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Notes: No Longer Produced

BrandVon Eicken
Blended ByVon Eicken
Blend TypeUnknown
Contents
FlavoringNone
CutBroken Flake
Packaging50g Tin
CountryDE
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected, Medium to Strong
Taste
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
3.0
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1451)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

This one passed into my hands when I did a big tobacco swap with a friend from across the pond several years ago. Man, is this ever delicious. I'd call it a true shag cut. When you pop the tin and the aroma hits the nose, you know you've got a whole lot more on your hands than just your ordinary pipe tobacco.

I am not sure how long this has been out of production, but the years of sitting in the tin has really made it sing. Rich Virginia leaf complimented by Orientals and a dash of Latakia combine to make the old pipe hum!

1 person found this review helpful.

DrDNA Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrDNA (58)
★★☆☆
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Notes: Amongst some of my older tins, which I dip into from time to time. This one is no longer made, but you may see one for sale occasionally. I find it is pretty even in all sizes and shapes of pipes.

Appearance: Black and gold and brown extremely thin cut ribbon, almost a cigarette cut, rubbed out, shining with crystals.

Aroma: Ripe black cherries! Fig, grape juice, honey. A moderately cased blend.

Taste: Black cherries! Vanilla-cherry cream soda, fig, smoke, honey, stewed plums, baked bread, hints of sour-sweet flavor. A fairly monochromatic blend.

Comparisons: Lacks the complexity of Von Eicken's Three Stars, similar to Murray's Erinmore Flake, but much lighter. A bit like Imperial's St. Bruno sans the sour-smoky flavor.

Bottom Line: Not produced any more, of course. This blend is one for fans of cased and cavendished tobacco who seek a medium to full-bodied smoke. For those who enjoy Erinmore Flake, but want something a bit lighter-bodied.

1 person found this review helpful.