From P&C's web site: War Horse Green uses the same base tobaccos as War Horse Bar, but with a unique and decidedly more aromatic top note than the original. There are notes here similar to a number of European tobaccos, but made here in the US. Give this singular take on Euro-style blends a try. We think you'll be back time and again.

BrandWar Horse
Blended ByRuss Ouellette
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringAnisette, Other / Misc
CutKrumble Kake
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3047)
Strong Strong Full Tolerable to Strong

A companion to the new War Horse Bar, it has the same constituent tobaccos. The dark air cured Virginia is tangy dark fruity, toasty, boldly earthy and woody with a little smokiness, sugar and floralness, and fair amount of spice as the lead component. The floral dark fired Kentucky also has a bit of smoke, herbs, vegetation, sourness, nuts, earth and wood, and a touch of cocoa along with a little spice. It is a supporting player. The burleys offer a lot of earth, wood,nuts and bread in the third slot. Almost equaling the burley is the tangy ripe, fermented, sugary dark fruit red Virginia, which also offers some tart and tangy citrus, earth, bread and wood. The toppings are the very richly sweet, incense/floral, and fairly perfumy heliotrope along with a deep anise extract, and a tonquin-like essence. They do sublimate the tobaccos a lot; more so than the toppings do for the Bar. They also work well together to create a compatible contrast to the varietals. The strength and taste levels are not quite as strong as the Bar, and I would rate them as strong for this plug. The nicotine content is just past the medium threshold. It won’t bite, and has no dull or harsh spots even when pushed. It has few rough edges. The plug has a little density, but is easily broken apart to suit your preference. It’s a little moist, but needs no dry time. Packs well and lights with no trouble. Burns a little slow, cool and clean with a very smooth, very consistent sweet, earthy floral flavor from top to bottom as it easily burns to ash. Requires a few relights, and leaves very little moisture in the bowl. The after taste pleasantly lingers while the strong room note is a little sweet, spicy and very floral. It’s not an all day smoke, though some experienced smokers may consider it to be one, especially if they use a small bowl. Will ghost a briar, and no meer is safe either.

Designed to be in the same family as Condor, this is not a copy of it. There are several differences. This is a little stronger, a little more floral, perfumy, sweeter and spicier. You won’t mistake this for being a Condor clone, but it may appeal to those who smoke it.


44 people found this review helpful.

steppx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
steppx (186)
Medium to Strong Medium Full Tolerable

This is a very addicting tobacco. Now I prefer the green to the red label BAR by the same company. Firstly, it is not quite as overpowering nicotine wise. The green label IS pretty strong, though. Id rate it a notch below full-on-strong. A bit like Bosun Cut plug compared to something like gawith's 1792. But it is above medium in nic hit. The taste is full, flowery (in a good Victorian sort of way) and the smokey tasty flavor of the dark cured leaf is present all the time. Its a rich very satisfying plug -- though as someone else said, its not really a true plug. Its more a cross between a krumble cake and a plug. I used a sharp knife to simply shave the amount of tobacco i needed and it smoked easily from there on. (The red Bar is harder to keep lit IMHO). This is a new classic id say. Im ordering more.

Purchased From: 4noggins

Similar Blends: Gawith 1792, Bosun Cut Plug, Conniston Cut Plug..

14 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (318)
Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Like War Horse Bar, the overall impressions come more from the flavoring than the tobaccos, although hints of the Kentucky come through and the underlying VAs are just continually present here. Part of the flavorings are much milder versions of the cocoa, with hints of coffee and tonquin, found in the Bar. There is also a hint of the same flavor found in Condor Longcut, and perhaps a hint of menthol in the aftertaste. I found the flavors milder than those in the Bar, if a bit more varied.

The bar seems to be between a plug and a heavily-pressed crumble cake, but it breaks apart fairly easily. The N is well-hidden at first, but it does sneak up on you throughout the bowl. Unless you already smoke ropes and other heavy-N blends, this isn't an all day smoke. It lights easily, but does need a relight or two more than usual after the first half of the bowl.

Pipe Used: briars, cobs, and meers

Age When Smoked: 3 months after purchase

Purchased From: pipes & cigars

12 people found this review helpful.

DeathMetal.org Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DeathMetal.org (231)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Ironically this arrived a few days after another sample of a notorious tobacco. Enthusiasm runs high for the re-boot of the War Horse bar of old, and the "green" version crumbled easily from the cake -- sorry, it is more like a cake than a plug -- and fell into the pipe. Lighting it up brought a strange sense of deja vu. This flavor was so familiar... so distinctive... and the room note so similar... what could it be? The answer is "Mixture 79": a straight-up Burley seasoned with anise, wintergreen and floral elements. The same flavoring is here, as is the "toasted marshmallows" room note that family and friends prefer to the usual miasma of mundungus and roasted Burley. Underneath that onslaught of flavoring, the Burley makes itself known, with a sweet harmony from Virginia tucked up inside and then a top crest of the Dark Fired Kentucky. The result tastes like pan-seared Burley with an aftertaste of Virginia, and is not brutally strong like the original, but serves as a good solid after-dinner smoke. If you like aromatics, this top note is pleasant and room note is cheesy but inoffensive. For those who are hoping for the original, this blend is not the bulldozer that the War Horse bar was, but it is a good casual smoke that will not put you on the floor but will not wimp out either. Let us hope it can be achieved at normal domestic prices instead of boutique sticker shock, and this could be a regular smoke.

Thanks to Pipes Magazine forum member "cosmic" for this sample.

Similar Blends: Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture No.79.

10 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium to Strong Medium Full Very Pleasant

While I find this topping a little less "perfumey" than the one on WH Bar, it's also a bit stronger and sublimates the natural tobacco flavors to a greater extent. It's those natural flavors that make me like Bar as much as I do. I find them to be delicious. Can barely taste them here. Not a bad smoke, but I'll take Bar over this every time.

Medium to strong in body. Full in taste. Flavoring is medium. Burns fairly well.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

9 people found this review helpful.

Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (221)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium Tolerable

I very much enjoy Condor and as this blend was an attempt to catch the general flavor profile of Condor, I was eager to try it. As others have said, this is not a copy of Condor, rather has a heft and manner that are certainly in the same genre. Whereas the predominate flavors I find in Condor are pine and anise, War Horse Green is cocoa and anise. I enjoyed War Horse Green quite a bit, but it doesn't scratch the Condor itch. The cake has a nice flaky texture that is easily broken apart for packing and the tobacco smokes cool and easy. As its own thing, this is a nice tasty scented tobacco that I think most lovers of Lakelands would enjoy.

Pipe Used: Peterson meerschaum Rhodesian

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

7 people found this review helpful.

rintrah Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rintrah (14)
Medium Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

First of all, this is not a plug at all, which is made with whole stripped leaves layered and compressed. This is a crumble cake, which is made of cut tobacco that is compressed. In this case, unlike a plug, the cake falls apart easily and can be rubbed out basically to dust with your fingers.

I'm a big fan of lakelands, specifically GH&Co's scented flakes. I also love 1792 flake, and like Condor. This is nothing like any of those. The flavor and scent here tastes and smells like cleaning chemicals to me. In the tin this smells like Juicy Fruit gum, and when smoking -- especially early in the bowl -- the chemical taste kind of ruins the experience, it reminds me of chlorine. Like when you accidentally get pool water up your nose or in your mouth. Sweet chlorine, but chlorine nonetheless.

All that said, it smokes very well and the actual tobacco components have a nice body and flavor. Maybe whatever is in the topping on this one just doesn't agree with my palette for some reason as it seems well regarded by other reviewers, but for me this was a disappointment.

1.5/4 stars

Pipe Used: Cobs... definitely cobs

Age When Smoked: ~6 months after purchase

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: Tobaccos: Probably the standard War Horse, but I've not yet tried it, Topping: The local swimming pool.

6 people found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (304)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Whew! i was not expecting or ready for the initial blast of wintergreen even though i had read the reviews prior to purchase. My brownie arrived in the tin under a round black piece of paper inside the usual Dunhill like white wrapper liner surrounding the bar. At first it seemed very hard and pressed but as i started cutting with my giant Frost Cutlery Pig Sticker i use for plugs it started crumbling and made it easy to just tear a piece off and rub out. The first light blasts you with root beer and wintergreen and an exhale of licorice. I was thinking I've had this flavor before but where? Then it hit me, Mixture 79!! Even if you hate 79 i would try this as the tobacco is much more forgiving than the Burley used in 79, that Burley is sharp and gets bitter fast, this stays smooth and has sweet spots mixed with the strength of the Dark Fired. This is a really love it or hate it blend, i should have started with the unflavored version but i am really starting to enjoy the marshmallow taste and aroma the toppings provide. But still this is not my cup of tea, i am teetering on two or three stars, i would recommend it to someone who loves floral, Lakeland type blends but i will not purchase the Green again, i would go with the Red....

Pipe Used: Cob dedicated to Aromatics

Similar Blends: Mixture 79.

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Very Strong Strong Very Full Strong

War Horse - War Horse Green.

Although it's badged as a plug, fear not. WHG isn't a plug like 3P's or Revor, where a sharp blade, or even a coffee grinder are a requisite. Yes, it's a plug, but more of a firm kake than a steadfast plug. A bowls worth can easily be removed from the block by hand, and then it crumbles perfectly; the hydration aids this, being spot on. In the aroma the anisette comes over strongly.

The smoke? Imagine banging something mildly floral/Lakeland, like St Bruno, on steroids, and then you'll get the idea! The anisette governs the added flavourings, with a floral underscore. Of the tobaccos I get far more fiery Kentucky and coarse Burley, than fresh Virginia; FAR MORE. The burns decent, once it's burning it goes reliably, steady, with the number of relights being easily left uncounted; it needs none unless left to sit unattended! I notice, if puffed in a voracious manner, the smoke creeps above warm and tends to bite; so a gentle technique ameliorates the enjoyment!

Nicotine: loads. Room-note: urgh.

War Horse Green? A very heady smoke, considering the strong Kentucky and potent topping. Albeit, I'll happily recommend it:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: 4 months

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

5 people found this review helpful.

Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (222)
Medium Medium Full Tolerable to Strong

The plug smells quite intensely of anise and chocolate, it can be peeled off with just the fingers, a knife is not essential. It comes in a good moisture level to smoke straight away.

Lights easily and produces a full bodied but smooth smoke of medium strength where the dominant aromas are a sweet mix of anise (or rather anisette, the anise flavored liqueur) with tonquin or vanilla, cocoa and a whiff of mint. At least this is what I am getting. I am not a great fan of anise (I do not particularly like pastis, ouzo etc.) but here the anise is smoothed out by the sweeter vanilla-like aromas and I really like War Horse Green. As I smoked down the bowl I tended to forget the toppings and taste the tobacco better. And what I get most is the dark-fired Kentucky.

It burns slow, cool and dry and to the last shred to a fluffy grey ash. Room aroma is sweet but quite strong, it’s not a discreet room note.

The anisette flavouring reminded me of Half & Half, which I did not like, and that was some 25 years ago…

5 people found this review helpful.

Mike660 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mike660 (5)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Full Pleasant

I do not like aromatics, I tried the reboot of warhorse ready rubbed and loved it. I waited a year and tried green. I have yet to try bar, but I got free shipping on my order. This is an addicting tobacco that burns into pure ash. I have not had any dottle yet after six bowls, mind you the early Peterson meerschaum lined bowls had briar bottoms. The tin note smells like black licorice and play dough, both of which I love! My daughter took a wiff and told me to try it and I love it. I've had it four days now and I'm already considering buying more.

Pipe Used: 1916 Peterson Meerschaum lined billiard

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

5 people found this review helpful.

manxman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
manxman (82)
Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Strong

This shouldn't be considered an aromatic. Very strong tobacco taste. Stronge nicotine component. Tried it when I Recieved it, didn't care for it and set it aside. Tried again after 2 years of aging, didn't notice a change.

Pipe Used: Cob with filter

Age When Smoked: New, also after 2 years

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: John Bull.

4 people found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (242)
Medium to Strong Strong Medium Pleasant

My review for War Horse Green is the same as for War Horse Bar (you can read it on this site) with the following caveat: The flavoring used in the Bar seems to be the same in the Green but with the addition of a liquor flavor that had the taste of anisette. Medicinal but tasty.

Pipe Used: Peterson tankard, rusticated

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin.

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

Similar Blends: Sam Gawith's 1792 Flake, but with less Tonquin-like taste and more of anise..

4 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (633)
Very Strong Medium to Strong Very Full Tolerable

I just finished one of two tins I have of this in the cellar and I will likely look to trade out that other tin mostly because I did not like the topping. But topping aside, this blend does have a lot of positives going for it. I will start with the bad and end with all the good.

As stated above, the sole bad (for me) is the topping. If I had to pigeonhole this one into a genre I would put it somewhere with the British OTC blends such as condor and St. Bruno, as it is basically burley with Virginia and the topping is more similar to flowers and perfumes (things you smell) than it is to cookies and vanilla (things you eat). I have a higher tolerance to the "things you eat type" toppings than I do to the "things you smell type" toppings and thus, the when it comes to the latter, I am very picky.

I had mentioned St. Bruno and Condor earlier. I much prefer Condor to this, and only prefer St. Bruno by a hair. I can't say that I really like St. Bruno though and the same can be said about this one. I can definitely smoke it, and would much rather do so than to say smoke a bowl of Grousemoor. As for trying to describe the topping, It is like a perfume or cologne and it is pretty strong and pervasive. It will lighten, but won't completely leave while you are working your way through a bowl. If you don't like the topping, you won't like the tobacco.

Now for the good. You will taste the tobacco under this. It is dark and earthy and seems to be dominated by the Kentucky. It is bold and strong with a lot of body. You won't be drawing too fast on this or you may lose your lunch. lol The bar breaks up nice and easy and the moisture level was great from fresh. It took the light great and did not require many relights. If I liked this topping, it would rate at four stars for me. As the topping was my primary problem with this, I ended up smoking most of the tin in cobs and meers.

I was between 2 and 3 stars on this, but decided it merited the third star as the goods just outweighed my completely subjective bad.

Similar Blends: St. Bruno.

3 people found this review helpful.

Briar Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Briar Piper (89)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This comes as a pressed krumble kake as opposed to a cross-cut krumble kake such as penzance.

Topped with tonquin and anise, the latter much more noticeable in the aroma than the taste. I do not find this floral at all, and I can definitely see the resemblence to condor, albeit this blend is much less scented.

Breaks apart from the square block fairly easily. This is one of the most bite free tobacco blends I have ever tried. I get a faint nougat taste, with a fairly sour red virginia (a good one) backed up by plenty of kentucky.

Can be overy astringent on the nose, so I would recommend a longer straight pipe which keeps the smoke away from one's face.

Seems like a few decades have been rolled back...

Pipe Used: basket and cob

Similar Blends: Condor, lousiana perique flake, mixture 79.

3 people found this review helpful.

Snappo's Pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Snappo's Pipe (23)
Strong Medium to Strong Very Full Pleasant

Oh Gawd, this blend is GOOD!!! If you're expecting CONDOR, forget it - not nearly as floral, IMO (contrary to JimInk's impression), but every bit as flavorful and strong.... satisfying in every way you expected! Destined for classic greatness! Age will only make this more AMAZING!

Pipe Used: Nording Nickel Apple

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: P&C.com

Similar Blends: None.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Often for me, some of the more full flavor tobaccos leave a somewhat undesirable aftertaste, this is one that does not. For that reason I really enjoyed my tin of War Horse Green, the licorice flavoring on top of the smokiness was just a bonus. For me this was a every once in a while smoke though, and I should have jarred it because it started to dry out before I finished it. If you like licorice/anisette, you will probably really like this one.

Pipe Used: briars and cobs

1 person found this review helpful.

Quiggifur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Quiggifur (99)
Strong Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

20230219 - Incredible jar note, mainly get five spice, star anise in particular. Loaded into a Dublin meer, and I get the same thing in the smoke, along with a strong sweetness, maybe some birch beer, sarsaparilla, maybe lilac. Mouth watering. In nearly all aspects, I prefer this to War Horse Bar, not least of all for the consistency of the plug. Much easier to break apart and rub out into fine shag. The flavoring lasts well into the smoke, mainly the star anise and wintergreen, whereas in the bar the topping fades rather quickly. Somewhat less biting as well. There's no getting past the topping, either you love it or you don't; I do. I could see loving bar and hating green, or loving green and hating bar, so I recommend trying both whatever the case may be. Easily on the short list for my favorite so far, and one of the first I'm considering buying in bulk.

1 person found this review helpful.

Ttotalingtom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ttotalingtom (1)
Medium Medium to Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This tobacco strongly smelled like licorice, sort of a vanilla, and a little playdough when I first opened the tin. After a week in a jar it mellowed out. The tobacco comes in a cake, but breaks apart really easy. I rub the tobacco out before loading the bowl. It packs easy, and takes two matches to light it up. I like to smoke it in the morning when I'm walking my dogs. I like to smoke it when I sit on the back patio in the afternoon. It's a good warm weather smoke. The room note is pleasant as far as I know. The licorice, and floral tastes kind of subside during the midpoint of the smoke. A sort of almond cherry flavor can be tasted as the licorice fades, then the Kentucky slowly takes over. The tobacco burns well and does not crash like a lot of aromatics do at the end of the bowl. On occasion War Horse Green seems to draw hummingbirds. If this tobacco is similar to Lakeland style blends, I think I have found what I enjoy. This tobacco doesn't make my clothes stink, doesn't smell like cigarettes, and does not leave a foul taste in my mouth. So there is less complaining from my better half; of course I only smoke pipes outside. I highly recommend this pipe tobacco.

Pipe Used: Falcon Genoa (Hunter)

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: SmokingPipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

Leon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Leon (85)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

If you enjoy Russ Ouellette's War Horse Bar, you'll probably enjoy the green version as well.

For reference, here's my review of the red version: https://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/10735/war-horse-war-horse-bar#review112776

In the tin, you're greeted with the familiar scent from the red version. It's this mysterious after-shower aroma. I really don't know what it is, but I love it. It's one of those scents that would give me nostalgic memories if I smelled it out of the blue in 10 or 20 years. It just brings a smile. And that's even before the first light.

The main difference from the red version that I can tell is that the green one is stronger in the topping and a bit less in the Kentucky. But make no mistake. This is not a classic aromatic blend. It's still fairly strong, even if not like the red, doesn't bite, and is not goopy or anything. If you want to keep smoking a medium-full-bodied blend with a bit of a kick and a wonderful non-offensive topping, this might be the blend for you.

The spiciness is not felt as strongly compared with the red, although it does sneak in towards the second third of the bowl. The fruit sweetness, on the other hand, is very much still there, alongside the body of warm layer and wood notes from the Kentucky and a bit of cocoa from the Burley.

Despite its current genre in tobaccoreviews.com, I would actually define this as an aromatic although, as I wrote above, it's far from your typical aromatic.

I've smoked this blend in different situations. Working, walking outside, socializing, and sitting on my couch. It's suitable in all situations and is pleasant for those around you. The relative complexity should just be enjoyed. Don't over think it.

Medium-full body, a notch mild-medium strength.

As with the red version, this can be smoked in every shape and size, but I get the most out of it when smoked in a small bowl. In particular, my small apple-shape WDC pipe gets the best result. Both blends also look the same, smell about the same, and behave the same in the bowl.

Some people prefer this version over the red one. But as much as I like the green, the red bar wins. Whatever I get in this version I already get in the red plus more. But don't let the comparison take away from the green. It's still a fantastic blend and deserves the full rating.

Pipe Used: Medium-size billiards and Lovats, small apples

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

1 person found this review helpful.

thedoc333 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedoc333 (6)
Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Not for the faint hearted. War Horse Green is the tobacco I have been looking for. I recently purchased from P&C along with bengal slices which I have not tried yet. This is the first Russ O. blend I have tried. I have heard that this tobacco is strong in the anise note department and I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. Prominent and quality anise note really imbuing with the fresh theme that this tobacco insinuates. I am pleased that this tobacco is STOUT. There is a welcome pungency here on the retrohale and french inhale. Very invigorating! What came to mind on my walk this morning was that this tobacco is for taking some good strong puffs (must be pushed HARD to give even the slightest hint of bite THANKFULLY) and getting on with it. A DOING blend. All in all I am very grateful for this blend and I think I have found something that truly fits my attitude, taste, and cadence. This blend lives up to its name. It is a WAR HORSE and an invigorating, pungent one at that. I hope that this blend is a mainstay for years to come.

Some other notes I even get on slow sips - very mild horse manure - green grassy and dark and ripe. Masterful - all I can say. Makes me glad I picked the pipe up again. Grateful to be part of this art.

I mark this as recommended vs highly recommended because I have a hard time believing that this will be well received by the plethora of pipe smokers out there. It is a specific cadre who will truly appreciate this sublimely dense cake. The War Horse Green enjoyers will meet you when you're ready. Cheers and much love - And, thanks to this man Russ and our great ally Tobacco who helped this great blend come to be. Aho

UPDATE: recommended for brisk walks, sits well in the bowl for relight- maintains flavor. again - this tobacco is strong.


Just got a couple more tins - popped one open today and its a crumble cake! Loosely packed together. I'm a bit disappointed. Not as dense as the last plug I got.

Pipe Used: volcano briar

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Strong Strong Medium Very Strong

War Horse Green is an interesting tobacco. While it is pressed into a plug, it isn't really much of a plug in that it is very easy to flake apart with your fingers.

It has a strong dark fired Kentucky base that adds heft and a strong a dose of nicotine, but the flavor is dominated by its anise casing. I interpret the flavor as a cool/minty smoke with some bold tobacco in the background. I wasn't able to pick up any of the Virginia, although perhaps a more refined palate could.

The room note for this tobacco is one of the most pungent I have smoked. The DFK and anise leave an odor of stale smoke mixed with sickness, which is very unpleasant. I also had a difficult time keeping it lit. I had to relight about 1.5 times more than usual, so nothing completely outrageous, but worth mentioning.

I tepidly recommend this tobacco for its interesting flavor combination and strong N level, however keep in mind that if you have anyone around you while smoking it, they will likely run away.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

JaWiBr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JaWiBr (563)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Tin note of anise/licorice, dark fruit and peaty vegetation. Tobacco is a Krumble Kake of brown with dark brown and tan specks. Moisture content is ok. some pipe smokers will want to hydrate it a bit. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium to strong. Flavoring is medium, with notes of anise. Flavoring is overpowering upon lighting and headed into the first third but dies down in the second third but remains just above a background flavor. Taste is medium to full and very consistent, with notes of anise, spices, herbal floral, spicy, peaty vegetation, dark cocoa, very earthy, bread, mild sugar, moderately savory, dark fruit, grass, cigar, a hay and semi-sweet nuts background note, and a very peppery retro. Dark Air Cured is leading with Kentucky, Virginia and Flavoring supporting. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is ok.

Pipe Used: 2016 Northern Briars Premier Rox Cut #4 Prince

Age When Smoked: 3 years

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Lord Guyrox Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lord Guyrox (24)
Strong Very Strong Full Very Strong

When I opened a tin of the WHG, I could not help being reminded of the Backwoods cigars. Not only in the tin note and especially in the taste, but also in the room note. I have experienced the same when I tried the WHB a few years back. It reminded me of the Honey Berry variety. Because of the nature of the heavy casing and one that didn't agree with my taste buds it was difficult for me to appreciate the level of quality of the leaf itself. To add to it, the taste becomes fairly harsh past the mid point and gets worse as I work my way down. This tobacco left a very unpleasant aftertaste that lingered on for too long. As for the room note, well, it left one that reminded me of the Backwoods cigars, of course. And it ghosted my pipe which smelled of...I think you get the point. I cannot help feeling cheated out on by buying a pipe tobacco that is supposed to be a resurrection of a legend that used to be made with quality leaf but turned out to now be made with what seems to be low grade tobacco leaves and 'cheap' casing procedures. I am extremely disappointed by the mighty horse.

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riobrew Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
riobrew (80)
Strong Medium to Strong Full Pleasant

Powerhouse in both taste and strength. Has strong Lakeland feel but not like the Gawith has. Easy to rub out and pack. Comes on strong and stays that way.

Pipe Used: Algerian Dublin briar

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From: Gift

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