Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Apricot, Blackcurrant, Figs
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States


Medium to Strong
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

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 22, 2023 Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
The various mixed cut, fermented multi-continental aged, darkened Virginias provide a lot of zesty tart and tangy citrus, floral vegetative grass, bread, mild tangy dried dark fruit, earth, wood, sugar, spice, peat, and a small hint of smoke. The light fig, apricot and black current casings very mildly tone down the tobaccos as they accent the experience. It’s a tad stronger than previous versions as there’s less casings in this one, so the inherent strength of the Virginias are a little more prominent. The strength and nic-hit are a step over the medium threshold. The taste is a notch past that mark. There’s no chance of bite or harshness. Has a few small rough edges. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a mildly lingering, pleasant after taste. The room note is pleasant to tolerable. Can be an all day smoke. Four stars.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 20, 2023 Medium to Strong Mild Very Full Tolerable
This is a Virginia blend that registers to me as strong. It starts off very fruity and cool, 25% into the bowl it starts to show its strength. Less fruity, more fermented and tangy, and the spiciness jumping up a notch or two. A rough edge? Maybe a little, almost like perique. The last half of the bowl becomes very smooth and rich. Still fruity, but more like jam than fresh fruit. With a delicious dark and heavy smoke. Micro puffs here, and its heavenly. It's got the vitamin n, but not in spades. Every time I have smoked Van Gogh it has behaved this way. Early on this tobacco is capable of a little tongue burn, I don't think it is an all-day smoke for this reason. But it's so good, I have no doubt I will be smoking it all day sometimes. For all lovers of Virginia and va-pers this is a must try. This blend is interesting and fun, and nothing short of spectacular. This is what a four-star Virginia blend tastes like.
Pipe Used: Old cob, old peterson
PurchasedFrom: Tobacco pipes
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 30, 2023 Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant
My palate isn't refined but, I know whats good and what isn't. I've smoked a large percentage of what is available out there along with some unicorns. THIS is amazing! Easily in my top 10 all time and if I'm being honest top 3. KVB is claiming a lot of those spots. I'm dubbing him our crown jewel of tobacconist. A true artist. Van Gogh behaves well. It's creamy, silky, smooth and has a light dark fruit taste. That with the natural flavors of the Virginia's leaves a long lasting taste that is incredibly delightful. I'm dedicating a pipe just for this. Like I did for Sakura. Enjoy!!!
Pipe Used: Mark Twain
PurchasedFrom: KBV
Age When Smoked:
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