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My Own Blends take on the famous St Bruno tobacco. 100 gram tin. Hand blended. A blend of Virginia and other selected tobaccos. Slow burning and cool with a pleasant aroma. A very good alternative to the St Bruno flake only this one is a broken/rubbed flake.

BrandPaul Olsen
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutMixture
Packaging100g Tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium to Strong
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2028)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The dark Virginia is earthy, stewed dark fruit sweet with a hint of fermentation and sugar. There’s a lighter Virginia present as I notice light grass and citrus. Much of the burley is actually dark fired Kentucky, which is woody, earthy, spicy, smoky, and a little nutty is an important support role. The other burley is fairly drowned out by the other tobaccos and the toppings. The toppings appear to be a little rose, camphor, vinegar, and possibly an essence of tonquin (though I taste no vanilla), and they sublimate the tobaccos a bit. The nic-hit is in the center of mild to medium. The strength and taste levels fall just short of medium, though it does get a step or stronger in the last third of the experience. No chance of bite or harshness is present. Burns cool, clean and a little slow with a fairly smooth, very consistent flavor from top to bottom. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. Has a very pleasant after taste. Can be an all day smoke for the veteran smoker.

This is designed to be a copy of St. Bruno, and in several ways, it succeeds. Where it doesn’t is that the tobaccos and toppings have a little less strength, and have a tad less depth of flavor. As both a copy, and on its own merits, it’s a three blend.

3 people found this review helpful.

grimpeur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
grimpeur (84)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Briefly, this blend is supposed to be a match for St.Bruno, is it? No.

There isn't one way in which it is not better.

The blender got the flavour of the topping spot on, and then applied it to tobacco that seems entirely better than the original.

This is St.Bruno made, not by a mega-corporation looking to squeeze every cent of profit out of its product, but by someone who takes pride in offering a great product. For what it's worth, I'm thoroughly impressed, and I'll continue to order this instead of the original.

Pipe Used: Various briars and a Falcon

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the shop

Purchased From: The Danish Pipeshop

Similar Blends: Ogden - St. Bruno Flake, Ogden - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed.

1 person found this review helpful.

Mr Brown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr Brown (4)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Hi , all of you who love St Bruno but find it difficult to find in your country , you can stop looking. My Own Blends No D2771 taste just the same even as this is broken/rubbed flake. It´s handblended very soft and slow burning tastefull blend of virginia and others delightful tobaccos. I have smoke st Bruno many times and I have to say that I taste no diffrents between no 2771 and st Bruno. This is the kind of blend it´s hard to find something wrong with . It look good,it smell good and it taste good. A great tobacco to always have in your desk for cosy winterdays or rigth now. Paul Olsen ( My Own Blend) have made a perfect copy of St Bruno .

Pipe Used: Savinelli Moka Zulu 404

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop , Copenhagen

1 person found this review helpful.