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A traditional English blend; distant, royal and noble.

BrandStraus Tobacco
Blended ByStraus Brothers
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
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Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Strong
None Detected, Extremely Mild, Mild to Medium
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I recently went in to Straus Tobacconist and the fellow there told me try #412. He gave me a free sample as they were transitioning from the old blend to the new one. I have smoked the old one off and on over the years. I really like the new blend. After 15 plus years of going in the store I finally put 2 and 2 together and figured out that #412 is the address of the store...DUH. Great English blend for the new smoker or just a nice diversion from the every day.

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Stutter818 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stutter818 (51)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Great English tobacco. You get sweetness and smoky Latakia, and definitely a little spice from the orientals. They use some great quality tobacco at Straus. I am way impressed! This one burns easily and to a nice fine ash. If you like English blends like Frog Morton series, you'll like this one and their #88 blend!

Pipe Used: Freehand from Kraig Seder.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Straus Tobacconist

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Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I'll give props to the Straus bulk blends. They are underrated. This tobacco dries well, easily stays lit, and smokes consistantly in any pipe. It's a good outdoor smoke. Smoked fast the latakia can take over and remind you that you really have a big smoke here. Puffed slowly it blends with virginia and fire cured cavendish for a smooth smoke full of varying flavors. #412 and Lane Limited BS005 are the same. The "step up" is Straus blend #88. Probably without the latakia dominance. This blend is way good Latakia. 5 stars.

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