet and smells like Christmas cookies. BUT, this tobacco blend will bite you so hard that you may have a real burn on your tounge and not even be able to taste BUTTER for a week. Be warned, this blend has to be petted or will violently bite.Don't even bother petting it, throw this rubbish as far away from you as you can.

1 person found this review helpful.

colt25314 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
colt25314 (42)
Extremely Mild Extra Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable to Strong

How can anyone resist a a blend called the Flying Dutchmen? The answer is once they get the smack burned off their toungs and have to leach the flavoring from their pipe over days of careful applications of grain alchol. Perhaps it would taste better with a charcoal 9mm filter. I will leave this question unanswered for me.

1 person found this review helpful.

p4p4 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
p4p4 (59)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Not for beginners, it smokes HOT just if you aren't able to smoke slowly, but this is a your problem, not a tobacco problem ! Very fresh flavour, with tonka (something like mint-vanilla- liquorice-herbs), well rounded and very good burning qualities. Maybe a monodimensional smoke, but in the relaxing way ! Mix it with a sumatra cigar : it will increase strenght and taste !

1 person found this review helpful.

Uban Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Uban (53)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

I tried this maybe forty years ago in one of my first pipes. Loved the smell but the bite was unbearable. I recently opened a pouch of this that had lain at a shop for maybe six years or more. Straight, it was pleasantly flavored - & I generally don't smoke aromatics - but it was OK! Good sweet fruity aroma for the crowd, but not much taste. Mixed the rest with some Altadis Jamestowne Vanilla left from a sample & was bowled over by the change. Actually flavorful & nice (& cool) enough for an English/Balkan smoker. I have now had enough aromatic to last me another forty years. Should have read Sopwith's review first - I called it Jamestowne Dutchman!

1 person found this review helpful.

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

I smoked a bowl from an already opened tin that contained a finely cut, very dry tobacco. It packed easily and lit easily and from the very first puff it reminded me of nothing that I have ever smoked before. This shag cut blend was tasty, in an old fashioned sort of way and provided a lot of strength. Mostly Burley with a touch of Virginia.

1 person found this review helpful.

Talltree Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Talltree (24)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

When I was in college in the late '60's I smoked a pipe. One of the first tobacs I tried was Flying Dutchman. I also tried Amphora, Sail, Balkan Sobranie and the Middleton blends. These were all drugstore blends back then and I tried most of them. The thing about the Dutchman is how hot it burned. The flavor was appealing, I suppose, but it always toasted my palate. Huge disappointment. I hear that some of the new match blends are pretty good, though, and not really like the original, but more like what it should have been.

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Kribbage Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kribbage (32)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

When I was a youngn', my father had a tin of this that wa partially open enough for me to be able to smell the aroma, and it was captivating. That licorice/anisette smell was so inviting! As I was venturing out into the pipe world myself, I tried some, and it was a great experience! I bought tins of The Dutchman regularly throughout my college years, and the aroma never got tiresome. Then...... The stuff became available in pouches, and the world changed for the worst. The tobacco was not the same. I cannot begin to tell anyone what it was that changed, but it was simply not the same tobacco that roped me in earlier. I have moved on, but I do keep my eyes out for old tins of the stuff. That was the "stuff of dreams".

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Rob73 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rob73 (77)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

A very typical dutch-style aromatic with its pros (few: great aroma to the nose, either raw or smoked) and cons (a few more: excessive sweetness - although, in this case, more natural than usual for an aromatic -, some tongue biting if you don't smoke it very, very slowly, a long and annoying persistence in mouth). 2,0/5 in my personal rating system.

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strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I remember smoking this blend many years ago when it was a fine shag cut like Five Brothers is now. I love the name and packaging but the newer version is just not like the old one was. This one really reminds me of the flavor of Field and Stream. Almost a Chrystal Mint type of aromatic. It is not bad, it's just not great like it once was. It hs become a ribbon cut in the pouch, with a sweet aroma in the pouch and a little tartness. It packs well and burns very well, staying lit with a nice puff cadense. This one could burn the tongue if puffed to fast but at a normal puff rate, I find it not hot at all. It does not burst with flavor, kinda like smoking a flavored VA. It has a very nice room aroma, and is not cloying. It burnd slow if you let it and smokes all the way down to the bottom with some dottle but little moisture. They should have left this one alone, I would say try it if you can get it, but not worth going out of your way for. I was sent some to try by a buddy in Abu Dhabi as it's not available in the US.

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bent-1 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bent-1 (36)
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Scorched my pallet, couldn't touch a pipe for 3-days afterwards. Tried multiple times there after, in a cob & a meer, same roasted tongue. I'm mostly a VA smoker, with occasional bowls of Carter Hall/PA & an English blend (such as Penzance), hot blends usually don't bother me.

But Fry-ing Dutchman is a blow torch. Shame really, as it has a decent taste. Reminds me of eating hot peppers, you'll pay dearly afterwards.


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constantsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
constantsmoker (65)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

This was quite a surprise (and disappointment) for me (sigh!), having smoked an earlier incarnation of this blend 25-30 years ago. It burns HOT, like something straight out of a paper shredder. I hope that Niemeyer gets their act together on this product, at least until medical technology succeeds in providing affordable tongue transplants. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to be as widely available as in olden days.

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Pipepundit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipepundit (168)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Flying Dutchman has been treated somewhat harshly. After a gap of nearly twenty years I smoked a tinful recently, with hardly any memory of its taste. It is a mildly flavoured aromatic of middling quality. Since I got my tin as a gift I am unable to comment on the price/quality ratio. In extremis - say when the choice is limited to Borkum Riff or Captain Black - I would certainly buy Flying Dutchman, even though there are no Wagnerian notes present, nor a redeeming Senta.

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Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (180)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

Simply unpleasant to smoke. No flavor to speak of, massive tongue bite and this turned sour almost immediately. Don't bother.

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SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
Mild Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

This blend may very well be the reason the Dutch favored those long clay pipes. They keep your tongue as far as possible from the blast furnace in your pipe!

All kidding aside, this stuff can be way too dry if you get an old pouch. If you know someone who smokes this out of the tin, see if they will share a bit with you, and see if you like it. It is an extremely mild cavendish. Fruity with a hint of spice. For me it is just too boring. The same company makes Sail, and those blends are regal in comparison to Flying Dutchman. It is quite expensive in my neck of the woods, and I won't be buying any more.

I mixed a pouch of this with Altadis' gold burley, and it turned out nicely. I jokingly call it The Burley Dutchman. It burns cool and smells nice.

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NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (286)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Although I'm used to flake tobaccos, this blend seemed extremely dry from the tin and this combined with the fine, ribbon cut resulted in a very hot smoke. Even when smoked slowly, it burned much to fast for my taste and had a tendency to bite. Although no heavy casing was present and aromatic smokers might enjoy this one, I'll remain a flakeman.

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

Typical dutch shag cut, mostly light to medium in color. Aroma is light Va and Burley, with apple pie topping. Lights easily, can bite if puffed aggresively (which you may well do to ge any tobacco flavor). Mostly just a bland tobacco with apple aroma. Your LSW might love the room note.

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