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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.

Notes: Sold through

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, Very Mild
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1377)
Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

You will only like this tobacco if you buy it because you enjoy light blends. If you don't, either mix in stronger ingredients or don't buy it at all. The manufacturer claims this is a robust smoke. It isn't. It's very light in flavor and strength. The quality of the tobaccos used is very high. The burley is slightly noticeable, but adds a very light nutty taste. The Virginias are extremely mild, but very pleasant and cool smoking; no bite. A few flavors wax and wane as you smoke it, so I can't say it's one dimensional in taste, but I do feel a little more burley would pep it up some. It's a very subtle, gentle tasting mixture. And that's might be the problem: it's too subtle and too gentle.

I give it three stars because it's very well made. I give it two stars because it hasn't enough flavor to satisfy my taste buds. Since I can't post two and a half stars in the rating section, I rated it two stars because it's too expensive for what it gives in return, no matter how high quality the ingredients are. This is really more of a beginners smoke or a change of pace from heavier blends. There are much tastier VirBur blends for a lot less money. And that's a shame because I really want to rate this higher than I have, but I just can't.

4 people found this review helpful.

Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (888)
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 (452)
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.

Gothicmace Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gothicmace (15)
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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