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A great sliced Burley, earthy, light, lovely.

Blended ByL.J. Peretti
Manufactured ByL.J. Peretti
Blend TypeBurley Based
ProductionNo longer in production
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Medium to Strong
None Detected, Extremely Mild, Very Mild
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

The slices are very earthy with a fair amount of nuttiness and some cocoa. It's not as sweet as some burley products, and even the molasses has a dry quality. There's a hint of another sweet flavor, but it's hard to say what it is, and is mitigated by a sour note here and there. Has a medium nic-hit. Burns clean and a little slow, and requires some relights. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl. Needs to be sipped as it has a few rough edges, though it doesn't bite. It's less sweet toward the finish. Not an all day smoke.

3 people found this review helpful.

Mister Moo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mister Moo (12)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Full Pleasant

I am too cheap to buy Somerset online but, if I lived near Peretti's and walked by the place every once in a while, I'd pick an ounce now and again. It's like smoked salmon - nice for an occasional Sunday breakfast but not a steady diet (unless you're a grizzly bear).

If it wasn't for Stonehaven and MacBaren's Navy Flake I wouldn't smoke much burley but Somerset, the thinnest cut flake I've ever seen, is a cut above, burley-wise. Rubbed out to a rough consistency it breaks up well enough to stuff and folded up a bit it'll fill a pipe and burn fine. There is a hint of citrus that comes in and out for me throughout the pipe; what I presume is fresh tabak has a hint of an edge that is distant from harsh but it does ask you to smoke slow or suggests a bite. I haven't had any that is aged but I expect it would soften a bit. Trapped with me in the car Mrs. Moo said it smelled quite nice but, after a week of Penzance, she might have said old kitty litter would smell nice. She is a skillful critic, however, so I rated the room note "pleasant."

I like full-bodied, medium strength smokes. This one is right there. I'd love to try some that has rested for a year or three.

3 people found this review helpful.

LV9 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LV9 (76)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

I'm amazed that this blend only has 4 reviews IMHO this one of the best burleys in the market the flake is easy to work with it comes at a perfect moisture from the store, the flavor is very earthy the nicotine level is just right. If I was incline to do so this could make it as the only burley blend I would buy.

1 person found this review helpful.