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Four Virginias make up over 90% of this blend, with just an accent of White Burley. The result is a sweet and robust smoke that is a pleasure to DGT, and has a wonderful aftertaste.

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BrandJohn Patton
Blended ByRich Gottlieb
Manufactured By4noggins
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2133)
Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

You will only like this tobacco if you buy it because you enjoy light blends. The manufacturer claims this is a robust smoke. It isn't. It's very light in flavor and strength. The burley is slightly noticeable, and adds a very light nutty, molasses taste. The grassy, citrus sweet Virginias are extremely mild, and occasionally, there's a pinch of earth from them and the burley. A few flavors wax and wane as you smoke it, so I can't say it's one dimensional. Has a very mild nic-hit. It's a very subtle, gentle tasting mixture that burns at a moderate pace, cool, clean and very smooth. No chance of bite or harshness, and requires few relights. Leaves just a little dampness in the bowl. The after taste is as gentle as the experience. An all day smoke, though it lacks enough depth to rate it higher. This is really more of a beginners smoke or a change of pace from heavier blends.

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Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (1280)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

When I look at the Virginia/Burley blends that rate well on this site, they're almost all very Burley-forward or knee deep in dark fired Kentucky. This is not that smoke.

Virginia Squire is a Virginia, with a touch of Burley in it to provide body. Ribbon cut with a few little nuggets of compressed leaf mixed throughout, it packs and smokes cool and easy. The added Burley gives just enough backbone to what tastes like more yellow than red Virginias.

Taken for what it is, it's an excellent smoke. The flavors are delicate, and won't in any way resemble Mac Baren's Navy Flake. Think in the direction of a more natural Dunhill Ultra Mild.

Age When Smoked: fresh

1 person found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Some decent Virginias with not enough Burley for my taste. The Burley makes a weak showing toward the end. If you're a real Virginia fan you'll probably like this one. Nothing here stands out for me.

Mild to medium in body and flavor. Burns well.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, MM Diplomat Apple

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From: 4noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

Nurse_Maduro Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nurse_Maduro (27)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

What a treat this is. I'm discovering that I'm a fan of Virginias, and this one is no exception. The added White Burley really adds some depth of flavor and increases the strength a bit over Patton's Quadruple Virginia blend. Little to no bite at all, and a pleasant smoke any time of day. Of the four blends I've tried thus far by John Patton, this one is my favorite.

1 person found this review helpful.

John Q Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
John Q (6)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

This is a Virginia blend in which has a good taste and burns nicely. I had filled a morning pipe and enjoyed this, I'm not a Virginia smoker in the mornings, but opted to try this blend with my morning java. The taste to me is very pleasant, with the "not bitey" Virginia tastes I usual experiance, good taste throughout the entire bowl. A blend which is worthy of the name.

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1603)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

John Patton - Virginia Squire.

The blend's a bit of a mixture: ribbons, a few twigs, leafy pieces, and some on the cusp of being a broken flake. The majority of Virginia Squire is yellow and brown, but there are a small amount of black pieces. The pouch-note isn't reminiscent of a topping of any kind, it smells straight. The moisture couldn't be any better.

The smoke: firstly I can't comment on the DGT aspect as I rarely/never leave a pipe for long! There's some good points, and bad points; well not necessarily 'bad', more like boring points. The first thing to leap out is the thick, palpable, smoke, it generates a large quantity of smoke for a Virginia. The flavour from V.S. is mostly Virginia, there's maybe a few gentle Burley traits, but not enough for it to be categorised as a VaBur; in my opinion. I know tongue bite's subjective, but crikey, it's a whopper to me! The burn from it's one of the better points, but I want more than just a good burn from my blends!

The room-note's quite nice and the nicotine's mild.

Like I said, it has good AND bad/boring points.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

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pinko Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pinko (52)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Some decent Virginia leaf combined with a little burley to give it depth and backbone. It’s a weird cut, I think the chunky bits are in there to cool it off? It burns ok, nothing spectacular but not difficult either.

There’s no strength to speak of, it’s 90% VA after all. The little bit of burley isn’t going to turn this into a powerhouse any time soon. The flavor is light, pleasant, and unremarkable. The burley never gets that rich nutty flavor going, it’s outweighed by some fairly anonymous Virginias too much in the blend to do that.

I could recommend this to someone who is looking for a very light, low-nic, cool-smoking Virginia blend that’s easy to ignore. Maybe puff on it while mowing the lawn or some other light work, it’s not suited to much else.

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Gothicmace Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gothicmace (16)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a good straight forward Virginia blend with just a touch of sweetness possibly from the white burley. The pouch note offers a slight natural sweet but not cased aroma. Good moisture content.. packs well and only needed one relight.. burned down to a nice ash in the bottom of the bowl. If you like Virginia blends, you will want to try this one.

Pipe Used: Dr. Grabow Omega

Age When Smoked: Fresh offering

Purchased From: 4Noggins

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