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A blend of flue and fire cured tobaccos pressed and baked into a glossy black bar. Favoured by experienced pipesmokers who demand a strong cool satisfying smoke.

Notes: Revor Plug was originally an own label product made in the SCWS (Scottish Cooperative Wholesale Society ) factory in Glasgow, and sold only through Scottish Cooperative stores. Production was moved to the CWS (Cooperative Wholesale Society) factory in Manchester, and when the CWS stopped tobacco manufacture it was taken over by Manchester Tobacco. MT was taken over in it's turn by Japan Tobacco who eventually closed their manufacturing operations in the UK in the 2000s. Before this happened though production of Revor had been moved to GH in Kendal.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsKentucky, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging50 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3022)
Strong Mild Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable

There’s a little floral Lakeland essence that never detracts from the heavy richness of smokey, woodsy, dark sweet flavors. There’s hints of dark cocoa, and molasses from the earthy, woody, nutty, moderately spicy, floral Kentucky. It is the lead component. The Virginias have some fermented tangy dried dark fruit, earth, wood, light floralness and tart and tangy citrus, grass, and vegetation as an important supporting player. Won't bite or get harsh no matter how fast you go at it. It does sport a few rough edges. A lot of strength and nicotine here, but not enough to make you dizzy. Has a very full taste level. The tobaccos are deeply rich in flavor and well balanced so that you notice all the nuances in virtually every puff. The flavor is very consistent from start to finish. The plug itself breaks apart with little effort, and burns cool, dry, slow and smooth from start to finish, though as is often the case with plug tobaccos, it’ll require a little dry time, and some relights. Leaves just a little moisture in the bowl, and you may have to stir up the last quarter just a little to burn it to ash. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste, and slightly stronger room note. Will ghost a briar, and in time, a meer, too. Not an all day smoke.


49 people found this review helpful.

PipesterJim Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PipesterJim (47)
Very Strong Medium Full Strong

Here's a tobacco that deserves just about every accolade I can give it. What a treat! It has been a while since I last had any and I had forgotten just how darned good it is.

The presentation is enticing if somewhat intimidating - a large, black bar that is actually quite loosely pressed and thus easy to prepare, although it does have a tendency to crumble and produce too many useless crumbs if it is allowed to dry out too much, which can happen if you cellar it in its cellophane packaging instead of transfering it into something more robust (this is about the only criticism I have and I guess it was my fault for not thinking about it). Still, yet another good reason to start smoking it as soon as you get your hands on it!

Once it is burning in the pipe you are greeted by a powerful and surprisingly sweet smoke. My dear old mother commented that it 'smelled lovely'! I get a hint of barbecue, a hint of salt, a hint of spice and lots of powerful tobacco. It is also slightly floral, but there is nothing of the detergent about this one. The flavours tend to deepen and take on more 'bass' as you progress down the bowl, with the sweetness calming down a little. It sounds silly, but once I am about 2/3 of the way down I could almost believe that there was the tiniest dusting of latakia in there - it certainly has all the presence of a stout English blend.

Burning qualities are superb. Although it can require a few relights, it is one of the coolest and easiest smoking blends I have ever encountered. You probably could get it to bite if you tried really hard, but it would take some doing. Yesterday I finished a bowl, ran a pipe cleaner through and not only was it clean, it wasn't even moist. That is how cleanly this blend smokes.

What more can I say? I would give this fella 5 stars if I could. It is genuinely excellent and surely deserves a place in the tobaccoreviews Hall of Fame as one of the tastiest and most archetypal smokes ever to come out of the North of England, and one of the most impressive offerings to come out of the GH&Co stable (I have requested that the blend details be changed to reflect the fact that they are the blender - I have checked the pack I am currently smoking and there is no mention of Manchester Tobacco anywhere).

If you are a fan of rope tobaccos, lakeland flakes and strong weed in general then Revor Plug is almost guaranteed to put a big grin on your face. Even if you're not then you should still give it a shot, it might very well be the start of your conversion!

Very highly recommended!

29 people found this review helpful.

Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (209)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Dark licorice coloured block. I sliced, diced and rubbed, and a small amount turns into a substantial pile in my hands.

The pouch note is of leather, linoleum and wood. I am instantly transported to the shoe stores of half a century ago.

Takes a few attempts to get a good burn going. Even rubbed out this is still a dense, damp tobacco. Once lit there are some floral notes underneath a prominent smokiness. The Kentuckys here are almost latakia like. Better, to my tastes. The fragrance is beautiful. Sweet, smoky, slightly floral, bready; this is a full spectrum tobacco.

Once underway this tobacco burns steady and cool. It has a lovely creamy mouthfeel. The smoke is an odd brown colour in certain lights. Floral notes drift in and out.

A beautifully layered tobacco that has a pretty fragrance sitting on top of some densely structured quality tobacco flavours. A classic.

Edit 2018. I am now convinced this has Latakia. The interplay between the Lat and the Afircan fired leaf is complex, but if Lat isn't here then I am a Dutchman.

23 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Strong Mild Full Very Pleasant

After reading all the rave reviews regarding Revor Plug over the years I was finally able to obtain a bar in a swap with a fellow reviewer. I only wish now that I had swapped for more. One of the easier plugs to work with and exceptional taste with a bit of sweetness in this powerhouse.

Not at all like a McQuad plug, this one is more natural in tobacco flavor with the topping toned way down. The Virginia flavor is deep, dark, sweet and STRONG!

My great grandfather was a notorious pipe smoker and I can just see him working himself into a frenzy of delight if he were around to puff on this bad boy!

23 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Strong Extremely Mild Full Tolerable

Acquired a pouch in a trade with a UK forum buddy. This comes in a long, narrow bar of black tobacco, but it's easily crumbled for pipe loading. I liked it best dried a bit from pouch moisture level which made breaking off pieces slightly more difficult. But not overmuch.

This is one tobacco that I would recommend to folks who want simply the taste of tobacco. The Lakeland scent was barely noticeable in the pouch and barely noticeable in the taste/room note. No pipe ghosting, at least not my meerschaums. It is a rich and robust taste and the nicotine is a velvet hammer... it snuck up on me towards the end. The flavor never altered from beginning to end... a nice full-flavored. leathery "meaty" smoke. Very nuance-free, and that is what keeps it from a 4th star for me. I enjoy a lot of monodimensional tobaccos for their flavor, and this is one of them, but complexity is often the key to that 4th star. This is one fine tasting natural tobacco and if I can get my hands on more, I certainly will. Recommended for those who don't need Grandma's spice rack or citrus flavors, but only want a beautifully heavy tobacco taste.

17 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (393)
Strong Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This was a very good smoke. The flavor is full, heavy, sweet and dark. There is a mild floral , but it works very well, and it is not going to overpower you with Lakeland. The pressed bar is almost oily looking, and I sliced thin pieces off the end and rubbed them out. Moisture worked well for me and I did not dry it.

The smoking experience is flavorful, cool and smooth. The DFK provided a little spice, but the blend is mellow and not edgy. The processing has melded the flavors together in a wonderful way.

This one is a solid 4. I am not going to pay a king's ransom to smoke it all the time, but given the opportunity, I think every pipe smoker should try this.

14 people found this review helpful.

Leo Aldopold Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Leo Aldopold (6)
Extremely Strong None Detected Full Very Pleasant

Where to start....?

Don't be under the impression, (as I was), that this is a classic "Lakeland" tobacco; there is nothing I noticed that is remotely floral about it, so don't be put off by the association of it being described as one. Also, I would strongly advocate not being put off, (as I first was), by the innumerable reviews which talk of the almost legendary strength of this tobacco. It is indeed very strong in nicotine, and definitely not one to have for breakfast, (which was how I first tried it!), but with a full stomach and as an evening smoke, it is absolutely sublime beyond description.

There are very definite wood and leather tones, which reminded me of the pipe tobacco equivalent of Fribourg and Treyer's classic snuff, "Old Paris".. Indeed, everything about it transports you to an oak-panelled study, brimming with old leather tomes, and complete with a resplendent leather armchair. Fittingly, it is a smoke which commands your respect, and one to have while contemplating the deeper things in life. The smoke is dense and thick, but also soft and comforting, like a velvet blanket. It smokes incredibly cool and burns down to the finest white ash I have yet found, with absolutely no dottle. The beard note is full and manly, and it almost upsets me to wash my face before retiring to bed with the good lady.

Respect, and a smaller bowl, are the key words here. Yes, the nicotine will knock you sideways if you treat it as you would other tobaccos, but you wouldn't drink a Remy Martin XO out of a pint glass, would you? It's much the same thing.

After my initial reservations, it has become my favourite late evening smoke, and one I will now be squirrelling away in large quantities for posterity.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Oscar, Blakemar Polo

Age When Smoked: New and 1 year

Purchased From: Various

13 people found this review helpful.

Ducksbreath Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ducksbreath (125)
Very Strong Medium Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Relatively easy to prepare, something like GH black rope combined with dark plug but with all the motor oil taste and cigarish overtones gone, all hints of harshness gone, with a very pleasing topping which is similar to SG Bracken Flake, yet more subdued and natural. Almost refreshing and not overbearing if smoked correctly.

Really a top notch smoke that also reminds me slightly of 1792, but rounder, less intrusive topping, total absence of bite or "edges".

Slightly better than Condor, which God smokes, similar in strength and mouthfeel, but with less floral and clingy qualities than Condor L/C, and better underlying tobacco taste. Less likely to put a ghost in your pipe relative to Condor too. Perhaps the best of its kind.

Pipe Used: small bowl

Similar Blends: Condor, Bracken Flake, etc..

13 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Strong Very Mild Very Full Tolerable to Strong

I don't know if it's just because this is something of a rarity but Revor Plug seems quite a special tobacco. It's simplicity belies a deep and engaging smoke and one that will knock your socks off. Not a beginners choice I wouldn't say.

A long chunky bar in a packet that is quite crumbly once cut into with a knife and breaks down into little chips and chunks with very little effort. Which is perhaps it's one glaring shortcoming - not too easy to make your own flakes to fold with this one I imagine. But let that not put you off.

The Virginias have been cured in a way that makes them very dark and reminds me a bit of some of the black ropes/twists except that here they are beautifully sweet and sugary, not even slightly sour or astringent. But it's not just sweet, there is something else there; a very distinctive aroma, like a resinous wood. I'm guessing that this is something to do with what's been used in the flue/fire curing and as such I'm really not sure if this has flavouring added. Knowing G&H (and this is them, they seem to have dropped the Manchester Tobacco from the packaging) it probably isn't too hazardous to say that there has, but if so it doesn't linger much. I've been rubbing it between my fingers and trying to place the smell and there's a lot of depth too it.

It takes the light great and the woody flavour comes through in a powerful sensuous smoke. This isn't a new fangled aromatic at all, it is proper Old Skool; the sort of tobacco that would not be at all out of place in a low beamed tavern from yesteryear and there's very little gurgle, no cloying residue, dry and no bite at all. I can't write a review of a Lakeland tobacco without mentioning the 'S' word (can I?) other than to say that it isn't here.

I can't see this being an all day smoke for anyone, too strong, but I don't think that anyone with a penchant for the products of quality craftsmanship will want to pass this by should they get chance to procure a modest quantity.

A very characterful tobacco full of personality that will not fail to impress you and at a good price too.

9 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Strong Medium to Strong Full Tolerable to Strong

A sublime tobacco, a dark rich plug/crumble cake which loads and burns easily. absolutely no tongue bite, with a good nicotine hit, (not one to be smoked on an empty stomach). The smoke is thick and rich with some great notes, I got leather and a hint of molasses. A perfect balance between the Virginia's and burley. A great smoke in the evening with a fine brandy. overall a truly wonderful smoke.

Pipe Used: Big Ben bulldog, meerschaum

Age When Smoked: new and aged 1 yr

Purchased From: my smokig shop, Preston, UK

Similar Blends: Rich Dark Flake, Ashtons Artisan Mixture.

8 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Strong Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Crikey! This is a - literally and metaphorically - stunning plug tobacco! Sniffing the sliced - slightly gooey and very, very dark - tobacco while it dried I found myself in a pleasurable hunt for what exactly it was that it reminded me of - quite distinct from any aroma that I've come across before from any kind of tobacco: something like a faint caraway or aniseed maybe? Certainty I found myself in an imaginary, old-fashioned confectioners shop. Lighting up and this speculative reverie intensifies: subtle, delicious and interestingly unplaceable. After a bit of this - a few puffs only in my smallest briar - I realise that I am in full-blown, smashed-on-a-lovely-baccy heaven - wow! The strongest tobacco I've ever smoked - and I'm a Peterson's Irish Flake devotee - but also very smooth and approachable; plentiful smoke and a shifting palette of pleasant associations through the bowl.

Smoking this, I turned into Gollum at once: 'If I review this favourably, then maybe there's a chance that more people will buy it - and if they do, then there might be less for me! No! No! The Precious! Can't tell anyone about it!

No: it's splendid stuff; you really should try it (and you won't need a lot).

Update: Another block of this stuff (Phew! is it strong!) and this time fired up after using the Stein Method. This method with Revor - after the initial 'well, this is silly, it's never going to work' - works a treat: dense, sweet white clouds and bingo: nicotine nirvana.

8 people found this review helpful.

Gordon Tavistock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gordon Tavistock (23)
Medium None Detected Full Strong

This is one of my favourites and one that I think of for some consolation when I grump over the very possible loss of Dunhill blends in the near future. Living in Europe, we don't have access to GLP, C&D, McClelland either, or any other American brands for that matter, so losing Dunhill will be hard in terms of general blend selection. Anyway, it's when I think about these things that I console myself with the sheer fact that this tobacco is still being produced, only half an hour north of where I live.

It's a piece of real tobacco like they did it in the olden days, not initially made for postmodern and decadent pipe smokers like us (who spend valuable time writing long reviews about tobacco) and neither made for the posh elite of yesterday, like the Dunhill blends. This is real good old working man's tobacco, without frills. It's best enjoyed after a long shift in the depth of the coal mines of Yorkshire, or while herding your sheep and/or pigs through a muddy field of manure, your rubber boots solidly planted in mud and your straight billiard in a firm clench.

I, for my part, enjoy this tobacco like any other nostalgic postmodern wannabe, taking a deep whiff of the plug (deep and sweet magic of grassy Virginia, molasses, chocolate and dried fruit) before slicing it with my specially bought tobacco knife (slicing it the same direction as the layers will make tiny flakes that are easily crumbled into burnable pieces), lighting it gently (will require a few lights before it's going) and then I sit back in my chair outside my favourite gastro pub on a gentrified high street, feeling like a real pipe smoking working man of the olden days. I might even post a review of it.

You'll either love or hate the creamy smokiness of this blend. I can imagine Revor plug being a Latakia free blend that can be enjoyed by otherwise exclusively English smokers, as the Kentucky here sometimes has a smoky quality resembling latakia. There's lots of dark fruit and chocolaty sweetness, but supported with body and strength, so it's interesting and not too easy going (like a stout with high alcohol percentage and lots of hop, as opposed to Guinness, if that makes sense).

Definitely four stars from this postmodern pipe smoker.

Pipe Used: Various briars, mostly straight billiards

Age When Smoked: Fresh to one year

Purchased From: Aston's of Manchester

7 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Strong Very Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Revor Plug is a thick black plug that smells of a typical Lakeland essence. I dried out my small bar completely and broke it into very small chunks with the top quarter of the bowl completely rubbed out. It was surprisingly easy to work with when dried. I found that the essence only transfers over a little bit and the tobacco taste dominates. Revor Plug is pretty balanced in taste with both the Kentucky and Virginia playing a noticeable roll. It burns very cool without a hint of a bite. The flavor is deep and rich and the strength increases somewhat in strength as the bowl progresses. While high in Lady N, I don’t find it as strong as some of the other GH offerings like Coniston Cut Plug. For me personally, I find it medium to strong although others might disagree. I would put it on par with Old Dark Fired by Mac Baren and every bit as smooth as that blend. Man, I wish this plug was available here in the States!

7 people found this review helpful.

Harry Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Harry (13)
Very Strong None Detected Full Very Pleasant

This tobacco was introduced to me by a fellow pipe smoker. Prior to this, I had never tried a plug tobacco before and was slightly wary but also willing to give it a try. Boy, is this one strong! The sleek, shiny, heavy black bar is enough to suggest a smoking sensation before you begin. The plug smell is surprisingly sweet and enticing. The press compresses everything so tightly that you feel a single puff of this will blow your head off. Not quite so! When I first tried this, I cut a small chunk off and then rubbed it. Or at least tried to, but the moisture level wouldn't allow for a smooth rub. Nevertheless I packed a pipe and lit up. The smoke was strong, sweet, creamy and billowing. First impressions were strength, high nicotine hit and a very pleasant smoke sensation, earthy, very deep, smooth and robust. This dark blend has a strong flavour, full of body, very complex. The sweetness is not a cloying thing, neither a light aromatic taste. It is simply the pure tobacco taste coming through. I needed several relights to this; it was simply too moist. As it has been stored in a jar since my first trial, it has slightly dried out and my smoke this evening was perfect. Goodness-it hits the back of the throat! It leaves a rich, velvety presence in the mouth, slightly dusty, with a woody, mellow feel. As you smoke down, the taste becomes more mature and rounded. Flavours combine and settle down. There is something very solid, substantial about smoking this tobacco. In one sense, it reminds me of Condor, similar in its dark appearance and heaviness/depth of flavour. The aroma is very pleasing, floral but more like sweetened wood smoke and rounded off. There is more than a hint of dark bittersweet chocolate too. It leaves a lovely room fragrance. This tobacco is a very fine late evening smoke for me and you need to give it some time to appreciate the growing flavours. If you are in a rush, then I suggest that you wait until the right moment. Also, in my opinion, its strength won't allow for more than one pipeful every now and then. Some folk could smoke it every day but I would find it much too strong a dosage in my case. A lighter, sweeter aromatic would be the perfect balance to follow this heavy blend, a bit like a dessert wine to contrast with the main meal choice! Overall, an excellent smoke, rich and full-bodied. Suitable with alcohol (though I am tea-total) and/or a good coffee. As my first experience of plugs, the trial was a success and I will try out several other similar types as I experiment with taste, texture and aromas.

Pipe Used: Rusticated Peterson System

Age When Smoked: About a month old

Purchased From: Smoke-King (Greens of Leeds), UK

Similar Blends: As suggested above, it reminds me of Condor. As I haven't as yet tried any other plugs/twists etc, my experience is rather limited in this area, but it will certainly increase in the future..

7 people found this review helpful.

Dubinthedam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dubinthedam (133)
Very Strong Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

My first plug, passed on by a season smoker, what an absolute joy, I get a hint of caramel and anise, with a smooth saltiness to it, smokes very cool, top marks, it's listed on Gawith Hoggart's website but says Manchester baccy above, a great not to soapy, strong but not too excessive dark plug...must have more. 5 star.

7 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Strong Very Mild Very Full Pleasant

As I open up the unassuming packet I am presented with a big, black bar of tobacco. Unlike many plugs you won't need a power saw to get through this, being very soft it pulls apart with ease, resembling more of a crumble cake than a traditional plug. The smell from the packet is divine. Strong scents of leather, wood and earth.

Since Revor Plug is a soft-pressed plug, preparation is easy. I break it apart with my fingertips, preparing it into little chunks. I then gravity fill my pipe, making a little molehill at the top before pressing down lightly.

Upon lighting up I'm greeted with a very strong, slightly floral, sweet and smoky flavour. I can instantly tell that the Kentucky is the main player in this plug, giving off a very smoky flavour very similar to Latakia (I actually thought Revor Plug contained Latakia for a long time because of this). The dark Virginias remind me of the ropes Gawith Hoggarth make, being dark, tangy and adding their own smoky flavour to the mix. The Virginias are less meaty than G&H's ropes, in contrast being more sweet.

There is a molasses and floral topping present, but don't get it twisted, Revor Plug is not a Lakeland tobacco. The topping is very subtle, never even coming close to overwhelming the tobaccos and instead lightly kissing and dancing with them, enhancing the existing flavours of the tobacco.

Revor Plug is very strong in the nicotine department, it has snuck up on me a few times when I was entranced with the nuances this tobacco has, leaving my head spinning. I recommend having a full stomach and a sugary tea to accompany your pipe.

This tobacco is easily my desert island smoke, ticking all my boxes. I don't think I could ever get bored of it, having filled my cellar with more packets than I can count. Revor Plug has stood the test of time and was a treasure to discover. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a strong, cool and flavoursome smoke.

6 people found this review helpful.

TW Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TW (38)
Strong None Detected Very Full Tolerable

Revor is a very old blend that's now produced by Kendal Tobbacco, alias Samual Gawith and Gawith and Hogarth.

This dark plug is a long, slightly oily moist narrow bar, supplied in a pouch rather than a tin. It's quite firmly pressed, but firmly rather than compressed into a solid block. In the pouch there are odours of strong, dark tobacco, leather and something a bit like old-fashioned liquorice with a hint of woodland about it.

For smoking I slice some off the end of the plug then either rub it out some or cube it. It smokes fine as it comes, the moisture level is excellent. The plug also remains moist for a long time, so if you're determined to dry it out expect to be waiting a while. Not that this should be dried out, that removes much of the flavour. And when slicing it cut all the way through the plug, don't peel layers off the top. If you do that you aren't smoking all the tobaccos that went into the blend, only whichever leaves happen to be in the bit you peel off.

On smoking Revor is a relative of G&H unscented Dark Flake/plug, the G&H brown ropes and with a hint of the oily "meaty" flavour of the dark ropes but much more restrained and without the tar, burning rubber and diesel oil character that the black ropes have.

Going by the flavour and aroma I'd say Revor is a mix of dark Virginias and Malawian dark-fired leaf which gives it a smokey, herbal, woody flavour that's a cousin to latakia. I don't detect any of the assorted floral toppings some people immediately seem to detect in anything they decide to call "lakeland". I suspect they're mistaking the dark fired leaf for floral toppings. And definitely no tonquin either.

Revor is a powerful tobacco in both taste and strength. It's a no-nonsense old-fashioned example of the English blending tradition that doesn't involve either St Bruno style "aromatics" or a target market of wealthy chaps who send their valets to shop for them at expensive luxury London gentlemen's outfitters-come-tobacconists.

It's almost certainly not to everyone's taste, but is well worth trying as an example of old-fashioned English working-class tobacco at its best.

Similar Blends: G&H dark flake, G&H and Samuel Gawith ropes, maybe Condor Long Cut..

6 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Strong Medium to Strong Very Full Pleasant

Though a Virginia and Burley mix, which is my preferred tobacco blend, the overwhelming note is the dark Kentucky. A beautiful glossy bar of delight awaits all those who dare smoke it. The nicotine hit is there, the fullness is there, but for me it lacks the sweetness of Petersons 3 p’s.

Pipe Used: Dunhill amber root

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Ye olde Black Swan tobacconists Wakefield

Similar Blends: Similar to nothing, totally unique, a tobacco that has stood the test of time, in that it has remained in continuous production for over a century, so who am I to swim against that kind of CV? It is vaguely similar to 3p’s but without the aforementioned 3p’s sweetness, Reevor Plug has nothing to prove, it's the tobacco of a forgotten era, an Edwardian smoke which must have been smoked by the warriors of The First World war. , A full smoke that conjures up images of an era of horses, mayhem and carnage, a tobacco that calmed the men that went over the top. , I like it, but I don't love it, I smoke it in rotation and long may it stay in production. I personally prefer more sweetness, that said Reevor plug deserves its place on the pantheon of great tobaccos and I will continue my support for this taste of a tobacco which is from a lost world., Footnote...How can it be a bad tobacco, when it is still available to smoke and as remained unchanged more than a century later? Try it, smoke it, delight in its uniqueness and give a salute to all the pipe smokers who have ensured that Reevor Plug lives on..

5 people found this review helpful.

Steerpike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steerpike (150)
Very Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

A potent black bar of joy! Revor plug arrives as a long narrow stick, much looser compressed than the Irish plugs. Has a sweet tonquin aroma with smokey undertones from the fired leaf.

Shave bits off the end with a sharp penknife, it rubs out with ease, packs nicely and takes the flame straight away.

The initial flavours are sweet tobacco, leather and tonquin. As the bowl progresses the topping recedes and the full tobacco flavour comes to the fore, with smokiness from the fire leaf in the latter half of the bowl. I find it smokes almost all the way off the initial light, delivering a good nicotine hit. If this isn't enough for you, a relight will allow you to smoke to the last morsel and the Revor to deliver a mighty chaser of vitamin N which should satisfy the needs of the most inveterate addict! This last part of the smoke is the smokiest and strongest tasting, the flavour and aroma putting me in mind of coal fired steam engines! I can imagine the drivers of those steel dinosaurs of days gone by may well have savored a substantial tobacco such as this, and it may well have been available to them.

This tobacco is not unlike the dark ropes and twists, but less "meaty". If you like them you should enjoy it, likewise if you enjoyed 1792/Cobb plug it should be your cup of tea. St Bruno or Condor fans might also appreciate this plug.

Pipe Used: Falcons mostly

Similar Blends: 1792, Cobb plug.

5 people found this review helpful.

Susanna Hoffs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Susanna Hoffs (74)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

I think Pipester Jim (who's Youtube channel was great, so why stop Jim lad??!!?) summed it up pretty well about 12 posts down.

I can't really add much to what he's mentioned other than to say that personally, I don't find it quite as strong.

This absolutely reminds me of Gawith's 'Dark Flake' without the cigar flavor that that particular blend possess.

Nice old fashioned tobacco tasting smoke. Enjoy!

5 people found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Strong Very Mild Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm in love! I would do cartwheels if I were physically able to do so! This stuff it great! This is another I was fortunate enough to recieve in a trade from a forum brother on SmokersForums and I don't know whether to be happy or sad. This is so good and so hard to get if at all in the US. But to be able to experience it right now is sublime! This comes in a pouch containing a long rectangular block of very dark, pressed from large flakes non oily tobacco. It has the aroma of 1792 flake and to be honest, it reminds me of a much richer version of 1792 and also reminds me vey much of Irish XX Rope. I like both but this blend seems to combine those two in a perfect combination. It is hard in the block but easy to pel off strips and I let mine set out to dry for a little while. I then rubbed up up and leaded in a Pete 302 Pete System pipe. Once I first lit the pipe, well actually several times as it's hard to light, I was in shere bliss. This blend is sweet as can be, no artificial sweetness either. It has along with the sweetness a kind of sweet and sour tartness I like a lot. The smoke is thick and creamy and it kinda clings to your pallette and facial hair. With the cup of French roast coffee I drank while smoking it, well it just made life perfect for awhile. It does require relights a few times as it burns very slow, and it burns down to a dark grey ash and very little dottle in the bottom of the pipe. This tobacco is so rich and full it's almost like eating a meal of it. This has to be the best of the best from the UK. I highly recommend it and I know would be my regular blend if it were available to me in the US. Did I say I was in love!?

5 people found this review helpful.

tcvarlh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tcvarlh (17)
Mild to Medium None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

It must be me, all the other reviews for this are exuberant, I'm not, not the slightest. I found and still do after three bars of the stuff that it's a mediocre smoke, good for when I'm working, with its lack of relights, but not a WOW factor to be seen. Maybe I expect more from a toby with such reviews, or maybe you lot need new taste buds, something doesn't gel. I bought 3 bars over time and yes, I'll smoke it but it simply does not make me sit up. Pleasant enough to cart around in the shop and hack a chunk off for a smoke but nothing to perch on the porch watching the sunset with. Its useful for summer months in that it doesn't appear to warm the bowl, but not so good with cold hands weather. I'd allow this a 2.5 if I could. Ease of smoking , prep, lighting can't be faulted but flavour and taste nah, lacking for me. Nicotine is fine tho' not wondrous, I haven't seen any heavier regrowth of chest hair either. No thud, no kick. All day work toby for me.

Pipe Used: Cobs, B10, 999, Sav320, whatever I have to hand.

Age When Smoked: 6 months glassed

Purchased From: cgars

Similar Blends: nothing I can place.

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Very Strong Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Revor Plug.

One long, jet black, bar of tobacco. To prepare this I slice a few slithers and then they crumble easily.

Although it goes against the grain of what I normally smoke, I like it! There's a light topping, Lakeland, but it doesn't smother the tobaccos with floral-fragrance. Of the two tobaccos I find the Kentucky the heavier, and the Virginia much lighter. Although the Kent' leads, it doesn't seem very bitter, burnt, or harsh, it's quite smooth for Kentucky. The burn from it's cool, and medium in speed; well, that's dependant on preparation!

Nicotine: very strong. Room-note: not pleasant.

As I usually despise preparing plug blends, and don't particularly enjoy strong Kentucky blends, it's a surprise that I want to highly recommend this!

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Levent Meer'

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop

4 people found this review helpful.

McQueen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
McQueen (41)
Medium to Strong Mild Very Full Tolerable

A very rare tobacco here in the US, if you are able to find some or trade something for it, anything, DO IT! It comes in a pouch, pressed into a classic plug. This is a complex blend that is hard to describe; others have done it better than I can. It’s a ballsy, heavy classic tobacco tasting blend. Earthy and Smokey with slight dark chocolate notes. A heavy hitter with leathery, and classic tobacco tones that will remind you of what our forefathers smoked, old leather books and that classic “tobacco” essence. So damn good.

In terms of strength - I’d you don’t have hair on your chest it will give you some and if you do, it will double your current bush! I will only smoke this again after a big steak and potatoes dinner.

Excellent flavor with just a touch of sweetness. Won't bite, and burns nice and cool.

Purchased From: Gifted sample

Similar Blends: Will think about it and circle back...

4 people found this review helpful.

Old German puffer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old German puffer (106)
Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is by far my favorite tobacco. Twice a year I take a trip overseas and I then ship as much as I can fill into several boxes from the base post office. This is a true English Tobacco that deserves 5 stars hands down. I smoke it daily and from the second I open that pouch my mouth starts salivating like a dog waiting for its meal. Breaks up and packs ever so nice in any pipe. The smell is just what tobacco be. Strong and solid. You know it is there. It can be slow to light but when lit burns strong and long. This is a very slow smoke to have at the end of the day. It really needs to be sipped. Best ticket in town. When I bring this to my pipe club everyone always asks for some. This is my number one smoke and I keep 10 pipes just for this blend.

Pipe Used: London wall

Age When Smoked: pouch in plastic tubs

Purchased From: London England

4 people found this review helpful.

Christrom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Christrom (34)
Medium to Strong Mild Full Tolerable

Oh yes. We likes it. It takes the nozzle of a harrier jump jet to get it going, but then it just burns and burns. It is the coolest smoke ever experienced, so much so that I believe this plug is cursed in some way. Smoke it and a natural disaster happens on the other side of the world.

Nice nicotine hit, mainly due to the fact you will not believe how cool a smoke it is. You immediately turn into a steam train, pulling huge clouds of smoke with every inhale, thinking 'my god this is cool' and then you get that feeling at the bottom of your throat where it goes all jittery, threatening hiccups.

You know what it looks like from all the other reviews, so now I shall attempt to describe its taste. Here are my thoughts -or a mood board let's call it. Some descriptions have been stolen from others

Rump steak - aniseed - cinder toffee - treacle - peat - salt - pepper - asphalt

So there it is. I did also think of latakia when I first lit it, but this is some other tobacco pretending to be latakia.

4 people found this review helpful.

shrimpy jim Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
shrimpy jim (5)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

A fabulous tasting tobacco that is the best plug I have tried and so easy to prepare.Not strong to me being a seasoned piper and I am off to the Pool tomorrow to buy a couple more packs.Cheap stuff too.Possibly the finest tasting baccy of all time and I have tasted loads.

Pipe Used: falcons bewlays petersons ect

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: liverpool

Similar Blends: no other.

4 people found this review helpful.

salopst Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
salopst (15)
Strong Mild Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a plug that I can crumble with my fingers, which makes it way more portable and easier to deal with than Peterson's Perfect Plug. Like most plugs, lacking moisture, it burns evenly and consistently. A very dry smoke, but cool enough that I've never been bitten despite a wet summer's worth of trying.

The four stars come from: 1: ease of burn 2: lightly floral smell and aftertaste 3: more than enough nicotine to make me a little unbalanced after a medium bowl 4: it is different enough from my usual 'English' blends and latakias that I feel like I always need to have something like this around.

It is just a really nice smoke, the sort that I can enjoy 'after hours', when everyone is asleep and there are no calls on my time; just me, my pipe and the promise of bed shortly thereafter.

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Strong Extremely Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Can you say delicious? I knew you could.

A nicely crafted jet-black stick of dark Virginia. Easy to shave into shag with a sharp knife. A wee bit of drying time, a light fill, two vestas, your steel belted panty hose and you're off to the races.

Strong stuff. I don't advise smoking this in the morning after a few cups of coffee and a bran muffin if there is any chance you're going to get stuck in traffic. This is wonderful tobacco, but it does carry an *SPF 5,000 rating.

*(Sphincter Pucker Factor)

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Strong Very Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

This is a wonderful plug by G&H. It is perhaps the coolest tobac I have ever smoked, which can get you in trouble if smoked too fast as it has a good dose of nico. It is my quess that this is a virginia base with oriental and maybe some latakia and kentucky. I get a chocolate note in the background along with a very slight hint of pine?, but, as I am no expert in these matters this should be taken with a grain of salt. No one on earth can do ropes, flakes and plugs like the Brits, lets hope these tobac Masters will be plying their trade for a long time to come.

4 people found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (395)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Unnoticeable

Another fine tobacco that I was able to sample today at a Cigar and Pipe Store from a fellow pipe club member AKA Italian Stallion. This is a nice dark plug about 3 inches long and an inch wide. A part of the end was cut up and rubbed out. To me this one smoked smoother, and seemed to have less nicotine than say, Bold Kentucky, Old Dark Fired, Rustica, etc. I really enjoyed this in a cob which I think (though probably not true) provides a better flavor profile than say in a briar. I just seem to pair this type of tobacco with a Corn Cob. Maybe a Southern thing, who knows. Lots of beautiful smoke pouring from my pipe and no Lakeland essence that I could detect. Reading the history of this blend was very interesting on this page. If I did not have so much baccy, I would buy some.

Pipe Used: General Coirn Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Sample

Similar Blends: Old Dark Fired, Bold Kentucky.

3 people found this review helpful.

thejefu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thejefu (4)
Strong Mild Very Full Tolerable

Packet note is dark chocolate, molasses, moist broken earth, black bark, dark liquorice. The kind of dark chocolate essence that’s so dark it absorbs all around it.

If you were to visit a forest on a wet day following a bush fire and took a handful of earth, you’d be holding rubbed Revor Plug. It resembles blackened, sodden, crumbled tree bark. It cuts and rubs effortlessly, but it needs a good few hours to dry and rest.

So much darkness. It’s the first tobacco which, on the retrohale, doesn’t really kick or peak, it just deepens and broods. Revor is pure 100% dark chocolate without ever becoming overpowering or bitter. That’s not to say it’s not singularly complex. You get earth, nuts, molasses and dark wood, you just don’t get anything else. If you could strip Condor of it's complex casings you'd have something similar but brighter. If you've had an Asylum 13 cigar, it’s that.

I got myself in trouble with Revor the same way I do with a dark chocolate. I eat continuously hunting for any top notes to cut through the abyss; salt, sweetness, spice. Without realising it I’ve eaten the whole bar and I’ve got a headache, craving a sugar cube or a salt lick. I’m used to strong tobaccos, but this is a monster and the first pipe tobacco which has left me spinning and reaching for the ginger ale. This however may be down to my impatience. This smokes exceptionally cool and full. You’ll die from the nicotine before it bites you.

Sadly I don’t think I’d buy it again. For my tastes it’s only 80% complete in the same way that I consider pure dark chocolate, dark stouts or dark meats incomplete since the purest examples lack those top notes to balance them. Some of my favourite tobaccos are dark but typically with the salt and spice of malawi and indian to cut through. This is for true dark lovers who can chew cacao nibs laced with meth amphetamine and not only survive but feel a deep sense of satisfaction.

I rate this tobacco highly even though I know I’m too uncultured to really appreciate it. Despite nearly ending myself with it, I was pleased to see that right at the very moment I knew I’d gone too far, the entire bowl had burnt to fine ash and had smoked to the bottom. As a smoking fuel it has performed better than any tobacco I’ve ever smoked. It does ask that you relight it frequently but to my mind, a great tobacco will go into standby when neglected yet relight effortlessly.

If you’re about dark chocolate then this is it. I’m personally going to mix this with Condor.

Pipe Used: Dr Plumb Briar

Purchased From: GQ

Similar Blends: Gallaher Limited - Condor Ready Rubbed (Green) - minus the flavour..

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

This is such a satisfying smoke. Lovely creamy heavy smoke. I cut it in half..then cut long ways and it falls apart into luxurious pieces that burn slow and perfectly after half a hour drying. There are no negatives here.decent nicotine.long burning.has a smokey room note. Goes very well with a scotch. A comforting smoke

Pipe Used: Poul Winslow crown Viking bilard

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My smoking shop

Similar Blends: Comoys English.

3 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (632)
Strong Mild Very Full Tolerable

I bought a pouch of this with a snuff order from Mr. Snuff about four and a half years ago. I tend to avoid plugs due to the extra effort that they require to prepare, but sometimes you have no choice if you want to try a blend. Such was the case with Revor Plug.

The plug was a pain in the ass to prep as I expected; and I will note, it was no more a pain in the ass than other plugs. Once I did get them sliced into uneven flakes and rubbed out enough to smoke, I was pleased with what I was experiencing. This is similar to other British OTCs such as Condor, Walnut Flake and St. Bruno, with some differences.

This has a slight floral twang which is nice. It is less floral than say Condor LC, but more than Walnut. It is a deep full smoking experience. It is in this way that it is closer to St. Bruno, but I much prefer the way Revor tastes over St. Bruno. The taste of the tobacco is smoky sweet from the interaction of the Virginia and the Kentucky. The topping is kind of brown sugar and molasses with some fruit and flowers. It is hard for me to put my finger on as it is with all these lakeland toppings. I like that is lightly enough applied that you are able to enjoy the taste of the tobacco.

It smokes very smooth, and like all GH blends that I have had the pleasure of trying, this one won't bite. It is a great blend and I wish I had more, ableit in ready rubbed form. This one is between three and four stars, I am giving it three stars because I prefer both Walnut and Condor LC to this, but I would much prefer this to St. Bruno.

Age When Smoked: 4 & 1/2 yrs

Purchased From: Mr. Snuff

Similar Blends: St. Bruno, Walnut Flake.

3 people found this review helpful.

Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (222)
Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Wonderful sweetened and scented tobacco. It comes in a plug which is easy to cut with a knife or even peel just using your fingers. It might benefit from a little drying time, but generally it does not produce much moisture and does not need many relights. Burns slow and cool.

Now to the actual smoking experience, it is smoky as the dark fired Kentucky is dominant and fairly sweet. Difficult to describe but it tastes sweet like maple syrup and molasses, probably a touch of licorice as well, with a walnut nuttiness and its smokiness is a little reminiscent of ground coffee. It is a strong tobacco but not overwhelmingly so and the mouthfeel is very rounded, it’s never harsh or sharp. Some reviewers have noted a floral Lakeland quality, I wouldn’t say so. It has an old-time feel but I sense no florality.

Difficult to imagine using Revor for repeated use but it’s an excellent tobacco when something stronger and sweeter is needed.

3 people found this review helpful.

Nutty Slack Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nutty Slack (7)
Strong Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

I'm not sure I can follow the other reviews in terms of the nuances of flavour that they describe, but I'll give it a go. I can't remember how I came to order this. Probably because as I've grown older I've come the realise that "less is more" and the marketing and packaging of this tobacco is underwhelming. I also wanted to try a plug tobacco.

When I opened the pack and took out the bar of tobacco I immediately assumed it would need "special treatment". Careful preperation, lots of drying, etc. My experience of a number of flakes was that it might be like trying to light a pipe full of gravel. Completely wrong. The bar is soft and easy to carve. It lights and keeps going with no trouble whatsoever.

Taste-wise it's subtle and seems reminiscent of cocoa. There's a slight hint of lakeland, but just a note. It doesn't change much during the course of a bowl, but is none the worse for it. Nicotine isn't lacking but it's not overly strong. I don't think I could smoke it all day long, but at the end of a tough day it hits the spot.

All told I find it almost perfect and will be ordering plenty more.

Pipe Used: Everything from cobs to good briars

Age When Smoked: 6 months

3 people found this review helpful.

DrDyson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrDyson (148)
Medium to Strong Mild Full Tolerable

If you like your baccy strong and old-fashioned, Revor Plug is just plain wonderful. The plug itself looks delicious enough to be edible. Despite the fact that nothing's done for you, it's easy enough to prepare for the pipe: it cuts and rubs easily (IMO it's better to "shave" the plug lengthways than to cut it across the grain). Then plenty of rich, tasty smoke all the way down, and very cool; though you'll probably need quite a few re-lights until you get the hang of it. The flavour is sweet but very full and natural: there's no sense that the native qualities of the tobacco have been interfered with or modified. It's made by Gawith & Hoggarth now, but it's completely innocent of any 'Lakeland' flavouring.

The plug looks as though it ought to smoke wet. It doesn't, though; not in the least. The room note probably won't please the family (my nearest and dearest weren't ecstatic), and it's probably too strong for an all-day smoke; but Revor is a great experience if you want to re-live the old days when granddad smoked this kind of stuff and men were men. It's strong, for sure; but it's gentler and more civilized than the Kendal twists and ropes.

Negatives? Availability is patchy sometimes. Also, being idle and no great lover of foreplay, I wish Revor were sold in a cut version, like Gawith & Hoggarth's Bosun Cut Plug, etc.. Other than that, I can't think of anything unfavourable to say about it. It's a little too strong to be one of my four-star favourites; but that's just me. This is a very fine offering by anyone's standards, and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting a traditional kind of smoke.

On a pessimistic note, this is exactly the kind of old fashioned baccy that is so rapidly going out of production nowadays, with the decline of pipe smoking as a hobby/vice (cf. Highland Sliced). Enjoy it while you can. I have a fairly strong suspicion that it won't be available for much longer.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the shop

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop UK

3 people found this review helpful.

hawky454 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hawky454 (107)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

This here has reached the very top of my list. I am amazed that it appears that only one or two other people have noticed the Latakia in this blend. It took me awhile to pin point it but it's most definitely there. It's a very soft, light Latakia but it adds a smoky creaminess to the blend that is just out of this world, some claim that it is the Dark Fired that I'm tasting but I don't buy that I just don't think GH&Co list the Latakia portion and therefor most folks don't taste it (compare this to McConnell's Latakia Flake). It's very lightly topped with some floral notes but the tobacco is the major player here. The first few smokes didn't really wow me, I had to set it down and revisit it at a later date so that my taste memory could get familiar with the flavors this one provides. Once it "clicked" for me, it was over, I immediately found myself on and I ordered a large haul of this, unfortunately it's not available to order here in the States so I had to import it. Kind of on the pricey side but worth every penny. I see that a lot of folks find this strong in the nicotine department, for me I would say it's about medium, not even close to the strength of some of the GH&Co. ropes. Some of the best tobaccos are those that take time to reveal their beauty and Revor Plug is beautiful indeed. Absolutely essential!

Pipe Used: Rattray's Bull & Dogs, Stanwell.

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the other side of the pond

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Robert McConnell - Latakia Flake.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium to Strong Medium Full Tolerable to Strong

Opening the pouch, a scent of currants, cocoa and other sweet stuff penetrated my nostrils, and it was wonderful. I could also smell the Kentucky miles away. It so very slightly reminded me of SG 1792 Flake's fire cured smell.

Glossy bar as described, easily cut into ribbons or coarse cuts. It needs to be a bit aerated in order to be smoked correctly without having to relight often.

One is welcomed by pure bliss of heavenly smoke, medium to strong N hit and a wonderful special aroma that is so "lakelandy" yet unique.


3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

WOW WOW,This stuff isjust out of this world,right from the start easy to light & keep lit,one of the best plug ive tried to date, so gentle and subtle, will be buying more of this in the future 4** from me all the way.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

I acquired a pouch of Revor from a forum buddy after reading so many good things about it, and let's just say that this is one tobacco blend that lives up to the hype. The plug is a dark brown, almost black bar that breaks up easily enough so prep isn't a big issue. Revor Plug takes to the flame very well, with just one relight after the initial char light.

As for taste, Revor Plug delivers nothing more than good, strong, but sweet at the same time tobacco flavor, with a liberal dose of nicotine to boot. I would liken the mouthfeel of this to be almost like what you experience when eating a very good steak, with lots of rich,creamy smoke that is cool, and wouldn't bite if you begged it to.

I really can't think of anything bad to say about Revor Plug except that it is really hard to get in the US, and that is a shame, because it could easily be an all day smoke for me, and one I would have pounds of in my cellar otherwise. This is one blend that a 4 star rating just isn't good enough. Needless to say I'm impressed, and highly recommend it!

3 people found this review helpful.

who broke my clay pipe? Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
who broke my clay pipe? (70)
Medium to Strong Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

Appearance out the pouch:a very dark matt almost black crumbly block(looks like a segment of chocolate browny)

Feels moist and breaks easily,quite crumbly,,;texture in rubbing out feels powdery,,i wonder wether coco powder is put between the leaves before pressing and firing?

A slightly soapy taste on lighting,but this goes and you get a mocca coffe taste,muscovado sugar,chickory,dark woody flavour(but not in the burning smoked wood sence),cool,dark chocolatey,mildly floral sometimes.

I basically taste a slightly sweet dark tobacco with a hint of coco/dark chocolate(no milk).I wouldn't class this as aromatic though(its borderline because its flavouring if its got any is mild)

Tastes better than it smells:i went for a walk in my factory and left my pipe on the bench,,and when i came back i could smell the room note like a pedestrian..

Room Note:of smouldering burn't tire rubber at a traffic light and coco powder - also it reminded me slightly of "condor ready rubbed",which is surprising because "condor" is one tobacco which i disliked...Maybe this is simular tobacco without the "condor" soapy lavender casing?

A very cooperative tobacco - it stays lit,burns cool,and lasts forever..Burns to the best pure white fluff dust ash,which seems satisfying because you feel there is no wastage..

Easily an allday smoke (for me atleast) but sometimes i tire of the chocolateness - (i usually smoke a variety of tobacco's a day)Nicoteen is felt but not in the taste and it has a good fix.

You may want to dedicate a pipe to this tobacco,,,;not because it leaves a ghost,but even though it is med to full flavoured;it is mild also in that you could taste possibly whatever was in your pipe before smoking this(especially oriental's like what is in your typical medium english blend)..

No bite whatsoever,,it doesn't even try to...I will definately be making this a part of my in crowd of rotation ,and have bought some more pouches already..

3 people found this review helpful.

Monopod Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Monopod (26)
Medium to Strong Mild Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I still can't put the taste of Revor into words, it just defies my attempts. If I say as some have said before and call it "ketchuppy" or "barbequed meat" I would do it an injustice. The price is towards the lower end of extortionate, but that's our Government's fault for witch hunting smokers. Preparation of the plug is easy, good light, good burning characteristics. It lasts well and completely smokes out.

What more can be said ? Love it/ hate it .....? I love it and can't leave it alone. It's quite unlike the other faves I have, but who can explain our respective olfactory senses ?

( By the bye, it's now made by Gawith Hoggarth.)

3 people found this review helpful.

kg0mz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kg0mz (54)
Strong Very Mild Full Tolerable

Oh, my goodness, this plug is clothed in rectitude. Tastewise, a medley of Black Irish X, Stonehaven, Brown Bogie, and St. Bruno. There is a BIXish grilled meat taste upon lighting (maybe not as meaty as the SG Black XX). A fourth of the way down I swear I am smoking Stonehaven as the meaty flavor turns vaguely cocoa, and the tobacco turns nutty. The background is Brown Bogie (without the salt), but sometimes the VA background becomes the foreground. I do not taste the 1792 tonquin, but at times I feel it, sort of. Toward the bottom of the bowl it resembles St. Bruno. The flavors do shift back and forth as Warwick puts it. The finish I liken to undercooked brussel sprouts, not in taste, but texture.

This plug seems huge compared to a Warrior, Yachtsman or McQaid plug. An illusion, of course, but a 50g Revor seems heavier than a 50g Warrior plug (enough of that nonsense). I would not describe it as glossy, but it is very dark, a matte near-black bar, about 1.5 x 2.5 x 13 cm. I slice it thin and smoke it immediately with no drying. I like it in a small, bent egg Ardor that I originally reserved for straight Virginias.

RP burns cool and steady with a wallop less than that of Brown Bogie (more like St. Bruno flake). Yes, we have no bite, gurgle, or dottle. It barely warms the pipe bowl, and just when I am sure it has gone out, I find it hasn't. Righteous burning characteristics, to be certain.

07/27/09 UPDATE: I am revising some of my reviews. I have given out more 4 star ratings than anything else. That practice is probably not helping. So, I am reducing RP to 3 stars, not because I like it less than I did before, but because I am limiting 4 stars to fewer than 25% of all my reviews. One day I may use the 4 star rating to designate my top five.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Extremely Strong Very Mild Extra Full Tolerable

My only previous experience of this strength of tobacco has been Peterson's Irish Flake, which I quite liked, but found too strong at the time. This was about a year ago, and I've once again started looking for a full Va to make a more robust, personal blend with. I was intrigued both by plugs and by the reviews of Revor and quite unexpectedly found it in a local newsagent/tobacconist last night. I couldn't wait to try it. It's quite clear as soon as you open the pack that this is a very different product from most other tobaccos. Jet-black, solid plug, smells divine, mysterious and just a bit dangerous. I was very sensible with my first taste of this...a half-bowl in the Falcon I keep for trying new blends. First things first, no soap- thank God! To get things somewhat back to front, I have to say the most distinctive thing about this blend is the wonderful aftertaste, which is quite different from the actual smoking. Rich, "fermented toffee" flavour, bourbon-like and extremely satisfying. It lasts for hours, but this might be because my taste-buds are still in shock. To me, this tastes both darker and more natural than the Irish FLake, which might have some kind of casing to it, in retrospect. The "stickiness" of Irish Flake is missing here, leaving an extremely powerful, yet manageable smoke. It stays lit easily and has no problems with wetness. I did get that alkali-burn, but given the power of the tobacco, I knew this was going to happen and it wasn't bad enough to mar the experience. Lets be honest, the room-note would have you believe I was a 70yr old horse trainer, but I can handle that. The nicotine-hit got me stoned and my friends had to tell me to stop shouting and calm down (seriously). To blending:- I used a 65%/35% mix of Scottish Flake/Revor and had a full-sized briar a couple of hours after my first tiny taste. In these proportions, it probably overwhelms the Flake a little, but this is still in the "normal" range of strength, tho still I think, officially strong. I had been puffing heavily all last week, in an effort to tease out more flavour from the Sc Flake, but with this mix, I settled down, drew very slowly and kind of melted into the smoke, the way you're meant to. This lasted an hour of contemplative, easy richness. A very successful experiment, still dark, but not some kind of "test of manhood", as the pure Revor had been. This would be Highly Recommended if it wasn't such a specialist product, and I wasn't keenly aware that my palate is so unaccustomed to this style of smoke- perhaps a little one-dimensional compared to some other blends? It has introduced me to a new paradigm in tobacco and i suppose the most telling thing is, I plan to stroll down to that shop on my way home and get some more in.

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Warwick Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Warwick (37)
Very Strong None Detected Very Full Strong

The plug itself is dark?darker than Dark Plug...almost entirely black. It is a somewhat loose brick, with layers more easily pulled apart than DP. The aroma is slightly sweet, but a little odd - not quite a VA sweetness. After some time thinking about it, I think I am -perhaps- detecting a slight tonquin aroma a la 1792.

It cuts easily with a pocketknife, allowing small shavings to be had with little effort. Only a slight drying time was required (in the dry New England winter air). Like many of these plugs, I find they need to dry until almost brittle for good burning properties.

On first light (and most relights) I can detect what seems to be a slight Lakeland floral note. This fades almost immediately.

Room note is...strong and interesting...something like a mix of Brown#4, 1792 and Black XX. Its pretty strong at the bowl (in a good way, if you like the aforementioned blends!), but it doesn't linger or infest the room as badly I thought it might. This one sure won't attract the ladies, though!!

The smoke is smooth, cool, with absolutely no bite. The flavor is, again, something like a mix of Brown Bogie, Black XX, Dark Plug, and Brown#4. The flavors shift back and forth between these various aspects - I would not consider it monochromatic. All strong flavors, but I do not feel they compete; rather, they seem to trade off to each other throughout the bowl. There is also a slightly sweet undertone which increases toward the bottom of the bowl. As a result, this blend doesn't tend to dry the mouth or irritate the throat. Despite the Black XX aspects in room note and flavor, it (thankfully!) does not have any "burnt machine oil" flavor like Black XX. If there are added toppings/casings (such as the tonquin I think I smell in the pouch aroma), I cannot detect them.

Given sufficient drying and rubbed out to smaller-than-usual pieces, it burns well, with a few relights, and leaves a fine grey ash with little or no dottle. As a regular smoker of Dark Flake/Plug and ropes, I find this to be in that same high-end range of nicotine hit.

Despite the strong flavors, there is little or no negative lingering aftertaste. Only a satisfyingly full reminder of the smoke that makes me want another bowl right away.

This is surely not an all-day smoke or one for the meek. This one, as they say, will put hair on your chest. A heady experience, in flavor, room note, and nico-hit. I think this blend is going to interest those who like the company of Brown Bogie, Brown#4, Black XX (again, no "burnt machine oil" flavor like Black XX), 1792, Dark Flake/Plug, and especially those who have sometimes wished some/all of those flavors could be combined in one blend for more interest.

I cannot understand why this isn't (as of this writing) distributed in the USA. It is a quality blend.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Strong Extremely Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

With spring seeming as though it will never return, and knowing that St.Bruno Flake will not come to these shores again, I have turned to our friends in Great Britain for the solace to be found in smoking strong, old fashioned tobacco.

Revor plug.

I was rather intimidated by the description. The reality has been quite pleasurable. The bar arrived fresh, but not too moist. A sharp knife makes quick work of preparation. Rubbing out the slices for indoor or calm-weather smoking is a doddle.

But what of the taste? Superb. Somewhat smokey, but rather less so than say G&H's Dark Bird's Eye, somewhat spicy, and just discernably sweet. As promised by the description it is remarkably cool to smoke; not just to the tongue, but also in touching the bowl. Strength is below the S.Gawith ropes, and the palate is to be pleased by tobacco taste, and lots of it. It strikes me as a smooth, flavourful treat.

6/2016: Should have done this long ago, upgrading this to four stars. Both because it's that good and because there's nothing else quite like it.

I like even more now than I did over a decade ago. Why isn't it available in North America!?

Pipe Used: Falcon, amongst others...

3 people found this review helpful.

Casey Jones Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Casey Jones (1)
Medium to Strong Strong Full Very Strong

Latakia! As soon as I opened the pouch I could smell it. There is no mention of lat in the description and other reviewers think it may have lat or the kentucky seems to taste like lat but let me tell ya. Latakia! I have smoked straight latakia and enjoy straight dark fired kentucky, dark flake, lakeland dark, dark plug, brown ropes, 1792, condor and st bruno. This does not taste like 1792 or st bruno and certainly not condor! To me, this tastes like GH Dark Plug with a little lat and is a very pleasant smoke. Enjoy :)

Pipe Used: Turkish Meerschaum

Similar Blends: GH Dark Plug plus Latakia.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pseudo Nim Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pseudo Nim (128)
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

I found a pouch of this in the back of my tobacco drawer, it had been sitting there for over 2 years and had been opened but wrapped in cling film before being replaced in the pouch, the years had made it a little harder to cut from what I remembered, but still relatively easy, I have a clay pipe filled with as I write, a good earthy tobacco, not as strong as some, but strong enough to let you know you have a smoke going on. Only the tiniest hint of florals which comes and goes, a slightly oily taste but the sweetness of the Virginia tames the Kentucky to give a full and pleasing smoke. Very smooth and absolutely no bite, not an all day smoke, but one to be enjoyed in the evening when one wants to reflect on the day and anything else that comes to mind. If you like the taste of a good no nonsense tobacco, this could be for you, well worth the effort of preparation. This is the only tobacco I smoke that meets with full wife approval.

Pipe Used: Clay

Age When Smoked: 2 1/2 years

Similar Blends: Old Dark Fired and Bold Kentucky.

2 people found this review helpful.

molach95 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
molach95 (1)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm not the best at picking out flavours but this plug really impressed me. I found it easier to light than other plugs I've tried as it wasn't quite as wet and was easier to shred. I would agree with some here that I was sure it has some kind of Latakia in it now (as of August 2018) - even the leathery, creosote-like smell and black colour of it.

It may just be the way they cured the Kentucky leaves but it certainly reminded me more of Latakia blends I've smoked, or Toscano Antico cigars rolled with very dark fired kentucky. It even burned in a way that reminded me of a Latakia blend; quite nicely into light coloured ash, unlike other kentucky Lakeland blends such as St. Bruno flake. Not that they don't burn well, but if you smoke St. Bruno you'll know what I mean.

I would recommend this to anyone that likes flake, plug or twist tobacco, though I didn't find it anywhere near as strong as some of those I've smoked. Murray's Warrior Plug is the other plug OTC I can think of and that provides a totally different experience. Maybe Condor Long Cut would be a good comparison?

Like I said, highly recommended from me if you like this sort of thing. It's great stuff.

Pipe Used: Clay churchwarden

Age When Smoked: New pouch

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Condor long cut, Murray's Warrior Plug (though smokier tasting and nowhere near as strong).

2 people found this review helpful.

Little Steven Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Little Steven (76)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium Unnoticeable

Revor Plug is dead easy to deal with. It's sumptuously smooth and creamy. It suits any old pipe.

All in all a good smoke for the summer.

Pipe Used: Stanwell billiard

Age When Smoked: New.

Purchased From: Cgars.

2 people found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (323)
Strong Mild Very Full Tolerable

Another sample by a generous pipe-mate from the UK!

Only having read few reviews on this, but being a Plug and Twist lover, I was happy to get ahold of some of this. My sample must've had some neat age to it, as the plug was full of sugar-crystals. Yet I was surprised by its scent!

The scent from the unburnt and uncut plug is slightly Lakeland-ish (floral), smoky and woody. After cutting some of it and rubbing it out to a shag I noticed the intense Latakia-like scent, which confused me. Either they used some Latakia in this (which I rather doubt), or they treated the dark fired Kentucky in a way, that makes it smell similar to Latakia. Maybe they used the same woods to smoke this? I don't know, but as I'm not a Latakia fan per se, I was a bit scared when noticing this.

As it had some age to it, it needed only 30-45mins of drying time to smoke dry and even.

In the first few puffs, I noticed the Latakia-ish aroma quite intensely, but then it toned down a bit and became quite pleasing to me as a non-Latakia smoker! It has a slight floralness to it, as well as a hint of licorice in the flavoring, which I like a lot. The tobaccos are very present tho and are very woodsy, smoky, and have some earth to them. The intense dark fired Kentucky is the star player here and is refined with some minor fruity and grassy notes by the Virginias. The Virginias and probably also the topping add some decent sweetness and a whiff of sourness to the blend, that makes it very digestible and balances the bold power of the dark fired leaf.

Even tho it has similarities with Latakia, I like the Kentuckys aroma a lot! It's different than Latakia and in the smoke its much, much more mellow in flavor. The interplay of the tobaccos and the topping is superb and creates a one-of-a-kind smoking experience, which got me hooked! I value its woodsy smokiness and the slight licorice/anise touch it has from the topping just as much as its bold and satisfying strenght. A wonderful blend, really!

This deserves to have so many 4 star ratings, and no ratings below 3 stars...! It's a genuine, superb smoke, that I couldn't compare to any other blend. The slightly "English Touch" makes it very interesting to be quite honest and I'm glad I diddn't let the intense Latakia-ish scent in the unburnt tobacco scare me off.

Of course a 4/4 star worthy blend...I need to get some more of this! ;-)

Pipe Used: Clay Pipes

2 people found this review helpful.

Virginia lover Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Virginia lover (218)
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

Upon opening the pouch, you are greeted by a thick, dark and glossy plug with a smell of sweet licorice that reminded me of the old Irish Flake. It easily crumbles after cutting and smokes nicely after some drying time.

There is a treacle/licorice topping that imparts a dark sweet flavor during the smoke, taming the other flavors and always shadowing them. The Kentucky offers leather, roasted nuts and earth while the Virginia is of the hay/grassy kind. There is a balanced mellowness between the casing, the Kentucky and the Virginia, all working in unison to present an honest tobacco that is well rounded and has no bite. A cool smoking and slow burning tobacco.

Overall a classic British tobacco that takes the smoker to the end of the 19th century and accompanies him thru the 20th century for a lesson in pipe tobacco history.

Virginia lover

2 people found this review helpful.

BriarTuk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BriarTuk (1)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Firstly I would like to thank all the reviewers for their (mostly) unbiased opinions,especially pipestud whose reviews,whether good or bad are never far wrong and have served me well over the years. Now to the tobacco,I dont care what your smoking preferences are, if you try this plug you Will fall in love with it,I did. The other reviews describe the presentation,ease of preparation and all the other fine qualities very well and all I can do is add my weight of opinion and wholeheartedly agree. This tobacco smokes cool and has a mouth feel like no other,it's soft ,smooth and creamy but with plenty of body and flavour and never overpowering. It starts off with dark chocolate develops onto woodsy,Smokey peat etc and ends with's outstanding. I am sorry if I sound evangelical but this baccy is so good, if youre an arro nut you'll love it,re the chocolate,if you're a lat fan you'll love it,re smokey,peat and if you're a Virginia/burley lover like myself you will love the pure natural sweet taste. In my mind I think of this tobacco as a faithful old dog,you can pay it as little attention as you like and it will give you no bother...But if you show it some love it will reward you tenfold. Take it from someone who has smoked just about everything over the last 32 years this stuff was a revalation.I strongly suggest you rush out and get some,then put your thoughts on here. Good luck.

Pipe Used: Various briars

Age When Smoked: Straight from pack

Purchased From: and UK stores

2 people found this review helpful.

Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (139)
Very Strong Mild to Medium Full Tolerable

I bought this one after a recommendation when I once inquired about what good plugs to get. Not having heard of it before, I wasn't sure what to expect but, knowing GH, I knew the odds were I'd get a good one.

The bar of tobacco in the pouch was definitely a change from the normal, almost cube-like, plug that I've had before, it's thinness making it seem more like a fragrant chocolate bar than something smokeable. That note in the pouch, too, was nice, quite floral, smell something of rose perhaps. As noted before, the bar is very crumbly so it's nigh on impossible to cut anything like a flake off it, but it does make it easier to break up. The packing really depends on how you cut it but, for the most part, I had no issue with this. The lighting, however, was an utter pain so it does require some drying out and even then it requires a relight or two, even after some pretty hefty airing. The smoking itself is something else though. The first two or three bowls tend to cycle between a meaty, steak-like taste, which is not too dissimilar to a GH rope I tried (Black Bogie or some such) that was so rank I tossed it, and one of a sweetness and flora, one thinks of some kind of berry sauce on red meat. After that, it settles down into a nice melange of the two. It is quite a queer flavour and fairly heavy as well, not for the faint hearted. The only downside at this point is the strength, this is a potent one and up there with some of the strongest I've had.

On the whole then a cracking tobacco. The flavour is very nice, even with that meatiness, it is cracked down a notch or two from that rope I tried and the addition of the casing is a bonus. I don't know if I'd smoke it without the casing but I'd certainly more likely to stick with it than that rope. That is academic at this point though. The only real downsides are the dampness and the strength. The first, while not stopping the tobacco from being anything like unsmokable, does take the edge off while the latter does make smoking anything afterwards a little difficult, I do feel nicotined to the hilt and have struggled smoking anything afterwards when having this early in the day. It is best enjoyed last thing at night in my book. I wouldn't recommend this to a beginner, if I'd smoked this when I first started it probably would have put me off tobacco for a month, so if you're a newbie, save this one till later. A lot later. Saying that though, still a great tasting tobacco with only a couple of flaws that makes pre-eminently worthy of three stars.

Pipe Used: Straight Adsorba

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (317)
Strong Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Others have commented on the nature of the plug; I found it v easy to get into and break apart. Be certain to do so, otherwise it's like trying to light a folded newspaper from the top -- a few layers burn and then nothing. Properly broken up, it burns nicely, if slowly.

Other than hints of chicory, mostly tastes of plain dark Virgnias. I didn't get any Lakelands in the taste. The N can sneak up on you. Certainly worth trying if the profile is similar to your preferences and you enjoy a slow smoke.

2 people found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (241)
Strong Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Like many of us here in the USA, I have been wanting to try Revor Plug for some time now. I managed to purchase 2 pouches from a vendor in Scotland - got them in 3 weeks time which was not bad, considering.

I opened one of the 50g packets and took out a moderately glossy, very dark brown plug of tobacco measuring 5x1x1/2 inches. It had a faint Lakeland-like smell, but not overwhelming at all. The plug appeared dense, but looks can be deceiving as it took to the knife very readily, crumbling as I cut a few slices off of its width end. If you want to slice it into flakes, it won't work that way due to the crumbling nature of this bar. The pre-light draw had a candy dipped medicinal taste to it, perhaps resinous, but only faintly present. Lighting it revealed the chameleon it really was as I swear I tasted smokey, musty Latakia! Its taste profile, to me, was similar in a way to Seattle Club's Plum Pudding and Mississippi River offerings (which I do not care for as I am not a big fan of Latakia). Most likely the Latakia-like presence is from very well produced Kentucky leaf; and for me more pleasing than Latakia. I am surprised that there is little mention of this Latakia-like presence in any of the reviews of RP contained on this site and on other pipe smoker/tobacco forums except for PipesterJim's take on it. Well, the hunt for information is one of the things I enjoy about this hobby, hence the diversion. At times I detected a similarity to Stonehaven's musty, bittersweet characteristic minus the treacle topping.

At first, I rated the strength no higher than medium, but this one creeps up on you and can deliver in the nicotine department - quite strong actually. Lighting was easy and could be smoked to the bottom of the bowl only with occasional tamping. It was a cool, bittersweet (not cloying by any means) smoke from beginning to end without gurgle. At times a bit salty and a bit chocolatey. Not monochromatic by any means and only gets tastier as the bowl progresses.

I was totally surprised by Revor Plug, and for the first time ever with a pipe tobacco, my expectations (taste/flavor wise/flake handling) were the polar opposite from what I had expected. Lots to be said for this one! I do give it a 5 star recommended and am very happy I was able to try an old-time classic.

2 people found this review helpful.

John Frum Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
John Frum (19)
Strong Very Mild Full Pleasant

Am very impressed with Revor Plug. Though almost certainly not for first-timers, it's easy to prepare and smokes cool, sweet and full. On reflection, it's number one in my rotation, though Condor Long Cut is a competitor. If you like dark flakes, give this a try, IMO it deserves the praise heaped on it by other reviewers. Update 12.8.13 Two years on, am upgrading this to a solid four stars. After experimenting with a few dark flakes, the contrast with Revor is remarkable. Although it's the only plug I've tried thus far, I get the feeling that nothing could surpass it, certainly if like me you want a strong tobacco that's high in quality and near-as-damn-it unflavoured. This said, the pouch aroma is pretty dark and gorgeous, reminds me of liquorice & molasses somehow. It's no bother to prepare, I shave thin slices off the narrow ends of the bar with a sharp knife and rub them out. It could be smoked straight away, I'm guessing, but drying out the rubbed slices for 30-45min in my airing cupboard works well for me. Am using a small bowl, 'cause it's well punchy N-wise. What a great smoke this is! Easy light, easy burn, easy smoke, lot's of smoke, cool and sweet. Great, full tobacco flavour. Even the aftertaste is pleasant to my mind, I swear I had a chocolate moment. What can I say? Get some!

Update 29.11.18 Have returned to this after a break of some years, I guess because of experimenting with other tobaccos. After one bowl I wonder why I left it so long! It is, quite simply, sublime.

Update 10.2.22 I just wanted to confirm that on returning to Revor Plug after a break the same thing happened. How come I left it so long? Why aren't more pipers raving about RP? It suits me down to the ground, ticks all the boxes - flavour, strength, zero bite, aroma, clean mouth feel and after-taste, easy prep, loads of smoke, nice burn rate, the whole nine yards. This time around I'm finding that with the baccy aged a few years my method of choice is to slice flakes of about 1.5mm from the end of the bar and cut/rub to a coarse cube consistency. Then I gravity-feed into my small Falcon Dublin with very gentle tamping and away to go. Great tobacco! I know. I'm biased. But still.

Pipe Used: Falcon

Age When Smoked: 5 years

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Condor Long Cut, maybe, but without the Lakeland flavour..

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium to Strong Mild Full Tolerable

I was little bite scared about the strength of this tobacco after reading this review, but this tobacco is not "very strong" it dont bit the tong, and the nicotine is not high, it's just a spicy tobacco, with lot of aromes.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Here's a cut-and-paste quote from G&H's website that has a curious Freudian slip that may reveal whether this beloved bar indeed has fLavouring added:

Revor - A blend of flue cured tobaccos pressed and baked into a glossy black bar. Flavoured by experienced pipe smokers who demand a strong, cool, satisfying smoke. Available as either Plug, Sliced or Ready-rubbed

Either way - flavoured or favored - -it is indeed subtle and does not measurably detract from the joy.

2 people found this review helpful.

quantumboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
quantumboy (130)
Strong Medium Very Full Tolerable

This is a really tasty plug. A long bar instead of a little square like some other plugs, this one pulls apart easily. I usually pull a few layers off then clip it into small pieces with scissors. Then a mild rubbing-out and it's ready for packing.

Other reviewers have described it well, but I have to respectfully disagree with those who say there is little or no flavoring. I sense a significant topping, more so in the aroma, but also significantly in the taste. It's definitely in the aromatic category IMHO, and I don't like aromatics, so it's kind of surprising that I like this so much.

But it's not the goopy kind of aro that tastes chemical and cloying. There is a sweetness here, but it's mild and natural. By natural I don't necessarily mean just tobacco-only sweetness, but a topping that enhances the tobacco experience instead of hiding it. It's rich, tasty, definitely unique, and very enjoyable. The flavoring subsides (or changes?) a bit as the bowl progresses and a toastiness comes through which is very nice. Lakeland soap is omnipresent but I actually like that so it's not a problem for me. Once it gets rolling, it provides big clouds of rich smoke and remains cool throughout the bowl.

This is apparently manufactured by Gawith & Hoggarth as it appears on their website. Typical of their fare, it's a quality weed and well worth the effort to acquire a bar or three.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipemanuk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipemanuk (76)
Strong Mild to Medium Full Pleasant

This my friends, is British tobacco blending at it's finest. There is still some good in this art when such a plug is still made and sold.

My fellow reviewers have summed it up perfectly and i can't disagree with a word of it...I particularly like Warwicks and Briarchef's first para:-)

You will not find a more thoughtful, spicy dark and just wonderful plug than Revor even if you spend a lifetime looking...but go ahead anyway!

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

Revor is well described in physical and smoking characters by grimpeur. I will add that this is a superb tobacco for the new pipe smoker, especially if they are giving up cigarettes. I am prescriptive on this on two grounds. 1: There is absolutely no bite whatsoever and the tobacco smokes cool, with plenty of smoke. 2: It is strong and the fullness of flavour will go a long way toward replacing that simple "hit" from cigarettes. However, it is not a cigarette replacement. This is full on pipe smokers tobacco. The plug is a long strip about 1x1/2 inch by 6ins long. If it was a flake it would be a krumble cake, reminiscent of the texture of Penzance. As above that Jack Tar, OOh are Jim lad, Cap'n Hook reflection of most other Brit plugs is completely absent. This is the best plug this Brit has smoked in an age. Great stuff. with the full four stars intact. I could not find a fault big enough to knock a star off.

2 people found this review helpful.

ChollyWheels Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ChollyWheels (12)
Extremely Strong Mild Medium Tolerable

I stored it poorly - putting an open pouch in a baggie -- and after 7 years the plug was dark (nearly black) and so dry it splintered into dust practically when I chopped it.

But I see why so many rave about it. To me the main flavor is the smokey-ness of Kentucky (which I believe is smoked burley) The experience is tasty but consistent -- not a lot of evolution from top to bottom.

As others have reported, the flavoring is extremely mild (possibly it was stronger when new -- I don't remember) but very nice.

The main thing that makes Revor special is the smoothness -- an easy consistent and mild smoke. No burn, no gurgle. It's very strong in the nic department, but (maybe because it was so dry) it was easy to put down, and pick up without re-lighting. It also smokes remarkably slowly. When it finally went out I was surprised when I dumped the bowl how many more puffs I could have gotten out of it (at the risk of spinning into Aztec visions!)

Too bad it's no longer shipped from the UK. Since it doesn't contain any orientals (which apparently are disappearing in quality and variety) it ought to be around for awhile, just not in the USA.

As to room note... I think of that as something everyone else in the room can report -- so really, I have no idea 'bout that.

Pipe Used: Savinelli grezza large bowl

Age When Smoked: 7 years

Purchased From: CQ tobacco

Similar Blends: Broadly speaking its in that very English category of ropes and plugs - fermented and pressed and dark. But it's not specifically like any other blend I know..

1 person found this review helpful.

Fusty the pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fusty the pipe (33)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

As mentioned this comes as a long, black bar of tobacco heaven. Some people say it is a pain in the posterior to prepare but, compared to some other plugs that need an oxyacetylene torch to get through them, this cuts up nicely with only a pen knife. The slice then breaks up very easily in the palm, pop it in your pipe and away you go. The smoke is full flavoured but very cool, with enough of a nic hit to keep you going without turning your toes up. The pouch note is almost antiseptic but still inviting and rich. The room note is tolerable; it wouldn’t win any awards from the wife so it’s a 2) on the smell scale. All round this is a no nonsense, straight to the point tobacco with pedigree. I could see how some pipers could be content to smoke this all day every day but I do like a bit of variation so I expect this to hang a round, on the shelf, jarred up, for a while yet; if it changes over the coming months and years I will be sure to let you know as, I suspect, this will only get more delightful as it gets older.

Definitely one to try I should say.

Age When Smoked: About a year old.

1 person found this review helpful.

caster Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
caster (1)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium Tolerable

This kind of tobacco is easy to rip up and easy to full pipe.And the Kentucky Tobacco cover virginia's taste.You can drink green tea with this,or black tea

1 person found this review helpful.

BeamMeUpScotty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BeamMeUpScotty (3)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Am working my way through samples of Plugs available from On-Line tobacconist here in UK. Have now obtained a 5g sample of Revor and my first pipe of it was of mixed opinion. I had a bad packing and had to empty twice and start again due to too tight. I had cut off flakes with knife and this was difficult due to crumbly nature of plug. It lit easily with Corona Old Boy and needed little coaxing to burn. Was not impressed at all - little flavour - astringent taste (but no bite). Poor nose aroma from bowl. After 10 minutes I emptied pipe and dried it out as it was quite moist at bottom of bowl (Petersons 31). I then read the reviews here and was really surprised to see the high regard so many had for it. Decided to try again within 1 hour of first attempt. Crumbled and rubbed this time and got a better draw on fill. This tobacco is a real Trojan Horse for Nick O'Teen - burns easily and can be relit easily down through a deep ash cap. Comes into its own when 1/2 way point is reached. Certainly much prefer 3P's but will keep some of this 'playground bully' of a plug when I feel like having a smoke reminiscent of the long gone 'thick black' days.

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MartinK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MartinK (2)
Strong Medium to Strong Medium Unnoticeable

This is my second pouch of this and the reason for my first ever review on this site (!) is to add a comment of which nobody has seemed to have discovered as yet. My first pouch was amazingly pliant, slightly damp and a very unusual plug-this one is another matter. Its extremely dried out, of which I am slightly disappointed about and very very closely resembles G+H Dark Plud- Unscented. Either way-despite with its obvious age , this is a great and worthy tobacco, fully wealthy and pondering in its full rich black coffee like presense.

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Sir John Moore Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sir John Moore (27)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

I'm not a fan of overly topped or artificial aromatic blends so when first smelling this upon opening I was taken aback by the strong scent of Tonquin which comes across tangy and citrusy. When slicing and breaking up this plug comes apart like a cake and easily packed with minimal need for drying time. The topping comes through as a caramel and vanilla flavour when lit but not in your face with either and the taste fluctuates throughout the smoke. The great tobacco itself hits the mark every time and the balance between the topping and the tobacco is pitch perfect.

Pipe Used: MM Cob

Age When Smoked: New and Jarred for months

Purchased From: The Black Swan Shoppe

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