War Horse War Horse Green

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.


Brand War Horse
Blended By Russ Ouellette
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type Virginia/Burley
Contents Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
Flavoring Anisette, Other / Misc
Cut Krumble Kake
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 12, 2021 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
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 17, 2020 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.
PurchasedFrom: Pipes and Cigars
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 18, 2023 Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Every now and then there's a blend that strongly evokes childhood, dreamy memories and War Horse Green activates a sort of Proustian reverie, much like Nightcap, but on the other spectrum.

Whereas Nightcap is a full meal, War Horse Green is a tasty but full dessert or liquor. This has to be my second choice in favorite blends right after Nightcap.

No doubt, after opening the tin, I knew this was going to be a favorite and lighting my first bowl, the sweet taste clung to my lips and continued to appear now and then encouraging me through the evening.

I agree with some of the other reviewers, War Horse Green has a very medicinal, old fashioned taste that pulls me back to Grandmother's house. It evokes memories of Woolworth's, when I was a little boy my mother took me shopping in Upstate New York.

If you want a deeper, more nuanced review there's plenty. I am not a connoisseur but I do want to encourage you to give this blend a try if you like sweet black licorice, smokiness, stirring evocative experiences bordering childhood memories.

I have nothing but positives to say about this blend, it leaves me feeling very satisfied and happy.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 02, 2023 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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Jun 20, 2021 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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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 04, 2021 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
PurchasedFrom: Gift
Age When Smoked: Unknown
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