Chieftain Roberts Mixture

A mixture composed of only the finest Virginia, Maryland and burley tobaccos with a pinch of Latakia. The result is a noteworthy blend that is medium bodied, a perfect choice for consulate gentleman.


Brand Chieftain
Blended By  
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type English
Contents Burley, Latakia, Maryland, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 30, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
The long-term policy of the UK government is to make tobacco unaffordable/unprofitable to produce by imposing annual increases in the revenue payable on it, thus bringing about an annual price hike. The purpose of this prohibition by stealth is to make the UK smoke-free by 2030. You would think, then – wouldn’t you? – that setting up a new tobacco manufacturing business in the UK would be an obvious no-no; yet that is exactly what the people behind the new Chieftain tobaccos have done. Their blends are: Blacksmiths Blend, Roberts Mixture, Lazy Day Mixture, Shipwrights Mixture, and Stormy Skye (note: no apostrophes, anywhere). Roberts Mixture is the only one I’ve tried yet, and I have to tell you it’s very fine stuff: a medium-strength Burley/Virginia mixture with a touch of Latakia; moisture level good; slow burning; very flavoursome, though without added horrors; the Latakia a definite but by no means obtrusive presence. I found that it burnt evenly from top to bottom, needed only a couple of relights, and left no goo at the bottom of the bowl. The room note is natural, and pleasant enough. Palates differ a lot, and comparisons are often misleading, but Roberts Mixture struck me as being a bit like Gawith Hoggarth’s Exmoor Mixture, only a little spicier. If ever a business was doomed to fail, Chieftain is it, so enjoy their tobaccos while you can. I was very impressed by Roberts Mixture (I can’t comment on any of the others), and I’m happy to give it four stars.
Pipe Used: Dr Plumb billiard
Age When Smoked: Fresh from the shop
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 07, 2021 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Wow, I’m surprised this hasn’t already been reviewed. I am a relatively new pipe smoker and have enjoyed a range of English blends but I have also been intrigued by Burleys, which has resulted in a bit of DIY blending to bring both Burley and Latakia together. This blend does the job much better than I can. I still get a nice little Latakia note but this time accompanied by the licorice sweetness of Burley along with some lovely Virginia flavours too.

The tobacco is finely cut and is fairly dry straight from the tin. It lights and burns very easily and consistently, and smokes easily right to the bottom of the bowl.

I’m not going to add more detail than that at this stage, suffice to say that if you enjoy English blends and also appreciate the notes of Burley then this is the first tobacco I have found that combines the two. It is well-rounded and flavoursome, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Pipe Used: Savinelli Roma
PurchasedFrom: GQ Tobacco
Age When Smoked: From the tin
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