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Website Description: Warm-Up Blend is a great pipe tobacco for enjoying outdoors, now that the weather is better, or anywhere, because the aroma is amazingly pleasant. This mixture of Virginias from around the world, mellow Burleys and smooth black Cavendish is finished with a unique combination of caramel, vanilla and light fruit notes. Enjoy the springtime flavor of Warm-Up.
Blended ByRuss Ouellette
Manufactured ByPipes & Cigars
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Fruit / Citrus, Vanilla
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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Backwoods Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Backwoods Piper (70)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I have been on a quest as of recent to try to find some aro's that I can tolerate as well as the people who may be around while I'm smoking. I am an English, VA non-aro smoker and always have difficulty in the depth of flavor compromise that comes with many aro's. Warm Up is an exception to this compromised feeling. This blend appeals to me in ways I couldn't have imagined. I love the base tobacco's very rich and nutty and the caramel vanilla flavoring is not over the top. Burns nicely but it's still an aro and has a tendency to bite if smoked in haste. Beyond this I find Warm Up flavorful and satisfying and have kept the complaints to a minimum with the room note.

Pipe Used: Corn cob and briars

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4 people found this review helpful.

TXBulldog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TXBulldog (74)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is a nicely balanced blend. The sweet note of the tobacco let's you know you are in for something good. The sweet caramel note is prominant. Despite its sweet note it doesn't smoke overly sweet and contains a nice balance. There's enough flavoring that keeps that enjoyment pulling through the entire smoke. It also allows the tobacco to pull through making it a fine smoke. Thus far, this is my favorite of Russ' monthly blends. It can smoke a little hot and bite if you smoke it like a locomotive. Great blend by Russ.

Pipe Used: bjarne, rossi, la strada, red point

Age When Smoked: new, 6 mos, 1 yr

Purchased From: P&C

2 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (151)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

Well it is the middle of a hot summer, so who doesn't want to warm up and get hot and sticky... with a heavy dose of caramel and vanilla. By all accounts I was ready to dive into something very sweet.

Well things sure did warm up. You need to to take it as slow as possible, as those thinly cut ribbon shreds burn hot! The flavor is in there, but as a fast puffer, I had a hard time tasting it within the hot smoke.

To this end, I may not of been a good reviewer for this blend, so take my comments with a grain of salt. If 'may' be better in gentler hands.

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