HU Tobacco Nyala

Nyala is a medium bodied blend made of Malawi burley with a hint of perique, Brazil tobaccos and a little amount of Havana cigar leaf. A well balanced mixture with decent chocolate notes, and the nice and spicy taste of the Havana leaf in the background. Smooth and complex.
Notes: Red Virginias ready rubbed flake, Malawi burleys cube cut, perique, Havana leafy and a touch of Brazil tobaccos. The subtle chocolate notes of the burley, the sweetness of Virginia, as well as the perique fruitiness are paired with the finest Havana leaves and spicy Brazil tobacco. Optimally balanced, each seasoning tobacco receives its required space without dominating. (They changed the name of the series from "Foundation by Musicó" to "African Line")


Brand HU Tobacco
Series African Line
Blended By Hans Wiedeman
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type Cigar Leaf Based
Contents Brazilian Leaf, Burley, Cigar Leaf, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.92 / 4





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Jan 01, 2020 Medium Mild Medium Pleasant
Same constituent tobaccos as Makhuwa, and a lesson in how small deviations amount to huge differences.

Nyala is better than just about any Burley you ever smoked, and I'm giving it 3 stars compared to 4 star Makhuwa. The addition of Brazilian cigar leaf makes this less sweet than Makhuwa, and for me it drowns out the cocoa notes. What I get from Nyala is a very good, no extraordinarily good, Burley blend. It just suffers in comparison to Makhuwa, which is my all time favorite tobacco.

Ordering HU isn't easy for Americans, so when you get some you want to order a certain quantity to make it worthwhile. My suggestion is to order as many tins of Flanagan and Makhuwa as you feel like, you won't regret either. Order a tin apiece of Dockworker and Nyala. If you like them enough that you want more, you can put them in your next order in quantity. And there most likely will be a next order. If not, you won't regret not spending that tin weight on more Makhuwa.

An outstanding Burley that suffers in comparison to its brother Makhuwa.
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