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A high grade standard, cavendish cut Kentucky burley, refined by heat seasoning along with a small amount of Virginia. It offers big, uncomplicated burley flavor, yet is soft and smooth. A versatile blending component, it is also an excellent, full-flavored smoke by itself.

BrandMcClelland
Blended ByMcClelland Tobacco Company
Manufactured ByMcClelland Tobacco Company
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionNo longer in production
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Extremely Mild, Very Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant

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Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (150)
★★☆☆
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

McClelland X90 Burley is a ribbon of medium and light Browns with a fairly neutral jar note of faint and nondescript sweet. The tobacco is springy and packs well. Moisture content is just right. The charring and true lights bring a mild, soft sweetness with a hint of basswood and a touch of molasses that asserts as the bowl progresses. Once past the lighting stage, there is a distinct toastiness along with flavors of molasses, a light parchment bordering on cardboard, and a hint of salt.

This blend reminds me somewhat of Pipeworks & Wilke's Nut Brown Burley, though Nut Brown is smoother smoking and more flavorful. While Nut Brown will nip a bit if pushed, X90 will bite hard. For that, only two stars as a stand-alone blend. But I'm sure this would be a good mixer for the home blender. Burns very well, cool and dry, with nary a relight. Room note is slightly sweet, toasty and, well, pipey.

2 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Predominate flavor is of a toasty Black Cav with a mild vanilla flavor. Virginias are hard to discern. There is an underlying note here that makes this mildly unpleasant to me and it's a dusty, almost stale flavor. It's very mild, but noticeable, especially in the first half of the bowl. I can't recommend this. There are much better similar smokes out there at a better price.

Mild to medium in body and flavor. Burns well.

Pipe Used: MM Diplomat 5th Ave, MM Patriot

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

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2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1704)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

McClelland - No. X90 American Cavendish Burley.

I can't see any twigs or clumps in my pouch, it's a blend made of medium size, medium brown, ribbons. There's a minor sweetness to the unlit aroma. The moisture's good.

If I'm honest any Virginia flavour eludes me completely, the smoke to me tastes simple: sweet, nutty, rustic, Burley. I'd be inclined to say a very mild, sweet, topping's been used: caramel or honey maybe? X90 gives a cool smoke but can burn a bit fast. I get no tongue bite.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: pleasant.

X90? I quite like it as a change of pace. Recommended:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: New

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1 person found this review helpful.

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

This sweet aromatic is topped with enough chocolate additives to get your fingers sticky when nabing a pinch. I gotta admit it though, the wafting Cocoa Puffs aroma gets your mouth watering. So grab your spoon (er. lighter) and dig in.

I prefer a bit more beef to my ribbon cuts and was not overly happy to be packing fish flakes into a bowl. I find wafer-flat cuts to burn inconsistently and quickly, and they always feel cheap to me. X90 begins with a soft, drier, lightly sweet smoke that is pleasant to puff. It became a little unassuming and bitter midway and it fell out of favor with me by bowl's end.

I would conclude that it smells fantastic, but the taste is less so. It did begin to grow on me, by the end of the bag, and I can say it was ultimately OK.

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