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This tobacco is a perfect composition of jet-black black cavendish and some sun-yellow Virginia, embedded in rose buds. Finest aroma of roses is added with a touch of caramel to caress the palate of the pipe smoker. A true smoking experience with a unique room atmosphere.

BrandRobert McConnell
Blended ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Floral Essences, Other / Misc
Packaging100 grams tin
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium to Strong, Strong, Very Strong
Very Mild, Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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Mabru Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mabru (1)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Red Roses Tra le cosiddette "aromatiche" ha un sapore piacevole caramellato e allo stesso tempo con una leggera nota di rose meno accentuata a dispetto del nome. Sicuramente un tabacco estivo per la freschezza e l'aroma leggero che lascia in bocca.La room note è piacevole L'umidità all'apertura è ottimale e la combustione è regolare senza alcun impedimento. Consigliabile ma non tra i "must".......per fumate spensierate

Pipe Used: Savinelli

Age When Smoked: 44

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renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (82)
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Red Roses ?

No, I don't think so.

It doesn't help this tobacco that I've just eaten a great lump of fudge (hand-made) before hand. So to be fair, this isn't a bad tobacco. It's just nothing special.

It looks pretty much a mundane cavendish mix with a few golden leaves (and I mean a very few). Very coarsely cut. Very dark. Nice aroma, with a hint, of............something that might well be roses, but more Debenhams perfume counter.

It looks a lot like Sunday Fantasy minus the coloured leaf. It tastes like a wishy-washy version of it too.

Burns nicely, not too many relights, which is the bugbear of so many good tobaccos and packs quite easily despite the rather rough cut.

This was only a 5g sample.

Will I be purchasing the big rack off tin ?


1 person found this review helpful.

purpleronald Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
purpleronald (16)
Mild Very Strong Very Mild Pleasant

I smoke this 'on occasion'(rare occasions) It could never be a daily smoke - and 'monthly' would be a lot! It's the sort of thing that would be very easy to bash...but it's so weird I like it! It actually has 'roses' ie. open up the tin and there are little pieces of 'rosebuds'. It smells like like roses and caramel! It's one dimensional and sweet! If you don't care for roses or caramel - you will hate this stuff! However, if once in a blue moon you want something sweet and unusual with some groovy tin art (there are 2 beautiful ladies showing cute rosebud breasts) then by all means go for it! I give it 3 stars for creativity! If I had to smoke it more than once a week...I'd probably give it only a single star. It burns well and isn't goopy. I only smoke it in a cheap butz chacom petite pipe... I dare not risk contaminating one of my good pipes! If you want less 'perfume' and a bit more complexity with at least a hint of real tobacco - try Glen Piper! They are 2nd cousins...bonded by black cavendish...

1 person found this review helpful.

CarlosGardel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CarlosGardel (14)
Mild Strong Medium Tolerable

I expected to like this tobacco, being a fan of good quality aromatics and of rose flavour in general. It turned out the opposite. I smell caramel and generic pot pourri rather than roses. The resulting smoke is sweet to sweetish. I like many McConnell’s tobaccos, but this one I’ll have to throw away.

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin to few months old.

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1429)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Robert McConnel Red Roses. Quite unsure what this will be like! Upon opening it my first impression is "oh boy, what a smell". It's a very floral smell with a good amount of sweetness in there too. This one could use some extra time to dry a touch more, I leave a bowls worth aside for a few hour. To be fair, after a short dry it takes to igniting well, and once lit it stays lit. The burn is a little to fast, leaving behind a very white ash. The flavour? Well I find it to be "quirky"! It gives off a strong flavour of the Black Cavendish, which is the more dominant tobacco flavour, the Virginia takes very much "the back seat". To be impartial, the Caramel sweetness isn't too omnipotent, actually a pleasing amount. For me it's the roses that make this a bit of an ignominy. A flavour that is far too strong, albeit not perfume like, just strong. Vitamin N ... great, my head doesn't spin nor am I left craving N. Despite it having floral additives the room note is still a very basic Cavendish/Virginia one, mind you it is not too heavy. This is a blend that I feel has been done well considering the ingredients however it is too much of a novelty for me!

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

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