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An extraordinary blend of European extra fine cut and British
style flue-cured pipe tobaccos.

Particular attention to leaf selection, curing, blending and
cutting enabled us to produce a distinctive dark-fired pipe
tobacco experience.

Premium Tobaccos, Extra-fine Shag Cut.

Notes: Similar to Ryback- a fine cut blend, but a bit lighter and
smoother thanks to the inclusion of high-grade golden leaf,
which also slightly sweetens the tobacco.

BrandD & R Tobacco
Blended ByMark Ryan
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringNone
CutShag
Packaging14 oz bag, 3.5oz tub 40 gram tin
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium to Strong
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
2.8
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shagsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
shagsmoker (6)
★★★★
Strong None Detected Full Pleasant

My favorite daily smoker! All the complex flavors of Ryback mellowed and sweetened with flue cured Virginia. Your greeted with the heady wood smoke aroma and packed nicely its followed with a nice burning Danish style cavendish flavor sans the icky casing sprays. A nice full mouth of smoke to swirl around enjoying the sweeter version of Ryback.This is truely what you should expect fron top shelf tobacco flue cured to exceptional taste and aroma. My daily dose of good stuff!

3 people found this review helpful.

cakeanddottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cakeanddottle (44)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

Reviewed as a cigarette tobacco: This is a freakin' awesome cigarette tobacco. Not a halfzware but a halfzware light. Whereas Ryback standard is smoky and delicious, it's a little heavy to smoke more than a couple a day. This is much lighter in comparison and you can smoke this all day if you're inclined to. Smoky, sweet, a shag cut that stuffs like a dream. Mark's interpretation of the Dutch classic is different than any traditional halfzware I've had, but I have to say I like it just as much as any I've had. A very nice tobacco. A

1 person found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (265)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This a shag cut Kentucky-forward blend with enough Virginia to provide some sweet notes and round out the spicy full flavors. I hydrated mine and found it smoked like a shag - fairly quick and a little harsh in the last 1/4 of the bowl. This tasted like PS Amsterdam with a little more Kentucky - a nice combo.

If I had a job with a timed smoke break, I could see this being a goto with a cob or a briar with a smaller bowl like a Grabow Lark. It is tasty and it delivers. This is probably a little more nicotine than a new smoker will want. For a cigarette smoker making the move to pipes, this might be perfect.

1 person found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (678)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Ryback Gold smells a lot like burned wood in the pouch so the dark fired is present right up front. It arrives quite dry and some may be tempted to add a little moisture. In the pipe, it is a little woody, a little nutty and offers some strength. The Virginia’s offer only a little bit of sweetness and not enough to make this interesting. As a dark fired blend, its OK, but there are just too many others that I find better. On the upside, I did find a little better result smoking this in a cob, but RG isn’t one that will be making a return to the pipe room.

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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (513)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is Ryback with a bit more sweetness, a mild Golden Va flavor, and a big bite. This one bites like a shark. Goldens do that to me sometimes, maybe you'll have better luck.

Pipe Used: MM Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh??? bulk

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

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