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A very popular rubbed flake, slightly stronger than medium, with a subtle fruit flavour. A tasty slow burner, good for outdoors.

Blended ByColin Wesley
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Unknown, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus, Nuts / Beans
CutBroken Flake
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium to Strong
Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3019)
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

The potent G&H-like Virginias provide a wealth of earth, wood, floralness, tart and tangy, mildly sour citrus, vegetative grass/hay, bread, some sugar, tangy dried dark fruit, cigar, tea, and mild spice and smoke along with light acidity. They are the lead components. The very earthy, woody, nutty, toasty burley is a strong supporting player. The fruit topping appears to be sweet and more sour mango. It mildly tones down the tobaccos. The strength is a couple of steps past the medium threshold. The taste is just past that mark. The nic-hit is a notch below the overall strength level. Won’t bite or get harsh. Has a few rough edges. It’s a little moist and you may feel the need to give it a light dry time. As per my usual custom, I did not do that. This broken flake product burns clean, cool and slow with a very consistent, deeply zesty rich, sweet and more sour, floral, nutty, mild cigar-like, lightly smoky flavor. Leaves very little moisture in the bowl; less than that with dry time. Requires some relights. Has a moderately lingering, pleasant after taste, and a tolerable room note. Not an all day smoke, but it is repeatable. Three and a half stars.


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The Maxx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Maxx (14)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Taste was pleasant enough with some flavor. Was a bit disappointed as I was hoping for a sweeter taste. Will try with a brier and edit review if needed.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum (Corn Cob)

Purchased From: Wesleys

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Wikguy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wikguy (11)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Bought in bulk form Wesley's.

Lovely sweet smell on opening the jar, definite summer fruit tones.

Comes ready rubbed but still requires a final rubbin before putting in your bowl.

I was very disappointed with my first couple of bowls. I could not pick up on any taste other than mild tobacco. I jarred what I have left and wrote it off as school fees.

However, I recently smoked a big bowl full and was pleasantly surprised. The baccy 'matured and aged' well for the 6 weeks in the jar.

This now has a mild yet sufficient sweetness to it that's not over powering. It's a lite easy going blend that can burn hot if over-smoked.

I will keep this in my rotation dor variety

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