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Various Virginia grades from Tanzania, Zambia, India and the Philippines form the base of the Tillerman flake. Medium strength, with a pleasant natural sweetness get the Tillerman a subtle chocolate / nut flavor, which harmonizes perfectly with the natural tobacco flavour and gives the Tillerman its individual taste. A wonderfully, spicy and complex tobacco for all hours of the day.

Notes: Aromatics: Nut / dark chocolate/ and a secret

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Nuts / Beans, Other / Misc
CutFlake
Packaging50gr tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1816)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

The choice Virginias have some earthiness and a little grass to them though the citrus and ripe dark fruit are somewhat sublimated by the added flavorings, one of which has an alcohol base. There's an occasional mild spice note that helps prevent this from being a one dimensional aromatic, though this isn't the most complex blend made by this company. The chocolate is light as is the nuttiness from one of the toppings. Smooth and creamy with a nice after taste and room note, but it's not a flavor bomb. It burns a little slow and needs some relights. The nic-hit is very mild. No bite and has no harsh moments. A mild to medium flake designed to offer an all day pleasantness.

8 people found this review helpful.

Cumarinophil Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cumarinophil (105)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Tillerman Flake’s tin note is rather intense and similar to sweet aniseed cookies. You might get scared expecting an overly cased aromatic and nothing could be farther from the truth.

I preferred it rubbed out and gently filled (not packed tightly) in small to medium sized pipes with a wider bowl and without filter. Tillerman needs room to breathe. If you pack or tamp to hard, it has a tendency to clog, especially when fresh.

The taste is predominantly pure, medium-full, brown VAs with just a whiff cocoa and nuts. It is smooth and creamy and didn’t bite me once. In the second half there is also dark chocolate. The Aroma feels and tastes not like a casing, more like a crossover, smoking SG Best Brown Flake in a pipe that’s been used for an aromatic once. Since I’m the kind of guy who likes to create crossovers on purpose from time to time to get that effect, it hits my sweet spot. Leaves almost white, fine ash and little dottle. In the end, Hans Wiedemann makes the terms “smoking” and “aromatic” collide in the same sentence, and that’s really something!

Pipe Used: Briars with and without filter

Age When Smoked: Fresh

5 people found this review helpful.

smoky Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smoky (2)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Tillerman is a pure virginia flake. Virginias from India and the Philippines form the base of this flake. No sweetened black cavendish. The Tillerman flake is flavored with a combination of nut, chocolate and chili . The result is a light sweet tobacco with peppery notes. The taste changed always between the nutty and chocolaty notes with the background of the chili. The flavour never tastes cheap or chemically. The taste is always interesting and sweet and spicy. A very well made light aromatic tobacco. The nicotine level is for my taste a little bit too low, that is the reason I give this flake only 3 stars. Very good, a bit too light, recommended for natural and aromatic smokers

3 people found this review helpful.

Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (84)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Tin note smells of cherry (or is it strawberry?) liqueur with hints of chocolate. Swee and absolutely delicious. And although the tin aroma is quite pronounced, once you light this tobacco you soon understand it’s not an aromatic, it is just scented in a way that complements and enhances the natural tobacco taste which is mostly what you get.

The flakes are very wide rectangulars and mottled with an overall fair complexion. They come on the dry side, very easy to rub and light. The tobacco smokes very dry to the end leaving no dottle and it can get a little hot if pushed. No bite for me whatsoever. Virginias are dry and sharp - without being in anyway acrid - and this roughness is very well balanced by the faintly sweet scenting of the tobacco. I mostly get a minimal red fruit note, not much of the chocolate I can sense out of the tin. Overall though what I taste in Tillerman is a dry natural tobacco taste, not scenting. And even scenting tastes very natural.

Strength is medium, nicotine on the mild side of medium. This is another winner from HU Tobaccos, has a unique taste and can offer variety to any piper’s rotation. Can easily become an all-day smoke for me, even if a little bit dry.

1 person found this review helpful.

jacques1960 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jacques1960 (27)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Hans included this as a sample in a recent order of Dockworker and others; am much intrigued and will be ordering several tins for further "research". Most enjoyable.

Update: wonderful sweetness appears from time to time throughout

1 person found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (53)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

I wouldn't consider his a "real aromatic". The added flavours harmonize very well with the natural given tobacco taste and seem pretty natural to me. I guess it's just a slight casing, which flatters the taste of the tobacco.

The used Virginias deliver less of a grassy-ctrusy note, than a somewhat earthy ,nutty, yet sweetish flavour. By times a gentle spice kicks in, that is a nice contrast andhelps keeping me intrested.

The flavouring is very natural seeming. Slightly nutty and a decent (dark) chocolate taste, thats rich in (cocoa-flavour. But the flavouring is very mild, so that you almost get the feeling, youre smoking a un-flavoured tobacco. The nuttyness is similiar to that, of a good Burley. The chocolatey-note makes this tobacco a even more intresting and flavourful tobacco.

A pretty tasty tobacco, a bit mild for my taste but still enough to get me satisfied. Excellent crafted, the flakes look appetizing and are made without any glue thats usually used for flakes - like all Flakes made by Dan Pipe (DTM).

Roomnote is very pleasant, as I got told. Very chocolaty, a bit of nut-scent. No biting, good burning characteristics.

Nothing I would need to smoke every day, and for my taste it won't make the dail rotation, but still a delightful blend, that deserves 3/4 Stars at least and will surely have an audience.

Edit: I saw someone mentoning "Chilli" as the third, and secret flavouring. Which seems to make sense, because the tobaccos is a bit "prickly" and reminds a bit of feeling in the mouth when smoking Perique (but just very slightly!). Also that would explain the prominent and tasty spice in this blend.

Pipe Used: Clay Pipe

Purchased From: HU Tobacco (Bosch)

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Silent Soliloquy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Silent Soliloquy (16)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Spicy, but not bitey, easy on nic, doesn't smoke like an aromatic, more like a mild VaPer. Chocolate is barely felt at all if only in aftertaste. A high quality product non aro smoker can enjoy.

Pipe Used: Shellbur

Age When Smoked: month

Purchased From: tabak-kurrier /ebay.de

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Rubagalline Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rubagalline (6)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

A very very pleasant Virgina, really creamy (not just sayin'), smoky but cool at the same time. Masterful. The sweetness and a spicyness of this Va matches the aroma (mainly cocoa 'n alcohol) evenly. Light and pleasant smoke, which turns my gfriend curious but never sick.

Pipe Used: Peterson 302

Age When Smoked: 1 Year

Purchased From: HU

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