Boswell Pipes & Tobacco Titus Blend

"Titus" is an English mixture with a mild taste of latakia, that delivers a "gentle, giant smoke". A mix of light cavendish Virginias, burleys, latakia, and perique.


Brand Boswell Pipes & Tobacco
Blended By Boswell's Tobacco
Manufactured By Boswell's Tobacco
Blend Type American
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.71 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 07, 2016 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The moderately nutty, molasses sweet burleys also sport a little toasted earth quality, and mostly takes the lead in this blend. The light cavendish Virginias bring a little toast, grass/hay, and light citrus and honey in a support role. The Cyprian latakia also plays a little higher in the support ranking, though its smoky, woody sweetness lacks some of the richness one normally expects of it. The unsweetened black cavendish offers some brown sugar for smoothness. The perique is a minor player with its very light plum and slightly more obvious spice aspects. The nic-hit is little past the mild threshold. Won’t bite, and has no harsh spots. The taste level is barely past mild. Burns at a moderate pace, cool, clean, and fairly smooth with a gentle, consistent flavor. Requires few relights, and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. An easy going all day smoke, though rather tame for an American English as it suffers from lack of flavor depth.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 29, 2017 Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
Reminiscent of Middleton's Walnut, which is no longer available. A good tobacco for someone looking for a mild American/English. Probably has the least amount of Latakia of all of the Boswell non-aromatics. A good introduction to non-aromatics.
Pipe Used: Boswell Tomato
PurchasedFrom: Boswell
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 03, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
Another outstanding blend from the great folks at Boswell. Titus is set up as a mild English blend this blend offers so much in small increments. You get burley, Virginias, cavindish, perique, Latakia and although they don't mention it I think just a pinch of orientals. Folks this is about the whole ball game in one blend. The opening note is what you would expect with a smoky sweet and sour aroma. The light up was easy and blend seems to burn pretty cool. The flavor upon first blush is a slightly sweet and sour flavor with a smoky background. This is a really nice mild smoke that gently passes along these flavors without any one flavor being overbearing. As you smoke through the bowl the perique rears its head with spice and I honestly felt I tasted a bit of orientals from time to time even though that as not listed on the blend. Had to relight one time about half way through the bowl but perhaps that was my fault as I was day dreaming that day. As you finish the bowl the perique and latakia take over in a not unpleasant flavor. The room aroma is not strong and not unpleasant at all. This is a pleasant blend that can be smoked any time. Frankly Jim Inks review is a bit surprising as he is usually right on but for a mild English I have to completely disagree with his assessment. Remember every palate is different and some folks may be expecting much more but this is a MILD English blend which means it has to please a large majority of smokers. Frankly, I think they did a fine job with this blend.
Pipe Used: Boswell reverse freehand
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 09, 2020 Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant
I believe there is a Boswell English that will suit just about any piper. Each one seems to be built on the same base of Virginia and Latakia, but they differ slightly depending the additions of Burley, Orientals, Perique and Cavendish.. It seems the majority of them share the same casing of a subtly sweet vanilla type flavor.

The pouch aroma of Titus is that of sweet, slightly earthy and bready. Just a tiny hint of mustiness from the perique if you are looking for it. A superbly even cut variety of leaf, almost no stems or shake. Pre-lit draw tastes of slight bourbon vanilla.

Lighting does have a bit of spring to it, so I make sure to leave a bit of head space for expansion. I'm not quite sure if the sweetness is coming from a topping, or the Cavendish Virginia. Either way, its pleasant on the palate and room note. The perique is noticeable when exhaled through the nose, but offers a slight fragrant spice to this blend. Requires a few relights, as it seems to contain a bit more moisture than other Boswell English blends. As most English that contain Perique, it does come more to the front the further down the bowl you get. Due to the moisture content, this also burns a bit wet when smoked fresh.

All in all this blend is balanced, flavorful and easy going. Will not bite, even if provoked. If you are a fan of Boswell, order their English sampler and decide for yourself which suits you best!
Pipe Used: several
PurchasedFrom: Boswells
Age When Smoked: 1 month
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 03, 2022 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Bag note smells of faint Latakia, a little brown sugar, and hay. Packs and lights just fine with little if any dry time.

Big clouds of smoke is right. So despite it smelling sweet this isn’t a typical sweet Boswell’s blend. There is some sweetness to it but it’s not a cross over or aromatic. Grassy vegetative earthy Virginias with some woody earthy dry burley are the main components. The cavendish imparts some mild and welcome brown sugar. The Latakia is there but it’s faint, giving some depth of flavor but lacks the typical herbal smokey flavors. The perique is much the same way as I’m sure it’s in there but I can hardly detect it.

There’s enough interest here to keep me smoking it. Smoked well enough, no harshness, a little tingle, no bite. The retrohale is grassy sweet Virginias with hardly a tickle from the perique. Consistent flavor from start to finish. 2.5 stars.

If you like semi sweet non aromatic natural flavored tobacco blends with a little complexity this might be for you.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 13, 2023 Mild Mild Mild Tolerable
Jar note of vanilla, smoky and tartly sweet. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of dark brown, brown and black with a little light brown. Moisture content is great. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild and nic is mild. No flavoring is listed, but I detected a mild vanilla. It mostly stays in the background. Taste is mild and moderately consistent, with notes of tart dark fruit, peaty vegetation, spice, toast, wood, nuts, floral, molasses, rich earth, mild herbal smoky, tart and tangy citrus, a lemon grass and mild vanilla background note, and a mildly peppery, almost smooth retro. Burley is leading with Virginia Cavendish, Flavoring, Latakia and Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.
Pipe Used: 1998 Ashton Old Church XXX Billiard
Age When Smoked: 6 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 30, 2022 Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
This “Gentle Giant” has a nice creamy texture and distinctive taste that is sort of like slightly burnt caramel popcorn. From the Perique I picked up undertones of dried dates and dried plum (not quite prune), could have used a little more of that to be honest. Could have used a little more nuttiness from the Burleys as well (I suspect this is probably the same soft n’ sweet Burley used for Boswell’s Premium Burley). And don’t expect much Latakia here; I found it purely condimental. It’s the caramel popcorn taste that sells me – a rather unique flavor profile in my experience.

Hasn’t really become a mainstay in my rotation but it is a pleasant smoke that I have enjoyed from time to time. More of a 2.5 star for me and I can understand Jim Inks docking it for lack of depth, but I’m rounding up to three stars.
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