Ken Byron Ventures Red Line

KBV Red Line is study in Red & Dark. We blend oldest most sippable Carolinas reds with hearty South American ones and then cut them all with spicy dark Virginias for a power upgrade. Those dark mysterious tobaccos stay under the hood for a well balanced ride.


Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Blended By Ken Byron
Manufactured By Ken Byron Ventures
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States


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

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 16, 2022 Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
The matured, fermented aged and Carolina red Virginias provide a wealth of tangy ripe and dried dark fruits, earth, wood, some sugar, bread, mild tart and tangy citrus, grass, vegetation, floralness, light vinegar and spice as the lead components. The dark African Virginia offers plenty of tangy dark fruit, earth, wood, bread, some sugar, spice, vegetation, mild grass, light cigar, peat, and smokiness with a tinge of vinegar as a supporting player. I notice light vinegar and fruit notes from a casing. The strength and nic-hit are medium. The taste is a step more potent. No chance of bite or harshness, and sports few rough edges. Well balanced with a little heft and nuance, it burns cool and clean at a moderate rate with a very consistent fruity, tangy sweet, mildly floral, spicy, slightly smoky cigarish flavor that extends to the pleasantly lingering after taste. The room note is a notch stronger. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Not quite an all day smoke due to some punchiness, but it is repeatable. Three and a half stars.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 13, 2023 Medium None Detected Full Pleasant
Bag note is tart citrus with some hay and grass, not sweet. Nice ribbon cut perfect moisture level. Packs very easily. The first flavors are smooth grass and hay. The citrus and fruit notes are in the background but defiantly there, as you progress through the bowl the citrus is more evident. Very nice straight Virginia as well as being full flavored, I think it might have a vinegar casing but its very slight. Burns a bit on the warm side. I could smoke this all day super satisfying. Nic hit is a bit more than medium. Need to keep your cadence slow or this could bite. 4 solid stars Update came back to this and after 6 months of age its even better easily an all day smoke. Certainly a dark VA lovers delight. The natural VA becomes much sweeter as you progress through the bowl.
Pipe Used: Paronelli Briar and others
PurchasedFrom: friend
Age When Smoked: 6 months
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