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all natural tobacco made from brasil, mature java and rio-grande tobaccos. together with 12 other kinds of tobacco selected by taste and smell it will give the smoker a round and balanced smoke without any aromatic substances

BrandImperial Tobacco Group, PLC
Blended ByImperial Tobacco NL
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBrazilian Leaf, Java Leaf, Maryland, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild, Mild to Medium
None Detected, Very Mild, Mild
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Unnoticeable, Pleasant, Tolerable
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Spitfire1 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spitfire1 (13)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This Tobacco has to be puffed cautipously not to start burning your tongue. It then provides you with a mild and sweet chocolate and nut taste which is most pleasant. This "baai' Dutch recipe Tobacco is realy the kind of Tobacco you could smoke all day long. Use preferably a large bowl pipe.

Pipe Used: Peterson X220

Age When Smoked: new

3 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (219)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

On a day trip to the Netherlands, I bought a pouch of this blend. Opening the pouch, a waft of typical VA scent greeted me. The leaf is a wad of extremely long, thin ribbon, though not a Shag cut as some have noted.

Getting some of the leaf untangled, I find about half bright and half medium brown strands in there, and the pouch aroma expands a little to include some spice. From my previous experience with Dutch pipe tobacco, I will wager that that is from the Java included in the blend. The "Rio Grande" leaf mentioned on the pouch probably is actually a Virginia grown somewhere near the river.

Stuffing, if you are used to long-cut 'baccy, is pretty normal. The note on the pouch that one should use "larger bowls" I take to mean "larger than a Shag pipe;" a really large bowl would probably go on to glow cherry red if smoked with this blend in it. As the previous reviewers have noted, this stuff tends to burn fast and hot if you let it: keep it tamped down properly to avoid that.

The flavour is mostly VA sweetness, some oriental spice and that extra note from the Java. For those who don't know the flavour, it is hard to describe; it is a little like Latakia, but less smoky and more spicy. I can't smoke to the bottom in all pipes; you may have to test around a little to find the bowl that goes with Voortrekker. In the right bowls, I have only a few smidgens of dottle left after a bit of a flavour build-up in the final third of the bowlful.

This is not a bad blend at all, but in comparison, I strongly prefer Coopvaert because it has a lot more spice in it, and I can get it in the same places. Over the pouch I tried, I preferred a good glass of Lager to go along with it.

Pipe Used: Big Ben Woody Wood, BB Barbados

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From: Tobacco store in Enschede, NL

Similar Blends: Imperial Tobacco Group, PLC - Coopvaert, Virginia Rose (that's a long-gone pure VA blend from the early 90s. I loved it. Any donations of leftover tins are highly welcome.).

1 person found this review helpful.

metalhead Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
metalhead (18)
Very Mild Mild Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

best smoked in a bigger bowl pipe, because of shag cut it can burn somewhat hot if you smoke fast. it has a light sweet tobacco flavor taste. of all the dutch baai-tobacco this one for me is one the best.

1 person found this review helpful.