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A blend of the finest grade Latakia's combined with Stoved Virginias, and a hint of Balkan. This is a heavy blend perfect for cool nights with a snifter of fine Port.

Brandpipesandcigars.com
Blended ByEric Nicolas
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia, Latakia
FlavoringNone
CutCoarse Cut
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Mild to Medium, Medium
Flavoring
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Taste
Medium to Full, Full
Room Note
Tolerable
3.3
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Professor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Professor (67)
★★★☆
Mild Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

I have been smoking Old Lodge for probably a year. It is a velvety blend that is smooth and smoky with a hint of plum (i.e., raisin). While seemingly contradictory, the flavour is rich yet rather subdued. This is another solid choice from Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe (PipesandCigars.com) in Albany, New York (USA). This is a very dark weed with chucks of Latakia flake and a medium percentage of Virginia to add some colour. Old Lodge stays a bit moist leading me to believe that there is something added that probably contributes to that plum nuance. Still, this is a good choice recommended for those who enjoy English/Balkan blends as I do.

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CrazyWolf Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CrazyWolf (3)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

A solid smoke as rich & full as it is simple. Ordered 2 lbs on a hunch. Got a very tasty cool burning all day everyday quality tabac @ a great price. No bite no gurgle no bitter or blandness, just a consistently good smoke. If you like a strong simple pipester friendly smoke this is a must have. Can't wait to see how mosquitoes tolerate it during the upcoming spring bluegill run! Great name by the way!

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DoctorThoss Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DoctorThoss (141)
★★☆☆
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

This stuff wasn't particularly bad or good -- a middle of the road mixture that very heavy on the latakia. The bag note (it's bulk) and flavor has the familiar aroma of "ketchup" I normally associate with McClellands. The burning characteristics are average. I enjoyed it, but not enough to buy more.

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tramroad28 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tramroad28 (26)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Very nice latakia note...a trifle thick cut and needs a good rubbing. A bit slow to take fire.

No bite, etc. as with all such blends. Thankfully, I detect no burnt raisen or bruised plum silliness in the proceedings.

Just a nice slow-smoking tolerant latakia English-type. A bit of experience with preparing to load and loading would go far to reducing the few nagging comments.

Love the name, by the way. Quite appropos.

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SApipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SApipe (31)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is another very smoky blend from Habana. The tobacco is very dark roasted and coarse in texture. It has a very strong smoked aroma out of the package. It does require some rubbing out though, in order to keep it lit and minimize the tamping. Once lit, it burns very slow and cool and all the way to the bottom. Its loaded with latakia flavor all the way thru the pipe and the price is very nice as well. Probably not an all day smoke, but excellent for the fireside or campsite. A little too much latakia for my tastes.......I'll give it 3-stars.

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jlinge Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jlinge (17)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

A delightful blend with a lovely, smoky package aroma, the blend contains significant quantities of latakia in a coarse mixture that offers a slow burning smoke that can sometimes get a trifle hot towards the bottom of the bowl. There is also a slight sweetness (plum-like)to the nose that rapidly diminishes as the mixture is smoked, but the latakia character is constant. The price is very competitive and it has become my preferred choice for a smoke throughout the day.

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mcowbell Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mcowbell (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is my go-to smoke. I'm pretty sure that it is McClelland 2030 and 2035 along with an additional smidge of this or that. It has a lovely combination of smokey-sweet, with the sweet being of a fermented BBQ sauce type, not the candy-fruit type. It is a wonderful combination that reminds by-standers of a summer grill. The ribbon cut works great with the broken flakes (2035); lighting is easy, but the flakes slow things down for a smoke slightly longer in duration than usual. Good smoke density and volume. If allowed to dry-out, the broken flakes become very stiff, making the pack a problem (sometimes even with a rub-out). But I can't complain. I can always count on Old Lodge to offer some level of satisfaction any time of day.

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dualkarnain Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dualkarnain (74)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Full Tolerable

This dark Latakia-brimming mixture receives a solid recommendation from me.

While the Professor detects a plum flavoring I taste something akin to sweet Cavendish in there somewhere. It makes the blend a tad wet but the ash burns white.

The oriental flavors seemlessly blend into the heavy dose of Lat.

Images evoked include burning legions marching across a scorched wasteland newly-conquered - stopping to loot and drink with relieved infernal merriment.

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alchemyhunter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
alchemyhunter (9)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

I must say that this is the best english blend I have tried. The pouch aroma is like that of a dying campfire. Nice and dry right from Habana. Heavy smokey scent of latakia with what appears to be cube cut burly. Packs well, lights well, and burns greats....all the way to the bottom. No gurgle with plenty of salt and pepper ash. My wife actually likes this one, outside of course. She says it reminds her of camp at Saranac Lake. The flavor is simple and deep with no bite. I smoke a lot of aromatics, but I must say that the only two non-aromatics to make it into my regular rotation is Ten to Midnight and Old Lodge. Pipework and Wilke know there aromatics...but Habana will have a stranglehold on the english market, that is if they dont already. Way to go and keep up the great products.

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