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Blended ByWessex
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
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Eulenburg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Eulenburg (193)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

This was suggested to me as a CAPSTAN Medium doppelganger. The taste here is somewhat more sec, probably because there is little or no topping. This implies a hint of blandness (correct) but the flavour develops very smoothly and becomes a steady, not-too-stoved delight.

An outstanding, middleweight flake.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

This Wessex offering is of good quality and I rather enjoyed the taste although it is very much on the mild side. This one will not go with my morning coffee because there's no "pick me up," in this flake.

The smell in the tin was somewhat grassy. The flake is an easy rub and stays lit remarkably well. The moisture content was perfect and the leaf burns a little faster than most flakes.

I found this to be very similar to Rattray's Brown Clunee.

1 person found this review helpful.

NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (293)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

More nicely prepared flakes ~ 3"x2" in this blend from the house of Wessex that contains mostly darker VAs. The inital mositure leve, packing, lighting, smoking properties and tin and room aroma are all good and quite consistent with other flakes that I've tried from this blender. However, I found this on the mild side for a 'Navy' and lacking in flavor and development. Towards or at the end of the smokes, my mouth felt unusually dry. Maybe you need a six pack to go with a bowl of this blend. Even within the Wessex flakes, I prefer their brown VA and Brigade Campaign Dark flakes' tastes.

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