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Light brown, rich, oily, medium thin leaves. Blend #00 is entirely White Highland burley. Leafy and unflavored, this blend is great for a simple smoke or at home blending.

Notes: Cut is a ready rubbed ribbon.

BrandUhle's
Blended ByJack Uhle
Manufactured ByUhle's
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging1.5 oz bag, 7 oz bag, 14 oz bag
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2254)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

The burleys sport a mild toasty dryness, along with a bit of nuttiness, a fair amount of earth, a little wood, and hint of dry sharpness. The small amount of sweetness of burley gets a slight upward nudge from a topping to smooth out the experience. The strength is just past the center of mild to medium, and taste level barely reaches medium. The nic-hit is a step past the mild mark. Won’t bite, but has a sliver of roughness. Burns cool, clean, and a tad slow with a very consistent, lightly sweet, lightly savory flavor from beginning to end. Leaves very little moisture in the bowl, and has a very pleasing after taste. Needs a average number of relights. It doesn't have a cigarette or an ashy taste at all. It can be an all day smoke if you choose or a mixer, too.

-JimInks

12 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (346)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I was really impressed with this from the first bowl. This is a solid burley smoke that is mild and tasty. I am not getting complex notes or subtle flavors. I am getting tobacco, and it is very satisfying.

If you need a fancier review, I will direct you to DK or JimInks.

I have smoked up about 6 oz of this so far. It is just a great burley smoke that you have to try if you a fan of this type of tobacco. It is up there with Aged Burley Flake, and it comes at a better price point.

9 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1826)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Simply stated; the best pure Burley I've ever smoked, period. This is remarkable weed that is cool, biteless, a tad sweet and has a little punch to it. Nothing like many of the Burley blends on your local drug store's shelf. Additionally, this one does not grow bitter near the bottom of the bowl. Instead, the strength picks up a bit and once all leaf is consumed, leaves your palate feeling refreshed and satisfied.

An all-day smoke and new discovery for this long-time pipe puffing cowboy. If you enjoy Burley tobacco with no extras, please give Uhle's 00 a try.

9 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (858)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Like Uhle's Perfection Plug Burley, I would hesitate to call this one a "pure" burley. There is a definite sweetening agent included as a topping - very light but very noticeable. Aside from various OTC's, the only really pure uncased burley I've ever smoked is C&D's Burley Straight. This one is not as "pure" as that one, but is the better for it. The cut here is a string cut (but not shag) as opposed to the plug of the C&D (and Perfection Plug).

This is probably the best tasting burley out there, to my tastebuds. The topping adds to the mix, and there is even a smidge of complexity to this one! I'm not used to that with tobaccos that are all burley. But complexity is not the point here... flavor is, and this one has all the flavor you could want. I can imagine non-burleyphiles enjoying this one, as it has a kind of Virginia tobacco feel. The taste is more robust than VA but the added sweetener helps level the playing field.

If you love Grape Nuts cereal, go with the C&D above. If you like a hint of sugar on your Grape Nuts and you like to add a nice bagel or toast with the meal, go with this one.

8 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (508)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

A fantastic burley. If I were requested for a good burley in ribbon form, I would no doubt recommend this blend. The only burley that has exceeded this to my tastes is Solani's ABF. But the two are so dissimilar that there is room for both in a cellar.

It is earthy and it is nutty sweet, but not too sweet. It burns well and also mixes well to tone down some overly sweet aromatics. there is not too much more that I can add to this. Buy some.

6 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This "00 Burley" has changed my mind about straight Burley tobacco as this offering from Uhle's is simply outstanding! I only keep a couple of different Burley tobacco's in the cellar and this one goes to the top of the taste chart. Wonderful flavor, and underlying sweetness make this well cut tobacco a MUST for any Burley smoker and for those that have stayed away from Burley (like me!), "00" is a reason to come back for another try. IMHO its the champaign of Burley! Highly recommended!

5 people found this review helpful.

The Right Reverend Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Right Reverend (36)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Despite the warning a few posts below... I'm primarily a smoker of English blends because I have a very dull sense of taste, but I wanted to try this out, never having smoked a straight burley, why not go to the top of heap right away.

It was a very cool smoke and had a light flavor of, I don't know hard to id, something like sweet, green, and almost a fragrance, perfume note... Not unpleasant at all. I did not detect any cigarette taste or smell. The room note was better than my english blends (according to my wife).

I liked it, and will put it into my rotation. It left no bite and I could see smoking this all day. Because of its clean and simple taste I think I will use it as like a palate cleanser between the heavier stuff I like.

If you have not tried this, it is worth a go.

4 people found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

If you love plain Burley, you really must give this a try.

This is the plainest tobacco I have ever smoked. However, this doesn't detract from my enjoyment.

This is very gently sweetened (maybe with corn syrup), and like its stablemate Perfection Plug, has a buttery smoothness to it.

The flavor profile is more grassy, toasty and herbal than nutty like some Burley blends.

It is of course pure joy in a cob.

Uhle's makes really fine stuff, and I love the old school Americana blends.

Their like is slowly dwindling, so support them if you can!

3 people found this review helpful.

chgo.piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
chgo.piper (37)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

I've smoked many burleys, and though I keep a lot of Solani ABF on hand, Blend 00 is the best ribbon-cut burley I've ever had the pleasure of stuffing my pipe with.. Starts out with grassy notes and then toward middle-bowl, you'll get very slight hints of sweet spice... A pleasurable and satisfying smoke.

2 people found this review helpful.

oldermanpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldermanpipe (20)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Before opining on Blend 00, I just want to echo what everyone else has said about the customer service at Uhle's. I have been dealing with them, off and on, since 1981, and NEVER have I had a moment's dissatisfaction. Just great people, in all respects.

Now, to the tobacco. For some reason, I had never tried this blend by itself, and I am primarily a Burley smoker. All of what's been said in praise of its many merits is true and earned. There cannot possibly a smoother or purer Burley anywhere. And as to whether it is cased, I'd have to say it is. But the casing is probably no more than sugar water, just to take any edges off the Burley. It does not seem to alter the taste or room note. That taste is the defition of nutty. There is virtually no earthiness to it at all, and what slight cocoa notes one detects in the pouch aroma do not seem to translate into taste.

Blend 00 was not at all what I was expecting. The cut is a thick ribbon, with something close to broken flake popping up now and then. And the biggest surprise of all was the smell of Dark Fired Kentucky, faint but there, in the pouch aroma. DFK is, of course, Burley, and could therefore be in a blend proclaimed to be 100% Burley. But Jeff Steinbock, president of Uhle's, denied it's in the mix, and I believe him. Still, it was interesting.

Taste is subjective, and despite its superb quality, Uhle's 00 just doesn't do it for me. It's flavors are not the ones I seek in a Burley. Uhle's Crushed White Burley is far more to my liking. Here in Kentucky, we're proud of our Burley and our Bourbon, and the two make a great combination. But just as some Bourbons are well-beyond my wallet, Uhle's tobaccos are stratosherically priced. As a group, that's the only fault I can find with them.

Pipe Used: Cobs

Age When Smoked: ????

Purchased From: Uhle's

Similar Blends: Not really anything. Some vague likeness to Prince Albert.

1 person found this review helpful.

DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (212)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

An outstanding ready-rubbed straight burley from the gentlemen at Uhle’s. Blend 00 is a wholesome, daily smoke kind of tobacco with a subtle sweetness and a faint toasted oat-like flavor. I taste a delicate topping on this, perhaps a light dressing of honey or maybe even maple or brown sugar. When packed as is and not dried or rubbed out any further, Blend 00 burns slow, stays lit and produces very little moisture but a good volume of smoke. The finish is clean and leaves a gentle, somewhat grassy taste on the palate. The room note is sweet and pleasant. Surely there’s an awful lot to like about this modest offering. I am somewhat fussy about straight burley blends and for the most part there are only a handful that I smoke with any regularity. I must admit that when I first tried Blend 00 I didn’t get it; my tastes have changed over the last couple years and now I do. No doubt, this is very good burley leaf.

1 person found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (230)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I started pipe smoking in 1978 and after all this time I would say I generally gravitate toward a good burley smoke. I've enjoyed Uhle's Cut Plug Burley in the past and recently ordered their Blend 00. No aroma detected from the pouch nor taste from the pre draw light once I filled a bowl. No issues with lighting or keeping it lit. No chemical taste either. A nice comforting smoke, mildly sweet (perhaps only sugar water used here), and an old timey room note. Other than a slight nip to the tongue, there was no bite per se, and similar to their cut plug burley. This is a set it and forget it type of smoke. Would a tad of flavor (cocoa or molasses) improve it? Perhaps, but this is very good as is. With a pure tobacco presence and nicotene that is not over the top, it is a nice codger burley and way better than the likes of Lane Ltd RR, Sir Walter Raleigh, etc. An all day, every day smoke for sure, and If you like burley, a solid winner. 5 stars.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Featherweight half bent Dublin

Age When Smoked: Fresh from pouch.

Purchased From: Uhles

1 person found this review helpful.

brashboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
brashboy (84)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I pretty much reiterate Pipestud's review. This may well be the best Burley I've smoked, too, and I agree that it is far beyond any drugstore Burley -- and I've tried just about all of them. And Jack, I am a Burley man. It doesn't bite (and good Burley never should), doesn't get bitter and smokes nice n' cool. It is medium in strength, maybe a little more than that. There is a sweetness I can't quite put my finger on, with chocolatey hints that come and go. Each bowl seems to get better as I smoke it, and the aftertaste is great. Wow.

If you have not encountered Uhle tobaccos, git yoself to their website and start ordering. They make remarkable tobaccos and are wizards with VA and Burley. If you like Burley, you gotta try 00. If you do not like Burley, here is the ultimate taste test.

An all-day smoke and new discovery for this long-time pipe puffing cowboy. If you enjoy Burley tobacco with no extras, please give Uhle's 00 a try.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28484)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Like burley? Need an everday/all day smoke? This could be it. This particular burley is well-rounded and smokes easily. There is no cigarette taste, but it does have quite a light and almost sweet nuttiness to it.

They sell their tobaccos at Uhle's pre-packaged into 3.5 and 7oz. bags, and the moisture level for this one is just right, although drying it out or packing it an hour ahead of time isn't a bad option.

I have found this one works best for me in a cob, but doesn't lose anything in translation if you go to a briar.

Full disclosure...I love burleys, good ones, anyway, and this one is as fine as you'll find straight up. Be wary of any review on this site that starts off with "I smoke predominately English blends, but I gave this one a try..." If you don't like burley, then stay away and don't knock it. For those that enjoy it, pack a bowl.

1 person found this review helpful.

Taste Buds Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taste Buds (62)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

This is the burley against which all others must be judged. It is the pinnacle of it's genre. Smooth and delicious with a slight natural sweetness. No bitterness from start to finish. Very satisfying and lively. Cool and refreshing. All confirmed pipesters should try this gem at least once. I applaud Uhle's, for maintaining a quality that is becoming harder to find in today's world. Please support their efforts.

1 person found this review helpful.

grimpeur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
grimpeur (84)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I'll gloss over most of what I've tried (or re-tried), I've been very happy with the Stokkebye Cube Cut and pleasantly surprised by Prince Albert. Then I came across a sealed bag of Uhle's OO that I had set aside some time ago.

I can't remember what I paid for the 14oz. bag, I recall it was quite inexpensive, less than the drugstore name-brands, more than the "Super Value" types.

To come to the point. Uhle's OO is a superb medium strength, medium tasting burley tobacco. It looks like PA, tastes quite a bit like PA, with the addition of a very slight cigar note, like Carter Hall perhaps? But better, so much better. Very natural, and no gooey fingers before or after a smoke...something that's always turned me off. This is the kind of product one can get when it's produced by a handful of people who care about what they do. At the moment it's not listed on the Uhle's web site, but I'd bet it's still available; do give it a try.

1 person found this review helpful.

WolfmanSam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WolfmanSam (33)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Uhle’s 00

This review is based on multiple bowls smoked over the prior 10 days. The tobacco is from a fresh 7 ounce bag.

The long stringy ribbons need time to dry before they can be packed. I try to use a light hand when packing in order to avoid clogging the draft hole. Sometimes I’ll tear the ribbons into smaller pieces as an additional precaution. Nothing ruins my day more than a clogged draft hole.

Upon lighting, I sense nutty burley, some wood and fresh earth . I also note a pleasant non-chemical sweetness. The taste is consistent from start to finish.

It’s mild in body and taste. The nicotine level is barley greater than mild. It burns at a moderate pace, it doesn’t bite, nor is it harsh. It smokes well in cobs and briars, though I prefer it best in a cob.

00 is an uncomplicated, yet flavorful burley. It’s smooth enough to appeal to the ‘new comer’. It also has that special appeal that will be appreciated by veteran codgers.

Pipe Used: Various briars and cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Uhle’s

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Tabak Trak Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tabak Trak (78)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

All righty, then! Some say this Burley is mildly flavored, some say there is no flavoring detected. I don't know for sure but am going to choose the extremely mild choice. This double ought has an ever so slight sweetness about it that caught my attention, regardless. I wouldn't have guessed a burley could taste this sweet without a light flavoring. I haven't really tried that many burleys in a few years. The Pipestud recommended this to me & I'm glad he did. I love it & it can be an all day smoke for me. It takes a good while to finally dry enough to stoke a bowl. After a few tokes, I noticed It doesn't bite & has a good burn rate & produces little moisture when properly prepared. This will be a mainstay in my rotation.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the experienced pipers on this site that have helped me to obtain some of the best tobaccos I've ever smoked. I never even knew there was such a thing as Balkan Sobranie OM, Royal Yacht, Bells Three Nuns, etc., until around ten years ago. I only knew of drug store/grocery blends or the Tinder Box blends in the big glass jars, you see. Somehow, I stumbled upon Pipestud's website while surfing one evening & things started happening... he became my mentor in the hobby. Then I joined TR & began shopping for tinned tobaccos online. Where have I been all my life? I love this hobby & it helped me kick the cigarette habit. I prefer the stronger blends, have an occasional strong, Cuban seed, Dominican cigar, smoke outside or under a vent & don't inhale anything. Life is good!

Pipe Used: Vintage Meerschaum & Cavicchi (C) Dublin

Age When Smoked: Fresh Pouch

Purchased From: Uhle's

Similar Blends: A unique Burley blend..

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28484)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

All righty, then! Some say this Burley is mildly flavored, some say there is no flavoring detected. I don't know for sure... not a well trained palate, you see & basically still a novice piper but am going to use the extremely mild choice. This double ought has an ever so slight sweetness about it that caught my attention, regardless. I wouldn't have guessed a burley could taste this sweet without a light flavoring but what do I know?... haven't really tried that many burleys in a few years. The Pipestud recommended this to me & I'm glad he did... I love it & it can be an all day smoke for sure. It takes a good while to finally dry enough to stoke a bowl. After a few tokes, I set my pipe down, let it cool & then came back about twenty minutes later & it was even better. It doesn't bite & has a good burn rate & produces little moisture when properly prepared. This will be a mainstay in my rotation.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the experienced pipers on this site that have helped me to obtain some of the best tobaccos I've ever smoked. I never even knew there was such a thing as Balkan Sobranie OM, Royal Yacht, Bells Three Nuns, etc., until around ten years ago. I only knew of drug store/grocery blends or the Tinder Box blends in the big glass jars, you see. Somehow, I stumbled upon Pipestud's website while surfing one evening & things started happening... he became my mentor in the hobby. Then I joined TR & began shopping for tinned tobaccos online. Where have I been all my life? I love this hobby & it helped me kick the cigarette habit. I prefer the stronger blends, have an occasional strong, Cuban seed, Dominican cigar, smoke outside or under a vent & don't inhale anything. Life is good!

Pipe Used: Vintage Meerschaum Size 2 billiard.

Age When Smoked: Fresh Pouch

Purchased From: Uhle's

Similar Blends: I haven't smoked enough burleys lately to make a comparison..

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pauliepipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pauliepipes (6)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I found this to be very pleasing. Perfect moisture level. It provides a nice sweetness on my pallet. It burns well and never bites. This is probably one of the best burleys I have ever smoked. I will buy a 14 oz. bag on my next purchase. Love this tobacco! The flavor profinle is nutty and chocolately. How can you beat that.

Pipe Used: various briars

Age When Smoked: Newly purchased

Purchased From: Uhles

Similar Blends: I cannot compare to any other burley I've smoked. Just wonderful!.

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Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (150)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Uhle's 00 presents as a mixture of light and medium brown ribbon. Jar note is semi-sweet and bready with no chemical or otherwise unnatural, non-tobacco notes. Double Aught arrives at optimal moisture level, takes a match well, and burns very cool and clean. The charring light brings a very brief waft of cotton candy sugar, which quickly settles down into an incredibly smooth burley balance of lightly salted nut, brown sugar and parchment. There is an underlying breadiness to this blend and a very nice balance of sugar, basswood, parchment and nut. Flavored are consistent down to the bottom of the bowl. 00 if off the charts in smokability for a burley blend: smooth with no bite, and an exceptionally cool, clean burn. There is a very small amount of natural flavoring agent applied here, with subtle hints of maple, brown sugar and perhaps a tiny pinch of aniseed.

This is a truly superior burley blend, on the sweet side of the genre, but as smooth and naturally flavored as one could desire. As a lover of the few great burley blends out there, I am very fortunate to have discovered it.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28484)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I concur with Pipestud, this is the best burley I have smoked. It is smooth without bitterness at the end of a bowl. Burns clean and dry and has a slight sweetness to my taste. Definitely an all day smoke and will not offend those around you. Plus Uhle's is just a top notch bunch of people.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28484)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

This is really excellent. Now that Affordable Pipes has quit the blending business and there will be no more Blue Grass Melody, this is a worthwhile substitute. One of the finest burleys I've had, without the slight flavoring of Perfection Plug which I've actually grown very fond of, but absolutely perfect in its own way...

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