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Burley Light without a bite, a breakthrough in pipe tobaccos. Here`s a Burley blend without Burley's traditional bite and with Lane Limited`s fabulous aroma. This unique blend is not for the Cavendish smoker, but the person who likes Burley.

BrandLane Limited
Blended ByLane Limited
Blend TypeBurley Based
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutReady Rubbed
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

No complexity to speak of, besides the molasses and brown sugar sweetness and a little nuttiness from the burley. If it does have a coconut topping, the coconut is very mild. I didn't notice a change in the flavor from beginning to end. It burned at a moderate pace, though a little moist out of the bag, and required a minimum number of relights. It has no bite as the name suggests, and little nicotine. Leaves some moisture in the bowl. A work and play smoke when you just want a pleasant tasting burley that you don't have to think about much. Probably deserves another half star. Sold at various places, occasionally using the same name, but not always.

10 people found this review helpful.

Puffingstuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Puffingstuff (101)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

This is what the name says it is, Burley and it's light without a bite. There is no bite because it is so light. The taste is very nice though, sutle, lightly sweet. From other reviews I hear that the flavouring is Coconut. I would have never guessed that in a hundred years, but that just may be what it is.If it is coconut, it takes on a very different and magical taste and aroma with this blend.

Update 07/10/2012 This is begining to be one of my favorite smokes. It has something about it that takes me back to the late 1960's and 1970's and reminds me of my dad's pipe aromas.I prefer a good burley blend and this one is excellent. If you get tounge bite with this blend you need to take pipe smoking lessons. (P.S. I mix this with Carter Hall).

8 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

A mild and pleasant smoke. A little nuttiness and earth from the Burley. A semi-sweet topping of chocolate/cocoa. And yes, no bite. A simple, enjoyable, all day kind of blend. I really can't find any faults with it.

Mild to medium in body and taste. Topping is mild. Burns perfectly.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, Diplomat Apple, Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From:

4 people found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

Since I am new in this forum, let me say that I have been a burley based smoker for for 36 years so I tend in that direction but I actually smoke burley based English Blends with a touch of a sweetener on the Latakia. But when I smoke my corncob I like more of a straight burley type blend for a simple clean smoke which is how I had this blend on hand.

I moved to a new house eight years ago and lost a bag of this tobacco during the move. I just found it going through old boxes in my attic and decided to see what I have. I opened the bag and it actually felt and smelled smokable. I did not have to add a thing to revive it! But it was much drier and it actually mellowed a lot upon smoking it even though burleys are not like virginias in getting better with aging. This defied that logic however and became a very creamy, nutty smoke with just a faint hint of the vanilla and that room aroma that people comment favorably on. I really think the secret to smoking this tobacco is to really dry it out before smoking. I am able now to smoke it all the way down without even a trace of wetness and it is still as gentle as it can be. I never have understood how anybody, especially a virginia or aromatic smoker could ever call this a tongue burner. I give it a three star for what it is and just take away one for what it isn't.

4 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Extremely Mild Medium Very Mild Pleasant

I tried this blend at the same pipe club meeting attended by OSR. We all pretty much agreed that it stayed lit well considering it was a goop laden aromatic. It also tasted better the farther down the bowl it was smoked -- opposite the way most Burley based tobaccos smoke.

Anyway, the above are the positives. OSR hit the negatives perfectly. Yucky stuff!

4 people found this review helpful.

A. Morley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
A. Morley (97)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is easily the world's most friendly, mild, inoffensive tobacco. It's not exciting. It's not sophisticated. It is good, though.

It's everybody's grandpa's pipe tobacco. A mild, easy smoking, sweet smelling cased burley that you'll be happy to smoke any time of the day or night. You'll be happy to smoke it, that is, if you don't wish to project any ambiance of connoisseurship. Burley Light Without Bite is nothing to get excited over, but it is perfect to relax with on a lazy summer day: at a barbecue, say, or when mowing the lawn or fishing. I don't, personally, engage in such activities, but I am told that they are very nice and this is just the sort of nice, uncomplicated tobacco that would compliment such activities.

Every aspect of BLWB is as advertised. There's just enough earthy, nutty tobacco flavor from the base leaf to give it that drugstore tobacco pedigree. The fruity, creamy top dressing rounds it out and softens what raspy edge might be there. There's not a hint of harshness or bite. It's like grandma's peanut brittle or a golden wrapped butterscotch candy from the same grandma's purse.

I could smoke this for the rest of my life and not feel particularly deprived. I wouldn't feel particularly excited or stimulated in my palate, but that doesn't mean that BLWB is anything other than a success. It's exactly what it says it is and that's okay by me.

Pipe Used: Various cobs and briars

Age When Smoked: New

3 people found this review helpful. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note (121)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

If more aromatics were like this, I would gladly smoke them. This is a Burley blend which has been lightly sweetened and flavored, creating a vanilla Cavendish effect that brings out some of the underlying tastes in odd ways. Sometimes, I taste something like amaretto; other times, sarsaparilla. The room note is the pleasing toasted mushrooms scent of old school OTCs, and since the tobacco is only lightly flavored, the sore throat from burnt sugar and unpleasant charred goop in the bowl of a full aromatic are missing. Instead you find a tobacco which tastes better than it smells, which says a lot, and lends itself to a mild smoke which is simple and easy to prepare. To take it to the next level, however, mix this with C&D's "Cube Cut Burley" which kicks the performance up to medium-to-strong and slightly lessens the sweetness, which while less than seemingly every other aromatic, when reduced allows more of the natural tobacco to shine through.

Similar Blends: Blender's Gold - Golden Burley, Lane Limited - 1-Q.

3 people found this review helpful.

PeterD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PeterD (91)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Frankly, my "GO TO" Burley...I find it not as "goopy" as it use to be and I always keep a pound or two around as I sometimes will smoke only this for a few days...

Smokes well in any size pipe and any time of day/night...

The aroma is unforgettable... and no other Burley has that specific trait...

As others have noted..."Light .. NO bite...

Age When Smoked: 20 years to 6 months

Purchased From: various

Similar Blends: most any other mild Burley's...Sutliff J4, PS #702, etc..

3 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (492)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

I bought this at a B & M while on the road. All I had with me on this trip was some lat blends. I put this in a pipe and thought it tasted great, but later tried it after smoking some other blends and its inferiority soon started to show. Still it is not all bad.

It is a good no brainer for when you are into something and not paying much attention to your pipe. It does smoke cool and biteless as the title describes and the room note is non offensive and gives off an old codger aroma that will win you praise from the non smokers.

It is just not too exciting. It is called a burley, but would land more in the mild aromatic range in my opinion. If you are looking for burley, I would start at many other blends before this one as it does not give you an accurate indicator of what burley tastes like under the topping.

I'm going two stars on this as it wasn't bad and it is both affordable and available.

Purchased From: Local B & M

3 people found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

Lane Limited Bulk No. BLWB

Star Rating = 4

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 8

Room Note = 8

Flavor = 8

Bite = 7

Burn = 7

After Taste = 7

Raw Score = 45

Rated Percentage = 75%

Comment = Mild, Smooth, great Bite Free Burley Flavor

3 people found this review helpful.

JohnH Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JohnH (13)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I'd been wanting to try this for a while after seeing it ranked on Smoking pipes top 11 best selling Burley's. Now I can see why it sell's so well.

Let me start by saying I'm certainly not a Burley aficionado, so this new territory for me, but I am very impressed. Essentially this tobacco does exactly what you'd expect. Looks like I expect, smells like I'd expect, and most certainly tastes as I was expecting.

Taking a good whiff from the bag, this smells great, nutty with vanilla and almost cookie dough (which I'll come back to). It has a good moisture content out the bag, packs great and lights exceptionally well. It burns well and continues to throughout the bowl, I imagine this could be good for breaking in pipes.

It tastes great, as I said, exactly as you'd expect. You get a great rich nutty flavour almost, really reminds me of hazel nuts. The vanilla comes through a little, but what I love I can only describe as cookie dough. I don't know if it's the nutty cookie dough, but I find this tobacco very moreish. If you really puff on it, you get a bit of spice, but it doesn't bite at all.

Overall I'd highly recommend this tobacco. I only got 1oz, but I'll be back to buy more for sure.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smoking pipes

2 people found this review helpful.

PC Plod Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PC Plod (63)
Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

My first two bowls of BLWB were a disaster. Yet I'm still recommending it? Yes, here's why.

Let's say your mother-in-law gave you a 5-pound bag of BLWB as a birthday present, because she heard you liked burley, and she thought the tobacco smelled lovely, like a freshly-baked cheese danish. I'm not saying this is what happened. But I'm not not-saying it either.

On with the story. Bowl No. 1 had no burley flavour or aroma, and no mojo whatsoever. As another reviewer said of a similar Lane bulk, if your veins hunger for nicotine you'll starve them with a blend like this. Bowl No. 2, in a briar rather than in a cob. Result? No improvement.

I thought about it for a while and determined that the main problems were: (1) slight artificial traces in the flavour (2) extreme lightness in body, to the point where it felt like puffing Swiss mountain air.

So, first, I aired out the tobacco for 24 hours. It was still moist and pliable, but didn't clump together during a "press" test. Second, I chose a large pipe in the hope that more flavour and aroma would develop during the smoke.

And it worked!

No doubt about it: BLBW is indeed LIGHT. But it has an attractive flavour and aroma once you start to home in on them. And it's a great companion smoke.

BLWB and RLP-6 are like the Coca-Colas of the pipe tobacco world: designed to make you consume a LOT of the product because it somewhat thwarts your desire. In the case of Coke, the beverage contains sodium which actually makes you thirstier, but it tastes so good. These Lane bulks contain hardly any nicotine but they taste and smell so good. So you smoke a lot of it. Clever, but diabolical.

Give me St Bruno any day of the week: when you have a bowl of that, you'll know you've had a smoke. But a man's gotta do what he's gotta do. And if smoking a 5-pound bag of BLWB is what I've gotta do, then I'll do it.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 316 EX

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Gift

Similar Blends: Lane Limited - RLP-6.

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1646)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Lane Limited - BLWB.

It surprises me how many low scores this has achieved so far, it's not the most auspicious smoke, but neither is it, in my opinion, worth so many low results!

It's quite a well rubbed blend, meaning there's no twigs or large leaves of tobacco in there. The pouch-note implies no casing whatsoever, there's nothing sharp nor piquant emanating from it to suggest added flavouring of any sort.

Now, I think the smoke's a very high quality Burley one; it's exorbitantly nutty, but like the un-lit note, I notice no toppings. This isn't a bad thing, it tastes great! Although the description says "no bite" I find it can issue a little nip if it's not puffed with care, but due to the subjective nature, and the small amount, I'll let that one go! The burn from BLWB is very good, and I think I find the nicotine a bit more than most folks on here: mild to medium. I really like the room-note, it smells very nutty; this does suggest a flavouring!

A good quality Burley blend:


Pipe Used: Comoy's Elegance

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

2 people found this review helpful.

Haebar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Haebar (52)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

This blend took me by surprise; I wasn't expecting to enjoy it so much. Picked up an ounce at our local Smoke Shop (in an electronics repair shop), looking for a bland burley to blend with. Today I smoked a bowl of it and was amazed at the fine smoke this stuff makes. I'm on my second bowl just to see if I was dreaming. I wasn't dreaming, this tobacco is tasty! It's a relatively mild blend in terms of nicotine intensity. And there's not a lot of depth or complexity, just smooth, mild Burley flavor. The smoke is rich in body and flavor yet mild in terms of nicotine impact. What I've got is not a ribbon cut but more of a mixed cut with some short ribbon pieces and mostly irregular oblong pieces of small-medium size. The tobacco feels light and soft and packs into the bowl readily. It's not really sweet but is smooth and kind of nutty in flavor. The room note is pleasant but not overbearing. Both times I smoked it in an Orlik Captain Black billiard. This tobacco burns cool and relatively dry and stays lit easily.

Pipe Used: Straight Orlik billiard

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: National Electronics (local store)

2 people found this review helpful.

Backwoods Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Backwoods Piper (70)
Very Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

This used to be a big seller at the tobacconist I worked for when I was a much younger man. I smoked it on occasion It used to have a more uniform cube cut then and seemed to have a richer flavor. I still find this blend just as designed. Very non complex and straight forward almost to the point of bland. It's an okay blend for breaking in a new pipe but not a go too. It does have a nice pouch note and room note to match. I prefer Carter Hall over this smoke and probably won't buy it again.

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

twiddledee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
twiddledee (2)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

Straight up Burley a little on the mild side. Short on Vitamin N. Nice aroma. I enjoy smoking this in a cob as is, also mixed it equal parts with Lanes Black Cavendish.

Pipe Used: Dr. Grabow, Royal Duke, and a cob

Purchased From: Blue Ridge Tobacco and Candle, Winston Salem, NC

2 people found this review helpful.

taima Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
taima (12)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Very Mild Tolerable

Very bland.... waste of money. I won't waste your time with a long review. Just go for Prince Albert or any other burley instead. Great for people who like the taste of cigarettes.

Pipe Used: corncob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: local B+M

Similar Blends: John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert.

1 person found this review helpful.

Durwood Sauls Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Durwood Sauls (9)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

I stayed away from Burleys for a long time on the suggestion of my tobacconist, but one day I found this labelled as "Papa's Pouch" at a small cigar shop, and out of the few choices they had, this smelled the best in the jar. So, I tried it.

It is a Burley blend, mild, slightly nutty/earthy naturally. But, the casing I believe is coconut. I don't remember where I heard/read this but it makes sense. At first I thought it was vanilla, or some kind of vanilla/almond/who-knows-what casing concoction, but indeed coconut makes the most sense when I think of it as I'm smoking it.

I really like this, it's simple, hard to not enjoy, but I must be in the mood for a no-fuss, and, for me a very mild smoke. Slightly sweet, at least on my palette because of the casing. This isn't the best Burley out there by any means but it's a good place to start if you're like me and want to transition away from the heavily cased aromatics to something a bit more natural. Now this blend is one of only two semi-aromatic blends I keep in my rotation. And, as other reviewers have mentioned it will ghost a briar, so beware. I tend to smoke this in the same pipe as my MacBaren Navy Flake, which is the only other cased tobacco I smoke. For me they don't clash if the bowl is ghosted by either.

I will warn you, it may claim to be Without Bite, but it will bite you if you puff away looking for more of that delicious flavor. It's bitten me more than once, I put it on par with the infamous MacBaren bite. So, puff slowly, and don't go trying to coax anymore out of it than it gives. I've made that mistake hoping for a more robust, fuller smoke out of this. It is what it is, mild, smooth, with a room note reminiscent of your grandpa's workshop.

1 person found this review helpful.

AcworthAl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AcworthAl (38)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Tolerable

I liked this for two reasons. It is simple to smoke, extremely mild and easy burning. I too believe the nomenclature is BLWB (no A between the W and B). It is a good change of pace when one has been smoking STRONG stuff. It seems to be lacking Vitamin N. This really is pretty good.

1 person found this review helpful.

OSR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OSR (78)
Very Mild Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

One word: NASTY

20 years ago this was an entirely different tobacco. Back then it was in big chunks, kind of an 'irregular cube' cut.

We had our pipe smoking contest tonight and when I heard that we would be using Burley Light I wasn't too sad; From what I remembered this was a cool smoking and fairly decent tobacco for an aromatic.

This current stuff resembles floor sweepings! The cut is nothing like it used to be and the moisture content must have been 25% or more.

Sorry guys, this stuff is horrid. If you want a decent aromatic buy some Captain Black "White Label" and be done with it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Adam T Valleau Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Adam T Valleau (13)
Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

These notes are my first impressions of BLWB. I’ve only had a few bowls of this, so far. I’m using it to break in my brand new Gardesana Bianca Lovat pipe. I’ve also had a large bowl in a meershaum. I suspect I’ll get to like it more over time. I agree with some of the other reviewers that there is nothing to get too excited about with this blend. But I like it. I find it to be very similar to Carter Hall, Prince Albert, Granger and the like, and I suppose that is Lane’s intention. Seems they succeeded very well. There is plenty of nuttiness here, it smokes smoothly, cooly and really doesn’t bite. The topping isn’t chocolatey. Just a gentle sweetness that is very pleasant. This blend packs easily, burns well and leaves no gunk and little moisture. Minimum re-lights. There may be some humectant applied, but if so, it seems minimal to me. BLWB does what it is supposed to do, and it does it very well. It is mild and unobtrusive, but still tasty. If you like mild, OTC, “old codger” burley blends, you can’t go wrong with BLWB. The price point is pretty good, too. Frankly, I don’t understand why this blend doesn’t get better ratings here. It is really very decent. Cheers!

Pipe Used: Gardesana Bianca Lovat Molina Natura meershaum.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars, Bethlehem, PA

Similar Blends: Carter Hall, Prince Albert, Granger, etc..

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usafvol1 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
usafvol1 (16)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

Very mild everything. Practically odorless in the pouch and in the room. Can barely taste burley. It does not bite, as its name suggests. Burns well. This is a good, smoke all day tobacco, to kill the time and give the smoker a reason to play with his/her pipe stuff.

Pipe Used: Viking 301

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: P&C

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arpie55 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
arpie55 (64)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Goopy and overly moist in bag but doesn't burn that way. Initial lit is somewhat harsh but calms as smoked. Like so many have said this reminds me of many blends of the past and i am sure it will bring back memories of pipe smokers you have known when you catch the aroma in the air. Many claim it is an all day smoke but i never smoke all day and would say that i prefer to relish my smoking time with something a little more interesting.

Pipe Used: Ascorti, Savinelli Bing's

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Many Burleys.

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Hybrid12 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hybrid12 (26)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I like the burley flavor of this tobacco and the fact you can puff away without the dreadful tongue bite, but wish this lane offering had a bit more of a nicotine kick. This is a tobacco I would smoke now and again, but wouldn't break the top 10 in my rotation

Pipe Used: cob

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smoking pipes

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Old Puffer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old Puffer (42)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Very Full Pleasant

I was lured into smoking this before I saw the reviews here and have been terribly disappointed. It really threw me a curve with its description, but I believe that there may be some laxity in quality control since I see (feel) differences of opinion in reviews.

I like the pouch aroma and the room note. I like the texture and they easy way it packs. I like the way it lights and stays lit. It has never bit. But man, can it get strong, especially close to the bottom. As it gets down to the dregs, there comes out a distinct bitterness that is always there in every pipe that I have tried it in. Drying it out has helped, but not enough for me.

I believe some reviewers comments are true about the easy flavor of this stuff making me puff too hard in the beginning trying to get some flavor and it makes it stronger at the end, but I have diligently tried to puff slowly and gently from the get-go but all this does is to give me a totally unsatisfying smoke in trying to get something out of it.

Maybe I'll keep it around, as others suggest, to use in blending, but as a regular smoking baccy, no thanks. I think that it would be a disservice even to ever recommend this for a beginner.

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Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (180)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The smell in the pouch was honey and light berry. Once lit it gave the room a slightly fragrant aroma. Tasted very much like Kentucky Club with a tinge of vanilla to me. This will be a good work smoke for those times when relaxation is not a concern.

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z_evil_genius Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
z_evil_genius (6)
Very Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

This is my second review of this tobacco. Originally, it started off as a great starter for first-timers. I would have recommended it to anyone who wanted to start smoking a pipe. It smelled good in the bag and was mild and easy to light. But whoa, was I wrong. The second time I smoked it, it was bitter and awful. That goop others had mentioned, not apparent in the first bowl, was like a thick disgusting tar on the second. It seems to have left an everlasting taint requiring me to remove all the cake and go to the alcohol method of cleaning the entire pipe. I'm just glad I didn't use my meer. Horrible stuff!

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aadelma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
aadelma (66)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Here is a blend which lives up to its namesake. It is light in color, light in weight, light in nicotine, and light in flavor. While this may sound completely uninviting, if I am in the mood for an uncomplicated and easy to tend smoke with a wonderful aroma, this is what I reach for. As the name states, this blend contains only burley. It is tastefully sweetened with a light coconut essence. It is a very dry and light weight ribbon cut which burns like wildfire if not packed very tightly. Even when packed tightly, a bowl of this lasts about one-third the time of any other blend I have tried. If you are a light puffer like myself, the easy burn is an advantage as little relighting is needed. For this reason it is a favorite smoke of mine when I want to smoke but do not want to be distracted by tending my pipe. The flavor is a straightforward yet understated one of burley and the coconut essence. It tastes like this throughout the entire bowl and never becomes bitter or bland towards the bottom like burley and aromatic blends often do. It burns completely dry and leaves a wonderful aroma in the room of tobacco and the coconut essence. This would be a great blend for new pipe smokers due to its easy packing and light yet natural flavor. Available from Tinder Box, San Francisco, CA.

3/14/2006 -- Still recommended but really too mild tasting to be more than an occasional smoke for me.

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Ducksbreath Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ducksbreath (116)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I'm not sure if every reviewer has the same tobacco, or if this has changed over time, or if what I have sampled (sold somewhere else under a different name) is BLWB. However, I am pretty sure it is, having seen this bulk, entirely medium brown, somewhat coarsely cut, fluffy, slightly cased burley in a number of places.

Anyway I would not call this a goop laden aromatic. It is a semi-aromatic, mostly all burley blend with maybe a little brown Cavendish.

I find the flavoring very nice and it compliments the taste of the slightly nutty, buttery burley. It is light and it is hard to make this bite, no doubt.

Cleaner and better tasting than the drugstore burleys but not as strong either. I would really like this if it were a medium instead of a light ( BMWB). I can smoke this all the way to the bottom with very little or no goop, going very slowly. A solid and simple two to three star blend.

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SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Another of Lane's ubiquitous American aromatics. This mild burley burns well, tastes nice, and smells great,like toasted coconut. It is very inexpensive, and as with many of Lane's blends, can serve as potpourri for your sock drawer. It does burn fast,and it can finish wet, so a slow, gentle puffing cadence is best. An American classic.

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Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I would give this three stars in the American Aromatics group. It did not seem overly goopy and was well behaved overall. Would make a good starter smoke for newbies. Pretty much bite free and does burn rather quickly. Not unusual in this category.

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Jaybee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jaybee (77)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

This has one of the nicest aromas I've ever smelled, either in or out of the pipe. I just found it unsatisfying and a bit coarse toward the bottom of the bowl. I might try it again later.

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