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Haymaker is a natural sweet Virginia flake from Indian, Philippine and Brazilian leaf. This pure Virginia flake fascinates both by its full aroma, and a pleasurable smoking experience. Haymaker is an easy going companion with complexity for delightful smokes troughout the day. As for all HU-Tobacco flakes, no glues and binders are used and thus enable easy rubbing or fold and pack. Try it - love it !

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Manufactured ByDan Tobacco Manufacturing (DTM)
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2270)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

A flake comprised of several varieties of Virginia with no topping. The natural sweetness of the Virginias create a mild citrus and some dark fruit, which is complimented by some grass, hay, and earth notes. It reminds me of a more natural, little stronger version of Dunhill Flake without the added toppings. The flake is easy to rub out if you aren’t a “fold and stuff” smoker, but either way you pack it gives you a moderate burn rate with a clean, cool, smoothly consistent flavor. No bite even if you try to push it. Not much nicotine or complexity here as it is designed to an all day smoke that doesn’t wear out your taste buds. Requires an average number of relights, and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. Has a pleasant after taste and room note. Can easily be an all day smoke.


13 people found this review helpful.

Harry Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Harry (13)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Super tobacco. Similar to the Sunset Flake, but a touch fuller and with a bit more of a tang, I felt. Really creamy, smooth smoke, wonderfully soothing and calming. A beautiful fresh taste, with a biscuity feel. Great tin note and aroma. This grassy blend has all the hallmarks of a great handmade blend, with considerable attention to moisture, texture, cut, burn and taste. As with the Sunset, this leaves me satisfied and full of contentment. No bite, bitterness or tart aftertaste, just a fine mellow virginia sweetness on the tongue. A perfect smoke.

Pipe Used: Peterson Harp Bulldog

Age When Smoked: About two months from purchase

Purchased From: Direct from HU

Similar Blends: Sunset Flake.

4 people found this review helpful.

Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (139)
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This is another tobacco that was recently gifted to me, I've been very lucky to get a few of these recently. I only had about an ounce of it much like the others, however, unlike a lot of tobaccos that I can usually get at least some measure of with this amount, I've struggled with this one but I'll do my best to give a review of it.

The note in the sample bag it came in was mildly of vanilla and toffee, very pleasant. The dark brown flakes were not difficult to rub out and made for easy packing and lighting. The smoke itself is very mild and there is very little nic hit. I did have some difficulty discerning it, but there are sweet tones of caramel and toffee with odd little hints of vanilla. There is also something else creeping around underneath, it's quite an earthy tone I think but am not sure, something savoury, it's seems like the kind of flavour that shouldn't fit with the others but does, and does so very well. I'm not sure but it seems to be a taste akin to the smell of pipe tobacco I used to get as a kid from my great uncle and other pipe smokers I had the luck to pass by and a catch a whiff of their very pleasurable vice.

To be honest, having smoked so little and struggled to discern properly the full merits of this tobacco, I don't feel in any way qualified to review it. However, these are my impressions on the modest but generously gifted sample I was lucky enough to receive, so I am quite happy to be corrected and pulled apart by subsequent reviewers to whom I would advise "please do". However, I have had tremendous pleasure from smoking and working out the nuances of a very mild tobacco that I have, nonetheless, enjoyed thoroughly. It upholds the standards of all other HU tobaccos I have smoked and am starting to expect of them. A very guarded four stars pending further qualification from either other reviewers or my acquisition of more.

Pipe Used: Basket briar

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From: Gifted

4 people found this review helpful.

BacktoSmoking Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BacktoSmoking (1)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I have returned to pipe smoking a few months ago after retaining from it for over 20 years. YES-I do enjoy it. I ran into this tobacco after reading some really qualified reviews on this site. This tobacco was my first flake after my "restart". I love it! It is easy to use (I´m using a burner for lighting and the fold-method for the flake) and delivers a very smooth,cool smoking experience down to the last peace of tobacco. It has a very pleasant taste with a little bit of lemon and -at some times- some light flowery element to it. But fortunately the taste always stays on the real tobacco side!

Pipe Used: Design Berlin Annual Pipe 2016

Age When Smoked: fresh from the pack

2 people found this review helpful.

Oracle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Oracle (4)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

This is a pleasant Virginia smoke, no bite, easily lights and stays lit, burns to a nice soft white with little dottle. I really don't think there is anything that separates it from other Virginia tobacco blends that are much easier to obtain. This tobacco is not available to me locally so I probably won't go out of the way to obtain more. I did enjoy it and wouldn't discourage others for making it an all day Virginia blend they might prefer. Slightly more smoky taste than grassy which is one minor difference leading pipers to perhaps be surprised by the blend.

Pipe Used: Blatter squashed tomato

Age When Smoked: new out of the tin

Purchased From: Gifted

Similar Blends: Many Virginia other blends..

2 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (509)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Wow! What a great Virginia! I got two tins of this in a trade a made with a German Friend. The tins were well aged which was a plus. I hadn't tried this one, but my friend assured me that I would love it. I did.

This is a Virginia right up my alley. It is hay like, citrus rich with that bright sweetness yet fulfilling enough to satisfy with both body and nicotine. To my tastes, I believe this to be a very pure Virginia since I really don't detect any topping. Any treatment done to this leaf is done with perfect sublety.

If I had to compare this to a blend, I would say it is close to Mac Baren HH Pure Virginia, but I felt this one had a little bit more body than HHPV. I am nitpicking though as both are splendid and, as it appears, the latter may be the only one available soon as HU appears to be another blender about to be lost to time, due to over regulation in Europe.

Age When Smoked: 4.5 years

Purchased From: Trade with friend

Similar Blends: Mac Baren HH Pure VIrginia.

1 person found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (271)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Opening the tin, the name is borne out: a good, hay-ish note meets my nostrils, but the warm and sweet kind. Some notes of white wine, too, showing off the matured VAs that went into this blend.

The slices show bright yellows, medium and some dark browns, overall more bright than dark. Rubbing out is easy (OK, DTM don't add any glue, so that is a given), and folding won't do you any favours anyway with this blend.

Rubbed out, lighting is a single-match affair leading to little to no dottle in the end. The flavours are fully sweet, just a hint of the young-VA hay, though the grass and hay notes do build up towards the end. Apart from that, there is a beautiful malty note in there. The room note, for a pure VA, is quite good, too. Recommended, already!

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new tin

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Käpt'n Brammer's Rolling Home, John Aylesbury - Dark Virginia Flake.

1 person found this review helpful.