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Robinson played the notorious gangster and anti-hero in "film noir" movies and was a fascinating figure in American cinema of the 1930s and 1940s. Gaining fame as the power-hungry slob and gangster, Edward G. Robinson led the life of a sensitive art enthusiast and avid pipe smoker. In its varieties and contrasts Edward G. Robinson's life shows similarities to "Edward G Ready Rubbed Flake". Gaining a tartly sweet character, the dark and pressed Red Virginias of assorted provenances have been finished with a little perique and brown Virginia. A touch of Kentucky tobacco gives the blend that extra something. "Edward G…Ready Rubbed Flake" captivates by its natural sweetness, which makes a mark on it without dominating. It is a blend just as distinctive, complex, interesting and multi-faceted as Edward G. Robinson's life and work.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeOther
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutBroken Flake
Packaging100 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1945)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a coin cut and loose broken flake mixture. I think it does taste a bit like Director's Cut, and the coins are the same as DC's coins. I don't know what the sweet flavoring is (sugar?), but it's exceptionally mild, and doesn't intrude on tobacco taste. This is a little more sweet and sour than DC is, with maybe a little more tartness and malt, too. The perique is noticeable is a good way, and adds nice spice and plum/raisin notes to the woody, nutty Kentucky, both of which are supporting players. The earthy, dark fruity, citrusy and grassy red, brown and bright Virginias form the base of the blend. Depending upon how you break up the coins (if you do), and add the broken flake, the flavors can change a little as you smoke down the bowl. I prefer to stack the coins with some loose broken flake at the top and bottom. No chance of bite. Has a mild to medium nic-hit. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with no dull or weak spots, needs few relights, land eaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. Has a nice after taste and can be an all day smoke.

I don't know why they named this after Edward G. Robinson, but it's nothing like the American version, which is mildly aromatic. It doesn't matter. This stands on its own.

7 people found this review helpful.

Peter Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Peter Piper (41)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is what happens when a skilled blender gets his hands on some quality leaf: a superb end product.

The emphasis is on the word "blend" here. You can see easily enough that there are different component elements when opening the tin, even different cuts with the occasional coin mixed in with the remainder of the coarse rub.

The nose betrays the sweetness of things to come and ah, the taste. Layer upon layer, with no single part seeking to dominate, yet each making themselves known in a sweet, yet tangy and very smooth mix. Cool too and easy to sip, with a total burn away to nothing but the finest grey ash. Absolutely first class in every respect.

Highly recommended.

3 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (448)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable

I just finished a small sample of this one that was given to me a few years ago from a forum friend who I met up with while on vacation. This sample was maybe four bowls and I have had them sparingly, because each one was so darned good.

This is also one of those type of reviews that is hard to do as I impulsively want to give it four stars as it was so good, but I know that I honestly have not had a chance to truly get to know this blend yet. It has been a while since I have had director's cut, but would put this one a little below Director's Cut to my own personal taste as I found the latter to be a little more earthy sweet to my tastes.

But to give this one three stars also does not feel right as everyone thus far has given it four stars and it is produced by one of the top blending talents in the world today. Also, I really don't know when I will get to trying this one again as I am seemingly swimming in tobacco at present.

As for describing this one a little more, it is a fine VaBurPer. incredible balanced between the sweet Virginia, spicy perique and nutty and earthy Kentucky. If you like high quality blends of this composition HOTW, Strang, etc. . ., you will undoubtedly like this blend.

So I highly recommend this blend, but if you are ordering from HU and are between this one and Director's Cut, I would opt for Director's Cut first.

1 person found this review helpful.

Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (138)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I had this gifted about an ounce or so of this recently and I have to say, I got very lucky. There's not a lot I can add to previous reviews except to confirm that this is an excellent VaP best smoked slowly. Allusions to HU Director's Cut by Jiminks is not unwarranted, though I do find this milder in flavour, thoughts of Dunhill's Elizabethan and Germain's Perique Mixtures spring to mind. On the whole then, it's a long and pleasurable vacation to VaP City.

Pipe Used: Bent Adsorba

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From: Gifted

Similar Blends: Director's Cut, Elizabethan Mixture, Perique Mixture.

1 person found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (683)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I think Kapt n' Cook has this review nailed. I don't have much to add other than I wonder if the curlies found in Edward G are the same as those in Director's Cut? My guess would be yes. EG starts out quite sweet and quickly moves to spicy and the Burley is there to be heard. Since Marlin Flake seems to be the blend that this is compared to, I'll toss in my view on that too. I like Marlin Flake and there is less casing on MF(if any at all), however, this is far more complex and interesting. Another four star blend for HU!

1 person found this review helpful.

Käpt`n Cook Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Käpt`n Cook (17)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The Edward G. ready rubbed flake is a middle to dark brown tobacco. The tin smell is sweet, malty and a bit sour. The tobacco is easily to pack and the tobacco burns very well. The taste of the Edward G. is natural sweet. I feel the taste malty without beeing too intrusive. After a few minutes the malty taste turns into a spicy taste with chocolate tones of the burley grades.In the background I notice the kentucky grades and the light fruitness of the perique and the virginia/perique curlies. The different tobaccos are so well balanced that the Edward G. is not boring sweet. No, the Edward G. is a tobacco with many different notes of taste. The Edward G. has a similary to Marlin Flake, but is much more complex and not so dominant sweet.In my personally range, the Director`s Cut is my number one, because the DC is a bit more complex in taste.But the Edward G. is highly recommended for VAPER lovers who likes the darker tobaccos. Maybe for lovers of Marlin Flake or SG Full Virginia Flake/St. James Flake. With the time the conclusion is almost boring, but once again two thumbs up for this HU blend :-)

1 person found this review helpful.

smoking-rob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smoking-rob (76)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

I am just smoking this for the first time as Hans sent me a sample of it along with my order. The tin will read as this: Edward G.Robinson played the notorious gangster and anti-hero in "film noir" movies and was a fascinating figure in American cinema of the 1930s and 1940s. Gaining fame as the power-hungry slob and gangster, Edward G. Robinson led the life of a sensitive art enthusiast and avid pipe smoker. In its varieties and contrasts Edward G. Robinson's life shows similarities to "Edward G…Ready Rubbed Flake". Gaining a tartly sweet character, the dark and pressed Red Virginias of assorted provenances have been finished with a little Perique and Brown Virginia. A touch of Kentucky tobacco gives the blend that extra something. "Edward G…Ready Rubbed Flake" captivates by its natural sweetness, which makes a mark on it without dominating. It is a blend just as distinctive, complex, interesting and multi-faceted as Edward G. Robinson's life and work. …distinctive, sweet, fascinating

Hans himself likens this blend to Marlin Flake but he would be short-selling himself in this matter: Edward G stands head and shoulder above it. But I can appreciate the likeness. His blend has the sharpness of Perique, the sweetness of the different Virginia's, the smoothing properties of very good Burley and some added spice by the Kentucky leaf. And it contains Vaper curlies, 15% to be exact, tying it to another newly introduced tobacco of his, Director's Cut. But that one has 55% of these curlies. It all melds into a beautiful and creamy smoke, mild and very full in taste, with a heady but not overpowering Perique finish. Seriously recommended to lovers of a natural and creatively conceived tobacco.

1 person found this review helpful.

KomisarioPalmu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KomisarioPalmu (2)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I have had the pleasure of smoking several HU tobaccos. They are all of exceptional quality and amongst them Edward G. is my favourite so far.

It is especially well composed: balanced so well that it´s complexity feels like simplicity. Like a really good jazz band playing something that you know is a difficult piece but they play so well together that it sounds ridiculously easy. Sweetness of the VAs is beautifully uplifted by other ingredients. Delicious nuttiness and tones of dried figs are complied with subtle notes of blackcurrant and lingonberry...

However, in spite of all the flavour nuances and multidimensionality it tastes like honest tobacco and relaxes ones mind as only the best smokes do. Edward G. does not require analysis to be enjoyed, in fact it makes you forget that kind of things. Packs and smokes flawlessly (straight from the tin) and is basically a pure pleasure all the way.

Highest recommendations.

Pipe Used: 9mm briars

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Hans

Similar Blends: Marlin Flake.

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Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (1151)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

A melange of ribbon,broken flake and curlies, Edward G should satisfy any lover of Va/Per blends. The Burley works very well adding a deep spicy note along with the Perique. There's also a hint of sweetness, maybe honey or molasses but applied with a discrete hand. This smokes cool and dry leaving a clean pipe and a refreshed palate. A very interesting and complex mixture that should age very well. Four stars indeed;-)

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