E. A. Carey Rum Flake

Christmas cake richness achieved by the addition of maple sugars and rum to make a rewarding tobacco.


Brand E. A. Carey
Series Aromatic
Blended By  
Manufactured By E.A. Carey
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Maple, Rum
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 13, 2016 Medium Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
E. A. Carey - Rum Flake (Aromatic).

Because this is sold in pouch-form, even though it's badged as a flake the tobacco's started to break up. This is a good point though, it makes it easier to work with. The colour's a little darker than medium brown, the moisture's good, and the rum's easy to notice in the pouch-note.

The flavour from the smoke isn't as 'pure' with rum as I'd expected: the rum accounts for a prominent part of the smoke, but there's also a sort of sticky sugariness present. This makes the smoke very sweet..... a bit too sweet for me! I suspect there's more to this blend than only Virginia: I'm guessing that there's some Burley too, but in all fairness the topping's a bit to heavy to allow easy identification. I find the temperature of the smoke too high if I puff carelessly, so regardless of bite, I sip it gently.

The room-note's pleasant to tolerable, and the nicotine's medium.

This isn't bad, far from it, it just doesn't suit me.

Somewhat recommended.

Two stars.
Pipe Used: Peterson Silver Cap #68
PurchasedFrom: E. A. Carey online
Age When Smoked: Three months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 28, 2016 Medium Strong Full Unnoticeable
Mrs Carey has not been stingey with the spicy rum. I reckon you could wring it out and get a gert big gob of grog.

The baccy needs a bit of airing. The first twenty minutes is like somewhere between G Hogarths Rum Flake and Four Squires. The remainder caramelises as the spiciness dissipates.

Sadly this is somehow an insipid experience. I hesitate to buy this one again. Besides which, I want to try the Dark Twist, I think it's called. Probably more that's more to my liking.

I'm sure Rum Flake is a four star smoke for a lot of people. But I'm knocking one off for being soporific.
Pipe Used: Stanwell billard.
PurchasedFrom: E A Carey online.
Age When Smoked: Fresh from the pouch.
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