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Ethereal Orient grades from the best growing regions of Bulgaria and strong dark fired Kentucky tobaccos characterize the Flanagan flake. Sweet Zambia Virginia, a touch of Perique and hand-stripped Virginias from India round out this powerful and superbly blend. A full-bodied, but elegant flake for friends of spicy and natural tobaccos.

No added flavour!

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsKentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutFlake
Packaging50gr tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Taste
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1615)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

The boldness of the dark fired Kentucky merges with the spicy Orientals and a light addition of perique to create a tasty, tingly, mildly sweet, fairly earthy flavor. The earthy sweetness comes from the various Virginias, which are also naturally sweet. The Kentucky is woodsy and a bit smokey with spice. I get a hint of nuttiness at times, too. It's fairly consistent in taste, though at times, the spice is more prominent than other times. Burns even, slow and dry with no harshness or dull spots. Requires a few relights and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. The nic-hit is close to medium. The after taste lingers a little. If you like spicy blends that have strength and some complexity, but won't knock you off your feet, you'll find this an enjoyable experience. Goes exceptionally well with coffee or tea, and if it fits your flavor profile, you'll smoke it more than once a day.

10 people found this review helpful.

Weisenheimer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Weisenheimer (19)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I think that HU-Tobacco/Hans Wiedemann acted rather courageously when composing this blend, a Virginia with significant footprints of Orient and Kentucky. The outcome is both innovative and surprising!

The tin aroma is pleasantly mild, sweetish, a bit flowery with hints of hay flower.

The taste is little sweetish, with varying pleasant taste notes in a nice play of caramel, mildly spicy, fruity reminiscent to tomato, earthy, creamy... simply manifold elements which makes this blend shine. Further down the bowl, the Kentucky plays somewhat into the foreground.

In conclusion an absolutely pleasant and innovative blend, showing its full talent in medium sized to larger bowls. Go to get it !

4 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (378)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

This one is fantastic. A friend from Germany sent me most of a tin of this and I really enjoyed it. It is different than many other blends in both taste and composition which makes it very unique. This can be both good and bad, and in this case, it is good.

I found the Hay sweet Virginias and tangy orientals kind of lead the way with this one. I found the perique to be pretty light and merely added a touch of spice. The dark fired kentucy combined with the orientals is what really sets this one apart. I thought the earthiness of the Kentucky helped temper the sour orientals. The DFK was not overwhelming as it can tend to be in some blends. It has more of a condimental purpose in this blend.

Likewise, this one does not deliver the nicotine hammer one may expect when they see DFK and Perique as ingredients in a blend. This one is another winner from Hans. I just wish I could get his stuff easier (and Cheaper).

3 people found this review helpful.

Junkyard Dawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Junkyard Dawg (83)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

I just don't believe that there's no flavour added in this tobacco. If I rely on the tobaccos making this one, there has to be a light topnote; the tin aroma is strongly indicative of one. It also translates into the smoking. Not that it matters, quite the contrary. Whatever they added is just great for my liking. Flanagan comes in the format of 9 wide flakes, neatly stashed one on top of the other. The tin aroma is just great. I can't detect the aroma of the Périque nor the DFK. Colours are light to medium brown. As it's still a bit moist i let the tobacco dry for 30 minutes before rubbing out and packing. It lights very well, has that top note flavour I suspect which is very light. I can't say, after 4 bowls, that I really detect the DFK or Périque as playing a significant role. No, here the VAs and ORs are leading the show. But there is some backbone provided that could not emanate only from the leading roles. It is very pleasant to smoke, it burns remarkably well and it hits the spot for my nicotine need. I find the various ingredients combine very well together for a one of a kind flake. I have another tin in the cellar and will revisit in 4 or 5 years.

Pipe Used: Luciano; Meerschaum and Falcon

1 person found this review helpful.

Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (31)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

The flakes are medium sized, well cut at medium thickness, neatly packed and kept together with a round paper with a compass-like design. Overall they are rather bright in color but not uniform as they contain brighter, darker brown and black parts interspersed with bright ‘bird’s eye’ spots.

Tin note is quite intense with earthy, grassy and hay-like notes with just a hint of floral honey. All completely natural, there seems to be no added flavor whatsoever.

Moisture level was just right; the flakes even felt a little dry to the touch. Once rubbed they pack neatly, light easily and stay lit almost with no relight and burn to a very fine white ash. Taste is rather unique owing to the interesting combination of the tobaccos. Overall I found the taste to be earthy. Very pleasing and very natural tasting. I found the blend quite complex and the opposite of monochromatic. It combines earthy and nutty Kentucky notes which come up at times with hay-like Virginias, sour Orientals and a figgy, raisiny Perique spiciness. All these flavors take turns but never disappear. I also sensed a tea-like tart sensation as an aftertaste. It is a dry earthy smoke with a relative low perceived sweetness as it is kept in check by the above mentioned tartness (from the Perique or possibly from the Dark Fired Kentucky? I wonder).

As I mentioned already, this blend has a unique character and is difficult to place within any category (VaPer with Kentucky and Orientals?). Nicotine level is not very high and strength is medium+.

A very interesting flake tobacco, highly recommended to those who like natural tasting tobacco with a healthy oriental dose.

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