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Dark british flake based on classic Virginia from Africa, Brasil and USA, with the addition of Louisiana Perique and Kentucky.

BrandPaul Olsen
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsKentucky, Perique, Virginia
PackagingTin 100g
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Medium to Strong
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Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant

Paul Olsen-No. 51. In the tin the flakes are pretty loosely packed, circling the outer of the tin and this has allowed them to reach a decent level of hydration rather than being packed tightly together unable to breath. They smell grassy with a touch of nuts too. If I take a flake out in its entirety it must be six inches long. They rub with great ease, they start to crumble the moment I tare them. The flavour of this smoke is quite deep, not just a boring old Virginia taste. The Virginia does make up a large part of the smoke, fresh, citrusy and sweet but the smoke also gives off a spicy touch with a subtle nutty, caramel-esc character. No. 51 gives one hell of a good burn, one of the best I have had in my pipe. I find the nicotine just above medium, not too strong yet satisfying if N is one of your smoking requirements. Tongue bite doesn't happen and the smoke only becomes too warm if stressed. I find No. 51 greatly enjoyable so have no problem giving it four stars.

Pipe Used: Rattray's Six Freinds 19 Oom Paul

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

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