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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 TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutBroken Flake
Packaging100gr tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected, Very Mild
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (668)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a coin cut and loose broken flake mixture. I think it does taste a lot like Director's Cut, and agree with Steel Cowboy that the coins are the same as DC's coins. If there's any flavoring added, I sure don't notice it. 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 Kentucky and Virginias. Depending upon how you break up the coins (if you do), and add the broken flake, the flavors can change as you smoke down the bowl. I like that very much, though I prefer to stack the coins with some loose broken flake at the top and bottom.

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 is a great mixture with enough strength to please without over taxing your senses. Maybe someday it'll be sold in the US.

4 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.

Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (111)
★★★★
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.

smoking-rob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smoking-rob (70)
★★★★
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.

Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (574)
★★★★
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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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (513)
★★★★
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!

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Käpt`n Cook Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Käpt`n Cook (15)
★★★★
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 :-)

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