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John's most popular blend. A combination of burleys give this a nutty and slightly sweet taste with a wonderful room note. Best smoked in a corn cob pipe.

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BrandJohn Patton
Blended ByJohn Patton / Rich Gottlieb
Manufactured By4noggins
Blend TypeBurley Based
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Very Mild
Mild, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

The chocolate notes are very much Prince Albert-like, except it's a deeper, richer taste. The burleys' molasses sweetness seems more Carter Hall-like with a little nuttiness that you'd expect from a burley mixture. The molasses is mild, but always noticeable. I suspect a little deer tongue may be present as well. Easy to pack, easy to keep lit, burns evenly and consistently to the very end with no goop, and no chemical notes. It won't bite even if pushed. If you like Solani's Aged Burley Flake, you will find this a very nice change, and I could see switching from one to the other just to keep your burley smoking life interesting. I'd say there is a little resemblance in the burley profile to several Uhle's and P&W blends, though none quite have the burley-chocolate taste that this has. The after taste pleasantly lingers and the room note is very pleasing. Three and a half stars.

12 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (326)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

The cut is a slightly irregular short ribbon, and the colors are dark and light browns. The pouch note is slightly sweet with chocolate tendencies.

This is a basic mild burly, and it is a great smoke. It is slightly sweet and nutty. It is am easy smoke and is a tasty thing to smoke that does not require much attention. I never got an ashy or bitter taste even at the bottom of the bowl.

This is a smoke in the same camp as Uhle's Blend 00 or PS Pressed burley. It is easy to recommend to anyone who wants a step up from the OTC burley blends.

5 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (492)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I found this blend to be a complete disappointment. This is a surprise for me as I consider Storm Front a favorite and have enjoyed all the other Patton blends. John Patton is known for burley and because this is primarily a burley blend I was ready to be blown away.

What I got was a crappy aromatic. Yes, that is what this blend is to me. It should not be considered a burley at all IMO. I am surprised by those who compare this to the Burleys offered by Uhles. While those blends do have a topping, they are lightly applied to accentuate the natural flavor of the burley. MC is heavily topped with some raunchy chocolate topping that has a artificial chemical after taste that overwhelms the burley.

There are some reviewers who say that this is a combination of a few store bought tobaccos. If so, I have done better blending on my own by combining Carter Hall with heavily topped aros. Hell, I would rather smoke half captain black white mixed with Carter Hall.

It is with complete honesty that I give this one star. At $43 a pound bulk, it is also way overpriced for a crappy aro. If you want burley, buy a tub of Carter Hall or SWR and enjoy a better smoke while you are saving money. Or simply buy a pound of Mac Baren Golden Extra for $38 at SP.

Purchased From: 4 Noggins

3 people found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

For a burley smoker this is a wonderful blend. It is mild, biteless, has lots of taste and has the old fashion burley aroma and flavor. It is not complex, it is not fancy, but it is a good blend. It is an all day type of blend that satisfies. It is of course burley with a flavoring reminding me of chocolate but not powerfully so. It is great in a cob. It comes at the perfect moisture level. It is an all brown tobacco, and the pouch aroma is burley with a sweet aroma. It packs easy, it lites on the first light and it gives a nice mild smooth flavor to the smoker. It smoked all the way doen to a grey ash without having to relight and burns a little slower than some of John's other blends. If your looking for complex, this is not it, if you want a good all day blend, this is it.

3 people found this review helpful.

oldermanpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldermanpipe (13)
Extremely Mild Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

I am afraid I'm about to look a gift horse in the mouth.

Rich graciously included a sample of this with my last order. I was delighted to get it, based upon it's description and all the effusive reviews here. But then, I smoked it.

I can only direct you to Zone Smoke's review below. I couldn't taste the Carter Hall, but I COULD taste the Walgreens Burley, which is anything but a pleasant taste to me.

This was a nothing smoke. Really, there isn't anything terribly WRONG with it, but neither is there anything terribly right.

Pipe Used: MM Washington MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: 4Noggins

Similar Blends: Walgreens Burley.

2 people found this review helpful.

easterngray Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
easterngray (11)
Mild Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

A fantastic "OTC" style codger blend; sweet, nutty & smooth; a perfect all day blend that is extremely smooth and consistent, never bites. It has earned a place in my regular rotation; a delightful blend!

Pipe Used: Many

Age When Smoked: As new

Purchased From: 4Noggins

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1645)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

John Patton - Moe's Confetti.

As Burleys go, they don't come much better than this. Made me remember how much I enjoy a good Burley!

The pouch has a slightly aromatic note emanating from it, not one to suggest 'heavily cased', but flavoured nonetheless. As always with 4noggins, the moisture of it's perfect: slightly moist, but that's how I like it.

The smoke tastes fabulous. The Burley's rich, toasty, rustic, and nutty, and there's a very delicate top-note of added flavour: slightly chocolatey, slightly sweet, with a tiny touch of something fragrant. But, although it's notable, it isn't heavily added. The burn from Moe can't be faulted: fairly slow, cool, and independent. I don't get any tongue bite throughout a bowl, whether it's sucked or sipped.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: lovely.

A very well accomplished blend. Four stars:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: One month

Purchased From: 4noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

cakeanddottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cakeanddottle (68)
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

Well for me this is the ultimate OTC Burley. Rich, smooth codger Burley with a cocoa sweetness. Just an easygoing Burley, easy to like and for me a near perfect morning coffee smoke.

I read in one of these reviews and went to Walgreens to test the theory that this is a mix of Carter Hall and Blender's Gold Golden Burley. Boy it was close, in every aspect. I did a batch that was 1/2 Walgreens, 1/4 CH and 1/4 Prince Albert, and I would bet my paycheck that is exactly what this tobacco is. Identical in every regard. The Walgreens stuff needs a lot of drying time, and Moe's is perfect out of the mail. Add up the cost of components and add the gas you spent driving around to get them and Moe's is cheaper as well.

Patton made a couple classic codger Burleys using mundane components. You could look down your nose at this blend as a mix of three OTC Burleys, or you can see the genius of John coming up with a blend that eclipses its components. Personally I think of John like I do Bob Runowski, a great American pipeman and Burley master. This blend is a winner for Burley lovers and never, ever fails to satisfy.

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Grovesy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Grovesy (28)
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I received a sample of this with a pipe purchase recently. I am into the old codger type burleys and this blend was right up my alley. I will agree with the other reviewers that this blend has qualities of both Carter Hall and Prince Albert, but it seems like there is just a bit more there in a top note. I cant put my finger on it, but its definitely got a sweet something going on. Good blend all in all, but when I have a codger burley requirement, I will continue to reach for the Prince. Pairs with: Black coffee, early mornings, garages, yardwork

Similar Blends: Carter Hall, Prince Albert.

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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A very pleasant smoke. Sweet and earthy with mild notes of nuts and spice. The spice was an unexpected surprise. A little note of cocoa. I could smoke this all day with no problem. Nice simple blend that relaxes the mind.

Mild to medium in body and flavor. Flavoring is very mild. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, MM Diplomat Apple

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From: 4noggins

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