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The Crater Mixture No.5 is a true classic. Sweet Virginia tobaccos are pressed with spicy Kentucky and nutty burley. The result is a classical flake.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByKohlhase & Kopp
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutFlake
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2671)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The woody, earthy, spicy, nutty sweet Kentucky burley takes the lead here, and also sports a touch of floral. The light and dark Virginias provide a mild, tangy dark fruit, a bit of tart and tangy citrus, some earth and grass, along with a little wood. The rich licorice topping is much more obvious than the molasses, which is in the background. Both tone down the tobaccos to a fair extent. The strength almost reaches the medium mark, while the taste does hit that level. The nic-hit is in the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, but there a hint of a rough edge once in a while. The flakes easily break apart to suit your packing preference. Burns cool, clean, and a tad slow with a mostly consistent, sweet, mildly spicy and savory flavor from start to finish. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. The pleasant after taste, and mildly stronger room notes do linger a mite. Can be an all day smoke for the experienced smoker.

-JimInks

7 people found this review helpful.

Rolf -The Dane Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rolf -The Dane (6)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend is the very same as the Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky (The Black Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky tins are not sold in Europe anymore) Please see taste reviews from the other reviewers

Pipe Used: Savinelli: 207/313/315/320/510/624/642/673

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pfeifen-Behrend, Germany

Similar Blends: Orlik DSK.

5 people found this review helpful.

glaswegian Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
glaswegian (18)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is copy of the well known Dark Strong Kentucky. One of my favourite blends. Everytime I don´t know what to smoke I grab this tin. Nice strong taste, sweet and smoky with a little licorice/plum flavour in the backround.

Pipe Used: Corncob

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: Estervals Pipe House

Similar Blends: Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky, Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake (Special Selection).

4 people found this review helpful.

Lazarus77 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lazarus77 (91)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Like all HU tobacco , this one as well made from high quality leaves. Very similar to Orlik dark strong Kentucky. Nice cool smoke, no chance of bite, leaving some moisture at the end. Personally for me not an all day smoke, and not for people whos like fuller flavor tobacco. Recommended.

Pipe Used: Ronson, Vauen

Age When Smoked: 6 month

Purchased From: pfeifendepot.de

Similar Blends: Orlik dark strong kentucky.

4 people found this review helpful.

Pfeifenkopp Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pfeifenkopp (24)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Who doesn’t like how this flake looks with the dark and bright tobacco separated? But I asked myself if this doesn’t effect the taste in a bad way if you don’t rub out. So, I had to try this flake. The tin note is very sweet, nutty and a bit woody. The web page of HU Tobacco says, that there is a plum flavour added. I can smell this just because I read it. I folded two flakes in my pipe and it was filled perfectly. The lit tobacco tastes nutty and sweet. The separation of the tobacco makes it just more interesting, because one time the tobacco tastes sweet, grassy and a bit of citrusy and after a while the taste switches to a more nutty, earthy, woody and strong taste. All the time I can tell that there is a flavour added but it’s mild and only from time to time I can tell that it’s plum. Sometimes I can get a bit of licorice as well. This tobacco remains all the time interesting and I could smoke it every day.

3 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (299)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Identical to Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky and Peter Heinrichs Dark Strong (see links in the "similar to" section, go to the Orlik blend for my review).

Similar Blends: Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky -- identical, Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake (Special Selection) -- identical.

2 people found this review helpful.