Reviews: 66498 Tobaccos: 5943What's NewLoginRegister
Product Image


Named after Portland,Oregon- The City of Roses.This is a natural aromatic comprised of red Burley, Virginia, and sweet Turkish. An all day Naturally aromatic smoke.

Blended BySteven Books-but no longer w/ Rich's
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Product Image
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

Favorite Of 1 Users

3 reviews
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Sort By
Please login to review this blend.
clanobucklin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
clanobucklin (90)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I bought some of this after Stephen Books left and absolutely loved it.

I would label this as a Natural Aromatic as it smokes semi sweet and is very well balanced.

All the tobaccos meld well and what one ends up smoking is a very pleasant tobacco tasting blend that is good any time of day.

On the flip side I tried HoC Wild Rose with the idea that would be the same thing - which it turned out to be a pale imitation and quite disappointing.

Pipe Used: Don Warren Maple Billiard

Age When Smoked: 2 Years

Purchased From: Rich's

Nobody has rated this review yet.

Ryepipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ryepipe (19)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

Good is the enemy of excellent and this is excellent. Steven Brooks must have studied with Merlin. Most compelling about this blend is the balance of it all. There is no 'forward' element that I seek out, it is all there melded into one delicious puff at a time. It is 'naturally' sweet tasting, walnutty and no bite. From the first light to the bottom of any bowl, Kirsten, normally aspirated briar, cob, the experience is somehow consistent and I would say the reason why I smoke a is a quiet joy. If there is a downside it is that it sooooo spendy as they say in that neighborhood, but you're worth it....right?

Nobody has rated this review yet.

thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

It seems the only guy who reviews Rich's tobaccos is me! I live in Chicago and they are in Portland, Oregon. Go figure. Anyway, This is a really unique blend. Unique in the sense it has all the properties of both a non aromatic and an aromatic tobacco. It is very rich in flavor and smells quite pleasant, yet has almost no casing or sweeteners added to it . The blend is reminiscent of a very high grade Half and Half with some excellent sweet Turkish added to it.It appears that the Turkish is slightly cased. I know that sounds strange but really, it's true. This would be a more non aromatic version of their Sweet Oriental Blend. Some might detect a slight cigar like note in the flavor. A must try for those who hanker for blends from yesteryear. 3 of 4 stars!

Nobody has rated this review yet.