Straus Tobacco Wenceslas

From Strauss: It has been described as a spiced berry flavor that is sweet but not cloying, with a slightly smoky nutty note. It contains burly, some golden and dark cavendish, and magic.
Notes: Is only available during Christmas time by calling Strauss and ordering over the phone.


Brand Straus Tobacco
Blended By Straus Brothers
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Unknown
Flavoring Fruit / Citrus, Nuts / Beans, Other / Misc, Spices
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 09, 2016 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
The raspberry is the dominant topping, aided and abetted by some fruit (I detect mango and another may be present), light coffee, and some spices, including nutmeg. The black cavendish has a very mild sugariness. The burley is nutty with a little earth and wood while the gold cavendish offers a drop or two of honey, some citrus and grass. The tobaccos are sublimated by the toppings, but you’ll notice them to a small extent, particularly after the half way point when the richness of the toppings weaken a little, especially at the finish. The raspberry doesn’t do that as much as the other toppings do. Won't bite. Has little nicotine. The strength is mild while the taste level is just short of the center of mild to medium. Creamy smooth, it burns at a moderate pace, but the tobacco is moist, so it requires some relights. Leaves little moisture in the bowl. You may want to give it a light dry time. Has a pleasant, short lived after taste, and a sweet fruity room note. Gets two and half stars because I occasionally get a tart alcohol taste that I find distracting when it shows itself to my taste buds, and loss of flavor depth in the last quarter of the bowl.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 04, 2022 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
Straus - Wenceslas - 2021

Bag Note - Spicy, perhaps hints of some type of liquor topping.

Dry Draw -

Moisture - Moist, but not goopy. Texture spongey

Pipe - Peterson Christmas 2021 Baskerville

Beverage - Water

This was a pretty hard one to pin down. It started out as a pretty uneventful smoke and remained pretty mild throughout the smoke. I had not read the description of this blend prior to smoking. In the first quarter of the bowl, there were several instances were I got hints of flavors which I couldn’t quite pin down. The flavor that I was able to pin down was kind of nutty. My first impressions or the other flavors were perhaps some type of berry but honestly I could not pin it down. I also thought there might be some hints of cocoa or chocolate but again very subtle and nothing overwhelming. Most of the flavors were noted about half way through the bowl. After smoking my first bowl of this I did go and read the description and some of the online reviews and it looks like I was not far off on my initial impressions as compared to others that had smoked this blend.

Pipe Used: Peterson Christmas 2021 Baskerville
PurchasedFrom: Straus
Age When Smoked: 1 month old
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