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For the connoisseur who appreciates and enjoys the tangy, fragrant aromas, and sweet, rich tastes of well-seasoned, dark stoved tobaccos. A single zesty lemon Virginia leaf, picked at its peak, aged to perfection, carefully slow-stoved under pressure until the cakes turn to beautiful chocolate brown. Cut to flake form, Dark Stoved offers a maze of diverse tastes, with a mysterious flavor curve ranging from tart and spicy, through smooth and mellow... The perfect after-dinner, evening smoke... Cool and slow burning from top to bottom.

Blended ByMcClelland Tobacco Company
Manufactured ByMcClelland Tobacco Company
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (839)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Dark black and thick flakes with some brownish overtones. Rather wet fresh out of the tin. I took one look and thought to myself that I'd better get the microwave going, as I do with Dark Star and 2035 from McClellands. This looked identical. But comparing it directly to Dark Star, it's a bit darker in color and has a slightly tangier tin aroma. So I first simply dried out the flakes for a couple of hours and loaded. The leathery flakes were almost rubbery at the start but became less pliable. Dry Virginia is good Virginia.

Surprisingly, I did not need to bake this stuff to get it to smoke. I did crumble up some for top kindling and, while it needed more than a few relights, it did quite nicely. This is a bonus, because no matter what else I do to Dark Star, the 10 second microwave is necessary. Taste-wise, this is tangy as you would expect and also has some interesting flavors such as creamed coffee and dark fruit. The sweetness was there, but not over-intrusive like some lemon Virginias are (this one starts out as a lemon). Fairly high in complexity but also had a constant base - sort of like a mimimalist music piece with the overtones being the complexity while the actual notes provide the stability.

Comparisons to Dark Star are unavoidable but, smoked back to back, I prefer this one. Dark Star tasted excellent but was fairly monochrome, while Dark Stoved had a similarly excellent flavor but provided some variations. Both are worth a try, but I think I'm going with this one. Butera's vision with McClellands raw materials and execution definitely produces a lot more hits than misses. This one is a hit.

Pipe Used: meerschaum and morta

Age When Smoked: 3 years

15 people found this review helpful.

Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Appearance: Small somewhat thick flakes, uniform dark brown in color. Just like McC Dark Star (which is a close cousin, IMHO.

Aroma: Some of the McC vinegar upon first opening, which goes away after a few days. Then you have the smokey/sweet smell of the heavily stoved Va.

Packing: Usually needed to be somewhat broken up for easy packing, but NOT fully rubbed out. When rubbed out, it loses flavor in the pipe. (Again, like DS)

Lighting: Slowly, needs two matches for a good charring light. Initial flavor: A tad sharp at first light, then tones down into a mélange of tastes. There is a wide range of high and low notes, characteristic of a stove lemon Virginia. Less dramatic than Dark Star, but also less tempermental.

Mid-bowl: Lovely complexity of flavors when enjoyed slowly. When puffed too quickly, only the high notes come through, and the pipe will smoke wetter. Relax and enjoy.

Finish: Just a little stronger at the end of the bowl. When enjoyed slowly, there will be nothing but ash in a dry pipe.

Summary: I think it?s enjoyable any time of day, under the right condition. Absolutely perfect for an evening companion.

8 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The “vinegar” goes away after a few puffs. The stoved lemon Virginia has a multiplicity of flavors, ranging from citrus to the very tangy, and is woody, spicy, with some earth, and fermented sweet dark fruit (figs, raisins, dates, plums) that dominates the blend. There is a slight acidity and some tartness present at times. Needs dry time, and even then, will burn slow, wet and leaves moisture in your bowl. Expect to devote time to keeping it lit. I experienced no bite, but the spice did play on my taste buds a bit. The nic-hit is mild to medium. The flavor is fairly consistent, and has a very pleasant after taste. The room note is nice, but not always appreciated by women. Three and a half stars because of the abundance of moisture.

7 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Deeply stoved and rich, Dark Stoved will provide a flavor and strength blast that is appreciated by fast Virginia puffers as it has no bite. Another nice blend in the Butera Royal Vintage line-up!

6 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Used my food chopper to turn this into BB sized pellets and dried completely. Requires about three to four lights to get it going and then it burns very well after that. Very tangy, more sour than sweet, spicy, fruity with some coffee notes. The deeper into the bowl you get the darker and deeper the flavors. This is an outstanding smoke in both briar and cob, but in a clay it's pure heaven. The flavors in a clay are clearer and crisper. I'll relegate this flake to clays only. The small bowl on my 6" Dutch Gouda is perfect for a 45 minute smoke. This flake is absolutely delightful.

Medium in body. Medium in taste. No added flavorings detected. Burns well when properly processed.

Pipe Used: Savinelli B'Dog, MM Morgan, Dutch Gouda

Age When Smoked: 4 months

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5 people found this review helpful.

Eulenburg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Eulenburg (193)
Strong None Detected Full Pleasant

Cut to flake form, Dark Stoved offers a maze of diverse tastes...from tart and spicy, through smooth and mellow... [From the tin]

Complexity is the current vogue word in tobacco æsthetics. Whatever it might mean, "a maze of diverse tastes" is not a phrase I would normally associate with virginia flake. In his classic little book, The Gentle Art of Smoking (London, Max Reinhardt, 1954), Alfred Dunhill says [p. 133]:

An Empire 'flake' or 'Navy Cut' which serves as an adequate tobacco during the day may...seem a little flat and dull in the evening.

Which is not to say that well-made virginia flake, using quality leaf, is not an eminently pleasant—albeit not very "complex"—smoke.

Royal Vintage Dark Stoved is precisely such. I could best compare it to a strong cup of the best Arabiga coffee, abundantly, but not excessively, sugared. It is plummy, but never cloying; smoother and creamier than S. Gawith & Co.'s Full Virginia Flake, which, conversely, is darker and smokier, and certainly less rich, than Dark Stoved. Nor do I become dizzy and queasy from smoking Dark Stoved, as I can with St Bruno.

I normally cut flakes width-wise, with small scissors; a kind of cube-cut that burns slowly and cooly. This is not possible with Dark Stoved, because it is not presented in the neatly-sliced, whole-plug, format. The flakes are heaped, helter-skelter, in the tin, and are often partially broken. So I just took a pinch, crumbled it in my hand, and stuffed it into a mid-sized dublin. Once lit, which took some perseverance, it burned richly and smoothly to the proverbial fine white ash. Very nice indeed.

4 people found this review helpful.

steppx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
steppx (152)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

a very good almost black flake. This is NOT Dark Star (and if you think that you need more education in tobacco). It bears comparison though with a number of Virginia flakes, including Dark Star and Blackwoods flake. Astelys#44 also, and even Wessex Campaign .....they are all on a spectrum of comparitive stoved-ness. (so to speak). This is predictably moist but not nearly as hard to keep lit as DS....and once lit it stays lit better than any McClellends flake I can think of. its curious to read negative reviews of this. I mean, its a straight stoved Virginia flake...what did you expect? As such, its very rich and very smooth. Smokes cool and has a moderate range of flavors. All the usual figgy and autumnal qualities are here, and a bit more sweetness than I expected. All told its a very very good flake. Nic hit is mild plus a notch. One might wish for more in that respect. I found blackwoods flake and Pebblecut and FVF to have more nic....and even macbarens virginia flake has more. But there IS some.....just not a lot. But in flavor, this is one of the best virginia flakes you can find. All told very good stuff.

3 people found this review helpful.

Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (150)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

Tin aroma is very pungent, tangy and vinegary. A strong McClelland odor I would say. But very very pleasing to me. The flakes are pitch black and highly compressed, so they won’t peel off to ribbons but rather break with rubbing. Loading and lighting is easy and it keeps lit while burning slow and evenly.

When smoked aromas of burnt caramel, leather, black pepper, smoky wood came to me. Even the vinegary aroma comes through, at least in the beginning, a thing that is not always the case with McClelland’s tobaccos. Overall it is pungent with some sourness but there is plenty of supporting sweetness but towards the end it becomes more mellow, earthy, nutty and sweet-spicy.

Dark Stoved is a fantastic, complex tobacco. It’s also strong but never crosses the threshold of being unpleasantly so. In any case I cannot imagine it being an all-day tobacco for me, it has to be an occasional treat. I believe it is a tobacco that will benefit from ageing.

I have never tasted Samuel Gawith’s Lakeland Dark, but Dark Stoved has similarities with 1792 without the tonquin. However it’s not as strong and behaves better.

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1644)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

Butera - Dark Stoved (Royal Vintage).

The appearance of Dark Stoved is quite unique as it's not strictly a whole flake, nor is it in broken flake form; it looks like dark 'shards' of flake. The moistness of my tin is spot on, but the flakes are quite firm, making them difficult to crumble.

The smoke has a deep/dark fruitiness to it, not the bright citrus flavour that one would normally get from a straight Va. There's also a small touch of molasses. Dark Stoved burns well, and as it does the molasses-sweetness becomes slightly stronger; I'm not talking about a cased flavour but a very mature, rich, natural one. If I'm not careful with my puffing Dark Stoved can be a bit uncomfortable with tongue bite, so I use a gentle technique with it. The smoke D.S. gives off is quite thick, and relatively cool in temperature.

The nicotine's less than medium and the room-note's only tolerable at best.

I'm sure lots of folks will love this, but I don't rate it with any more than two stars.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Roma Lucite 614 Oom Paul

Age When Smoked: Three months

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2 people found this review helpful.

zulujerk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
zulujerk (145)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

I was a bit miffed when I opened my tin of Dark Stoved. I wasn't aware that the blend was made by McClelland, and was shocked to find that I had ordered a simple rebranding of Dark Star. So let's see, there's Dark Star, 2035, and now Dark Stoved. Am I missing any?

Judging by the inability to find any Pelican or Kingfisher, and the overwhelming availability of Royal Vintage, it's obvious what people really want. It's simply unnecessary to rebrand an endless array of McClelland blends when people are pining for something more native to the Butera name. That's not an insult to McClelland, they make many fine blends.

So how about devising something more derivative of the Pelican and Kingfisher formula? Or increasing the supply? If I wanted to purchase McClelland blends, then I would. Can't you people be a bit more creative?

2 people found this review helpful.

Xeneize Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Xeneize (275)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Very similar to Dark Star, and still much better. Less vinegar casing, a bit more sweet, more complex and with a deeper taste. Golden Cake is my favorite from this series, but this one's very enjoyable smoke.

2 people found this review helpful.

RMBittner Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RMBittner (66)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I'll keep this brief: A delicious, heavily stoved flake that is quite sweet and mild, releasing occasional hints of lemon and butter -- and much more frequent hints of fine tobacco!

Although this is, in many ways, Dark Star's twin, I found Dark-Stoved to be much easier to break up and keep lit in the bowl. If I had to choose between the two, I would probably favor Dark-Stoved for its "ease of use."

My review is based on a 5-year-old tin.

2 people found this review helpful.

Uban Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Uban (53)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

This seems to be a love-or-hate smoke. I wonder, honestly, how much it has to do with the pipe? I smoke this 'blend' in a small bent plateau freehand by Walt Cannoy which has never had anything but Va flakes in it. It comes off in this pipe as somewhat 'monochromatic,' not being a complex flavor at all, but very smooth and mild. It is only a tiny bit sweet, still it has the distinct taste of the dark Vas that everyone else mentioned. It reminds me of the woodsy, haylike, field-of-wheat descriptions that apparently mean we all know what we are talking about here. It does NOT taste of vanilla, raspberries, leather, chocolate, or anything else. It tastes like good straight Virginia, well stoved and nicely cured. Four stars.

2 people found this review helpful.

Lbarraa Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lbarraa (29)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

Nice dark stoved broken flake. Mild virginia blend, tasty and cool burning. Plum and currant flavors, easy to ligth. Need to be rubbed before packing. None of the Classic McClelland's ketchup aroma.Good for a brunch pipe. Maybe a little plain.

Pipe Used: Briar differents sizes

Age When Smoked: 4 years

Purchased From: Ebay

Similar Blends: Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown Unscented , J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Brown Flake, McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve), McClelland - No. 2035 Dark Navy Flake.

1 person found this review helpful.

fmjiii Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fmjiii (16)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Butera Dark Stoved (Royal Vintage) tobacco is the prefect collaboration between pipe carver Michael Butera and the McClelland Tobacco Company.

Tin aroma was McClelland’s signature aroma vinegary/ketchup but goes away in a few days.

Dark Stoved look very similar in color, feel and appearance as McClelland Dark Star. It is somewhat of a chore to pack and light, in the bowl Dark Stoved offers an overall sweet smoke with occasional notes of fig, dark chocolate, and wood. Once lit, it burned richly and smoothly to a fine white ash. As it gets going the sweet vs sour tastes are fun to play with. Enjoyable any time of day. I have several more tins set aside to age. I recommend it highly.

Pipe Used: Various briars

Age When Smoked: 2 years

1 person found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (266)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

On the plus side, if you think you might enjoy dark stoved VAs, this might be a good one for many to try. Milder, even a bit generic, than many other similar blends and fairly uncomplex, this could give the smoker a sense of what dark stoved are like without being overwhelming. On the other hand, this tobacco bit me hard, which is rare for any VA. The generic uncomplexity might have had me wavering between a 2 and a 3, but the bite brings it easily down to a 2 for me.

Pipe Used: various briars & cobs

Age When Smoked: 2 years

Purchased From: pipes & cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (150)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

If you want the prep work and attitude of Full Virginia Flake without any of the promise of reward, then this flake's for you.

For all you tobacco tinkerers out there, when FVF just gets too easy and monotonous, when you want to spend even more time *#%ing with your tobacco for an even more ambiguous payback, grab some of this and knock yourself out.

1 person found this review helpful.

beaupipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
beaupipe (102)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Dark Stoved is mild but interesting stuff. It's a black broken flake with a few little lighter strands evident when it gets rubbed out. The tin aroma combines the familiar high-toned sourness of a McClelland Virginia with some very appealing Christmas cake scents—dried fruits, spiced plums, that kind of thing. I'm a sucker for those nostalgia-inducing smells, by the way, so whatever positive comments emerge from this review may be have been twisted out of me by that collection of aromas.

When Dark Stoved is good, it's very good. The tin aromas come through nicely in the smoke and I'm reminded of plum pudding with brandy-spiked hard sauce. That's a pretty impressive aromatic complex for a tobacco that claims to be pure, stoved Virginia.

But this is also a fussy tobacco. The first bowl I smoked wasn't dry enough and I was left with a hot, tasteless smoke that almost had me throwing in the towel. Slower smoking and proper drying are essential for all Virginias, but I think Dark Stoved could act as the yardstick for that advice. Throw this at a new smoker interested in Virginias and tell him to come back when he's getting nice smokes from it. I completely understand those reviewers who complain that this is nothing but hot air or that it's tasteless. I had a few smokes that confirmed those comments.

But I've also had some very nice smokes, especially toward the bottom of the tin I jarred up a couple of years ago. Consistency is important, of course. But I'm going to rate this based on the best bowls it gave me, not on the worst.

1 person found this review helpful.

Davetopay Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Davetopay (43)
Medium Extremely Mild Full Tolerable

Dark ain't a lie! When I popped this open a while back, it was a catsup bomb, but some time has mellowed that note. ( Yes it is packed/blended by McC) In fact now when I open the tin to fill a bowl it reminds me of A1, or wochestershire sauce. The flakes themselves are smaller chunks and slightly broken. They are black. Black like death. Tarry like a New York roof top in July, and just as black. Some have noted the moisture content, but I think this stuff may just be oily. It leaves your fingers resiny, not goopy like PG, but slightly oily to the touch. I found it does its best work in a medium to large bowl and when rubbed out to the point of crumbs. I had a hard time getting it lit as larger flakes. Flavor wise, it starts off for me a a very tangy, slightly sour, and heavy smoke. As it gets going the sweet vs sour tastes are fun to play with. About midway through the bowl it brightens up a bit and you hit the classic VA buttery, oaky, baking bread and cookies portion of the ride. At the bottom third it gets dark and heavy again. Gaining in bitterness(not in a bad way), building strength, and taking on a very tanic feel. All in all it is neat stuff that VA nerds need to try. I get the feeling that many people don't know about it as the tin I bought recently was from 2005! Happy Puffing! __________________

1 person found this review helpful.

Beer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Beer (304)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Well, well, you can't even remotely think that this isn't a McClelland, from the tin shape to the smell after opening (dried plums with some of that "vinegary" trace). This one is very similar to Dark Star, but a bit less dark and leathery, more chocolatey. The slices of flake rub out quite easily, and exhibit some moisture (nothing to worry about, though). Taste is quite consistent from beginning to end: a subtle, dark, slightly fruity experience which requires calm and patience. First, not to be scorched, but also to appreciate all the nuances: it is not a very strong blend (neither taste-wise nor nicotine-wise). To my taste is similar to a cross between Dark Star and Orlick Dark Strong Kentucky. Towards the end some very pleasant chocolate notes start to become more and more evident. A very fine tobacco, ideal for an evening smoke: a group 5 bowl of this can last me 75-80 minutes.

1 person found this review helpful.

SeoulSister Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SeoulSister (37)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I wanted to try Dark Stoved because I really like McClelland Virginia tobaccos. I smoked it quite dry, cut into small pieces. Even with that, I still had some difficulty keeping it lit. It started off a little grassy and hay like. It was also quite tangy with some spice into the bowl. It was less sweet than I prefer compared to other McC blends that I prefer. There is no bite at all but in the last half of the bowl, it made my tongue a little leathery. This blend didn't capture my interest because as the bowl progressed it gave off a flavor that was less than I had hoped for mainly because, being stoved it didn't offer the sweetness that I really like from one of my favorites, St James Woods. Although St. James Woods is stoved too, the lack of red Virginia found in St James Woods separates this from being a winner for me.

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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The tin scent of Dark Stoved is typical of McClelland made Virginia blends. It takes forever to dry to the consistency that I prefer to smoke their Virginias. In the pipe, my preferred way to smoke this is with fairly large pieces (not quite fold and stuff) and a little fully rubbed out at top of the bowl. I also made sure to not pack it too tightly to get the most out of it. I have noticed that there are a lot of comparisons to Dark Star, so here’s my two cents. It isn’t Dark Star any more than Deluxe Navy Rolls is Escudo although the appearance to Dark Star is very similar. This is tangy, but for my taste buds, (for what it’s worth) I find Dark Star tangier. I find this to offer a little more complex flavor than Dark Star too. It is sugary and smooth. There are a fair number of high notes, and no dull spots, although it seems to burn a little less sweet with differing cadences. There is a lot of fruitiness to this blend too. It never burns hot, even when pushed and in mainly mild in strength only jumping toward medium in the late stages of the bowl. I didn’t experience some of the issues that others have mentioned concerning relights, but I dried it, like I do with many McClelland flakes, to the point of almost brittle (barely pliable). Red & Black has become my new standard by which I now compare all McClelland Virginia’s and this won’t replace that, but as straight stoved Virginia’s go, this is a very good choice.

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Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (300)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I am not the biggest fan of Dark Stoved Virginia's but I do enjoy a bowl here or there such as Dark Star, the preparation, difficulty in rubbing out and drying time usually outweighs the delicious flavor for me (YMMV) and I usually prefer the brightness of orange, red and lemon leaf. Very mild in nicotine and as usual with Butera and McClelland, wonderful leaf is used. I am giving it 3 stars as I believe Stoved VIrginia lovers will enjoy DS immensely and I do recommend it but for me it's really a 2 and a half star blend just as a personal preference. Va's stoved this much can be a hot air and tasteless experience but DS does at times have a tasty sweet and sour tangy flavor that when in the zone can be very enjoyable.

Similar Blends: McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve).

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Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (180)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Jet black broken flakes with an aroma of dried citrus peel and something musty. Mushroom perhaps, damp earth...something in that spectrum. The flakes are quite moist, a little greasy almost, and tough.

This is not an easy tobacco. It lights well enough but then burns at a smoulder, always on the brink of extinction. At times it gets a full burn with lovely plumes of smoke, but this is a false hope, and the tobacco soon returns to its minimal burn.

At first light the virginia origins are clear as a bell, with vibrant lemon scents. This never abates. But five or ten minute into the smoke there is a dramatic shift and smoky, mushroom notes emerge.

This tobacco is both sweet and sour. There is some pepper on the tongue. It burns just on the acceptable side of hot and produces some wetness.

This is not a tobacco for tyros and I believe to get the best of this baccy one will need to be really on one's game. One of the few tobaccos I have had that did better in briar than clay.

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JSB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JSB (6)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

When I first opened the tin of this tobacco the sour aroma was overwhelming but this aroma did not overpower the flavor .this was one of the coolest smoking tobaccos I have tried in a long time. There was only a slight sour taste and aroma wile smoking. The flavor was consistent throughout the entire bowl, this has quickly become one of my favorite blends and I highly recommend this one.

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flint Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
flint (30)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This so far the best of dark stoved type tobaccos. It's easier to work than McClellands Dark Star and a creamier flavor. I really like this tobaccos tart/sweet flavor interplay. Dark Stoved lights and burns well down to a whit ash. Not a real heavy smoke but satisfying to me. But don't listen to me try it for yourself.

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