Ken Byron Ventures Mycroft 2023



Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Series 221b
Blended By Ken Byron
Manufactured By Ken Byron Ventures
Blend Type Other
Contents Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States


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

Average Rating

3.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 09, 2023 Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
This is my second KBV blend to try. Almost a shag cut, behaves pretty well. The Virginia's sit behind the smoky barbecue of the Kentucky and the spice of the Orientals. More sour than sweet, but in a good way. A nice surprise.
Pipe Used: Savinelli 316
PurchasedFrom: KBV
Age When Smoked: 2 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 16, 2024 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Ken Byron Ventures

Blend notes: “Dark Virginia, Samsun, Izmir, and an exotic Kentucky varietal make for a deeply engaging blend. Originally based on a blend from Liverpool England, Mycroft made the crossing and has been adapting since.  Straight tobaccos with no added fragrance.”

Mycroft is a medium strength combination of Orientals, Virginia and Dark-Fired Kentucky. The Orientals seem to take the lead — sour notes, some spice, a bit of dry earthy almost loamy taste. The Kentucky adds some mild Kentucky-esque smoke — some people get BBQ, I don’t, but I always appreciate KY in a blend. The Virginia seems to take the back seat with very mild dark fruit and just a hint of bread.

At times I wonder what I am talking about. Trying to come up with words to dissect the flavor profile of a blend of pipe tobacco. Writing reviews is a privilege and at times scary.

It’s an interesting blend but not outstanding. Mycroft is an easy, pleasant smoke. I appreciate the Samsun and Izmir and enjoy that sour, spicy flavor profile, and always enjoy KY. I suspect the Virginia was used to fill out and bring balance.

3 out of 4 stars.
Pipe Used: IMP Meerschaum
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