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A straight Virginia flake blended of high grade tobaccos from different continents. Medium strength without any acridity, topped with a sweet caramel flavoring, it releases flowery and spicy scents.

BrandPeter Heinrichs
Blended ByPeter Heinrichs
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
Packaging100 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2113)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The golden brown Virginias have lighter and dark spots in the easy to break apart flakes. They provide a bit of grass/hay and tangy citrus, a touch of dark fruit, honey, wood and some earth, and floralness, along with a few ginger bread notes. They also have a fair amount of Danish spice and I suspect some of floral quality has been enhanced by a topping. The addition of sweet caramel has some richness, and all the toppings sublimate the tobaccos to a mild to moderate extent. The strength level is closer to medium than it is to mild. That taste does reach the medium threshold. The nic-hit is in the center of mild to medium. Just avoids bite, and needs to be sipped as it can nip and tingle the tongue if puffed fast. Burns clean and a little slow with a mostly consistent, complex flavor from start to finish. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste. Can be an all day smoke for those experienced in this type of aromatic.

5 people found this review helpful.

NobbyR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NobbyR (79)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

These dark brown, mottled flakes come in longer stripes, so you have to use scissors or tear off the portion you need to fill your pipe.

The tin note is sweet and delicious with grassy, hay-like scents from the Virginia grades and a distinct caramel smell.

I use the fold and stuff method, but you might as well rub out the tobacco, if that's what you prefere, which gives you a slightly different smoking experience. However, I find it easier to get a cool, dry smoke, when I enjoy the whole slices. Lighting usually requires a thorough charring light, after which I level out the ashes, and a single true light. A re-light is seldom necessary.

This is a rather mild, and creamy smoke, where the natural sweetness and tangy, grassy taste of the Virginias mixes perfectly with the sublime caramel flavoring. Like any Virginia based blend, it should be puffed gently, because if you draw too eagerly on your pipe, it'll get bland, but also biting. So if it gets to hot, it will be advisable to let the pipe go out, let it cool down, and resume later. A re-lighting is tolerated well. Tamped down carefully from time to time, the tobacco burns down evenly, slowly, and dryly to some powdery grey ash.

The room note is pleasantly sweet and aromatic.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Siena 320

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Peter Heinrichs

Similar Blends: W.Ø. Larsen No. 32 Curly Flake (Selected Blend).

2 people found this review helpful.

StogieBear Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StogieBear (18)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Fascinating stuff. Comes packed as 4 long flakes totaling 100 grams - that's 25 grams a flake! - in a double-bag from SP. When I received it, I immediately cut the flakes to 1/4 length and jarred them. A medium thickness brown flake with a caramel tin note (bag note?) that rubs out easily and also takes wekk to fold-and-stuff, separating a bit while folded. Takes a few tries to light, then burns well.

The flavor is Virginia reminiscent of SG Best Brown Flake, with the addition of a really noticeable sweet caramel. This stuff is SWEET. The sweetness is so powerful I can pick out many different sweet notes - caramel, honey, apples, apricots, sweet cream, even a bit of unexpected chocolate. There's also Virginia grass and a bit of a pine note that comes and goes. This smoke is a dessert. At the same time, the sweetness doesn't taste "artificial" as with aros, and isn't bogged down by aro goop. The body and mouthfeel are very creamy.

This is a great tobacco for anybody looking for sweetness without losing quality or complexity. I'm surprised it doesn't get more attention.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 316KS

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From:

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1 person found this review helpful.