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Our first “(Krumble) Kake” tobacco, made using some of the strongest pipe tobaccos we can find. The choice leaves are moistened using distilled water and cold pressed for over 10 days, to create a form of plug. Due to the crazy taxation and restrictions on tobaccos, we can only obtain pre-cut leaf. So all of our Kakes are made using course cut tobaccos, the beauty is in a plug that needs no cutting, just a light rub before use. Our BurPer (Burley & Perique) Kake is made from a heavy base of strong savoury new world Burley. A touch of gold and mahogany Virginia's to add a little nutty and sweet tinge. Then comes the Perique and in GQ Blends Traditions, over 25% is made use of. The resulting tobacco is very strong and spicy, with underlying vinegar-like flavour. As the blends stands it’s a little too dry and spicy so a maple topping is added to some of the gold leaf Virginias.

The resulting tobacco is a tale of two halves; at the start it’s spicy and sweet; but once the smoker is half way through the bowl the sweetness fades and the full power of the Burley and Perique really come through. Not a blend, we suggest, to anyone who enjoys mild/medium sweet blends; think of a dry sherry mixed with cask strength whisky. A “Perique Powerhouse”, forget VaPer (Virginia & Perique) and welcome the complex flavours of our first BurPer blend.

BrandGQ Tobaccos
Blended ByGlynn Quelch
Manufactured ByGlynn Quelch
Blend TypeBurley Based
Contents Burley, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Maple
CutKrumble Kake
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Full
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (953)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

One of the easiest Kakes to break apart on the market, which seems to be a trait of GQ kakes. It was almost like tearing off small pieces of bread. The perique is over twenty-five percent of the Kake, and is almost as plumy and raisiny as it is spicy. The burley is fairly bold and nutty with natural sweetness. The gold and mahogany Virginias are bready, lightly grassy and earthy sweet with a touch of tangy citrus and vinegar. The maple topping is light applied, does not interfere with the inherent properties of the tobaccos, and doesn’t give a pancake taste either. Not sure what causes the woody notes, but they are there. This has a strong nic-hit along with a full burst of flavor, burns cool, dry with no dottle, and no tobacco left to burn. It has a near perfect burn rate and provides a lot of smoke, with virtually every flavor note in every puff present. Not for the unexperienced smoker, and I recommend a small to medium size bowl to smoke it in.

1 person found this review helpful.

Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (103)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

A mix of light and dark brown tobaccos. Falls apart readily into short ribbon cut.

Pouch note is maple, as per product description, added to which is a caramel/malty sweetness from the tobaccos. Perique spiciness in the background.

Takes a light well and burns cool without further attention. Produces more moisture than the Askwith Kake.

This tobacco is surprisingly, to me, gentle. Full flavoured without being a hammer, the various tobaccos, and there seems to be a lot of them, weave in and out over the progress of the smoke. At times fruity and acetic from the perique, then bread-like from the burley and then sweet from the virginias. A very interesting smoke. Would make a good all day smoke I think, altho it probably packs a hefty nicotine hit.

1 person found this review helpful.

SteveH Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteveH (28)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Mid-brown in colour. Slight leather smell. Medium strength, smooth. The perique is evident in a distinct fruitiness. Sometimes tastes a bit cigar-like. They pinched the name "Burper" from me - on a pipe forum, I jokingly suggested it as a name for a Burley/Perique mix. (I'm sure they came up with the name independently really!)

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQ's website

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (362)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant

GQ Tobaccos BurPer Kake. What a pleasure to prepare, the Kake rubs to a great consistency with minimum effort. The note from the packet is sweet, it resembles honey slightly. Getting BurPer Kake lit is, just like the prep', a real easy task, a short go with the flame is plenty to initiate a good burn which is steady throughout the whole pipe. The taste is superb! It gives a great spiciness from the Perique with an equally weighted buttery flavour from the Burley. As it burns down the spicy note seems to dissipate slightly allowing the buttery taste from the Burley to have more time in the spotlight. The temperature is great, a cool to medium one that is complimented by zero tongue bite. On to nicotine now, a medium to strong amount so it would suit those who smoke for N, may be a little too much for some though. I find the Maple topping to be extremely light, if I didn't know it was in there I possibly wouldn't identify it due to the dominant flavours from the tobaccos. As I sit smoking BurPer Kake no matter how hard I try it's impossible to find a negative point, a superb taste with a good nicotine amount that would make an excellent 'all day smoke'!

Pipe Used: Devorin Denovic Morta

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: G.Q Tobaccos

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