The Country Squire Tobacconist Polar X-Press

Polar X-press is a thoughtful blend of Virginias, Black Cavendish, and Burleys. These delicately flavored tobaccos come together to offer a taste reminiscent of our favorite cold-weather drink: Hot Chocolate.


Brand The Country Squire Tobacconist
Series 2023 Christmas Series
Blended By Quinn Crawford
Manufactured By The Country Squire Tobacconist
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate, Other / Misc, Vanilla
Cut Mixture
Packaging bulk
Country Unknown
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 22, 2023 Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant
Man oh man, I don’t normally like aromatics but out of all of the ones I’ve desperately tried in hopes to find one that sticks, I choose to board the Polar X-Press! For those that don’t like aromatics, I highly suggest trying this one for the seasons!

The room note clearly gives off a vanilla, chocolate, and marshmallow ambiance that any one will surely be delighted by. It may smell simple and warm to those around you, but the notes when smoking are much deeper than this.

When I fire the bowl up, I’m greeted immediately with vanilla cream that spills into a pure cocoa tasting full body smoke. These notes aren’t too dominating since every once in a while I get wisps of rum liqueur and peanuts that complement the common cocoa & marshmallow notes. I am quite surprised with how many flavors I can pull out of this aromatic, such a quality is very hard to come by in aros. Usually one note dominates the whole bowl, but this is balanced quite well. For those worried about goopiness or too much sweetness, there is none of that at all. For more creamy bread like notes, retrohaling every now and again will allow for deeper flavors. This is an aromatic everyone should have without a doubt!
Pipe Used: Corn cob & Mastro Geppetto
PurchasedFrom: Country Squire
Age When Smoked: NA
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 22, 2023 Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant
So let us make merry my good pipers as the joys of the Yule spirit are fast upon us. The jolly locomotive of renown has come to stop at our immediate station. Arriving just in time for your enjoyable Merry Christmas indulgence comes a prepared holiday aromatic dandy, the blissful Polar X-Press. And as I have it directly upon his word, this seasonal wonder has been bestowed for our enjoyment by the creative blending efforts of Quinn himself at the famous Country Squire Tobacconist. The ensuing recipe serves up a sweetened amalgamation of select Virginias, mixed Burleys and beefy Black Cavendish whipped splendidly together into the scrumptious sensation of a tasty mug of, you guessed it, yummy hot chocolate.

As a sugary holiday elixir, this blend presents a bushy thick ensemble of liberally mixed cut strains gathered by the inclusion of delicately thin to medium gaged ribbon strands, rough cut layered shards and rugged steamed chunks. With a bright and alluring palette of complementing hues, Polar X-Press’ heartening features reflect a colorful clustering of golden yellow, red-orange, tawny, caramel, walnut, assorted chocolates, and onyx. Set with an optimum level of moisture, the tobacco obliges the coming excitement nicely with a mannerly smoke-ready condition.

Let me just say that with an inconsequential sniff of the poly bag’s exterior, you are greeted with a fetching impression of the good-nature tobacco that lies within. Yet, as one penetrates the seal the delightful Polar X-Press immediately sweet-talks the senses with a succulence of chocolate/cocoa decadence that is decidedly rich in perceivable enchantingness. Primarily supporting this candied fragrance are the refinements of a proud creamy vanilla, a resonance of sugared buttery nuts, and a characterful underpinning of spirited spiciness that is cordial like in appeal. Beyond this empowered essence the quieter presence of exceptionally gentle tart, modest tang, and sweetish wood assist the sugary top-level affair from the depths of the bottom.

Perhaps the most important bit of commenting falls to the characterization of registerable flavor that you can expect to experience in smoking this gift of Christmas. Of note, this blend is very much a coatings dominant excursion, the details of which proved to be easily recognizable. Still, the presentation of its flavorsomeness is fashioned in a graceful manner that is smoothly inviting but not so obtrusive to render them as overly indulgent. And yes, the finished taste that imparts leaves no doubt as to what is being experienced other than where is the mug.

Now, I assume that most of you, if not all, have had the memorable experience of bellying up to a tasty serving or two of delicious hot chocolate. And with that very belief, I think it is pleasingly accurate to profess that Polar Xpress is the pipe smoker’s equivalent to one of the most popular branded drinks from my childhood, Swiss Miss Instant Cocoa, certainly including a big old dollop of heavenly marshmallow cream that is.

Hitting the targeted mark quite expertly, the elation of flavor is provided by a wonderful celebration of pure chocolate extreme. What comes to mind is a teasing of that classic darker cocoa-toned extravagance cutely mixed with a sweeter influence of savory milk chocolate. In proper order the softening enhancements of creamy vanilla, a cloying whisp of marshmallow, candied brown sugar, and velvety caramel embellish the forward profile exuberantly. What is more, you will find inciting comfort within subtle accenting notations of a nutmeg-like spice, a congealing saltiness, and a fairly consistent tinge of a nuance resembling a thinned soothing liqueur.

The native strains do bear witness in the overall profile, yet as expected, they are conventionally modest in remarking. Nonetheless, their registerable contribution pairs elegantly with the topmost flavor, that is evident. Effectively the natural flavor attributes of the resident leaves work to provide a nice offsetting balance to the championed sweetness of this blend.

In specific, what seems to prevail more strongly is the influence of the delish Burleys. Positioned inside of the middle band there is tasty endowment of fermented sweeter woodiness emanating from the Dark, but of exceptional merit is the White varietal in my estimation. Mainly, I would describe latter’s flattering individuality as the sugared nutty flavor one receives within a lovely bowl of buttery pecan ice cream, low carb edition by all means. Highlighting this Burley push are the comforting accents of darker karo/molasses, subtle tart, and a minor inkling of clove seasoning.

As to the Virginian counterpart, the Bright leaf eeks in just a bit of distant tangy grass, whereas Red occasionally peeks through cleanly on the bottom layer with a spot of zesty fruitwood. Additionally, the Cavendish renders its presence with an approving sourwood undertone that helps level some of the supportive depth of the composite flavoring.

It probably goes without saying, but I will, the spent aroma of Polar X-press is inherently most pleasant. What’s not to like about toasty airs of creamy cooked cocoa beans, nothing particularly comes to my mind. And that is precisely what you will experience, a charming perfume of lush chocolate. There is some fleeting evidence of seasoned tangy nutwood, but the power play is all chocolate. Let me repeat that in case there might be some confusion. Again, that would be inordinately staged chocolate. So, I have to believe that this poster child of a dessert blend will be well received by most spectators in general.

Finally, on the critical mechanicals, well, you will encounter a pleasantly behaving blend in simple terms. All associated facets relating to the tobacco’s burn performance prove to be solid. The texture of the smoke itself is reasonably smooth and decidedly dense in constitution. Unquestionably the tiering of flavor is aptly round, while the associated transitions in streams are positively glossy in nature. Moreover, Polar X-press conveys modest nicotine residuals making it a welcomed Christmas companion of cheerful joviality. Nice addition for the holidays there Quinn! 3.3 Pipes
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