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A medium bodied blend, developed to be smooth and flavorful, with no bitter taste on the palate. This satisfying blend of flue-cured Gold Leaf, air-cured Burley and Oriental tobaccos tastes great. A Combination of Flue-cured, Burley and Oriental Tobaccos.

Notes: D&R means Daughters & Ryan Tobacco Inc.

BrandD & R Tobacco
Blended ByMark Ryan
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging40g tin, 3.5oz tub, 14oz bag
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Tolerable
2.0
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1051)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The flue-cured Virginia is grassy and mildly sweet with a touch of citrus. The burley is a little toasty, nutty, but has very little sweetness. The Oriental is slightly floral and woody in a supporting role. A thin ribbon cut that burns fairly quickly, this needs to be sipped to avoid harshness, and provide a smooth smoke. Leaves no moisture and has a mild to medium nic-hit. Has no casing or topping. I recommend a little hydration as the tobacco is very dry, which will enhance the flavors a bit. An all day smoke that wears well in repeat performances.

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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (384)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

This one has some value. The Virginias give a sweet note. The Burley some earth and a little more sweetness. The Orientals a mild touch of butter. The only thing dragging this down is the dryness. This one might be worth the effort to re-hydrate. It's hot but manageable.

Mild to medium in body and flavor. Needless to say it burns well and quick.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, MM Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh??? bulk

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

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"JY" Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
"JY" (8)
★☆☆☆
Medium to Strong Very Mild Mild Tolerable

D&R (Daughters and Ryan) Vengeur Pipe Tobacco

Reviewing as RYO (Roll Your Own), MYO (Make Your Own), SYO (Suff Your Own) cigarette tobacco. Stunned by this one, must of got a bad bag. My finding are contrary to everything I researched. To me, does not fit the description at all. First couple puffs detect sweetness, with a little honeysuckle, then acidity takes over, total hot astrigency towards end of smoke. Aftertaste lingers on the back of my tounge, can't smoke two in a row or ruins the taste of smoking anything else. What is up, "no bitter taste on palate"? Suppose to be a balanced blend, all I get is sour. Hate to ding a reputable mfg or the merchant, but I can not smoke this anymore.

Edited 4/1/12 Sampled another bag, none of the enduring nasty sensation on the back of my tongue. More deeper honey/floral/a little roasted chestnut flavor. A bit much aftertaste for mass consumption. This bag would rate two stars. Based on inconsistancy, still a zero to one star overall.

Edited 5/7/12 Sampled third bag, more like the second bag. A little less floral, more apricot in flavor. Notice some throat harshness. Assuming the first bag was defective, two stars for the last two bags.

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