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Burley Morning Pipe is an all day smoke made for having with morning coffee featuring burley in multiple forms including blackened burley cavendish.

BrandKen Byron Ventures
Blended ByKen Byron
Manufactured ByKen Byron Ventures
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Coffee, Cream
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2900)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The various forms of burleys are very earthy, nutty, fairly woody, and mildly sugary, with a small molasses note. The coffee takes a light lead over the dark cocoa, and deep cream toppings. Though the toppings sublimate the burleys to a moderate extent, they also work synergistically to produce a harmoniously consistent, creamy smooth and mildly sweet taste from start to finish. Those rather rich flavors translate to the short lived, pleasant after taste and room note. The strength and nic-hit are just past the mild mark, while the taste is a step past the center of mild to medium. No chance of bite, harshness or rough edges. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace. Hardly leaves any dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. An easy going all day experience as your morning turns to afternoon and evening.


18 people found this review helpful.

Gr8tefuldawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gr8tefuldawg (82)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Ken Byron Ventures - Burley Morning Pipe

This blend is classified as Aromatic, I disagree but what does it really matter.

Blend arrived in a nice Mylar bag, with a mason jar lid label. 2 oz packaged neatly.

Upon opening the blend smells of rich coffee notes, and cocoa/chocolate, slightly wet but not overly goopy.

Let this dry 10-15 minutes prior to smoking, overall great nutty burley flavored and this should be paired with coffee. The KBV listing for this recommends a great technique that helps to bring out the flavor in this blend.

Smokes easily, straightforward burley with some additional flavoring. Glad I got another 2 ounces of this will most likely be my weekend early morning smoke.

High quality burley boutique codger blend.

Pipe Used: Bones brandy, Rossi 320, cob

Age When Smoked: Frsh

Purchased From:

7 people found this review helpful.

Tim D Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tim D (12)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is outstanding! Not normally a burley guy, but this has a nutty and slightly chocolate flavor to it and the smoking experience is definitely better with coffee, with cream or black is fantastic! A must try..

Pipe Used: Savinelli, Cobs..

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Ken Byron ventures

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7 people found this review helpful.

YoungToby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
YoungToby (4)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

The name suits this blend perfectly. This is a morning blend, no doubt about it. The blend is dry, with a chocolatey bag note. The taste is a mild coffee, however, and should be paired with your bean beverage of choice. The casing does wax and wane throughout the smoke, but neither overpowers nor abandons the quality burley that makes this blend. Well done Ken!

Pipe Used: Savinelli 313 Mattone Prince

Age When Smoked: Fresh to two weeks out of the bag

Purchased From: Ken Byron Ventures

5 people found this review helpful.

Noddadoc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noddadoc (4)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Well, I am now on bag 3, each with 2 ounces in a matter of a little over a month.

It’s a wonderful burley blend. Great with coffee but also good just to sit back with a glass of water. There’s few aromatics I like. Aromatics are actually hard to blend in my opinion because a lot can go wrong. Most taste of chemicals and artificial. Or they burn hot, wet, inconsistent. This one is NOT that and has none of those problems, As a matter of fact, I don’t think it’s fair to class this as an aromatic as Ken actually uses the burley natural flavoring more that anything else here. Yes, I taste a hint of chocolate, a hint of cocoa, and a creamy latte type flavor. But it’s so subtle compared to the natural burley flavoring. Pair it with coffee and you are in for a total treat and I now smoke this every morning and yesterday, well, in the evening too. It smokes cool, stays lit without relights. I don’t fiddle with this blend. It’s an easy loader. A little wet at first, let it dry out for about 15 minutes and you are good to go. But I don’t always do that and still find it easy to keep lit. If you like burley, you will like this tobacco.

For the price, you get a great packaging service (Mylar ziplock bag) the choice of a label (nice ones too) and free shipping. While this isn’t the cheapest tobacco, it’s certainly worth its weight when you get free shipping included and great packaging. Also, very prompt service.

I’m not sure I can afford to make this my everyday smoke because I smoke so much of it but that’s on me, not Ken. But it’s consistently good and that’s what all pipers home for…so I’ll keep buying it because I can and I am little addicted to this stuff now. Thank you, Ken Byron. Well done on this blend.

Pipe Used: Cobs, Rattray, Lorenzetti

Age When Smoked: out of package

Purchased From: Ken Byron Ventures

4 people found this review helpful.

Thepipehunter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Thepipehunter (41)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

From the sample I received, Burley Morning Pipe was on the wet side, but not overly so for an aromatic. It’s ribbon cut with some larger chunks here and there, and vary in different shades of brown ranging from light to dark. The tin note is creamy, toasty coffee, as well as nuttiness, spices, and a little cocoa.

Upon lighting, I am greeted by the cream and coffee topping that is added. It’s creamy, bold, sweet, rich, and impressively authentic. The description says after three minutes the Burleys will shine through and this is true. They are nutty, earthy, very round, and sport notes of molasses and cocoa. The retrohale does bring out the dark roast notes, which also matches the given description. The cocoa is turned up a notch at this point as well. Once the topping burns off a little and the Burley shine through, the two work in harmony to compliment each other’s flavor profiles. The flavor stays consistent throughout the bowl. I highly recommend pairing this with your favorite cup of coffee for your first pipe of the day.

Burley Morning Pipe smoked cool and dry, despite the moisture present in the blend. There was no edge or harsh spots present. It required very few relights and left very little moisture behind. The nicotine content is comfortably noticeable, but not strong enough to over stay it’s welcome. An all day smoke for sure. 4 out of 4 stars.

4 people found this review helpful.

Lawyertodd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lawyertodd (30)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Ripped open the seal and a buttery cream fragrance uplifted. Not a fan of buttery odors. Filled the bowl, lit up, and was pleased with the mildly aromatic burley. No bite. Not strong stuff and will be a pleasant occasional change from the usual diet of Balkans/Englishes, and VaPers. IMHO, could use a slight heavier cocoa/coffee touch to add more zest.

N.B.: 5.18.2022: Smoked a bowl of BMP this evening and realized how fabulous it really is. Despite prior observations, I am enchanted by it just as is.

Pipe Used: WDC Wellington bent

Age When Smoked: Newly arrived in the mail

Purchased From: KBV

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2 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (288)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

From the name, you might be expecting a Burley version of EMP but this goes in the opposite way of that famous English.

The bag note is cocoa/coffee forward like a mocha. The ribbons are combination of browns and blacks. The moisture content is fairly high, but it is smokeable without drying time. It takes a couple of lights to get get going well and a couple of relights depending on your smoking pace.

The taste is coffee forward, with some sweet creamy chocolate notes in the background. The tobaccos come through as a strong base with a dark bread taste a little like toast to me. The overall taste reminds me of coffee cake. The burleys in here carry a nice level of nicotine which sneaks up on me when I smoke it because its a little unexpected behind the aromatics.

It pairs great with coffee in the morning and could be an all day smoke for an aromatic lover. My wife likes the roomnote so it has also been one for me to smoke in the car on road-trips.

It reminds me quite a bit of one of my favorites, Corn Cob Pipe and a Button Nose from C&D.

Overall, I found I prefer the Burlier version due to being able to taste more tobacco taste in it.

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: fresh from bag 2021

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2 people found this review helpful.

Baubriar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Baubriar (10)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This one threw me for a loop at first. Maybe it was the coffee, or other flavors in my mouth. It seemed to have a terrible aftertaste but I couldn't say why.

I've since given it a few more tries. This is one of the few blends I can recall being pleased by how it is cut. Almost like Easter grass, I like it. The tobacco is moist but not so much that you can't smoke it from the bag. The aroma of both loose tobacco and smoke are desirable. The description on the website is trustworthy.

I would not hesitate to buy this or any other of the KBV blends that entice you.

1 person found this review helpful.