Ken Byron Ventures Fireside Chat

Notes: Ken became curious about the lost “gold and tan” style American/Danish blends that fell out of favor for blackened leaf aromatics. Matured bright Virginia with smooth tan burley and a classic style fragrance.


Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Blended By Ken Byron
Manufactured By Ken Byron Ventures
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate, Other / Misc
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 24, 2022 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The nutty, earthy, woody, barely sweet toasted burley is the lead component. The matured bright Virginia provides plenty of fermented tart and tangy citrus, grass, bread, vegetation, some sugar, floralness, sour lemon, mild spice and a very small touch of acidity as a supporting player. The creamy rich milk chocolate and marshmallow toppings moderately lessens the effect of the tobaccos as they synergistically create a very consistent creamy sweet, nutty, fruity, lightly floral flavor. The strength and nic-hit are a notch past the center of mild to medium. The taste is a rung past that. There’s no chance of bite or harshness. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate. Has a lightly lingering, pleasant after taste. The room note is a step stronger. Barely leaves any dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. An all day, comfortable, old style smoke. Four stars.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 15, 2022 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
My sample was a bit aged (not sure how old ) bag note was mostly Vanilla and coco. My sample was a fine ribbon cut with a few stems and a bit on the dry side. (I think the toppings that were once prominent have become very lite. The tobacco starts out a bit harsh but smooths out quickly ( fresh I am sure it is more moist ). The smoke is very nutty from the burley with lots of lite coco flavor and sweetness from the Virginia (quite pleasant) no chemical taste. Once you get it going its a nice smooth smoke. Easley an all day smoke. Nic hit is mild to medium. Wont cause any bite even if puffed hard. Becomes more full flavored at the halfway point. Burns quickly but not too hot . I will be buying a second tin to compare. 3.5 stars but could easily be 4 my sample was a bit old for an aromatic.
Pipe Used: Paronelli Briar
PurchasedFrom: friend gift
Age When Smoked: gift not sure but aged a bit
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