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5 years of HU tobaccos. A worthy occasion for the presentation of an anniversary blend of a different kind. Red and bright Virginias as ready rubbed flake and a cross cut, mixed with spicy Kentucky tobaccos and a strong burley, bring a very spicy and smooth smoking pleasure. This mixture was rounded off with an enigmatic balsamic topping, that lends a great tangy, resinous note to the Anniversary Blend. A truly worthy Jubilee tobacco which shows a different side of HU tobaccos

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedeman
Manufactured ByHU Tobacco
Blend TypeOther
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging100 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
3.3
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2671)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The red Virginia is tangy, dark fruit sweet with a little earth and wood. The bright Virginia is mildly grassy with some citrus and a slight floral, vegetative hit. They form the base for the other components to play off of, though they shine all the way throughout the experience. The mildly spicy, floral, woody, earthy Kentuckys have little sweetness and a slight sour note. They serve a complimentary role most of the time, and every one in a while, they’ll do just a little more than that. The burley is earthy, woody and nutty with a toasty sweetness in a supporting role. The sweet and tart Balsamic vinegar also sports a very minor sour note, and while the topping is noticeable, it does not drown out the tobaccos. The nic-hit is a shade closer to medium than it is mild. The strength and taste are medium. Won’t bite, and has no dull or harsh spots. Well blended with some subtle and obvious complexity, it burns at a moderate pace, cool and clean with a very smooth, consistent and synergetic flavor from start to finish. Requires few relights and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl as it easily burns to ash. The aftertaste pleasantly lingers a little. The room note is pleasing. Could be an all day smoke for the experienced smoker, and a very repeatable one for those who aren’t.

-JimInks

9 people found this review helpful.

hawky454 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hawky454 (107)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Another winner from the HU house, they can do no wrong in my opinion. After hearing that this blend is topped with a balsamic vinegar, I absolutely just had to try it. The blend comes in a large screw on tin, the tobacco is at the perfect moisture level but doesn’t hurt from a little bit more dry time and it’s a rough cut perfect for gravity filling your bowl. The smell from the tin is divine but I was surprised to hardly pick up on any vinegar from the aroma but fret not, the balsamic flavors come through in the smoke. This is a creamy, velvety smoke that just doesn’t burn hot even if you tried. The topping comes through much sweeter than I thought it would and it’s very subtle, it’s just enough to add some beautiful nuances to the already flavorful and aromatic varietals in this blend. The sauce adds more sweetness than it does sour and come to think of it I would describe it more as a sweet, tangy smoke rather sweet and sour and by no means is it overly sweet, the sweetness comes offf as natural to my palate. Regardless of the balsamic dressing, I don’t think this blend is polarizing in the slightest, it’s just a pure delight. As always it just keeps getting better and better each time I smoke it, as it’s scent memories gets implanted into my olfactory system. I don’t notice much nicotine in this one but I’m not a very good judge of that since I’ve been a nicotine addict since my early teens, I’d like to say it’s in the mild to medium range with the body being medium to full. I also love the room note, I don’t think it will win over any of the “antis” approval but I’m sure it will be pleasing to those who already enjoy the fine aroma of a burning pipe. For those of you who miss the tangy McClelland VA’s I’d say go ahead and give this blend a try, it might very well scratch that same itch.

This absolutely gets the essential stamp from me.

3 people found this review helpful.

craig61a Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
craig61a (11)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Tolerable

I was gifted a sample of this, and frankly didn’t know quite what to expect.

After smoking three bowls of this, it’s a nice blend of Va, Burley, and Kentucky. The Va seemed to stand out above the others, and it it had a nice sweetness to it. Without knowing what the blend was initially, I was quite curious as to what it was that I was tasting. The Balsamic Vinegar adds an interesting wrinkle. I did enjoy it, but it’s not something I would smoke everyday. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

Pipe Used: Neerup

Age When Smoked: 1 yeat

1 person found this review helpful.