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In flavour and aroma this strikes a neat balance between traditional Dark Virginias and aromatic tobaccos. Rich and satisfying.

BrandFrederick Tranter
Blended ByFrederick Tranter
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringOther / Misc, Vanilla
CutBroken Flake
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The dark Virginias provide a lot of dark fruit, some fermented stewed fruit and grass, a hint of citrus and spice, smoke, wood, and a bit of earth. I think a little brown sugary black cavendish is present as well. It’s hard to define all the toppings, but there’s some vanilla, a little fruit, and something with an alcohol base, all of which offer some richness. They sublimate the tobaccos to a fair extent. The nic-hit is mild. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns clean, and slightly warm on the tongue at a moderate pace with a deep, very consistent flavor. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. Has a pleasant, slightly lingering after taste. Can be an all day smoke. Three and a half stars.

3 people found this review helpful.

Jaysown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jaysown (7)
Medium Medium Full Very Pleasant

This was the first tobacco I ever smoked, as recommended by Frederick Tranter's, and I loved it. It's still my all time favourite and it has just about everything I look for in a good tobacco: flavour, complexity, room note and mellowness.

Depth and complexity from good quality tobacco, especially the Cavendish which gives it a fermented almost alcoholic aroma. Sweet fruitiness from good quality and well balanced flavouring that doesn't overpower the tobacco. A fantastic room note and a long cool smoke with no tongue bite.

Those who prefer their tobacco very strong or free from any flavouring will obviously not take to this one, but I would urge anyone who enjoys a top quality aromatic or who just wants something with a good rounded flavour to give it a try.

When first purchased it's often a little wet and can clump together in the bowl so I let it dry just slightly and then it packs and lights perfectly.

Pipe Used: various briars and meerschaum

Age When Smoked: fresh, but improves with very slight drying

Purchased From: Frederick Tranter

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1644)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Frederick Tranter-Comfort Of Bath. I am a touch perplexed as to why it doesn't state there's any added flavours in this, just the nose from the pouch has a strong aromatic addition. I would say, going on the pouch note, it has to contain alcohol of some sort.

The mix is made up of a large amount of dark brown strands with quite a few jet black ones. Like a touch of black Cavendish.

The mixture contains a good amount of water so it doesn't need drying but can be smoked right the moment it's opened.

The smoke? Delicious. The alcoholic taste is nowhere near as strong as I expected it to be. Instead of alcohol taking the lead it's a vanilla flavour that takes this position.

The smoke is this way until about ten minutes in. At this point a sort of creamy/chocolate type of taste comes through.

The final taste to come through is a mild, sort of aniseed one. This isn't too strong though.

This is a very easy to smoke blend where tongue bite is concerned. It simply doesn't give any at all.

It creates quite a large amount of smoke. It's very pleasant to smoke as it's cool, tasty and bite free although it could possibly be considered irreverent if there were other people in the room!

Comfort Of Bath is pretty light in nicotine. It's would definitely suit both newer smokers and flavour only smokers well.

The burn is a good one where consistency is concerned. It is one of those blends that doesn't want to go out!

I enjoy this a lot more than I expected. Mind you, I had little expectation for it as it's not too popular!

I feel very comfy giving Mr Tranter's Comfort Of Bath three stars!


Pipe Used: Peterson Kinsale Baskerville

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Havana House

1 person found this review helpful.