Paul Olsen Square Flake

An alternative to Larsen No. 32. Beautiful layers of matured Virginias from the USA and Zimbabwe. In the manufacturing it's shaped as a bar then pressed twice from two angles to achieve beautiful square flakes. It has a natural sweetness without being too much.


Brand Paul Olsen
Series My Own Blend
Blended By Paul Olsen
Manufactured By My Own Blend
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 16, 2017 Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Paul Olsen - Square Flake (My Own Blend).

When I first saw the name Square Flake on the Danish Pipe Shop's website I expected a sharp square cut flake like Mick McQuaid! But as you can see from the current picture on here it's more like W. O. Larsen's No. 32, or Peter Stokkebye's Luxury Twist Flake. I know where I stand with the moisture level in Paul Olsen blends, I think I've only had one tin that was bad, the rest have all been brilliant.

On to the smoke, it's a well balanced Virginia flavour. There's a little citrus, a slight sweetness, and some hay. After half a bowl Square Flake develops a bready/doughy sort of flavour; this is where my rating goes from three to four. A bowl of S.F. burns reliably, but it can be over quickly if I'm not careful with my puffing. Tongue bite doesn't happen and the temperature's fairly cool.

The nicotine suits me: mild, and the room-note's great.

One of the best straight Virginias I've had, highly recommended.

Four stars.
Pipe Used: Dagner Poker
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: New
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