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Hardly has the flame kissed the tobacco than a salty caramel popcorn aroma takes over the ring.

A broken Virginia provides a cool burn. Aromas of lemons wafting through the ring. The caramel sweetness gradually wears off and a creamy taste of honey spreads across the tongue, strongly supported by our palatable black cavendish.

The sweet honey aroma lasts to the end, until all that is left in your pipe is tobacco crumbs.

BrandKohlhaase & Kopp
Blended ByKohlhase & Kopp
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Fruit / Citrus, Honey, Other / Misc
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong, Strong
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Tolerable
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Madox07 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Madox07 (43)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This comes in a colorful tin bearing the neatest package art I have seen in a while, with a merry-go-round on it, and inside there are 100 grams of fine aromatic tobacco. It is heavily cased, so I can hardly tell from the smoke what it is. From having a look I am guessing it's Virginia rich, and given the sweetness in the smoke and the dark notes in the ribbon cut there must be some black cavendish, but rather about 1/4 - the rest being bright gold leaf. There is hardly anything to say about it, it is just a tasty, sweet - not soapy sweet, tobacco with a distinguished aroma of caramel popcorn, and a pinch of salt. The nose gives away some fruity note, but the taste is quite unique in as far the popcorn, and perhaps after it heats up a bit, mid bowl, it sort of brings back the memory of cotton candy .. or maybe I am carried away by that tin art, and my childhood memories. Non the less this is what it tastes like to me. It can bite a bit, especially if puffed on the go in an unfiltered pipe, but not quite a huge danger in that sense. The tobacco I have smoked was gifted to me by a fellow clubman, about a year or so after opening. He mentioned that tin fresh it was quite moist. Oveall, it remains sweet all the way, you can feel it on your tongue, sweet sweet sweet, no bitterness or burnt sensation. I am not sure what to make of it, it sure is a new generation type of aromatic ... I would compare its casing volume wise with the newly released Ashton - Signature Collection, which I still have a bunch of since last Christmas - I can't really wrap my head around that passion fruit aroma.

Pipe Used: Altinay Biliard, Sultan's Head Meer

Age When Smoked: about a year

4 people found this review helpful.

RandoloBrandybuck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RandoloBrandybuck (16)
Mild Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

Tobacco comes quite moist. I let it dry for ten to 15 minutes.

The cut is a mixture but mostly good in size. Some pieces might need a little tearing up.

Bright yellow and darker brown Virginias next to black Cavendish. Looks OK. The little card in the tin says "Virginia / Black Cavendish / Broke Virginia".

Now to the interesting part:

The Smell Very intense and very sweet. Mostly caramel. My tobacco has been jarred for 3 months now. So maybe the fresh tins, which are not air tight, smell differently. But there is a very distinct fruity scent. Maybe citrus but it's really hard to tell. Honey aroma might be hidden in the sweetness of the casing.

The smoke itself is uncomplicated for a Virginia based aromatic. It just doesn't like to be pushed. I prefer to smoke it in small bowls. Firstly I smoke this tobacco extra slow for maximum taste and minimum tongue burn, so it's quite along smoke. Secondly the taste and room note can become annoying.

The taste is a lot of Black Cavendish and caramel. After a while I can taste the lemon too with retrohaling. The grassy Virginias add a little tobacco taste. In the middle of the bowl I reach a very nice level of complexity. Seems like finally all the ingredients see eye to eye now. Honey, if you are there I would think you are maple sirup for sure.

Leaves some dottle and little moisture.

Pipe Used: Mostly filtered Corn Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh, jarred for 3 months

4 people found this review helpful.