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A premium Virginia flake, broken and ready for the pipe, with subtle natural wood-spice aroma. Strength: Medium.

BrandMastro de Paja
Blended ByKohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutBroken Flake
Packaging50g Tin
CountryDE
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Very Mild, Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant
3.0
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Denevei Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Denevei (58)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Milano is a Virginia blend with a flavoring added to give it a “ subtle natural woodspice aroma.” The addition gives the tobacco a very pleasant room aroma which brings compliments rather than scorn, and for that reason the blend has promise. The tobacco is a rubbed-out flake of golds and browns with a nice, sweet aroma, and comes at a good moisture level. The charring light is sweet, smooth, and clean. Once lit, the flavor is basically Virginia, and reminds me somehow of cigarettes. It isn't as sweet as many Virginias, and the flavor seems somehow lower, though stronger, than many. Mid-bowl and later, the flavor increases a bit, but never really goes anywhere special. The woodsy added flavor is somewhat spicy, but can't really be determined by this smoker. The presence of it doesn't really add anything. The tobacco stays lit well, isn't a huge threat for tongue bite, but never really goes anywhere. In the end, I think I'd prefer a pack of Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies. There are a lot of really exceptional Virginia blends on the market, and to me too many to spend much time smoking one that is average, which is how I'd classify this blend.

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jon39 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jon39 (10)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This is my first review on tobacco reviews but I think I've chosen a great one! What can I say,this is a hit with me as an all day smoke. Mild but flavorful. It won't have your head spinning with nicotine, but won't choke you out while racking the yard either! I like it!!

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A. Morley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
A. Morley (73)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

By gum, I can't help it. I just plain like this tobacco. While I have most often held that the British and, to a lesser extent, the Americans should be the only ones with a license to produce a Virginia blend, with Milano I have found that the Germans have proven themselves.

I have little idea of what was meant by 'woodspice aroma' and, to tell the truth, I was a bit wary. Upon lighting this pale, rubbed out flake however, I was treated to a naturally sweet and bready flavor with a slight hint of nut. It tasted like unto any number of other blonde Virginias I have had and I really could not determine how this supposed casing influenced things at all. The smell was absolutely innocuous as well, so I can't imagine any complaints or even comments while smoking this. I will also say that the Neo-Classical design of label won me over as well.

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NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (260)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

As my evaluation of tobaccos from respected pipe makers continued, I tried this German blend sold under the Mastro name. This is a fully rubbed out blend with a perfect moisture content that results in a effortless, dry smoke. However, to my taste, the claimed 'woodspice' is more than subtle and is present from start to finish with little variation in intensity. Some might enjoy this taste but I prefer a naturally sweeter VA flake for my steady smokes.

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