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The Crater Mixture No. 3 is a balanced red Virginia ready rubbed flake with some Oriental, Kentucky, and perique. Medium-bodied.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByKohlhase & Kopp
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsKentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2706)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The red Virginia is mildly tangy, dark fruit sweet with some earth, wood, bread and a hint of spice. Playing a very important support role is the dry, herbal, vegetative, smoky, woody, slightly buttery sweet and mostly sour floral Orientals, which often competes with the red Va. The sweetness of the red Virginia is toned down by the Oriental. The raisins, figs, plums and spice from the perique mostly plays back up. The nic-hit is a couple of steps short of the medium mark. The strength and taste are medium, particularly due to the potency of the Oriental. It won’t bite or get harsh, though it will get slightly warm on the tongue if you puff beyond a moderate rate. Burns reasonably well and clean with a mostly consistent, mildly complex sweet and floral, savory flavor. Requires few relights, and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. The woody, lightly sweet after taste and room note linger a bit. It’s not an all day smoke even though it is a medium bodied blend.


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the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (303)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

A ready rubbed blend, the tin note featuring Perique and VA foremost, with a little additional spice. As such, a typical VA/Per, nice aroma, typical plum-ish note. The flavour is as expected: sweet and gently spicy, some fruity bits in there from the Perique.

Stuffs and lights easily enough, easy to handle, burns down to nothing but ashes. At the end of the bowl, though, I feel somewhat let down. Given the components, this blend could really shine. It somehow fails to do so, so I will stick with the alternatives that do.

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new tin

Purchased From: Pfeifen Heinrichs

Similar Blends: Dan Tobacco - Ascanian No. 2 Sweet & Gentle (Ascanian).

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