Drucquer & Sons King's Fool

(3.33)
A lavish portion of bright flue-cured leaf, opulent red Virginias, whispers of Latakia, a touch of burley and cavendish and a dash of perique to imbue the smoke with a captivating luxurious spice. Pressed and aged in cakes before being sliced into flakes. King's Fool maintains an even burn, culminating in a pristine dry ash that leaves both pipe and palate revitalized.
Notes: Alas poor Yorick! I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy..." The Bard's famous King's Fool sang songs, guided the monarch's contemplation, challenged decisions and created moments of pure relaxation akin to the leisurely ritual of pipe smoking. King's Fool is a rich rendition of the lighter realms of English tobaccos.

Details

Brand Drucquer & Sons
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type English
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Flake
Packaging 100 g tin weight
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

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

Average Rating

3.33 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 18, 2023 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Tin note of a sour metalic and sweet smoky. Tobacco is a flake cut of reddish to tan browns and a little black. Moisture content is good, no drying needed. Rubs out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of dry fermented sour, mildly smoky, wood, peaty earthy vegetation, floral, lemon zest, mildly spicy, bitter toasted bread, mildly acidic vinegary, tart grassy, a tangy citrus and plum background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Virginias are leading most of the time with Burley and Latakia supporting. Cavendish is supporting from the rear and Perique is nowhere to be found. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is ok.
Pipe Used: Peterson junior Rusticated Canted Billiard
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: 1 month
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 09, 2024 Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Great flavour, great tin art and lots of appeal. It has loads of nuttiness, dark cocoa, spice, rolled oats, some mustiness, some hay and barnyard, a bit of bread, smokiness, but not campfire, and a little bit of prune/fermented dark fruit. Overall it’s a nutty, sweet, smoky, musty, bready, complex blend with an apparent harmony between the constituents. It is quite good and at times reminds me of oatmeal cookies. I think this one would appeal to both pipe tobacco connoisseurs and casual puffers alike, heck, even cigar smokers might get down with this. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to newbies, it tingles my tongue, kinda acidic, and it is rather complex, but if you’re so inclined, give it a shot. Similarities? I’d compare this to Early Morning Pipe and Solani ABF mixed together. Bow-Legged Bear is similar, to a degree, without being identical. There’s plenty of potential to smooth out the young virginias with some age, another couple years and this stuff could be perfect. It has a lot going for it and with time it may make a fool out of me, but until then, for now, 3.5.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 02, 2024 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Drucquer & Sons
King’s Fool

Blend notes: “A lavish portion of bright flue-cured leaf, opulent red Virginias, whispers of Latakia, a touch of burley and cavendish and a dash of perique to imbue the smoke with a captivating luxurious spice. Pressed and aged in cakes before being sliced into flakes. King's Fool maintains an even burn, culminating in a pristine dry ash that leaves both pipe and palate revitalized. It King's Fool is a rich rendition of the lighter realms of English tobaccos.”

King’s Fool is a mild English perfect for those new to English/Balkan blends or for someone who wants a tasty, not in your face English.

It’s a step below Magnum Opus and Westminster in terms of flavor and complexity; on a par with White Knight, Abington or Thomas’ Blend.

The Virginias dominate the taste profile with a bready, dark fruit. The Latakia is always present but as a whiff of flavor. The Perique gives very mild spice. The burley and cavendish provide fill in the left over spaces.

Drucquer & Son’s Trafalgar is far better. Their Casbah is a tad worse but competent.

3.5 out of 4 stars.
Pipe Used: IMP Meerschaum
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