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A sweet blend of burley, Virginia, and Green River leaf, Bat with a Hat, as F&K puts it, "tastes like heaven and is crazy as hell." Would we expect anything less from the makers of Merde de Cheval?

BrandF & K
Blended ByF & K Cigar
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Caramel
Packaging1.5 ounce tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2270)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The Virginia is grassy with some citrus. The burley is nutty sweet. The black cavendish offers some vanilla. The rich vanilla topping is compliment by a light caramel and a drop or two of honey. The toppings fairly sublimate the tobaccos, though you will notice them just a little more after the half way point. The nic-hit is extremely mild. Burns at a reasonable pace, cool, clean with a very smooth, consistent flavor. Won’t bite or get harsh. Requires a few relights and leaves a little moisture in the bowl. Has a pleasant after taste and room note. It’s similar to 1-Q with a moderately deeper taste.


7 people found this review helpful.

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

This aromatic is nicely done. It has a sweet caramel nuance and a hint of liqueur that subtly rounds this one out. This is a soft aro on the palate with a great subtle flavoring to savor. It burns smooth and mild and doesn't get hot. Burns nice and even til the very end. If you are an aro lover who loves the heavy flavoring, this one isn't for you. This is a delicate nuance that is a smooth as silk smoking experience. Easier and softer than lane 1Q on the smoking experience, and not as heavy on the topping (not the same flavor note of course). More enjoyable than simply the black cavendish based only aros. This has a great room note. It is a great smoke to enjoy around others and a smoke you can enjoy milking the subtly out of. Definitely not an in your face over the top aro. A mild enjoyable smoke you could hit all day. The liquor/liqueur doesn't give you a harshness like some alcohol flavored tobaccos can give - despite a heavy or soft draw, it remains delicate. I'd say if you like the discerning flavor of an aro, this is one to give a shot. If you are new to pipe smoking, this is a great offering. If you like power aros and lots of flavoring, this probably won't fill your need. In my opinion, this is nicely done and worthy of keeping a tin or two around for that time of need for a change of pace.

Pipe Used: bjarne, rossi, la strada

Age When Smoked: New

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6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1774)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

F & K - Bat With a Hat.

I bought this without reading any of the information, barring the name; it cracked me up!

It's quite a rugged cut, and even though the tin's fairly roomy, allowing breathing space, the blend's still moist. There's less black Cavendish in comparison to the others, and the tin-note's sublime; my first thought was "if it tastes as good as it smells, it's a winner!".

At first light it tastes like quite a simple caramel, vanilla, aromatic, there's no alcohol. It takes until about halfway through for the alcohol/liqueur to strengthen. When it does I'm still unsure as to what sort it is, but the alcoholic piquancy's notable. The casing stops some of the tobaccos getting through, and, given the larger quantity, the tobacco that gets the most of the stage is the Burley.

There isn't much nicotine in B.W.A.H, and the room-note's very pleasant.

I got this because of the funny name, but it's a good smoke. Recommended.

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Mr Brog Chochla

Age When Smoked: Two months

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3 people found this review helpful.

TheSeuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TheSeuff (3)
Very Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

Bat With A Hat is cool burning amped up version of the 1Q style (vanilla, caramel, confectionery treat) of tobaccos much like L.J. Peretti Blend #432 is like 1Q on anabolic steroids. Bat With A Hat is a pleasurable aromatic and a wonderful reprieve from my typical VaPer and English consumption.

Pipe Used: Various MM Cobs

Purchased From: SmokingPipes

Similar Blends: L.J. Peretti Blend #432, McClelland Avenue TQ.

1 person found this review helpful.

Right Wing Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Right Wing Piper (11)
Extremely Mild Very Strong Full Very Pleasant

This particular tobacco is more suited for the novice smoker as it is overly cased and presents no qualities indicative of tobacco being an ingredient. That being said, if you are into such products, you'll probably enjoy it as the flavoring is very confectionary and very pronounced. However, being a more seasoned pipe smoker, I find the casing to be very cloying and unworthy of a second bowl.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: 13 months

Purchased From: Pipestud's Consignment Shop

1 person found this review helpful.

Prado1200 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Prado1200 (5)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

From beginning to end it's an enjoyable smoke. Mild yet satisfying. Easy to smoke, burns well and doesn't bite. Any fan of aros will be in for a treat. I've gone through 2 tins so far and it just gets better. Room note is girlfriend approved!


Pipe Used: Peterson, Dagner, OMS, MM Cobb(s)

Age When Smoked: New

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1 person found this review helpful.

moniker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
moniker (131)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

F&K’s Bat With A Hat is sure to please aro smokers looking for something smooth, light, and deliciously fragrant. In the tin are damp, thin ribbons, red-ish to dark brown, with some black chunks, and I suppose these reflect VAs, Burley, Cavendish and Perique. Tin note smells to me like coconut, vanilla, and a whiff of light cocoa. It handles, packs, lights and burns down fine. Lit aroma is similar to the tin note, with some light orange and slightly earthy, fragrant grasses, and nuts and caramel are added to all that in the tastes. I’m guessing the VAs are flue cured lemon and air cured orange, along with some toasted Burley, and very little Perique. In any case, the tobaccos manage to compliment and carry the prominent toppings. It pretty much stays the same top to bottom, except it gets just a little sharper down the bowl. Strength is mild. Tastes are a tick or two over mild. Room note is terrific. Aftertaste is a letdown from the smoke, IMO, being slightly acrid and metallic, otherwise flat.

Bottom line? A light, truly fragrant aro worth 4 stars apart from its aftertaste. As is, it’s an easy 3 stars.

Pipe Used: aro briars

Age When Smoked: from tin and jar

Purchased From: Cup o' Joes

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Legionnaire Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Legionnaire (26)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

As aromatics go, this one doesn’t stand out but it’s not horrible either. It does what aromatics are meant to do, smell good to those around you. It does provide flavor to the smoker, which is a plus. Sort of a vanilla, caramel citrusy flavor. Not at all unpleasant but I wouldn’t buy it again.

Pipe Used: Briar

Age When Smoked: N/A

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