|This is a pure mixture of Orientals and Virginia. dry,burns hot. I dont detect any flavour in this tobacco. Only tastes fully strong tobacco, but full neutral . Also, i consider it too strong for regular smoking. So strong that is impossible to smoke it pure! Not recommended as pure tobacco, but may be good for mix with other pipe tobaccos, for making personal mixtures.
|I found BR Classic in a convenience store. As my choice of tobaccos is limited I gave it a try.
This is very moist shag cut tobacco (to the point you could hand-roll smoke it). The aroma, indeed, is very natural: almost cigarette like, with a whiff or Orientals. Mind you, this is no Campanille (old version).
For a moment I though I was smelling Camel cigarettes. Not at all bad, but by no means you’ll get a whiff of anything remotely close to “plum, nuts, chocolate and coffee”. On the contrary, this is straight tobacco aroma, very similar, say, to Golden Virginia hand rolling tobacco.
It’s a medium strength smoke, verging on the hot side of combustion. Its palatable in the sense a cigarette is: neutral, smoky and slightly salty, on account of the Orientals. There’s none of the natural Virginia sweetness you taste in a flake or matured cake. If pressed too hard, you’ll get some tongue bite. The aroma, again, is of pure cigarette. For a Borkum Riff this one is truly an achievement, but there’s nothing exiting here: just plain, natural tobacco. I would “somewhat” recommend this as an intriguing change of pace for the established smoker, and recommend it (hence the three stars) to the cigarette smoker wishing to kick the habit in order to venture into pipe smoking.