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Bright and red Virginias, some burley and mild black cavendish in addition to perique makes this a mild blend with flavor.

BrandSolani
Blended ByR.L. Will
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutRibbon
Packaging50g Tin
CountryDE
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Alessandro Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Alessandro (6)
★★★☆
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

When I'm in the mood to taste something really flavourful... fruity flavour that is, I will enjoy this tobacco. Smells excellent out of the tin. Reminds me of apricot, honey smoke. Hints of apricot appear when smoked and the nicotine hit is nice. A medium nicotine strength. Certainly can be described as a dessert smoke. Very Aromatic.

Purchased From: Cigar Bodega, Unionville Ontario.

1 person found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (721)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A cherry aromatic with some peach and vanilla (from the black cavendish). There's a hint of burley somewhere around, but it's hard to find. The Virginias essentially escaped my notice, though the perique was pretty obvious. I found this is be a little syrupy and very moist, so it will require a little dry time. Burns all right with no bite or harshness. It's worth trying if you're into this flavor profile, particularly to those who favor aromatic VaPers.

1 person found this review helpful.

CoolPilot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CoolPilot (66)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Here is a great aromatic with some strength and a decent taste finally! A perfect social smoke, my son said "you are smoking a marshmallow". Despite the fantastic room note, this tobacco is also quite good in taste, and as I said also gives some nicotine. It reminds me WO Larsen danish aromatics, but this is quite better under all aspects. Does not bite, it has no bitter taste, and in fact it is certainly similar to smoking a redberry, in terms of flavour and taste. An absolute must-try for aromatic people. Deserves a dedicated pipe for aromatics, of course.

Pipe Used: Brebbia collection

Age When Smoked: unknown

Purchased From: Dubini, Chiasso Switzerland

Similar Blends: W.O. Larsen signature..

1 person found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (595)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

A tobacco trading partner threw this in with our last trade, asking if I'd ever smoked it. I hadn't and I didn't know why, since I enjoy a lot of Solani blends. After smoking as much of the tin as I could tolerate (not much), I think I must have read the reviews here and didn't recall. It also allows me to speculate as to why he was eager to trade this to me.

First of all, this tobacco merits just one star for my personal taste. It looks like black and brown confetti and smells in the tin like a fruit basket. Unfortunately, this fruitiness - predominantly cherry with some peach in the background - translates to the taste with the utmost fidelity. The very cool tin states only "virginia, burley, sweet-perique", none of which I can taste over the produce. A little honesty on the tin wouldn't hurt, as "cavendish" or "aromatic" or "cherry" do not appear. This reminded me of my very early forays into pipe tobacco where I wanted sweet tasting blends, and this one reminds me of one in particular that my first tobacco shop named Sweet Ebony. It was even more horrid than this one, though, as it smoked extremely wet. This one smokes fairly dry and if someone is looking for a cherry/fruit blend, they could do worse. Two stars as an aromatic, one star for me because I find its taste absolutely foul.

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NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (263)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I should have read the reviews before I bought this since I don't generally enjoy aromatics and there was no such indication on the tin. Although this one is nicely prepared as other Solani blends, it is too moist from the tin and I needed numerous relights. After some drying, it smoked without condensation and cool with no bite. I just dont' like the amount and taste of the casing and missed any hint of true tobacco taste. However, if you enjoy aromatics, this may be a good one.

1 person found this review helpful.

SMOKERSTRUCK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SMOKERSTRUCK (3)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

how much nicotine is there in this - i did get quite the sweats after smoking it.

flavor came thru on every 10 draws but first time in this pipe. had tried their festival much stronger sharp flavor

sweet mystery sweet but also sweats - seems solani has some not so pleasant nicotine issues.

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Kevinalban Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kevinalban (9)
★★★★
Mild Medium Full Very Pleasant

My favorite tin, so the first one I will review. Was given a sample at a local B&M because a guy had left his tin there. I got about 3 sessions outta it between that and the next day and went back and shelled out 14 bucks and added to my rotation. I get a kind of spiced berry note to it perhaps? Give it a shot.

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strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (236)
★★★☆
Strong Strong Very Full Pleasant

I respect tobacco blends too much to pull any punches and I always tell it like it is, this is one unique tobacco. Most know that I can find good in almost any kind of tobacco and I smoke most types on a regullar basis and not any one type specifically. So I feel very qualified to review this blend. First it is very unique in that it is a perique blend using an aromatic as a base, and it does contain one heck of a lot of perique, the spiceyness of the Perique is present from start to finish. The base is a mix of virginia and burley and cavendish and a topping that seems to be a mix of different flavors with a berry like backdrop but with a room note smelling like apricots with a touch of spicyness almost like smelling ppeach cobbler cooking. It was an unusual combination yes, but not a bad one at all, just not what I expected it to be. I am smoking it out of a 100 gram rectangular tin that is very nice in it's presentation being mostly silv er with a little blue on it and the sealed foil pouch inside is a gold foil like bag holding the tobacco which is like a broken flake but more rubbed out. The tobacco is dark in color going from dark khaki to very dark brown almost black. My tin has eight years of age on it, and it is still very moist in the pouch. Almost too moist.

I feel that some drying would be nice but I hesitate to do that as I don't want to lose any of the very rich flavor of the tobacco itself. It is very full and bold and spicey and to lesson the strength would mske it just a run of the mill aromatic, which in this case it is not. Obviously you must like aromatics to appreciate it and also love perique as well. it smokes very nice and each puff is a burst of flavor. I have read though some are surprised by this bend, the tin art does say cavendish as well as burley and va which shoulld be an indication to some but they really should put on th tin, the labels says nothing about using a dark cavendish nor the fact that that it is v ery aromatic.

Uout of the pich it does smoke a little wet with numerous relights, but that is OK as it lights easily. It smokes down to the bottom of the pipe well but does leave a touch of residue on the bottom of the pipe which is why I am not giving it a four star rating. But this is a blend worth trying and I will hve no problem smoking what I have.

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dedalto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dedalto (19)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I usually smoke Compton's Balkan and Macedonian Mixture along with Gramercy Park, Hobbit's Weed, Rich's Grandpa, and the odd piece of rope I find. I say this to let you know I am of no camp and I have out grown absolutely nothing. I enjoy smoking tobacco, any tobacco. The ones I like I tell you about.

369 was a total mistake. I ask the clerk at the shop for nice burley. He said try this. So when I lit up you could recognize my surprise. My wife looked at me and said,"What are you smoking? I replied saying I don't know, but I think I like it.

Wow! This was a blast. Vanilla. Cherry. Coconut. Yep. All of them.

This is a sweet social tobacco that is fun to smoke. Everybody should try it. I would definitely put this in rotation if I had one.

A big sweet ever lovin 4.

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WaydeG Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WaydeG (1)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

So let me predicate this by admitting that I'm a newcomer to the world of pipes and pipe tobacco. I've sampled several popular blends and found most to be very good. This blend's tin note was nice but I got a very flat and off putting artificial floral taste. Was also my second aromatic. Not my cup of tea.

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Sailorjack Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sailorjack (57)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Won a couple of tins of this on eBay. Looks like they have a bit of time on them. Made with obvious quality tobaccos. Yes it's an aromatic but not overdone. Tastes good, smells great and it burns cool. What's not to like? The perique is really only condimental here. Good change of pace for me. Smoked a tin in less than one week,that should say something. I guess.

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ELF Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ELF (40)
★★★★
Extremely Mild Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

Absolutely F R E A K I N-Fantastic Tobacco! I've never smoked a Weed,that changes Personality..quite like 369Mix. Meer,Briar,Cob,Clay...Big or Small...Enjoy.!!

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HotSoup Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HotSoup (9)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

It has a VERY sweet berry-akin taste that is a lot like the casing on x sweet mystery except this blend is not as good.

x sweet mystery is better given the choice. so try that if your looking at solani

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NorthwoodsSmoke Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NorthwoodsSmoke (2)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

I filled my pipe with this and tasted first without lighting. Reminded me of hazelnuts. Quite pleasant. Upon lighting a somewhat fruity taste. Yah, it was good. My son sitting next to me enjoyed the room note (even though on our smoking porch) and said he wanted to give that a try. He and I will enjoy next time home.

Cheers.

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cotech Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cotech (6)
★★★★
Very Mild Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

--update-- Who would have thought, I now smoke this blend more than any other! Seems that if it's dried out quite a bit, the extreme flavoring seems to disappear. More tobacco taste creeps trough and I quite like the spicy notes that float up the nose when puffing away. I am changing my rating to 4 stars! Great tobacco.

--original review--

Well well.... I bought this without first checking this website. That was a mistake. I needed a replacement for Aston Gold Rush (couldn't find it anywhere) and was in a hurry. I read the tin and saw "virginia tobacco, perique and NO FLAVORING". So much for believing in "Tin talk"....It is the complete opposite of what the tin says. It is flavored....really flavored.....saturated actually. I was pissed of to be exact because I had flavored tobacco all over the house but no pure tobacco anymore! I didn't like it at all and it went in the cupboard. I took it out when I was in a "sweet" mood and smoked it : Really nice tobacco actually! Sometimes a bit of perique seems to creep trough the casing and disappears again, nice easy good smoke.

It's just a shame that they lie on the tin, I first thought they put the wrong tobacco in the tin at the factory but on tobaccoreviews I see it's normal....whatever.

Just 1 complaint....it's WAY to wet in the tin to smoke. Let it dry out a bit.

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BriarChef Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BriarChef (100)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

In the Tin: Well behaved, impeccable breeding

Not a favorite.

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jmrtsus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jmrtsus (10)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Very Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Because I like you guys I'm going to let you in on Solani back room secrets. This is what you get when you cross tobacco with air freshener. This frankenstein mixture can only be described as what appears to be tobacco that is flavored with flowers and candy.

I'm sure my wife loves the room note as it saves on our air freshener bill but I don't care, I gave the rest of the tin to my novice pipe smoker son. His review is simple, it's almost as good as Capt. Black but nowhere as cheap to buy!

In all honesty this is probably a really high quality aromatic but I outgrew those years ago, or at least ones as strongly flavored as this one.

I bought it based on the label description but I taste no tobacco at all. Had I discovered TobaccoReviews.com sooner I wouldn't have wasted my $$ on this tobacco.

I give it a "somewhat recommended" rating because many people are very fond of this type of smoke, I'm not...

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smokinj Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smokinj (19)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

Taste good wouldnt smoke it all the time but very nice when company around.

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final_id Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
final_id (35)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is the tobacco I smoke when I want something floral and girlie. No, really, I mean that. This tastes like potpourri, but not if you stuck potpourri out of the girlie store into your pipe; but more like, if you took the essence of all the good things about potpourri out of the girlie store and were able to distill it into a pipe tobacco and smoke it. It's fun, pleasant to smoke, easy on everyone around you in terms of odor out of the tin before it's on fire, and odor out of the pipe when it's on fire, and odor out of the ashtray after it's done being on fire. It's not "really" a "real man's" tobacco, but those of us who are confident in our masculinity are comfortable wearing pink shirts and smoking Solani Blue. :)

I do see how people might feel misled. The can description is far from the smoking experience. It's a cherry-based casing of some sort, not unlike a lot of the Christmas odors that pop up around holiday season. One of my tobacconists has a cherry-plus-Latakia thing she calls "Flambeau," which is her name for a standard Lane's creation that I'm sure plenty of y'all have smoked. Orientals like Latakia would not be your first instinct to combine with a sickly-sweet casing like cherry flavoring, but when you think about it, they kind of "cancel" each other while also "complementing," just as does that pink gooey sweet-and-sour sauce that they put on Peking Duck at cheap Chinese restaurants. Know what I mean? I like it. Then again, I like eating at cheap Chinese restaurants, and I always found potpourri in my girlfriend's lingerie drawer quite pleasant, too. Guess I'll go put on my pink shirt now, and wear it to lift some weights and open some doors with my skull.

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Sasquatch Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sasquatch (65)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

Well, I can't see why Solani bothers to indicate perique, or burley, or virginia, or anything on this tobacco. You can't taste it, and anyone who buys this stuff hoping for a mixture of Red Va, Burley, and perique will probably be disgusted with the heaped on tropical fruit topping. Same exact topping as Peterson's Connoiseur's Choice (and Jacaranda, if I remember) but Connoiseur's is far better tasting because it actually contains a) a reasonable amount of topping and b) some tobaccos with flavour.

So, this is a light, somewhat floral summertime smoke (which is to say, I'm going to put the tin away for about 5 months and try it again then) which does not resemble pipe tobacco any too closely, and which I wouldn't recommend to anyone unless they want a totally aromatic blend with a lot of fruity notes.

EDIT: Worse with time, my wife hates the smell, I hate the taste. It burns.

The horror... the... horror...

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Psyktek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Psyktek (20)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Very Strong Very Mild Overwhelming

Suffice it to say that my wife, who has sat quietly as I smoked bowl after bowl of English, Balkan and Va/Per blends, asked me to put this out after the charring light. Whereas many pipesters say they have to smoke outside because of the Latakia or Perique or whatever in their favorite blends, I dare say that I'm the only one who'll have to smoke outside because of an aromatic.

I'd really like it if Solani would fess up to what they put in this stuff!! If you miss the aroma of the local candy shop from your childhood, you MAY like this tobacco.

10/27/06

Decided to actually light the bowl and try a few more puffs on the way home from work to see if I'd been too harsh. I hadn't. I finally figured out that yes, it is a cherry flavor but with a top note of coconut! As well, there is no tobacco flavor that I could discern at all. And the car continued to smell of this blend even with the window down!

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Cactus John Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cactus John (34)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Very Strong Full Pleasant

I don't know why anyone hasn't gotten it yet or why they don't say it in the description on the tin but this is a "Cherry" flavored tobacco! very cherry! But because of the different mix of tobaccos this is a good one for a cherry tobacco. I only smoke it in the winter outside. It's nice in ah Meerschaum. Because of the strength of the flavoring if you smoke it in a briar you'll have to dedicate a pipe to it because it will flavor the pipe. Good one for a beginning pipe smoker wanting a cherry tobacco.

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F. Prefect Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
F. Prefect (24)
★★★★
Strong Very Strong Very Full Very Pleasant

Once in a while you run across a blend that all it takes is one bowl, and you either give the balance of the tin to any unsuspecting person in the vicinity, or you will never be without an extra tin or two in your tobacco cellar. 369 Blue is one of them.

I wish I could describe the the taste (of the casing) better, but I can safely say I have never smelled or tasted anything quite like it. And strangely, this tobacco tastes very much like it smells. The Virginia I can detect through the casing, but not the Perique.

I don't expect many will find this blend to be an "all day" smoke, primarily due to the price, but it's a fine blend if you're looking for something a little different for special occasions.

F. Prefect

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DUPE.1512 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DUPE.1512 (196)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Extra Strong Overwhelming Pleasant to Tolerable

Potpourri anyone? I can't believe they waste such beautiful tins on this nastyness. Better off used as a bathroom or car freshener.

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pocket Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pocket (27)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Still laughing about Pipestud's review - especially about the potpourri - I think this is a tobacco to smoke when you are in the mood for something completely different. I think it is a good tobacco, does not bite and goes to grey ashes. Now and then I smoke this tobacco, my wife loves the smell of it in the room. It is very sweet and it tastes like it smells. For aromatic lovers a must-try I think.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1005)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Extra Strong Overwhelming Pleasant

Good grief! And here I thought I had gone and bought myself a tin of tobacco. Instead, I wound up with 50 grams of potpourri that would be better suited tied up into one of those dainty lace potpourri bags that women stick in their underwear drawer.

What really ticked me off is the way Solani bamboozled me. The tin looked so elegant that I thought surely only quality pipe tobacco was tucked neatly away inside.

When I popped the tin and the odor emanating from within reached my sniffer, my first thought turned out to be the correct one - I've been screwed!

Save your money folks. This sweet petunia pie is better left for your church's next bake sale.

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nowandthen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
nowandthen (2)
★★★★
Very Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

It would be nice to know what the content of each pipe tobacco is, how much nicotine, whether additives or flavorings were used. I guess if the government doesn't mandate this it's not likely to happen.

Left to speculation, then, I can only say this stuff is a good, light, flavorful smoke with a room note that people like. It doesn't make your head swim, it doesn't leave a coating in your mouth that inhibits further taste. It does smell very good, both in the tin and as a smoke.

It burns smoothly and slowly, and is very satisfying. One of my current favorites.

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RobAtHome Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RobAtHome (25)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

If you're looking for an aromatic with decent tobacco flavor, you can do worse than Solani Blue. I'm normally not an aromatic smoker, but I can enjoy a bowl of this on occassion when I'm around company or need to "freshen up" the smoking room.

This blend is heavily cased, but still manages to burn well. There is a substantial helping of Virginia tobacco here, so it does have the potential to bite. Flavor is a decent mix of sweet Virginia and cavendish as well as nutty burley, with a slight touch of Perique fruitness. (The normal spiciness of Perique is absent, however, leading me to wonder if the tobacco was cased with "Perique Juice").

Room aroma is vanilla and fruity, and is definitely tolerable to all but the most rabid of non-smokers. I also detect a "coconut" type smell/flavor as well. The aroma does come through in the taste, especially in the first half of the bowl. The aromatic components will cling to a pipe, so smoke this in a piece dedicated to aromatics.

I don't know if I'll buy any again soon, but for a tinned flavored tobacco, it's not a bad choice.

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Eulenburg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Eulenburg (193)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Strong Mild Strong

Open the round tin, and a synthetic vaho of vanilla and coconut will immediately curl your eyelashes. If you are allergic to cheap artificial parfums, be forwarned! You could choke to death.

In the can the mix looks like-totally Danish aromatic: swaths of "wild" cut Virginia, greasy-looking black cavendish, and scatological-brown burley. I see and smell no Périque: it could be part of the casing. Yikes.

This is so artificially moist that I have trouble lighting it and keeping it lit. When it finally catches on, through my burnt tongue I can taste syrupy vanilla-coconut twinky plus the underlying bitterness of the chemicals. It gets more bitter and gurgly towards the end. It left a gorgeous Becker & Musicò Dublin, silver-mounted, full of gunky Scheiße.

I can't remember when I last despised a tobacco so much.

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lustra Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lustra (170)
★☆☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

As a fan of Solani 633, I was interested to try Solani Blue as part of my unceasing efforts to find a tasty aromatic to smoke around my wife. Solani Blue is not a bad tobacco--it is well-cut and -blended, and smokes dry and cool--but for me there was too much burley bitterness dodging around in the foreground shortcake taste. Like many aromatics, it also leaves a bad aftertaste. If you are an aromatic fancier, I can recommend Blue as a quality tobacco. If you're crossing over from Virginias and English blends, I don't think you'll find the taste you're looking for.

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BronxBriar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BronxBriar (10)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Can't improve too much on that first review. I tried this at the March 2002 NY Pipe Convention and it restored my faith in aromatics. A nice cool smoke, delightful taste and aroma without being overwhemling. Fruity with that touch of perique...just magical. This will be a regular smoke during spring and summer...will have to wait to see how it fares in the fall and winter.

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Alex Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Alex (2)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Upon opening the tin, an mild aroma of VA and Perique mixed with vanilla fills the air. I'm not sure if the tobacco is actually cased with vanilla, but it sure smells and tastes like it. The ribbon cut allows for easy filling of my Peterson full bent meer, and it lights easily. The tobacco is not overly moist in the can and as such burns very nicely, not too warm, yet it does not need frequent relighting (although that could be technique. The aroma is very much vanillaish (patrons at the local pub have told me so) and it tastes much the way it smells, with a very full strong flavor. The flavor of the VA and Perique is not lost with the topping which makes for a nice all round pleasant smoke. To date Solani 369 is one of my favorites.

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