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Black box, airtight bag inside 2009, Pouch 2020.

Blended ByRona
Manufactured ByRona, Hungary
Blend TypeCavendish Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish, Virginia
Packaging50g Pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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KRL Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KRL (8)
Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

A strong tobacco for my taste, manly, rugged. The room note is tolerable. It used to be the chosen tobacco for the 2009 pipe smoking competition. I smoke it as a daily tobacco, since I got a big box of it. You need to be careful, you may get a bad taste if you are greedy, however with a good drink it makes a good adventure. The sweetness of the Cavendish is not overwhelming, it lacks the sauciness of aromatics, to my delight. It is important to dry prior smoking, since it may go out otherwise.

Pipe Used: Hungarian clay pipe, real briar bent

Age When Smoked: 6 years old

Purchased From: Hungarian tobacco shop

3 people found this review helpful.

Esox lucius Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Esox lucius (4)
Strong Medium Full Pleasant

This Hungarian tobacco is still in production as in 2020. Produced by Róna LTD., Debrecen, Hungary. This is a blend of Virginia and Cavendish tobaccos, aromatic. Opening the pouch you can feel the nice smell of the cake " Gerbeaud"; walnuts, apricot jam and dark chocolate. It considered to be the best Hungarian tobacco according the Hungarian smokers. Using a small pipe and smoking slowly it can make the dinner perfect. Quite a strong blend, you can feel the nicotine kick pretty fast. Some malty taste resides later. Easy to lit and burning very well (Burley?). My wife can tolerate it and can recognize the "Gerbeaud" cake. Good stuff, something unusual, I want to enjoy it now and then. (I am not an aromatic smoker.)

Pipe Used: Szabó pearwood pipe, Don Gustavo

Purchased From: Tobacco shop in Budapest

1 person found this review helpful.

Skoma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skoma (32)
Very Strong None Detected Very Full Tolerable to Strong

When I purchased this blend i expected something completely different! By opening the pouch a intense aroma of chocolate and cocoa emerged so I was looking for a smooth cavendish aromatic but I was totally wrong! This mixture is no aromatic but a strong and manly tobacco composed of burley ,virgina and cavendish. As all Rona Blends the base tobacco is very strong and rough kind of landtabak, the added cavendish adds a smooth note while the burley gives it a lot of nuttiness. Out of the pouch the mixture is dry as sand so you have to smoke it extra carefull to avoid getting it too hot, because in that case it even becomes stronger. If you manage to tame it however you will be surprised by the compexity of tastes Black Gold offers. I highly recomend to smoke this blend in a filtered pipe!

Pipe Used: various

Purchased From: liquor store in Sopron; Hungary

Similar Blends: Landtabak and other Rona blends..

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UngarnPfeifer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
UngarnPfeifer (3)
Strong Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Smell: Dark Chocolate,Cherry,Cognac Taste:The taste is pleasant,nutty. Strongness:You need to smoke it really slow because its a quite strong blend.The nicotine kicks in pretty fast. I recommend it but its not a must have tobacco.If you passing by in Hungary its worth a try though.

Pipe Used: Szabó Pipe

Purchased From: Hungary,Tobacco Shop

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