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A distinctive English mixture of Old Belt Virginias and Orientals with a heady swirl of Latakia. Full strength, though lighter than Balkan Supreme.

BrandIwan Ries
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia, Latakia
FlavoringNone
CutReady Rubbed
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable
3.0
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Robdlouisville Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Robdlouisville (10)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

I love this English Tobacco. It is a perfect strength. Excellent flavor. Smokes easily meaning easy to keep lit. Highly recommended. Family likes the room note.

Pipe Used: Straight large bowl and a Molina half bentbowl.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Iwan Ries. Chicago, Il

Similar Blends: Hand made English from a tobacconist at Smokers Haven WNY brick and mortar. Called Lord Nelson. www.smokershavenwny.com.

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RoundTwo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RoundTwo (38)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Another IRC blend to round out their offerings I believe their description says it best "A distinctive English mixture of Old Belt Virginias and Orientals with a heady swirl of Latakia. Full strength, though lighter than Balkan Supreme." In other words, Balkan Supreme Light. Recommended for those who like Latakia. I like both blends and never hesitate to smoke them when I have a supply around me.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Iwan Ries

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
★★☆☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

The IRC Proper English is one of those stronger Latakia laden blends that are fairly common. It is sometimes hard for me to find blends of this type that stand out as best of the best types and this held up with Proper English. It is one of those tobaccos that offers a heady dose of Latakia with the condiment leaf being the Virginia and light Orientals that did not add or detract from the overall presentation.

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flyrod6057 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
flyrod6057 (18)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

I picked this up at the local Tinder Box, and was understandibly cautious as to its quality; mall vendors cater to the masses, not the discerning palate. However, I was pleasantly suprised by this one. The latakia taste is complimented nicely by the sweetness of the Virginias. It's flavorful and exciting. It's good all by itself. When blended 1:1 with Latakia, it's excellent. Give this one a shot; see what you think. I'm pretty pleased with the quality of this one and plan to keep it in the rotation. Three plus stars.

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constantsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
constantsmoker (65)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend may well be the private label version of Stokkebye's product of the same name. While I am certainly no expert, the characteristics of this blend are virtually identical to the Stokkebye blend, IMHO. A very good, enjoyable English blend for those who like their Latakia 'tamed' by flavorful Orientals. Read the reviews under the Stokkebye incarnation.

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