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This blend springs from sweet Southern Birch with choice Burley's and Dark and Bright tobaccos. Delightful aroma in pouch or pipe.

BrandLane Limited
Blended ByLane Limited
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish
FlavoringOther / Misc
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The birch taste was the main flavor, and while it did remind me of birch beer, it had no depth. I got a light vanilla hit from the black cavendish, and nearly nothing from the burley outside of slight nuts and earth. Had almost no nicotine. Burned a little fast, and I had to sip slowly because it was close to being bitey otherwise. The flavor was consistent. Left a little moisture in the bowl, and needed few relights. Could be an all day smoke.

3 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I must confess that I'm not sure what birch beer tastes like. If it's anything like VIP, I'll pass. Frankly, it tasted remarkably similar to the current production Half & Half with the added birch beer(?) flavoring. Unlike the current production Half & Half, it burned pretty cool without much bite. But mercy, that flavoring is too much.

1 person found this review helpful.

Jason h. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jason h. (47)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I thought this blend was pretty good. The room note reminds me of fresh cut orchard grass, and the taste was somewhat sweet with undertones of.........well birch! I wish this blend was still around. Now off to review the "Match" version, which is no "Match" at all IMO!

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Redd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Redd (117)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I got this through Thompson cigar renamed Paul Bunyan by lane. After much research found it Lanes VIP renamed by Thompson. A good Burley Cavendish with a Brich vanilla flavor which is very mild. Still almost a very natural tobacco. A good summer smoke. A nice simple Pack and burns well. A nice simple cahnge of pace try it.

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

Tasty burley blend, and as the others have said, it smelled heavily of birch 'root' beer in the pouch. I have never had birch beer but this smelled like root beer to me, only less sweet. I enjoyed it for what it was, I will come back to this in the summertime. They used a decent quality burley with no medicinal taste as I have found some burleys to have. Very much like drinking a glass of root beer while smoking Prince Albert. I will not smoke this very often, but it could be an occasional change of pace.

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SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
Mild Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

I didn't think they made this stuff anymore. I appreciate the occasional mug of birch beer, but I sure don't want to smoke it. The tobacco used is quite marginal. . Try this only if you can get a small sample, and are feeling wildly adventurous. (For heaven's sake use a cob!)

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Pagercat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pagercat (40)
Mild Extra Strong Mild Strong

This tobacco is practically dried up straight out of the pouch. The smell of birch beer is overwhelming when opening the pouch. It smokes very hot and tastes nothing like tobacco. This tastes like cigarette papers soaked in root beer syrup. Once you try it, you'll never forget it...and not in a good way...this will give you Post-Traumatic Smoke Disorder! YUCK!

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