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Crafted from Virginias, Cavendish and Burley with a blueberry batter pancake casing.

Brandpipesandcigars.com
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringMaple, Other / Misc
CutRibbon
Packaging1 Pouch, Bulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium, Medium to Strong
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Der Pfeifenraucher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Der Pfeifenraucher (46)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Just finished my bag of Pancake. This stuff is GOOD, really good. This tobacco surprises with the amount of complexity one experiences throughout the Bowl. Pouch note is distinct and unmistakably berries, like opening a pack of berry bubble gum. That bubble gum smell with maybe a fleeting sniff of maple.

Loads and lights well, char note and flavor is berry, same as the pouch. First third exhibits more of that berry flavor with maple becoming more pronounced as the bowl progresses. Second third is best in my opinion. I imagine this is what the blender was looking for when concocting this tobacco. Berry flavor begins to mellow and maple begins to ramp up. The flavors combine perfectly to create the flavor/scent experience of the blueberry pancake. It is spot on and really well done. Last third of the bowl the berry fades leaving maple to take over. The maple component is the best tobacco casing I have ever smoked. It is exactly maple syrup and upon retrohale you get the feeling there is actual syrup on the tongue. The final third also lets the tobacco come through in a bigger way. Fine quality Burleys and Virginias smoothed with Cavendish and topped with the exquisite maple.

Pancake has a nice nicotine level for a mid day smoke. The flavor sticks with you for a while as a pleasant afterthought. Just a really great smoking experience.

When I first lit this tobacco up Wife walked in the room and remarked how good it smelled. Now Wife loathes the fact that I smoke so it caught me off guard. On a whim I asked her what it smells like. Without my hinting she said Blueberry muffins. Testament to a great blend in my book.

4 people found this review helpful.

clanobucklin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
clanobucklin (93)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Ok I asked for this one. I got a sample and turned around and ordered 6 more ounces. Pipesandcigars rep then told me it had already sold out but I got the last 6 ounces. Heh, heh.

This is the best morning blend I have ever encountered. If you love blueberry pancakes with maple syrup - then this is the blend for you!

While retaining a tobacco taste - you get a blueberry pancake batter taste with a hint of maple. I smoke outside so I can't really comment about the room note - but if it's anything like the taste it's probably wonderful.

Detractors kavetch about missing the blueberries in the taste but it's there - it's just subtle.

So if like a great morning smoke and are just into Aros give this one a try.

Pipe Used: Straight Grain Acorn

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipesandcigars.com

Similar Blends: Hearth & Home - Vermont Meat Candy, Pipeworks & Wilke - Vermont Maple Cavendish.

4 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1503)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

The tobacco taste is negligible more often than not. You get a light honey, grass note from the Virginia, a very tame nuttiness from the burley, and maybe a hint of vanilla from the black cavendish. Mostly what you experience is blueberry and maple, though the tobaccos do show just a mite in the last quarter of the smoke. The blueberry topping does seem to fade a little after the half way point, and the maple becomes more noticeable, but you’ll get the berries all the way through. The nic-hit is mild to medium. It may need a little dry time. Burns at a slow to average pace and should be puffed at a moderate rate for best effect. Won’t bite. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, but you can smoke it to ash without much difficulty. Smooth, a little creamy and buttery from start to finish, it has a nice after taste and a great room note.

2 people found this review helpful.

Bbrown626 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bbrown626 (42)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

What better to have for a morning smoke than blueberry pancakes? It makes a great dessert smoke too. The pouch note is one of the best ever and you are rewarded by a similar experience when you lite it. A smooth, mild smoke, great for all day. Somehow the strong casing doesn't overwhem the tobacco taste. This is always a rewarding smoke!

Pipe Used: Brog Cochla

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars.com

2 people found this review helpful.

misterzipp0 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
misterzipp0 (2)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Full Pleasant

As with all aromatics preparation is key! Moisture content and smoking pace have the biggest effect on the enjoyability of any blend and this one is no different.

The tin/bag note (whathaveyou) is the same smell that greets you when you open a box of blueberry pancake mix from the store. The butter laced flour mixes wonderfully with the tin of blueberries as you first PPP them open.

This blend reminds me of a certain frozen pancake you could buy at the store in a blue box... Hungry jack? Log cabin? Jemima?

The berry smell stays with you on your false light as the first puff or two is berrylicious. After you settle into your cadence the berry note is blended nicely with the "pancake batter topping". Occasionally the berry will go from "blue" to "red" but it always compliments the other flavors. Make sure you give this blend the slow sipping it deserves or all you will taste is harsh acrid tobacco! You'll know when you're going too fast because the blend will instantly lose its flavor.

As you work your way through the bowl the bright berry note begins to give way to some butter and a maple sweetness. Retro or French inhaling at this point will give you a wonderful blend of everything and you'll swear there is a syrup soaked flapjack dancing through your mouth.

As you continue on the butter and berry fade out into a wonderful maple with a hint of pepper. The bowl ends about when you keep searching for that last bit of sweetness and then it's just ashy and time to go face your day after a hearty breakfast.

Age When Smoked: 4 months

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

Lyle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lyle (24)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Very Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This blend is blueberry pancakes for days. I mean that literally because after smoking it, everything nearby will smell like blueberry pancakes for days!

The tin/bag aroma is very sweet, with an unapologetic, full-throated, smack-you-in-the-face top dressing of berry, maple, and vanilla. This is not a subtle blend.

The smoking experience is straightforward, without a lot of flavor development. This isn't the type of top dressing that burns off quickly to let the underlying tobaccos emerge. It is pancake from top to bottom.

The room note is fantastic, and it's a good thing, because the aroma lingers longer than most aromatic blends.

I struggle with the star rating for this one more than usual, because I think the blender has done exactly what they intended. In that sense, it's a four star blend. However, compared to other blends in the highly aromatic category, I can only say it is somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum-lined and briar dedicated to sweet aros

Age When Smoked: No age, smoked fresh

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