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A wonderful blend of Virginia, Burley and Black Cavendish. A unique Vanilla flavor with an awesome room note. A simple aromatic and a great all around smoke. Perfect for that comfortable and mild aromatic change.

Brand4noggins
Blended ByRich Gottlieb
Manufactured By4noggins
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringVanilla
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1608)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

The burley is very nutty with some molasses and a touch of cocoa. and is the more prominent tobacco. The Virginia is a little grassy and citrus sweet in a support role. I suspect some red Virginia is present due to the light tangy dark fruitiness. I think the black cavendish is unsweetened, which would account for some brown sugar in the background. The silky rich vanilla topping is mildly applied, and compliments the tobaccos even if it does tone them down just a little. The nic-hit is mild. A little moist out of the baggie, but doesn’t really need any dry time. Burns a little slow, cool, clean with a very smooth, consistent flavor., and easily burns to ash. Requires a few relights, but not many. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, but no goop or dottle. No chance of bite or harshness. Has a pleasant, but short lived after taste. An easy going all day mild smoke that won’t wear out its welcome.

2 people found this review helpful.

arbor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
arbor (9)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I got a free sample of this one...I was surprised by how good it was...the tobacco was nice and moist. I would try it again.

2 people found this review helpful.

SMOKETSES Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SMOKETSES (208)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

One of the samples I was granted with by “Hetfield1979”, if someone can describe 1 oz as a sample, of each tobacco he gave me. Virginia, Burley and Black Cavendish are its components. A soft vanilla aroma gives the mixture a special note. Nothing to fancy, don't get carried away, just a parenthesis between the Virginia and the Oriental, or perhaps better, a tryout I owed to make. It bites the tongue, enough. Also, after the 3/5 of the bowl it brings out a weird bitterness. The room note is particularly good (as if it could be otherwise). For sure, there are plenty superior vanilla flavored tobaccos to try.

2 people found this review helpful.

DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (183)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Another nice aromatic by Rich Gottlieb.

I received this one as a sample with a recent order. Perfect moisture, smokes a tad bit on the hot side. No bite and the flavor remains consistent even when hot. With patience and care taken to smoking it slow, you'll be rewarded with a deeper semi sweet vanilla flavor that melds nicely with that of the tobacco. This one has a bit of a richer burley foundation that comes through towards the middle of the smoke to the end. Very nice. I had to relight the pipe a tad more than usual, but altogether this is a flavorful and well behaved aromatic. In my humble opinion Rich's blends are right on par with anything I have had from the Boswell clan.

1 person found this review helpful.

supersmoke Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
supersmoke (12)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

More or less agree with every one else on this. The only aromatics I like are Richards at 4 Noggins, apart from McB vanilla, and he sent me a sample with my last order. Bit mild for me but very good.

1 person found this review helpful.

joseph Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
joseph (46)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This review is based on a small free sample I got from Rich. The description seems to be right on spot. A straightforward, nice aromatic. Three stars for aromatic lovers.

1 person found this review helpful.

Longstreet Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Longstreet (6)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

A very good sweet tobacco that burns very well. It is mild but has a good flavor. It is a good choice for a long big pipe smoke. I like it as my change of pace blend or for that long relaxing smoke. It burns well, clean and with a nice ash.

Pipe Used: Edwards Algerian briar

Age When Smoked: Fresh and aged

Purchased From: 4noggins

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Hillbilly08 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hillbilly08 (35)
★★★★
Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Very mild, pleasant if somewhat unadventurous aromatic tobacco with the usual gentle and subtle flavours typical of blends made by Rich. As for the leaf, Virginia seems to be somewhat muted, with Burley and Black Cavendish dominating. Fresh Virginia noticeable at first with flavours darkening somewhat soon and quite noticeable halfway through the bowl. The topping is only slight and it should not deter anyone not used to aromatics. Burns well straight out of the pouch. No tongue bite whatsoever, even when "pushed". Well developed fine ash, no relighting needed even the tobacco was not aired or dried first at all. Suits new pipe smokers who do not crave a nicotine hit, or non-aro smokers looking for a change of pace.

Pipe Used: Winslow (Stanwell) Rhodesian, 9mm active filter

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: 4noggins

Similar Blends: Lane 1-Q (but Otter Creek is lighter on flavouring).

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